Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid logo, renderings released
A potential Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid plan includes soccer at the Rose Bowl, baseball and softball at Dodger Stadium and, as expected, Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as it was used for the 1984 Olympics.
The U.S. Olympic Committee hopes to finalize a Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid by the end of August. The International Olympic Committee deadline for bid submissions is Sept. 15, and Budapest, Hamburg, Paris and Rome have declared bids already. IOC members will vote to choose the 2024 host city in 2017.
Los Angeles 2024 organizers published a bid book Tuesday featuring renderings of potential venues in five primary clusters within 30 minutes of an Olympic Village, representing 94 percent of all sports.
A roof is slated for the Coliseum, which will be “substantially modernized” with renovations including those made from a planned $500 million investment by the University of Southern California.
The Forum, the former home of the Los Angeles Lakers, would host indoor volleyball. Swimming would be held at a to-be-constructed new outdoor MLS soccer stadium.
Organizers proposed 2024 Olympic dates of July 19 through Aug. 4, the same dates as the Atlanta 1996 Olympics and of the failed Boston 2024 Olympic bid. The Paralympics would be Aug. 14-27.
Some highlights from each Los Angeles 2024 cluster:
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Opening and Closing Ceremonies)
New MLS Stadium (Diving, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming)
Staples Center (Basketball, Trampoline, Gymnastics)
Dodger Stadium (Baseball, Softball)
Nokia Theatre (Fencing)
Los Angeles Convention Center (Badminton, Handball, Judo, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Wrestling)
USC’s Galen Center (Boxing)
Shrine Auditorium (Weightlifting)
Hollywood Boulevard (Marathon start and finish, Race Walking, Road Cycling)
Griffith Park (BMX, Mountain Bike)
Wilson Golf Course (Golf)
Sepulveda Dam (Archery, Canoe Slalom, Equestrian, Modern Pentathlon, Shooting)
Santa Monica Beach (Beach Volleyball set against Santa Monica Pier, Open-Water Swimming, Road Cycling, Triathlon)
UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion (Preliminary Basketball)
UCLA’s Drake Stadium (Field Hockey)
UCLA’s Los Angeles Tennis Center (Water Polo)
South Bay Cluster
StubHub Center Soccer Stadium (Rugby)
Tennis Stadium (Tennis)
VELO Sports Center (Cycling)