Hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will cost Rotterdam an additional 6.7 million Euro’s due to revenue lost by 2020 contest cancellation.
RTV Rijnmond reports that the city of Rotterdam will need to provide an additional 6.7 million Euro’s to host the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The additional funds are required after insurance payments for the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 did not cover the reimbursement of all expenditure for the 2020 contest.
The additional funds would cover the cost of rental of Ahoy, security and the setting up of a promo village on the Binnenrotte. The city council will be asked this month whether it wishes to approve the further funding for the city to host the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was scheduled to take place in at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam on the May 12, 14 and 16. The Netherlands won the right to host the competition following their win in 2019 with Duncan Laurence and the song “Arcade”.
Source: RTV Rijnmond