The location of the Eurovision Village fan zone for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has been decided on by Kyiv.
Khreschatyk will be the location for the Eurovision Village, this is the main street in the Ukrainian Capital. The Eurovision Village will be a focal point for fans with competing artists doing performances during the two weeks before the contest at the village, as well as sponsors having stands to promote themselves during the contest.
Khreschatyk is 1.2km long and is closed every weekend to become a pedestrianised zone, it is the location of a number of major Kyiv institution as well as major retailers. Visitors to the contest will find the location to be familiar as it was previously used as the fan zone during Euro 2012. Before the Eurovision village is put in place the street as well as Maidan Square will undergo refurbishment and maintenance.
The organising committee for the contest also met yesterday to discuss the refurbishment of all of the locations to be used during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. They discussed the launching of river buses from Dnipro river from Poshtova Square to the International Exhibition Centre. Furthermore roads and road lighting will be repaired in and around the areas hosting the contest, while festive illuminations will be installed for the contest at certain locations.