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5 Silas Frøkner
Race for hosting rights is hotting up!! I’d quite like Maastricht to get it personally. I’d just stay in western NRW in a nice hotel for half the price people are staying in the city for. And I’m looking for any excuse to visit that part of the world tbh
gooddelta
It has been such a long time that The Netherlands hosted, I can only assume that after much fuss and hype that lasts for the whole summer it will just end up in Amsterdam as expected.

Is it worth booking a refundable hotel now in Amsterdam for the middle weekend in May 2020, with the assumption the final will be on the 16th?
J▲hq
I'm really not convinced it will be Amsterdam, it's already overwhelmed with tourists and I've heard that the government wants to promote other cities. I'm hoping the love is shared around a bit, what with Amsterdam hosting a few Euro 2020 matches next June, and that they give it to Rotterdam (also have some personal bias as I want to be able to tick a new city off the list rather than visit one that I only went to for the first time last month tongue.gif)
gooddelta
Realistically next year is the first year since 2016 that I will be around to go (even though I didn't end up going that year sad.gif) as I'm usually away most of May for work for tradeshows but my usual work events are in March and June next year instead.

So I'm also hoping it's not Amsterdam, as I've been there before too. Maybe it's too early to provisionally book a hotel then, although I guess Amsterdam and Rotterdam aren't exactly far away from each other by train anyway.
Cqmerqn
Addy K!ng
yes please, do Rotterdam!!!
Addy K!ng
I am not 100% sure yet but I actually might attend Eurovision for the first time in my life ohmy.gif
*Tim
Right now in the running:
Amsterdam
Rotterdam
Maastericht
Utrecht ( <3 )
North Brabant (Den Bosch, Tilburg, Eindhoven as a combined effort)
J▲hq
Thought it was time to split host city discussion into a fresh green room thread!!

As well as a debate about where to host it, dates have to be decided. The final is expected to be either the 16th or the 23rd May - a week later is the UEFA Champions League final, and having it a week earlier would mean that semi-finals (live + the jury rehearsals) clash with Remembrance and Liberation Day in the Netherlands.
*Tim
The expected dates for the F1 in Zandvoort is either 1-3 may or 8-10, So i fully expect a 23rd of may final
Cqmerqn
Amsterdam aren’t going to host!
*Tim
Tbh The Netherlands is so small it probably won't even matter where they host it, you can get there by train.

It'll probably be Rotterdam though. That'll give the most benefit to a dutch region, whereas Maastricht will have limited benefit cause of belgium and Germany.

I don't think the others are considered much of an option (Utrecht, Den Bosch and Arnhem
*Tim
EBU has already preferred Maastricht apparantly. What a mess since the bidding is until the 11th of july. They like the symbolism of Maastricht with the treaty of Maastricht. Sounds a bit shady to me lmao
5 Silas Frøkner
I’m rooting for Maastricht personally. I’m from just over the border and a chance to spend more time in that part of Germany is one I wouldn’t want to pass up
Suedehead2
QUOTE(*Tim @ Jul 5 2019, 07:51 PM) *
EBU has already preferred Maastricht apparantly. What a mess since the bidding is until the 11th of july. They like the symbolism of Maastricht with the treaty of Maastricht. Sounds a bit shady to me lmao

That’s why Maastricht would appeal to me laugh.gif
Jerick
Maastricht and Rotterdam left in the running to host Eurovision 2020
LexC
I'm hoping for Rotterdam because I really like the idea of being able to go to Eurovision 2020 on a direct train from London.
Izzy
The Maastricht bid looks really fancy from what I've seen (I don't know if the details are public), I'd love it there for a multitude of reasons, not least the same reason as Suede's kink.gif, I know it's the Dutch contest but if 2020 is a big European year (what with the football being everywhere) then Maastricht would be the perfect symbolic choice for Eurovision.

Nothing wrong with Rotterdam though and I reckon that'll be the final one as from what I've gathered it seems like the Dutch prefer it.
AdamAloud
I love it when Eurovision winners collab

Alex!
oh my god.

iconic!! This is truly something I didn't know I needed until now.
LexC
Duncan Laurence has been spotted with a TV crew in Maastricht today...
5 Silas Frøkner
Rumour is that it is gonna be M-Town. I’m searching for hotels over the border in Germany with free cancelation
J▲hq
QUOTE(LexC @ Aug 5 2019, 06:20 PM) *
Duncan Laurence has been spotted with a TV crew in Maastricht today...


Apparently he was in Rotterdam a few hours later or is going to be during this week

Sounds to me like he’s filming an announcement video in each city, and then of course only one will eventually go live

Wiwibloggs are reporting that the host broadcaster has requested additional details/plans from each city as it’s such a tight race
*Tim
It'll be revealed on the 30th of august!
*Tim
This friday at 11:58 Dutch time, we'll know!!!
LexC
The Web team have pressed the "go live" button too early - it's Rotterdam!
5 Silas Frøkner
Booooooooooo

Was backing Maastricht. Can now cancel that hotel booking in Germany for Eurovish
Izzy
That's just so basic of an error laugh.gif

UNLESS, it's so basic that they're double bluffing us.
LexC
All due respect, I don't think they're smart enough to pull this much of a fast one on people!
*Tim
Yaaaaaas
Jerick
Lmao it says maastricht 2020 on the web page now. Probably damage control
Atonement
QUOTE(5 Silas Frøkner @ Aug 28 2019, 07:04 PM) *
Was backing Maastricht. Can now cancel that hotel booking in Germany for Eurovish


What kind of betrayal booking in Germany blink.gif.

Go Rotterdam w00t.gif
J▲hq


12th, 14th & 16th May

Got so excited watching that video even if I was 99% sure of what the outcome would be at the end laugh.gif
AdamAloud
Here we here we here we f***ing go *. *
LexC
The correct decision!
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