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“Eurovision rocked”
Review of Malmo Arena

Malmo Arena
Ranked #14 of 109 things to do in Malmo
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

I think the Malmo Arena was the best ESC venue ever. Perfect size and the staging was exactly right.

Thank David T
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

The arena is VERY easy to get to, only a few minutes by train from Malmo city centre to Hyllie station - which is brand new and aptly sized even for huge events. Outside the station is a large but cosy square, where we enjoyed a picnic before the show started, and soaked up the Eurovision atmosphere. There are also plenty of food outlets available, to suit most budgets, and with outdoor seating.

The arena is next to Emporia, which is a huge shopping centre, where further food outlets and a food court are available. (As well as shopping, obviously..)

Once inside the arena, we were fairly disappointed though, as the queues for the refreshment outlets were very long, with no one monitoring them (or telling people where to go). The drinks were also expensive, and really irrationally priced.

What particularly annoyed me was that you bought e.g. sparkling water in a plastic bottle (0.5l) but as plastic bottles weren't allowed INTO the actual arena, a staff member was designated to pour this out into a plastic cup for you! What a complete waste of plastic bottles (they had loads of bin bags just full of bottles!) and staff time!!!

The toilets were also undersized for the event, and poorly laid out. For Eurovision there was a make-up sponsor doing people's make up INSIDE the women's toilets, causing further queues and blocking up sink space.

The actual arena itself (once past the refreshments area) was great though, and felt small and cosy even though it housed thousands of people. We could see very well from the standing area, and they hadn't overfilled it. There was also plenty of staff and security available.

Overall, we had a fantastic time at Eurovision, but were disappointed with the poorly planned toilets and refreshment area, as we had to spend about half an hour queueing!

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Visited for this years Eurovision and had the most fantastic time. We had seats which I thought would have been in the rafters however they we fantastic seats. We had a view of the whole arena with no pillars blocking any angle. I then visited the town and had a great day in the oak then around the town itself. Beautiful place to visit.

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