LA 2024 Board Of Directors Joined By Professional Sports Team Leaders

Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is getting help from professional sports executives across the United States.  On Wednesday LA 2024 announced owners and executives from American professional sports teams that have joined the bid’s Board of Directors, lending their talent and expertise in sports presentation, promotion and community engagement to “help LA 2024 create a new Games for a new era.”

Rendering of proposed stadium for NFL's Los Angeles Rams and potential LA 2024 Venue

Rendering of proposed stadium for NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and potential LA 2024 Venue – LA Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff  is on the LA 2024 Board of Directors.

LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said “LA 2024 is fortunate to have many of America’s top professional sports team owners and executives on our Board of Directors, lending their talent and expertise to our work to create an innovative, low-risk and sustainable Games in 2024.”

“LA 2024 is focused on the future of the Olympic Movement, and as we look to help all Olympic sports grow and access America’s $250 billion sports market, our Board members’ strategic insight and deep experience will be invaluable.”

On the LA 2024 Board of Directors:

Major League Baseball:
LA Dodgers Owner Earvin “Magic” Johnson
LA Dodgers President & CEO Stan Kasten
Milwaukee Brewers Owner & Chairman Mark Attanasio
San Francisco Giants President & CEO Larry Baer

Major League Soccer:
LA Galaxy Governor Dan Beckerman
LAFC Owner Earvin “Magic” Johnson

NBA legend and Olympic Champion Magic Johnson appointed co-chair of LA 2024

NBA legend and Olympic Champion Magic Johnson appointed co-chair of LA 2024

National Basketball Association:
LA Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer
LA Lakers Owner & Governor Jeanie Buss
LA Lakers President of Basketball Operations Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Atlanta Hawks Owner Tony Ressler
Boston Celtics Co-Owner & Managing Partner Steve Pagliuca
Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores

Women’s National Basketball Association:
LA Sparks Owner Earvin “Magic” Johnson
LA Sparks Owner Stan Kasten

National Football League:
LA Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff
New York Giants Co-Owner & Chairman Steve Tisch

National Hockey League:
LA Kings Co-Owner Ed Roski, Jr.
LA Kings Governor Dan Beckerman

 

The bid reported that Los Angeles pro sports teams sell more than 12 million sports event tickets annually – more than the annual attendance of some of Europe’s top soccer leagues. Consulting with the top executives in professional sports, LA 2024 seeks to grow every Olympic and Paralympic sport in the $250 billion US sports market and worldwide, and connect International Federations with America’s 100 million young people.

Los Angeles is bidding against Paris to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  The host city will be elected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) September 13 in Lima Peru.