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See What The Facilities Would Look Like If L.A. Wins The 2024 Olympic Bid
With the Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio just days away, the team at LA 2024 is doing everything they can to drum up attention for our fair city's own Olympic bid. Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman and the bid committee's entire staff are already in Brazil meeting with international Olympics and sports leaders, but that doesn't mean they are ignoring us on the homefront. LA 2024 officials released official renderings over the weekend that depict what our city's Olympic facilities could look like if we are awarded the bid. The artist renderings depict a renovated Coliseum (see above), and a temporary swim stadium (see below) that would be built on USC's baseball facility, Dedeaux Field, according to the L.A. Times, who report that the budget for the committee's Olympic bid could exceed $6 billion. At least some of the proposed upgrades to the Coliseum could be made as part of the renovation plan already proposed by USC. The Coliseum already has the distinction of being the first stadium to host two separate summer Olympic games, having housed activities for both the 1932 and 1984 Olympics here in L.A.
According to Urbanize, earlier plans for the swim stadium had suggested the pool be built inside the the Los Aggeles Football Club soccer stadium coming to Exposition Park next year.
Here's the proposed swim stadium on Dedeaux Field:
(Courtesy of LA 2024)