The Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games has been hard at work on a comprehensive plan to bid for Los Angeles to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. Seven cities in the U.S. (L.A., Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington DC) are in the running. The United States hasn’t hosted the Summer Games since Atlanta in 1996.
The plan calls for a cluster of events to be held in downtown Los Angeles with additional events at three satellite hubs: Westside, Avalon, and Harbor. The Olympic Park would include an updated Los Angeles Coliseum that would hold 80,000 spectators. A 20,000-seat soccer stadium on the site would be used as a temporary aquatics venue. The plan also includes an expansion LA Metro rail system in order to deliver on a promise of having the bulk of spectators use public transit. To keep track of the plan’s progress visit:http://www.sccog.org/