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  1. Using the same cauldron from 96 years ago would be incredible. If so, it would be appropriate to just continue that tradition as it’s still there, and I suspect that they will. It seems clear they’ll play up the living history they have to the Olympics as they should. LA’s plan is already simple, but the OC doesn’t need to be. It’s supposed to be a show/spectacle. London hired film director Danny Boyle for the OC and I'm assuming both Paris/LA will follow suit with a well-known stage/film director. With LA, they could easily hire a world-creating visionary like Tim Burton or Steven Spielberg. My opinion is LA should lean into it’s advantage of local talent and just go big. It did create Disneyland after all. \ I’m reading mention of Paris’ underwhelming World Cup show, but I don’t see any relation or foreshadowing. Different directors, different vision.
  2. Hip hop isn’t my thing, neither is Eminem. But I appreciate its nod to the cultural importance of black communities where the stadium is located in. Certainly a crowd-pleaser with the Millenial/Gen Z generation.
  3. Sorry, that link wasn’t it. But that one is an interesting video about Sofi Stadium’s technological advancement. Heres’ the half-time show Superbowl link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdsUKphmB3Y&t=125s
  4. This first major national event finally took place at Sofi today, aside from a record-breaking BTS concert attendance. Here’s a video to get an idea of what can be done with the stage as well as seeing the stadium maxed at 100,000 seating from it’s standard 70,000. Although for OC, it likely won’t need 100,000 with the co-stadium idea with Memorial. Even if it were on its own, it would still be a question. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfJILuSZFIY
  5. If it’s projected to make a profit, that wouldn’t change with this revised budget. The revised budget is almost specifically based on inflation through time, not substantive changes to the budget. Inflation doesn’t just effect expenditure, it effects revenue as well (ticket costs in 2016 vs 2028). In other words, nothing really changed except we’re trying to project ourselves into what things will cost in 2028 (using 2028 dollars vs 2016). In layman’s terms, Americans weren't saving any more money back in 2009 because a burger was $1 less then than now in 2019.
  6. Here’s the survey. I suggest you go through a few of the questions, which are pretty eye opening. You’ll see almost every single question is baited with a lead-in of fear tactics about the Olympics(even subtly invoking the threat of ICE in largely immigrant LA). If they didn’t get the poll to respond the way they wanted, I’d have been more surprised. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nolympicsLA
  7. Can’t get passed the subscriber block on the article, but why would banks foot the bill? They provide the loans but someone has to pay them back.
  8. https://www.curbed.com/2018/5/17/17359086/olympics-2028-los-angeles-1984 Lessons From The 84 Games
  9. It would tack on an extra 350,000 space to the convention center and add a 40 story hotel with 850 rooms next door. AEG (who owns Staples Center) hopes to finish by 2021 if the city approves this. No mention of the Olympics, but this has to be an enticing proposition as the city plans for it.
  10. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-clippers-donation-20180402-story.html One down for 2028. Stadium is open and first game has officially been played by LAFC vs Seattle. There’s a gallery of the game and the stadium in the link. This part of town, by luck, is primed to become a centerpiece for the Olympics. At least two more milestones will happen in these parts that should keep visitors with a packed schedule of activities. Expansion of the Science Center to properly house Endeavor Space Shuttle and the Lucas Museum, which broke ground this month.
  11. They already have, and really swiftly. But Musk has written off flying cars as being too dangerous, thus his focus on hyperloop. Even Musk has limits.
  12. I think you’re asking too much from a team on it’s first day. A fanbase has to be grown, and a reputation has to be built. You’re not entitled to have a ready-made fanbase just because LA has a lot of people. It’s like reviewing a restaurant on opening night. There needs to be some time to pass before getting a proper idea.
  13. https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/07/blizzard-arena-los-angeles/ Los Angeles will be ready for the e-Games.
  14. I always imagined that the pastel-y color scheme of LA was to mimic what Ancient Greece might have looked like in their day....or it was just the 80s.
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