LA 2024, Los Angeles’s Olympic bid committee, has released more renderings detailing how areas around Southern California will be transformed should the city succeed in its bid for the 2024 games.
The organization has been giving plenty of sneak peeks at plans for the games lately, as competition heats up between LA and Paris—the two remaining cities in contention.
The latest batch of renderings focuses on the individual venues that will be used for events during the games. Familiar arenas like the Forum and the Rose Bowl will be outfitted with the flags of the world and equipped for gymnastics and soccer competition, respectively.
Meanwhile, UCLA’s Pauley Pavillion will adopt several different looks during the games, as it will host judo, wrestling, and sitting volleyball (a Paralympic event).
Much of UCLA’s campus will, in fact, be given an Olympics-appropriate makeover in advance of the games; the university will serve as the city’s Olympic village, housing athletes during their stay in Los Angeles. (Broadcasters and members of the press will stay at a separate media village on the campus of USC.)
Meanwhile, temporary facilities will be established at Riverside County’s Lake Perris State Recreation Area for rowing and canoe-kayak events. Similarly, Santa Monica will get a temporary beach volleyball stadium immediately adjacent to the pier, while a mountain biking course will be installed at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas.
An evaluation committee from the International Olympic Committee is visiting Los Angeles this week to assess the strength of the city’s bid. Ultimately, members of the IOC will choose between Los Angeles and Paris in September.