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The Olympic Games are coming to Los Angeles in 2028. And while many locals might not be aware, they should be excited. The Olympics bring so much more than just sports and world-class athletes -- the event is a catalyst for urban revitalization and economic growth. It’s been almost half a century since the last time the Olympics were hosted in Los Angeles (1984). Since then, the city has grown and changed dramatically. But with an increase in population comes challenges for infrastructure, housing, transportation, and other issues that typically accompany large cities. But here’s why we think L.A. is a great place for the 2028 Olympics:
A catalyst for urban revitalization The Olympics are a catalyst for urban revitalization. The city will see an influx of funding for development and infrastructure, which will lead to long-term improvements for residents. While the 1932 Olympics led to the expansion of the Hollywood Bowl and a refurbishment of the Coliseum, the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics is expected to bring a whole lot more. With the bid plan, the city plans to transform the River Front, create a new greenway, expand the transit system, upgrade the airport, and even invest in a high-speed rail line. The expected $8.5 - $9 billion investment can go a long way towards creating a more livable and sustainable city. Los Angeles is no stranger to hosting mega-events, and always uses the opportunity to improve the city.
Tourism and economic growth The Olympics are an opportunity to increase awareness and visibility of a city, which leads to an increase in tourism. This is one of the most tangible benefits that a city receives from hosting the Olympics. The influx of visitors not only provides an opportunity for them to explore and experience the city, but also generate business for local retailers and restaurants. The Olympic Games are no exception to this rule. The number of tourists coming to Los Angeles has been steadily increasing since 2012. Hosting the Olympics is expected to increase this number even further. The organizing committee expects approximately 10,000 to 15,000 Olympic-related visitors to come to the city each day. With a projected worldwide audience of 4 billion people, that is a lot of eyes on Los Angeles. And while the games are going on, the city is sure to see an extra boost of tourists.
Positive Environmental Impact The Olympics are more than just sports – they are also about sustainability and environmental responsibility. In fact, the IOC has made it very clear that environmental sustainability is a must for future host cities. The bid plan for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics includes a sustainability plan that will see an investment of approximately $150 million. This plan will focus on three main aspects:
Transportation and Parking: The city plans to invest $30 million to expand public transit options and create more parking spaces. This is expected to reduce traffic and increase sustainability.
Green Spaces: Los Angeles has a great deal of parks and open spaces. However, many are in need of maintenance. The Olympics will see $50 million invested in green spaces. This will help beautify the city, create better connections, and reduce the carbon footprint. Water and Waste Management: The Olympic games are expected to generate 11 million gallons of wastewater each day. The city plans to invest $33.5 million on wastewater treatment to handle the influx. Furthermore, $30 million will be invested in recycling and composting programs.
Final Thoughts The Olympics are often associated with images of thriving, modern cities. And Los Angeles is no exception – the city is quickly growing into the ideal host for the games. Since the city last hosted the Olympics almost 90 years ago, it has gone through a number of changes. It has seen a shift in population and industrial sectors, as well as a change in the economy. These changes have come with challenges for the city, but hosting the Olympics once again provides an opportunity for change. The event is expected to bring with it an influx of money for development, which can be used to improve the city for current and future residents. Input: Messaging Pillars Time: 3 min Generations: x 1