Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be promoted at the music festival Lollapalooza being held August 7-9 at Grant Park, part of the city’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Lollapalooza has named one of its Presenting Stages the “Chicago 2016 Stage” to support the city’s bid, said a press release.
Chicago 2016 Chairman and CEO Patrick G. Ryan said, “we are excited to be a part of such a large music festival in Chicago and honoured to have one of the main stages named after our bid. Grant Park is an ideal location for events and that is why it is a central part of our plan to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games”.
Should Chicago host the 2016 Games, Grant Park will be the venue for the archery competitions, the start of the marathon, and one of the main Olympic celebration sites.
Charlie Jones, executive producer of the event said, “as a part of the Chicago community, we felt it was important to elevate the presence of Chicago 2016 at Lollapalooza, and there is no better way to show our support than naming rights to one of our premier stages. Lollapalooza and C3 Presents wants to keep the bid front and centre, and do our part to help bring the 2016 Games to Chicago.