Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Friday released further renderings as a fourth installment of the campaign’s virtual venue tour.
Four new images representing venues that are part of the Long Beach Sports Park include the Long Beach Arena for Olympic Handball; the Long Beach Waterfront for Olympic Triathlon, Marathon Swimming and Paralympic Triathlon; a temporary Long Beach BMX venue; a temporary Long Beach Water Polo venue and the Long Beach Pier for Olympic Sailing.
The Long Beach Sports park is one of four zones within the overall bid plans for Los Angeles’ bid. Bid officials explain that “the Sports Park concept ensures athletes, officials and fans from around the world will be able to enjoy LA’s diverse geographies and cultures, and allow as many Angelenos as possible to experience the Games on their doorstep.”
“Long Beach Sports Park is connected to LA’s growing public transit system and lies within a single, integrated secure perimeter where all attendees will be able to walk easily from one venue to another in a safe, festival atmosphere,” a statement from the bid said.
“Each of LA 2024’s Sports Parks will include dining, music, sponsor activations, sports showcases and celebration Live Sites for event and non-event ticket holders to enjoy.”
LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said “I am excited to share renderings of LA 2024’s world-class Long Beach Sports Park venues, which offer the ideal conditions for athletes, fans and all other stakeholders.”
“By using Southern California’s wealth of top sports, housing and transportation infrastructure, LA 2024 will minimize construction risk and costs, and can spend the seven years leading up to the Games focused on providing all attendees with an unforgettable Olympic and Paralympic experience.”
LA is competing with Paris for the right to host the Games in 2024. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will elect a host city September 13, 2017 in Lima, Peru.
A 14 member IOC Evaluation Commission team is set to visit LA from May 10 to 12 to view the venues in person and discuss bid book details and other issues. It will pay a similar visit to Paris beginning May 14.
Both bids will present plans to the entire IOC membership in July.