Host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) announced on 24 May, the day after winning the 2015 contest, that the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm was their first choice venue.
However, other cities and arenas were invited to apply, and those making a bid had approximately three weeks to submit their offer to SVT.
The contest took place in the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, following Sweden's victory at the 2015 contest in Vienna with the song "Heroes", performed by Måns Zelmerlöw.
The Ericsson Globe has a capacity of approximately 16,000 attendees, and this was the second time the contest has been staged at the venue, after the Eurovision Song Contest 2000.
Justin Timberlake performed during the interval act of the final.
A record-breaking 204 million viewers worldwide watched the contest, beating the 2015 viewing figures by over 5 million.
It took place in Stockholm, Sweden, following Måns Zelmerlöw's win at the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria with the song "Heroes".
This was the third time the contest had taken place in Stockholm, after 19.
SVT announced on 1 June the conditions under which cities and venues could announce their interest in hosting the contest: Venue of the final of Melodifestivalen since 2013.
Friends Arena is the biggest football stadium and indoor venue in Sweden and the Nordic countries.
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