2024 Bid; New venues in Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympics bid

Los Angeles has added new venues to it’s 2024 Games Plan. These venue changes will be included in the Candidature File Part 2, which will be submitted to the IOC later this week.


“The IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms encourage cities to be sustainable, efficient and go where our existing venues are, and that is what we have done with this enhanced Games Plan. Every time we have identified an opportunity to enhance our plan in line with the principles of Olympic Agenda 2020, we have taken it. And just like the stunning Rio 2016 Games, LA 2024 will stage events that feature our scenic coastline, diverse topography and iconic landmarks, creating a vibrant backdrop for a citywide celebration that engages the community and inspires the world.”

Casey Wasserman (LA 2024 Chairman)


New: Long Beach Sports Park

Photo courtesy of LA24
Photo courtesy of LA24
  • New fourth Sport Park (Other Sport Parks: Downtown Los Angeles, the South Bay, the Valley)
  • Long Beach Arena
    • Architect: Kenneth Wing
    • Year completed: 1962
    • Olympic Sports: Handball
    • Capacity: 13,500 seats
    • 1984 Summer Olympic Games: Volleyball venue
  • Convention Center
    • Warm-up facilities
    • Production space
  • Long Beach Waterfront
    • Olympic Sports: Marathon Swimming, Triathlon
  • Long Beach Belmont Pier
    • Olympic Sports: Sailing
  • Temporary venues
    • BMX
    • Water Polo
  • Transportation
    • Located next to two LA Metro Blue Line rail stations
    • 40 Minutes drive from Olympic/Paralympic Village


New: Riviera Country Club

  • Olympic Sports: Golf
  • Design: George Thomas


New: Honda Center, Anaheim

  • Architect: HOK Sport (now Populous)
  • Year completed: 1993
  • Olympic Sports: Volleyball
  • Capacity: 18,000 seats
  • Transportation:
    • Located next to the Anaheim rail station
    • 55 Minutes drive from Olympic/Paralympic Village


Other changes

  • Wrestling and Judo: UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion (capacity; 13,800 seats)
  • Paralympic Games venue changes:
    • Wheelchair Basketball: Staples Center
    • Wheelchair Rugby: LA Convention Center
    • Para Triathlon: Long Beach Waterfront
    • Football 5-a-side: South Bay Sports Park.


Source: LA2024 Announces Additional World-Class Venues For Its Fiscally Responsible And Innovative Games Plan