LA 2024 Releases New Renderings for Encino and Long Beach Olympic Venues
The Los Angeles Olympic bid committee, LA 2024, recently released new renderings for two of four temporary sports parks that would be erected for the 2024 Olympic Games.
The Valley Sports Park would be located in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area of Encino in the San Fernando Valley. Meanwhile, the Long Beach Sports Park would be located around various parts of Downtown Long Beach near the Convention Center.
Along with the Encino and Long Beach sites, additional temporary sports parks will be built in Downtown Los Angeles and Carson. Los Angeles County’s existing venues, such as the Memorial Coliseum in Exposition Park and the upcoming Los Angeles Rams Hollywood Park stadium in Inglewood, would also be used. There would be no permanent structures created for the Olympics in Los Angeles.
The temporary sports park in Encino would host equestrian events, shooting, and canoe slalom. Long Beach would host BMX, handball, marathon swimming, sailing, triathlon, and water polo events.
Both plans include bright, well-lit facilities that are easy to disassemble once the Olympic Games have concluded. Being a larger location, the Long Beach Sports Park will also feature entertainment options and other amenities for non-ticketed visitors.
Upon releasing the Long Beach renderings, LA 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman said in a press release:
“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.”
The International Olympic Committee is scheduled in September to choose Los Angeles or Paris as the host of the 2024 Olympic Games.