Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium—the glorious venue that hosted Eurovision way back in 2001—will not be welcoming us to Denmark in 2014. Boooooo.

Speaking to DR, Anders Hørsholt, a spokesman for Parken Sports and Entertainment, said the stadium must prioritise football over the spangley vortex of Eurovision:

Football is our highest priority and in particular F.C. København will have a busy match program next spring. Therefore we have made this decision even though we really appreciate that many saw us as a suitable venue for Eurovision 2014. We also felt that it was best to research these things in good time and that is what we have done now. Unfortunately the conclusion is that it is not prudent for us to house the Eurovision Song Contest next year.

This means we’re now down to four possibilities for Eurovision 2013.

Jyske Bank Boxen Eurovision 2014

The Boxen Arena in Herning: Tried and tested, the Boxen in Herning hosted the most recent Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, which, according to press who attended, was totally on point. The obvious drawback is that Herning (not to be confused with the fish herring) is 90km from the nearest inhabitable city (Aarhus). That’s a long commute, y’all.

Horsens Prison

Fængslet in Horsens: Yes, faengslet is Danish for prison. The innovative Danes have suggested putting a glass roof over a nearby plot of land and holding us captive. More here.

DR Byen Copenhagen

DR Byen in Copenhagen:. If you judge a book by its cover, then DR Byen gets my vote. Pictured here and at top, the throughly modern headquarters of Denmark’s national broadcaster DR includes the 1,800-person Copenhagen Concert Hall. That’s too tiny for Eurovision, so DR says it will erect a massive tent outside. Will they install outdoor potties, too?

K.B. Halleren Kobenhaven

K&B-Hallerne in Copenhagen: Seriously: This looks like an abandoned amusement park in some seaside town which has seen better days. But at least said seaside town has ice cream vendors. Opened in 1938, this former sports complex burned down in September 2011. Hosting Eurovision here would be a powerful statement about rejuvenation. Plus it means super-modern digs and a cozy press room. I’m liking the thought of that after living through the windowless box…err, press area…in Mälmo.

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Hugin Friis Bentsen
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Hugin Friis Bentsen

The two Copenhagen venues is:
A 12 polo Kayam Valhalla Tent placet at DR-Byen in Ørestaden. Capacity 10-15.000.
B&W Sektionshal 2 on Refshaleøen. Capacity 10.000.
And not KB Hallen.
This is the link to Copenhagens bid: http://www.dr.dk/NR/rdonlyres/004fd35d/pymdtkwejputvpcoekjtmbvyxdmbumop/KbhsbudESC2014.pdf

Rikke
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Rikke

DR Byen cannot fit more than 1.800 people according to this site http://www.orestad.dk/Indhold/Kultur/Koncerthuset.aspx
Boxen has the capacity of 12-15.000 people.

Benjamin
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Benjamin

Ehm.. KB-hallen burned down in 2011, so I seriously doubt that the Eurovision will be held there..

Pablo Nava
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Allegedly, DR Byen is going to have a capacity of 15,000, and K&B is aiming 10,000

I see DR Byen taking more shape.

royraniel
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royraniel

This event should be in Horsen,i mean it’s a good venue to do eurovision,it a popular concert site…..plus the glass roof investment will all just go down to waste if it is not chosen

David Thielen
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I hope it’s the same size as the Malmö Arena – that size was perfect for watching the show. But I’m ok with anywhere next year because I’ll hae to watch on TV – my daughter graduates the same weekend 🙁

Anthony Ko
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I wouldn’t be surprised if Herning is eventually chosen to host next year’s ESC.

Jonathan
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Jonathan

I’m hoping that it’s going to be held in Horsens! The idea of it being outside with a glass roof just sounds really cool if you ask me! I won’t be going to Denmark next year to watch the show (unfortunately – I’m still yet to see a contest live and won’t be for a while yet *sad face*) so the physical location of the contest doesn’t bother me, but I guess it might be a bit of a problem getting there etc for people who are actually going to see it.

Horsens please!

Pablo Nava
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I still want it to be in Copenhagen, and DR Byen seems like the better choice. It’s like a “What could’ve been” if 2011 would’ve been in the tent in Berlin.
Herning has the better arena as of now, but it seems pretty hard to transport it all there.

William Cahill
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I’m happy as long as it’s not K&B

Miss Dagognat
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Please please please please please let it be in Copenhagen!!!!!!!

Marcus
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Marcus

Herning is the best option for sure. many concerts were held there and the angles are amazing in every way.