The Dutch city of Rotterdam is ready to host Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. The city hall announced that on Thursday, as the voting took place in this regard. Most of the city council members agreed that the city should hold the contest that was canceled this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, wrote wiwibloggs.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) requested the ultimate decision from Rotterdam's municipality, expecting it by the end of the month. Previously, there were dubts whether the city should carry on with preparations for the contest - it will need to cover the sum of 6.7 million of lost investments. Some believe that the money should be spent to combat poverty.
At the same time, the authorities of Rotterdam hope that the entrepreneurs will get an economic impetus from holding the event in their city. Leefbaar Rotterdam party offers to distribute free tickets for healthcare workers.
The contest may take place on the same dates and the same venue where they planned to hold it this year - Ahoy concert hall, May 12-16.