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.
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