Jon Ola Sand who is the Executive Supervisor on behalf of the EBU says that they are pleased to have the host city known at this early stage. The contest will be held at Malmö Arena. It is a fairly new arena which was inaugurated in 2008. It offers a capacity of up to 15,000 visitors for concerts although it is likely that for the Eurovision Song Contest the capacity might be lower.
It is the second time that Malmö will host a Eurovision Song Contest. The first time was in 1992 after Carola had won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1991 with Fångad av en stormvind.
Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city with a population of 664,000 people. It has an own international airport which is located about 20km east of the city. The nearest and biggest airport is Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen. Malmö and Copenhagen are connected via the Öresund Bridge which is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. The train connection between both cities takes no longer than 10 minutes.