Local media has revealed new details regarding Turin’s hosting of the Eurovision Song contest 2022 in May.
The local media outlet “Torino Oggi” has reported additional updates regarding Turin’s preparations for hosting the upcoming Eurovision Song contest 2022. Local city officials identified two areas for temporary structures to be set up around the arena to provide additional space for all the required facilities needed to host the Eurovision Song Contest.
The first temporary structure will be located in front of the arena which is set to host the 66th Eurovision Song Contest. It will serve as a press centre for the event, along with providing additional space for the delegations to relax.
At the Piazza Castello, additional temporary structures are to be erected to create a venue for artists to perform at this historic location, speculated as to the planned location of the Euro village. The official site of the Euro village has yet to be announced.
It was also reported that progress regarding ticketing sales is not being disclosed, with local media speculating the delays are the result of ongoing uncertainty regarding the pandemic. Last year’s contest took place with a limited audience, and many national final events ahead of the 2022 contest, including Italy’s very own pre-selections, have been subjected to capacity constraints.
It is still not publicly known what and if any covid mitigation measures, such as reduced audience capacity, will be put in place at the Eurovision Song Contest this year. According to OGAE Greece, live-on-tape performances will be used once more for next year’s contest in Italy. Live-on-tape performances were introduced as part of the backup plan to ensure that Eurovision 2021 would take place.
Turin will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 on May 10, 12 and 14 2022. 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.
Image Source: Tennis Magazin | Source: Torino Oggi / Eurofestival News