2005, the contest celebrates its 50th anniversary. Thanks to
Ruslana, Ukraine has the honour to organise the 2005
Kyiv (Kiev), the capital of Ukraine, is the host city of the
2005 Eurovision Song Contest, which is the 50th edition!
The 2005 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the capital
of Ukraine, Kyvi! It's a special contest, because it's the 50th
the capital of Ukraine, has been appointed as host city for
the 50th Eurovision Song Contest. Get to know one of the biggest
cities in Europe, which is getting ready for Eurovision 2005!
Date of Eurovision Song Contest - semifinal: 19 May 2005
Date of Eurovision Song Contest - final: 21 May 2005
The 50th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place
at the Palats Sportu (Kyiv's Sports Palace), which is located
in Kyiv's city centre near metro station Palats Sportu, which
is right in front of it). The venue is currently being renovated
to host the 2005 contest in May 2005.
Sportu, the venue ofthe 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, has been
designed by Viktor Tkachenko. Today it can host an audience
of about 10,000 people. Check out the photo gallery of Palats
The building was constructed of glass, concrete and marble and
was put into operation on 9th December 1960. It is the central
sports building that regularly hosts different sports competitions,
championships of state and international level. For 40 years,
it has hosted over 4,000 concerts, 16 world championships, 22
European championships, 26 European cup matches, all together
430 tournaments in 24 kinds of sports.
1989, the Kyiv Sports Palace was granted the right to become
an independent enterprise. In 1992, it became the collective
leaser of the building. Thus, it was taken out of the state
system, which brought it some profit at the first stages. In
1995, the group transformed to the close corporation and became
the shareholder of the Kyiv Sports Palace.