As any and all Eurovision fans already know, Stockholm will host Eurovision 2016 inside the Globen Arena, the world’s largest spherical building. The Ericsson Globe will stage the three live shows, while surrounding venues, Annexet and Hovet, will provide space for the press room and a delegation area.

But questions linger. On the day of the announcement, SVT’s Martin Österdahl, executive producer for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, revealed that SVT plans to involve the nearby Tele2, the city’s brand new football stadium. “The jewel in the crown is that we can organise an even more powerful experience by incorporating the Tele2 Arena in the Grand Final,” he said.

According to Expressen, SVT will install massive viewing screens inside Tele2. As we wait for the big announcement, we couldn’t help but come up with a few theories of our own.

1. MASSIVE VIEWING ROOM FOR THE PUBLIC

Host broadcasters are all about involving the broader community in Eurovision. Düsseldorf turned a skyscraper into a massive viewing screen back in 2011 and Vienna illuminated a building and set up a Bridge of Fame in 2015. Perhaps SVT will install the huge screens — presumably made by Ericsson — and sell discounted tickets to the public? After all, not everyone wants to splash out on those expensive fan packages…

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2. GREEN ROOM

In 2013, when Sweden last hosted the contest, the green room was located outside of the actual arena. That’s why the voting segment was so rushed, and why Emmelie de Forest had to book it back to the main stage before all the points had been announced. IKEA is known for its shuttle buses. Perhaps they’ll inspire SVT to bus contestants between venues?

3. EUROVISION VILLAGE

Eurofans unite! No more live concerts out in the cold and rain (we’re looking at you, Copenhagen). Let’s take the whole Eurovision Village inside the Tele2 Arena. Tele 2 is big enough, it’s right next to the main venue, and most importantly, it’s warm!

4. EUROCLUB

It shall be the biggest Euroclub ever built: 60,000 square meters of blank space where the people can party. Bars, disco balls, crazy fan-costumes, lots of drinks, and most importantly, Eurovision music! And, given that it’s a sports stadium, probably some hot dogs too. Mmmmmm. Given the size of the stage, perhaps Melodifestivalen legends like Sanna Nielsen, Charlotte Perrelli and Eric Saade will pop by?

5. EUROVISION FOOTBALL MATCH

One match. Two teams. All countries participating in the first semi on one side, all the countries taking part in the second on the other. And it could be more than just one match, forming a Eurovision Champions League. Måns could be the referee. Shirts versus skins! Okay, not gonna happen, but we can dream?

Tele2 Arena was your favourite venue to host Eurovision 2016. So how do you want producers to use the stadium? Let us know in the comments box below.

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iamawarrior
iamawarrior
5 years ago

maybe replace Globen with Tele2 so it wouldn’t a eurovision for ants

Álex, from Spain
Álex, from Spain
5 years ago

But, is Tele2 Arena going to be unoccupied during the eurovision week???

Maxim
Maxim
5 years ago

Maybe they combine the green room and a viewing room. Then there are the artists and you can watch the show with thousands of eurovision fans. Who knows ?

Alex
5 years ago

I actually agree, with the people who said that Tele2 could be used as a public viewing place for the grand final, as we will surely need more space for the audience and there are also some audience from outside Europe who may not get a chance to buy a ticket as it might be sold out, so they can use the Tele2 Arena as a place for public viewing and the ticket would surely be cheaper too for the public viewing area.

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

A viewing area would be amazing! But im not sure if the organizers would like that even it does seem like the obvious choice Just like Williams (and my own) preference seem to be, I’d def pick a massive public viewing of over 30,000+ party people just outside the venue, rather than pay a hell of a lot more for a smaller amount of fans inside the actual venue. I feel more people would go to Tele2 and that would mean low ticket sales for the actual inside-arena event, so im not sure about that…but imagine a packed stadium of… Read more »

#MarioVision
#MarioVision
5 years ago

OR… 😉
Use this arena to gather all the gay eurofans the night of 15th May just after the voting of the big final will be over & we will have the GreAtY Winner to have a huge gay orgy inside there! <3 🙂
On the night of the big Final im gonna celebrate my own birthday! <3 🙂

JESCGermany15
JESCGermany15
5 years ago

My idea is still that the Semis will take place in the Globen and the Final in the Tele2 Arena 😀 Or they take it outside to show the flags of the participating countries like in Azerbaijan back in 2012 😀 Some crazy ideas XD

Sverige
Sverige
5 years ago

Martin Österdahl said following “The jewel in the crown is that we can organise an even more powerful experience by incorporating the Tele2 Arena in the Grand Final” That means that it Cant be a greenroom because it needs to be in the semifinals too But he Said “by incorporating the Tele2 Arena in the GRAND FINAL” he didn’t mention the semifinals!

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Tele2 to be a public viewing place!! yes! OR they could transform it into a modern green room with audience inside.

Darren
Darren
5 years ago

It could be used as a gathering place during the final, maybe as a warm up before the final, we could have performances from past Eurovision and Melfest stars or maybe performances from the eliminated semi finalists, then when the final starts it could be used as the opening act or interval act (Which I have a feeling will be Mans Zelmerlov singing Kingdom In The Sky). It can also be used when the spokesperson is announcing the votes from Sweden, much like NDR always has a Eurovision party in Hamburg on the night of the final, from which the… Read more »

oooops
oooops
5 years ago

When does the results of wiwivision come?

Azaad
Azaad
5 years ago

Maybe something involving the filming of postcards?

William Lee Adams
Admin
5 years ago

I’d totally pay to watch the show in Tele2 if it were cheaper than watching the live show in Globen

danielvarga
danielvarga
5 years ago

The semi-finals should take place in the Globen and the Grand Final in the Tele2 Arena. 🙂

Jericho
Jericho
5 years ago

MORTEN THAT IS A GREAT IDEA!

Morten Kaiser
Morten Kaiser
5 years ago

I would like Tele2 to be a public viewing place – and the twist is, that the winner will go to Tele2 and perform at the end of the live show!

Swede
Swede
5 years ago

If it will be a football match between the first and the second semifinal, what will happen to the artists in the big 5?