Turin Council is to vote this Wednesday on whether to approve funding from the city for Eurovision 2022.
Following the announcement of Turin’s selection as the host city of Eurovision 2022, the first stages of preparations are commencing. This Wednesday the 13th of October the city council will vote on whether to approve funding from the city for the hosting of Eurovision 2022. The resolution asks that 2,000,000 Euro from the Municipality of Turin goes toward the funding of the contest. The resolution will most likely pass with only a handful of council voters expected to vote against the motion.
Further funding will come from a range of other local bodies including 2,000,000 Euro from the Piedmont Region, 500,000 euros from the Chamber of Commerce, the Compagnia di San Paolo and the Crt Foundation, and 1,000,000 Euro from Iren. Overall with funding from the city and these local bodies will make up 7,000,000 Euro of funding for the hosting of Eurovision 2022. The remaining funding for the contest will come from RAI, the event sponsor, and the EBU. In the past, the total cost of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest has ranged from 13.5 to 40 million euros.
Eurovision 2022 will mark the first time the city of Turin hosts a Eurovision event. Despite this, Turin does have some links to the contest. Former Italian representatives Renato Rascel (1960) and Umberto Tozzi (1987) were both born in the city. The host venue of the 2022 contest is PalaOlimpico. The arena was opened in 2005 and has hosted numerous concerts and sporting events, including the ice hockey tournaments during the 2006 Winter Olympics. The three live shows will take place on the 10, 12 and 14th of May 2022.
The Eurovision Song Contest returns to Italy for the first time since 1991 following Måneskin’s victory with their song “Zitti e buoni”.
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