International exhibition center in Kiev
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KIEV, March 8. /TASS/. Many foreigners can’t go to a music contest “Eurovision-2017” in may, which will take place in Kiev, due to the limited number of tickets. This was stated by the Executive producer of “Eurovision-2017” Paul hrycak.
“The IEC (international exhibition center) is a small, intimate venues over the last five years of Eurovision (about 8 thousand places – approx. TASS), and tickets are not enough,” said Hrytsak in an interview with “Komsomolskaya Pravda in Ukraine” .
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He stressed that “the Europeans are absolutely not afraid to go to Ukraine”. “However, not all have tickets for the song contest,” said Executive producer, adding, “the scheme of scenes and tribunes of the visual change no one will, because the tickets have been sold”.
Hrytsak also said that some delegations are requesting enhanced security measures. “There are some delegations, and not just from Russia, which make a request for enhanced security measures, and the organizers are going to meet them. Yet we have the same approach to all delegations,” he said.
In his opinion, “at “Eurovision” in principle everything is possible.” “We understand it”, – said Hrytsak.
IEC is the main arena of “Eurovision-2017”
The semi-finals of “Eurovision” will be held in the Ukrainian capital on 9 and 11 may, the final on 13 may. The main arena will be the international exhibition centre (IEC), which is located on the left Bank of the Dnieper in Kiev.
IEC is the biggest exhibition complex of Ukraine, which unites three pavilions with total area of 58 thousand square meters, of which more than 28 thousand showrooms. There are several hotels, a direct path to the airport “Borispol”, the metro line that will repair to the competition and which in 10 minutes takes guests to the city centre, Parking on 2,5 thousand places.
The previous contest was held in Stockholm at the Globe Arena, which seats from 14 thousand to 16 thousand spectators. In addition, there was opened a press center for more than 1,5 thousand journalists.
The Ukrainian side is silent on the location of the media representatives at “Eurovision-2017”.