I would love to see a Joint Summer Olympic Bid from London and Birmingham for the 2032 Summer Olympics. My Idea is below
The Two cities would jointly host events in existing venues with some venues adding temporary seating in order to keep costs down for the organisers.
Olympic Stadium (London) - 66,000 - Athletics, Opening and Closing Ceremonies
London Aquatics Centre- 2,500 (Increase to 17,500) - Swimming and Diving Events
Lee Valley VeloPark (Velodrome) - 6,750
Lee Valley VeloPark (BMX Track) - 6,000 (temporary seats)
A Temporary Olympic Press and Broadcast Centre.
Horse Guards Parade - 15,000 (temporary seats) - Beach Volleyball
Crystal Palace National Sports Centre - Training Venue for Athletes and Potential Olympics Village
Regent's Park - Road Cycling, Baseball and Softball - 10,000 (temporary seats)
Hyde Park - Triathlon
Lord's Cricket Ground - Archery
Twickenham Stoop - 14,816 - Rugby 7s
Copper Box Arena - 7,500 - Handball
All England Tennis and Croquet Club - Tennis
Greenwich Park - Equestrianism
O2 Arena - Basketball - 17,500
ExCel - Boxing - 5,000
National Exhibition Centre - 5,000 - Fencing,Judo, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Table Tennis and Possible Secondary Olympic Village
Genting Arena- 15,000 Gymnastics
Barclaycard Arena - 15,000 Badminton
Sandwell Aquatics Centre - 5,000 - Water Polo
Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club - Golf
Venues Not In London Or Birmingham:
Weald Country Park, Essex - Mountain biking
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire - Canoe/Kayak Slalom
Dorney Lake, Buckinghamshire, - rowing and canoe/kayak flatwater.
National Shooting Centre (Surrey) - Shooting
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Weymouth - Sailing events
Football (Soccer) Venues
Ricoh Arena, Coventry - 32,500 (M/W Prelims)
King Power Stadium, Leicester - 32,000 (M/W Prelims)
City Ground, Nottingham - 30,445 (M/W Prelims)
Bramall Lane, Sheffield - 32,702 (M/W Prelims)
Villa Park, Birmingham - 42,682 (M/W Bronze Medal Matches)
Wembley Stadium, London - 90,653 (M/W Finals)
Key Transportation Points
HS2 could potentially help with the bid because London and Birmingham will be just 49 mins away. Phase 1 (London - Birmingham) is due to open in 2026, Phase 2 (in 2032.
Crossrail could be another positive, as this connects Stratford with Heathrow airport in just 43 mins
Heathrow Airport expansion would be complete by 2030 and would be able to connect to Central London via Crossrail in just 39 minutes and allowing more international and dometic flights to arrive.
Birmingham also has an extensive transport hub and is very accessible with the cross city rail line linking the city to major hubs including Wolverhampton, Birmingham New Street and along to the airport. (Birmingham International and Birmingham Interchange)
Hotel Capacity Key Points
London has a hotel capacity of 138,769. exceeding the IOC's requirements. This is expected to grow by 17,769 in the coming years bringing the total capacity in London to 156,538
Birmingham also has around 15 hotels on the site of the NEC, as well as across the city.
What do you all think of my idea?