#ThrowbackThursday | Most memorable Eurovision venues!
With the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 tickets going on sale on Thursday December 12th at 12:00 CET, Eurovision 2020 in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam will have a total capacity of 65,000 divided over 9 shows. Today we will be looking back on some previous Eurovision venue's that stood out the most. As well as looking back on The Ahoy arena hosting Junior Eurovision 2007.
Eurovision 2001: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
Eurovision 2001 broke the record of most spectators ever to attend a Eurovision event. A total of 35,000 spectators saw the show live at the Football stadium, breaking the previous record of 16,000 spectators in Stockholm, Sweden the previous year. To this day, Parken Stadium is still the record holder of the title for biggest Eurovision audience!
Eurovision 1971: Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
When Ireland hosted the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1971, a total of 18 countries participated in the contest in the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, which has a capacity of just 1,145 spectators. Thus makes it one of the smallest audiences and venues The Eurovision Song Contest has ever had!
Fun fact: The United Kingdom's representative in 1971, Clodagh Rodgers, went on to present her own television series for RTÉ "The Clodagh Rodgers Show" from the very same theatre later on in the 1970s.
Eurovision 1994, 1995, 1997: The Point Theatre, Dublin
Despite holding the record for most Eurovision wins (7 in total), it is the United Kingdom that holds the record for most Eurovision Song Contest's hosted (8 in total).
However, the Point Theatre in Dublin holds the record for the venue that has hosted Eurovision the most number of times - 3 in total! The theatre, in Ireland's capital, with a capacity of around 8,500 (at the time of Eurovision) hosted the contest in 1994, 1995 and 1997.
Junior Eurovision 2007: Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Eurovision 2020 venue has hosted already hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, as well as other national and international shows, including many sports events. The venue currently has a capacity of over 16,000.
For Junior Eurovision 2007, a total of more than 2 Million was spent to host the contest. Eurovision 2020 will be hosted in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam on May
12, 14 and 16.
Tickets for Eurovision 2020 are available by clicking here! Prices range from €18,50 for the limited view at a Semi-final jury show, to €248,50 for 1st tier seated at the live final.
In the meantime, make sure to check out our live reaction to the host city of 2020!
Are you happy with the Eurovision 2020 host venue? What has been your favourite Eurovision venue? Let us know in the comments down below!