Culture minister: Ukraine lacks a venue for Eurovision 2017
Eric Nocito | On 30, Jun 2016
After Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 and the hosting rights for next year’s event, the host city and venue selection kicked off last week.
Don’t really have any place
According to Ukraine’s minister of culture, Yevhen Nyschuk, Kyiv needs to look for a new location other than the stadium NSC Olimpiyskiy (pictured above). He continued that Ukraine doesn’t have any arena that can hold Eurovision 2017.
“We don’t really have any place that would meet the international requirements,” said Nyschuk.
Nyschuk went on to say that the venue for Eurovision must be covered with a roof. NSC Olimpiyskiy is extremely large for the audience, but it is lacking a roof, which is required to hang heavy equipment for the show.
Nyschuk stated that Ukraine could build an arena in Lviv or Kyiv.