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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The way of JESC's arenas since 2003 untill our days!

            In  2003, the first junior eurovision took place in Denmark, Copenhagen, Forum Copenhagen (or Forum København). This is a large, rentable faire building, which hosts a large variety of concerts, markets and exhibitions, among other things. The venue can hold 10,000 people.

In 2004, the second fantastic show, a favorite for all children, was in Norway, Lillehammer, Håkons Hall, sometimes anglicized as Håkon Hall and Haakons Hall. With a spectator capacity of 11,500 people, it is the largest handball and ice hockey venue in the country. Håkons Hall is regularly used for handball and ice hockey tournaments, concerts, exhibitions, conferences and banquets. Håkons Hall hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 on 20 November 2004, won by María Isabel with "Antes Muerta que Sencilla".

We reached the third stage by year 2005. This is Ethias Arena! Arena is located in Hasselt, Belgium. The arena opened in 2004 and holds up to 21,600 people. The Ethias Arena is a part of the Grenslandhallen and has a surface of 13,600 square meters (44,619 square feet).
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the fourth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for young singers aged 8 to 15. On 2 December 2006, the contest was broadcast live from Bucharest, Romania making it the second time the contest had been held in a capital city. The contest was held in Sala Polivalentă. It is frequently used for concerts, indoor sports such as tennis, gymnastics, dance, handball, volleyball, weightlifting, judo, boxing, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling. The hall was opened in 1974 but was recently renovated. It has a maximum seating capacity of 12,000 for concerts and 6,000 for handball.
           In 2007, had our debut! The debut of Armenia! It was held in the Ahoy' indoor sporting arena in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on 8 December. The capacity of the arena is 15,000.
Cyprus was the host of Junior Eurovision 2008, which is the world's largest song contest for children.The Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Center (Limassol) also known as Palais des sports is the biggest and the most imposing multi dynamic indoor athletic arena in Cyprus. It is named after the late president of Cyprus Spyros Kyprianou.
The Kiev Palace of Sports is situated in the center of Kiev, Ukraine, on the right bank of the Dnieper River. In 2005, it hosted the Eurovision Song Contest, which required the facilities to be brought up to the standard, required by the European Broadcasting Union. Also, the 2009 Junior Eurovision Song Contest was hosted in the venue.

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the eighth edition of Junior Eurovision Song Contest and took place in Minsk, Belarus. It was held on 20 November 2010 The contest was won by Vladimir Arzumanyan of Armenia with the song Mama. This gave Armenia its first Junior Eurovision victory and its first victory in any Eurovision contest. The Minsk-Arena Complex is unique in its complexity and functionality not only in Belarus but also in Europe. It includes a multi-sports and entertainment arena for 15,000 spectators (making it the largest arena in use by a Kontinental Hockey League team), a skating stadium for up to 3,000 spectators and a velodrome at 2,000 spectators.

And finally! We reached the main! The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 will be the ninth edition of the contest, and will take place in Yerevan, Armenia at the recently renovated Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex. Officially Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex (Armenian: Կարեն Դեմիրճյանի անվան Մարզահամերգային Համալիր), also known as Demirchyan Arena, Sports & Music Complex, or simply Hamalir (for complex in Armenian), is a huge sports and concert complex located on Tsitsernakaberd hill which dominates over the western parts of Yerevan, near the Hrazdan River gorge. The complex consists of two big halls; the concert hall and the sports hall, in addition to the Hayastan conferences hall designated for political summits with a huge space which gives the facility to organize fairs and exhibitions. So, welcome to our magic complex!

article by- 
Garik Avakian

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