San Francisco Forms Committee For 2024 Summer Olympic Bid

San Francisco has formed a committee to become the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

The bid committee is being led by San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer, with support from Olympic gold medal swimmer Anne Warner Cribbs and venture capitalist Steve Strandberg.

The committee proposes building a temporary main stadium near Candlestick Park, improve transportation, and host sporting events in the downtown area.

The committee said it would speed up improvements to the Central Subway, the Transbay Terminal and BART to San Jose.

The proposal centers around building a $350 million temporary stadium between Brisbane and the deserted Candlestick Park for use during the Opening and Closing ceremonies, as well as for track and field events. The minimal expense “pop up” venue on undeveloped land could then be easily removed once the Games are over.

The committee also proposes setting up the beach volleyball court in front of San Francisco City Hall and locating the table tennis venue in Chinatown.

San Francisco will be competing against Los Angeles, Boston and Washington D.C. to represent the U.S. in its 2024 Olympic bid.

The city had unsuccessful bids for the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will select the host city for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in 2017.