The Eurovision by the numbers: Everything you need to know

How many people are working on the mega-event? How many tourists are expected? How much was spent? All the data surrounding the upcoming Eurovision.

April 15, 2019 18:26
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FLOWERS PLANTED at Jaffa's Clock Square ahead of the Eurovision

FLOWERS PLANTED at Jaffa's Clock Square ahead of the Eurovision. (photo credit: TEL AVIV MUNICIPALITY)


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In 29 days, the Eurovision 2019 will kick off in Tel Aviv, with 41 competing countries, two semi-finals and one grand finale.
Here are some of the numbers and figures that are going into pulling off one of the biggest events in Israel's history.

    1,600 people - both local and international - are working round the clock to prepare the Expo Tel Aviv

    500 volunteers have been recruited to help guide the delegations, journalists and tourists

    10,000 tourists are expected to arrive in Tel Aviv just for the show, according to the municipality

    54 days - is how long it will take the KAN and EBU team to construct all of the infrastructure for the show

    96 hours is the length of time it is expected to take to disassemble everything

    1,500 journalists from more than 40 countries are slated to attend the competition

    NIS 8 million was spent by Expo Tel Aviv to renovate its public areas ahead of the contest

    12 LED video screens will be stationed behind the Eurovision stage - and can each rotate 360 degrees

    700 meters: the length of the screen behind the stage when all 12 pieces are united

    130 LED triangles will hang above the Eurovision stage and can be raised or lowered as needed

    220 kilometers of cables and wires will go into hooking up all the equipment

    7,280 seats and 46 commentator booths in the main pavilion 

    50 buses will operate in Tel Aviv on Friday evening and Saturday to shuttle people to the Eurovision shows

    500 bus stops in the city will get English stickers and maps

    15 pop-up information booths for tourists will be stations around Tel Aviv

    40 seconds before each performance will be devoted to each competitor's "postcard" - which have been filmed at   dozens of     locations around Israel

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