Previously, we have reported that several cities in the United Kingdom submitted a request to host Eurovision 2023.
The bid is managed in 2 phases.
This morning marks the end of the first phase, where the list of potential cities is narrowed.
The shortlist was revealed on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, with a guest appearance from Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl.
The 14 potential cities [in barckets the most possible venue] were:
- Glasgow [OVO Hydro on the River Clyde]
- Bristol [YTL Arena – under construction]
- Birmingham [Resorts World Arena]
- Aberdeen [P&J Live]
- London [O2 Arena / OVO Wembley Arena]
- Manchester [Manchester Arena]
- Leeds [The First Direct Arena]
- Newcastle [Utilita Arena]
- Nottingham [Motorpoint Arena Nottingham]
- Belfast [SSE Arena Belfast]
- Sheffield [Utilita Sheffield Arena]
- Wolverhampton [Stadium of Light]
- Brighton [a proper venue is questionable]
Based on the capacity, capability and experience to host an event of this scale and complexity, the list was narrowed.
The following 7 cities qualify for the final round:
The final decision regarding the host city and the venue will be made in the autumn.
Which one of these 7 cities is your favourite to host?