Gävle has joined Sandviken in expressing their wish to host Eurovision 2016. The two regions would be jointly hosting the contest if their bid is successful.
Gävle and Sandviken are just over 20km from one another, the bid would see Sandviken hosting the contest at the Göransson Arena while Gävle would share accommodation and other events. The decision to enter the race to host Eurovision 2016 was taken earlier today, with the Major of Gävle saying:
But now we’re going to land the arrangement too. We are aware that there is a significant cost but it is also a very large community revenue.We need to look more into. The aim in the future is to have more strategic activities together with Sandviken Municipality.