Kharkiv has revealed that the venue that the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 would held in should they win the bidding process.
The Deputy Mayor of Kharkiv has revealed to local media that their bid is focused around the Metalist Oblast Sports Complex. Also known as the Metalist Stadium, the stadium is currently home to the football team Metalist Kharkiv. The stadium has a capacity in its current form for 40,000 people, however this would be significantly reduced for Eurovision.
Along with a number of proposed venues across Ukraine, the construction of a roof would be required for the contest to be held. The stadium has played host to major events in the past having been one of the venues for Euro 2012. It has also undergone refurbishments in the last five years bringing it up to standard for international events.
Kharkiv is home to just under 1.5 million people and is the second largest city in Ukraine. The city is also served by an international airport with scheduled service to Istanbul, Kyiv, Minsk, Tel Aviv and Warsaw.