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Los Angeles to host the 2028 Olympic Games

September 21, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

This will be the third time the City of Angels has hosted the world’s greatest sporting event, and L.A. is ready with infrastructure in place and the support of Angelenos.​

Discover Los Angeles ANZ Regional Director, Craig Gibbons, commented “We’re thrilled to have been granted the opportunity to host the world’s most iconic sporting event in the city of Los Angeles for a third time. Sports and the outdoors are deeply embedded in L.A. culture and with over 300 days of sunshine each year, L.A. is perfectly positioned to welcome the many thousands of Olympians, officials and fans from around the world in 2028.

“As L.A.’s second overseas market for visitor arrivals and with a similar affinity for sports, we anticipate Aussies will jump at the chance to experience the Olympics in the City of Angels.”

Los Angeles, particularly Downtown and Hollywood, has been undergoing a revitalisation in recent years with the redevelopment of L.A. Live and 32 new hotels currently under construction. When the Opening Ceremony begins, Aussie travellers will find a substantially transformed cityscape. With plenty of time to prepare, highlights will include:

  • L.A. Memorial Coliseum – to host the Summer Olympics for the third time, the Stadium is undergoing a $270-million renovation that will be completed in time for the 2019 USC home opener.
  • Local public transportation – greatly expanded by 2028. Three major Metro Rail projects will be completed by the 2028 Summer Olympics, including the Crenshaw/LAX Line between the Expo Line and Green Line (2019). An additional station, the Airport Metro Connector Transit Station at Aviation Blvd/96th St, will connect to the future Automated People Mover (APM).
  • Lucas Museum of Narrative Art – designed by award-winning architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects, the $1 billion Lucas Museum will join the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, California African American Museum, California Science Centre and the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park.

In addition, L.A. 2028 will have an 11-year partnership with the IOC that provides even more resources – up to USD $160 million – to invest in youth sports in the years leading up to the games.

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