Future (post-2022) Olympics discussion

BigMike

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Sounds like it would be an awesome trip. Gee by then it may cost about 50k to go to an Olympics, but if I'm alive I'll be in.

In some ways seems like a great place. In some ways feels like it is a bit small for a city, and may need to build a ton of new venues, and I thought there was a move away from that
 

Quintanariffic

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Worried about distance between venues, traffic, etc.
Ah. I think if you look at the published plan, there will be 4-5 major sports parks that will feature multiple events each. Most of them will be accessible via public transit (light rail or subway) too, so transportation issues might not be as big as one might think because LA.
 

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Ah. I think if you look at the published plan, there will be 4-5 major sports parks that will feature multiple events each. Most of them will be accessible via public transit (light rail or subway) too, so transportation issues might not be as big as one might think because LA.
That's what I'm anxious about. Getting from one cluster/park to another
 

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That's what I'm anxious about. Getting from one cluster/park to another
Right. I guess my point is that by the time '28 gets here, the metro system will hit each of the sports parks/nodes directly (downtown, west side, Sepulveda Basin, Long Beach) or within 1-2 miles (Inglewood, Carson), enabling efficient shuttle transfers and avoiding the need to have your own car. If your base of ops is downtown where the train lines all intersect, then it should be a pretty stress-free experience.
 

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Right. I guess my point is that by the time '28 gets here, the metro system will hit each of the sports parks/nodes directly (downtown, west side, Sepulveda Basin, Long Beach) or within 1-2 miles (Inglewood, Carson), enabling efficient shuttle transfers and avoiding the need to have your own car. If your base of ops is downtown where the train lines all intersect, then it should be a pretty stress-free experience.
Yeah, not touching downtown as a base. Will be staying hopefully in westside, if I go (or if I live there). Just worried everything I would want to see will be somewhere else. I hope your optimism is rewarded with the metro.


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Did some research. Yeah, water polo and handball are in Long BEach for example. May have to base in Lomita or something. Or OC and just watch indoor volleyball. The nice real estate (Westwood) gets judo, wrestling, and the olympic village. Booo. Most of the sports I want to see are in different and opposite outskirts. Going from beach volleyball to indoor volleyball to handball to soccer will suck, for example.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2028_Summer_Olympics#Southern_California_venues

Disappointed that beach volleyball is at a temporary venue in SM, and not in MB/HB. Maybe Nimby stuff involved there.


Brisbane it is!
 
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Quintanariffic

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Yeah, not touching downtown as a base. Will be staying hopefully in westside, if I go (or if I live there). Just worried everything I would want to see will be somewhere else. I hope your optimism is rewarded with the metro.


Edit:
Did some research. Yeah, water polo and handball are in Long BEach for example. May have to base in Lomita or something. Or OC and just watch indoor volleyball. The nice real estate (Westwood) gets judo, wrestling, and the olympic village. Booo. Most of the sports I want to see are in different and opposite outskirts. Going from beach volleyball to indoor volleyball to handball to soccer will suck, for example.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2028_Summer_Olympics#Southern_California_venues

Disappointed that beach volleyball is at a temporary venue in SM, and not in MB/HB. Maybe Nimby stuff involved there.


Brisbane it is!
Obviously your preferred sports are going to impact your experience - it’s a long way from Anaheim to Pasadena, so I get it.
That said, beach volleyball in the place where it was invented on the beach in SM near your preferred Westside base? That was a choice, BTW, no NIMBY-ism there that I’ve ever heard about. Venue is 4 blocks from the end of the Expo light rail line, so an obvious choice IMO.

Also, if you’re a fan, golf at Riviera CC in Pac Palisades.

More broadly, I’ll simply say this. LA28 doesn’t have to build a single permanent venue or athlete village or broadcast center - none of it. They don’t need to worry if the pool is going to be green or the new airport will be finished. They can spend all their time planning the Games and the party around it. Oh, and they get 4 extra years to do it than normal. No other OCOG has had that luxury. Pretty sure you’d be missing out on a unique experience if you’re an Olympic fan.