LA’s Coliseum to be transformed for 2024 Olympics



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Los Angeles is among the two final host city candidates for 2024 Olympics. The American city’s bid was largely driven by using the LA Memorial Coliseum as a venue for Olympics events.

Plans are already afoot to give a brand new look to the stadium. Renderings of the proposed stadium were released in mid-2016 by LA2024, the organization leading the charge for LA to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

The video version of the renderings gives a quick glimpse of how the field would be turned into a track-and-field-focused space: https://youtu.be/GrPWc_9_a_8

The renderings highlighted how the 1923-build Coliseum would be yet again, albeit temporarily, transformed from a field for college football to a grand venue for Olympic events. NFL team Los Angeles Rams, meanwhile, has started using the Coliseum last year and will continue to do so until their new stadium is complete in 2019.

This would be the Coliseum’s third Olympics, having hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and track and field for the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games.

Offering an overview of the propose facelift, the coliseumrenovation.com site says this:
 

The renovation of the Coliseum is intended to:

  • Ensure that the game-day experience provides all fans options to enjoy the stadium’s new amenities while recognizing the loyalty of our long-time fans.
  • Provide our football team with a first-class facility and a tremendous home field advantage.
  • Create long-term revenue streams so that USC Athletics can sustain its excellence across ALL sports for generations to come.
  • And, of course, to preserve the historical integrity of the Coliseum.

 

Enhancements

  • Replacing every seat in the stadium and installing handrails throughout the stadium.
  • Adding aisles, widening seats and increasing legroom in many sections.
  • Building a new structure on the south side of the stadium that will include suites, loge boxes, club seats, a new concourse, and a new press box.
  • Restoring the iconic peristyle to more closely resemble the stadium’s original design.
  • Updating/installing Wi-Fi technology throughout the venue.
  • Improving audio and video, including two new large screens at the east end of the stadium.
  • Adding new concession stands, and improving existing stands.
  • Upgrading entry concourses.
  • Installing new field and stadium lighting.
  • Replacing the electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems to meet current standards.

 
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s renovation plans will be discussed at length at Coliseum Summit AMERICAS, April 19-20, 2017 at Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue to follow Coliseum Summit, a global series of stadium and arena business conferences, for latest updates from around the world.

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