Rimini Eurovision 2022 Bid

The deadline to submit a bid to host Eurovision 2022 passed at midnight on Monday. And while we wait for the official list of submissions to be published, a trickle of Italian cities continue to make their intentions known — the latest being the northern city of Rimini.

Rimini submits bid to host Eurovision 2022

Rimini Today reports that mayor Andrea Gnassi signed the declaration of interest which was sent into RAI ahead of last night’s cutoff. According to the local outlet, the city on the Adriatic coast boasts all the credentials needed to host Eurovision. It has an international airport (which Pesaro also intends to use in its bid) with another two nearby. It also boasts ample hotel rooms and other infrastructure required for hosting the contest. The proposed venue for the show is La Fiera exhibition centre. It can host concerts of up to 10,000 people and is well served by trains and buses.

Rimini is a popular seaside resort and boasts a population of over 150,000 people. It’s about 40-minutes up the coast from Pesaro and a 35-minute drive from San Marino.

Eurovision 2022 host city: Which cities have applied?

The Eurovision 2022 host city race opened last week. The window for submitting bids was brief. At the time of writing, only a handful of cities have gone public with their submissions.

However, several other cities have already made declarations of interest. The full list should be revealed soon. Italian broadcaster RAI has issued some very important parameters for the candidate cities. In order to host Eurovision 2022, a city must have an international airport no more than 90 minutes from the city. It should also have over 2,000 hotel rooms in the area close to the event and an infrastructure capable of hosting a large-scale live broadcast.

Which city are you supporting? Which other cities do you hope applied? Let us know down below!

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Michael Ivers
Michael Ivers
14 days ago

Verono Arena pleas

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
14 days ago

Is this the option for if San Marino ever wins and wants to host?

Also, I have nothing agents exhibition centres, arenas are more idea but many countries may not have a suitable one available. And they usually have space for backstage and a press centre

Ziv
Ziv
14 days ago

Fun fact: in Cantonese, my mother language, Rimini’s name sounds like “Don’t come”. It doesn’t sound right in my language if Rimini is chosen to host.

Sot
Sot
14 days ago

rimini ftw

Rifki
Rifki
14 days ago

well, since it’s Italy, I don’t want them to host it in an exhibition centre. it is more recommended to go with the 2007-2008-2013-2015-2016-2018 way of using an indoor arena.

Last edited 14 days ago by Rifki
Alex
Alex
14 days ago

it’s a nice alternative but it entails risks that RAI won’t dare to proceed with. And no more exhibition centers please, we’ve seen how it was in Tel Aviv and Kyiv….

Last edited 14 days ago by Alex
Mexican eurofan
Mexican eurofan
14 days ago
Reply to  Alex

What up with those exhibition centers? I think Tel Aviv made a great job. Kyiv not so much though