ORF has a few more weeks to decide about next year’s Eurovision host city and venue, but our readers have already made up their minds. After counting 824 votes we can now reveal that wiwireaders would most like to attend the semi-finals and final in Wiener Stadthalle.
Wiener Stadthalle (Top Photo)
Austria’s biggest arena earned 35.68% of the vote. Apparently you guys believe bigger is better. The Stadthalle has a capacity of 16,000 and is located within the Vienna city limits, with countless transport links to get people to Europe’s biggest party.
Its chances of hosting Eurovision next year seem to be slipping away, as it is booked out six weeks prior to the actual week Eurovision is scheduled to take place. That would create a major headache for Wiener Stadthalle, which would have to issue refunds for various events involving horses, comedians and magicians.
Olympiaworld Innsbruck (Bottom Photo)
In our poll, Innsbruck’s OlympiaWorld finished second with 27.31% of the vote. The Arena, considered a favourite by insiders, holds 10,000 people, just like this year’s arena the B&W Hallerne.
Here are the complete results, along with some footage of events that have previously taken place there. In the case of OlympiaWorld it’s an actual trailer! They don’t play, y’all…