Six cities bid to host Eurovision 2016 and last month wiwibloggs asked you which city and venue you wanted to see win. This morning SVT confirmed Ericsson Globe will be the host of Europe’s favourite TV show from May 10th-14th 2016. Yes, the spherical building in Stockholm. 

Ericsson Globe wasn’t your favourite though. Stockholm’s Tele 2 Arena – which SVT teased will be involved in the Grand Final – won the poll with 57.67% of the vote. 861 readers thought the 45,000-seat arena would be the perfect fit for Eurovision 2016. Bigger in the past has been better, with the Eurovision Song Contest 2009-2012 all being held in larger arenas.

Ericsson Globe did come second but waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind Tele 2, only managing to take 15.41% of the votes. Just 230 people ranked Globen as their favourite to take the crown. Don’t despair though people – Globen ushered in Eurovision in the twenty-first century back in 2000 and played host to Melodifestivalen from 2002-2012. If Loreen, Molly Sandén, Danny Saucedo and Eric Saade have played their how bad can it be?

Lower down the table, Gothenburg’s Scandinavium placed third with 15% and 224 votes, Örnsköldsvik’s bid came fourth with 6.7% and 100 votes, 

Are you happy with SVT’s venue choice? Comment below!

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Alex
Alex
6 years ago

@Jakob: Yes, I am also worried about this as an American living in NorCal. There’s always the jury rehearsals?

Jakob
Jakob
6 years ago

As a Swedish-American, I am incredibly, INCREDIBLY disappointed in SVT. Stockholm was of course the right call, but the Globen? Seriously? SVT failed to think of the fans when making this decision (assuming it wasn’t littered with bribery or other shady actions). It’s very difficult to get tickets for The Melodifestivalen final in the ginormous Friends Arena. Can you IMAGINE how difficult it will be to get tickets for the actual Eurovision final in the much, much, much smaller Globen? I was going to be flying from Los Angeles for this, but I’m not sure if the numbers are in… Read more »

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

@ Well for someone to leave from WiWibloggs because of the articles is just lame..
You can’t like everything that are posted here..
There were many articles for dislikable acts of mine that although turned me off did not make me though to want to leave from the place here..

I think that all these are nonsense & if anyone really wanted to be member of WiWibloggs here would not just find these not big enough excuses to leave..
Just whatever..

Peter
Peter
6 years ago

I also know many left Wiwibloggs cause the articles and spam comments, gay and sexual things

Pete
Pete
6 years ago

I agree many left Wiwibloggs cause the articles and spam comments, gay and sexual things

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

@ Non true…This situation is occuring already here on WiWiBloggs…
I have seen it to tones of articles here…Nothing to do with this..
Many people are just too bored of writing comments i guess…Mainly i witness this situation everywhere…And its even worse on other eurovision sites that hardly anyone writes there any comment..
I ‘ve seen many comments only on the official page of EuroVision on facebook & thats all..

García
García
6 years ago

What dissapoints me about sweden is that they always play it safe host wise, Tele2 would have kicked some serious ASS but instead we got another go at Malm… I mean the ericson Globe! I am pleased we are in Stockholm but i expected a fancy arena aswell. I do think they will do their best though but i hoped for MORE!!!

Anna
Anna
6 years ago

I think the reason not so many comments anymore is the many has leave Wiwibloggs now cause too much spam and sexual articles and comments for them who will read about music in Eurovision Song Contest

Anna
Anna
6 years ago

I think the reason not so many comments anymore is the many has leave Wiwibloggs now cause too much spam and sexual articles for them who will read about music in Eurovision Song Contest

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

By the way, I wanted Friends Arena to host the EuroVision but SVT ditched this arena for their own reasons that are beyond me..

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

Oh…So few comments here…Really surprised about that.. Well…Excuse me but let me write that if i was gone, the place here would end up being grave yard cemetary sadly.. Without me many wiwi articles would have zero or just few comments.. So 4 this reason as well its my own policy to post in every wiwi article.. Mostly no one bothers to post anything in so many articles here…What a waste.. We don’t discuss my flaws {that im aware of of course} but only the fact that except me & not many other users all the others are just too… Read more »

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

Or…
4 all the eurofans that won’t be lucky to find a GreAtY ticket 4 Globen’s Final to get gathered all in Malmo’s Arena & watch EuroVision there in a giant screen <3 🙂
That would be lovely! <3

I guess that Petra is hot favorite to get chosen by SVT 4 hosting the EuroVision next May <3 🙂

JESCGermany15
JESCGermany15
6 years ago

Maybe Sweden will do something really new: Maybe the Semis will be host in the Globen Arena and the Final will be host in the Tele2 Arena 😀 I don’t know what they will do instead of it with the Tele2 Arena! Or maybe a big public viewing inside of it 😀 These are my crazy ideas but it is too expensive 😀

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

Friends Arena is located just next to Globen <3 🙂
Well i guess that it will host the Final of Melodifestivalen 2016.. <3

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

Well really expected that Tele2 was the clear winner in the poll as it won 4 two reasons.. With having really big capacity of spectators and could have seated too many eurofans.. And is located in Stockholm.. We are going to Globen now so just deal with it.. And i find Globen more beautiful arena stadium than Tele2…Wea ll do.. Globen can still seat enough eurofans there with its 15.000 seats..It has the same capacity with Malmo’s Arena.. Personally i voted the bid of Örnsköldsvik’s arena…The fact that it was located next to the sea brought me the same GreAtY… Read more »