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  1. The ironic thing is many cities actually think they could pull that bid off. About a year ago someone on this site who shall remain nameless mentioned Columbus and I think Louisville as possible cities to host the games. He used the same bid plan with the main football stadium, new dorms, etc. I'm guessing you weren't being serious, but no, it wouldn't work. BTW, nice editing
  2. What in the world are you talking about?
  3. The US has a pretty slim chance for 2024 but I don't think they're done for. Seems like since 2000 the IOC likes to switch off from a previous host city to a new city. Sydney-Athens, Beijing-London, etc. Perhaps we'll see Tokyo-New York something like that, but it's just a though. Regarding 2026 and 2028, if the US wants the 2026 games it's almost a given. The IOC isn't going to put them in Europe two games in a row, and I don't see them putting them back in Asia when that would be 2 out of the past 3 games there. 2028 is obviously not a given, but they have a much better chance then 2024. Very doubtful that any Asian or European city will get the games so it's left with North America and Africa. By 2028 most olympic capable cities in the US will probably need some renovations and possibly new sports venues. For example, Metlife Stadium opened in 2010, but seeing how quick stadiums come and go nowadays, some will probably be pushing for some type of renovation. If Canada bids with Toronto they'll also be a threat, but seeing how they seem to get the games for every 2 the US gets (1980, 1984, 1988…………..1996, 2002, 2010) I think it'll be the US's turn.
  4. As of June of this year the stadium's renovation proposal was approved. Previous renovation caused the track space to be covered by new seating(the light red seats closest to the field) but not completely lost. The new renovation will loose the space that could be used for a running track meaning that if LA wants to bid for the 2024 games they would either need to build a new stadium or renovated the stadium twice in 10 years. Current Stadium: http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/north_america/united_states/california/los_angeles_memorial.shtml Future Renovation: http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Pac12/USC/newindex.htm
  5. I speak from experience when I say watching a sporting event in the DC summer are some of the worst hours of my life. 100+ heat in the late afternoon. I've never been to Atlanta so I can't talk from experience but a DC summer is unbearable (no offense to anyone from DC). That would want to replace a stadium that's not even 30 years old? Does money grow on trees for them?
  6. DC United reached a tentative deal for a new stadium with some sort of redevelopment plan for the area as well. Similar to the Nationals and their new ballpark. But even if they weren't getting a new stadium, building an olympic stadium then downsizing it for a team that averages less then 15,000 people per game sounds silly.
  7. DC is a nice city, but it shouldn't host the olympics. No professional sports teams or colleges are looking for a new stadium, and I don't think anyone is willing to pay for a temporary one. And those are just some of the problems regarding the actual olympic plan. This doesn't mention security risks, funding, and a major negative(my personal view) the summer heat.
  8. I'm not trying to knock your ideas, but many cities have most of those features (except #6). Your list isn't really something Paris has, it's something every olympic bid city SHOULD have.
  9. I'm not sure if I agree with you on that. Since 2026 games are almost certain to go to North America if they don't get it in 2024, I don't see the IOC giving N.A. the games again in 2028, even if one is summer and one is winter.
  10. Speaking of blocking, does anyone know where Crusader is?
  11. The IOC is not going to put the games in North America 3 times in 8 years. Plus you forgot about Africa and South America. Your list is 24 years, I'm pretty sure we're going to see at least one of those continents host the games in that period of time.
  12. This is going to be for the Winter Games right?
  13. I agree the idea of it sounds nice. But keep in mind, if this were to be an olympic stadium, the renderings would drastically change. I don't see any room for 50,000 more seats + olympic track.
  14. I've played soccer/football on Pier 40 and I will be the first to tell you it is in dire need for some sort of renovation. I think that the plans are beautiful and great, but at the same time I doubt they'll actually happen. The area across from the Pier is full of run down shops, abandon strip clubs, etc so I think the revamping of the WHOLE area would awesome. However I do so A LOT of opposition coming from the schools, leagues, that play and practice on the field. Not to mention how congested the area would be due to traffic for games (similar reasons to the West Side Stadium). I think a much better idea would be to reclaim some land in Brooklyn or Queens that also overlook the skyline but are in worse shape then the Pier.
  15. A few months back they said they may be interested. But nothing concrete yet.
  16. The same can be said for Los Angeles. It has an olympic legacy and a much brighter one then Atlanta. It also has more venues and a wide amount of public support. There's a good chance the LA coliseum will be renovated so an olympic bid could be mixed into that. Not to mention two new NFL stadiums are going to be built in the area. Also NYC is in the works of getting a new MLS stadium in the area. Bottom line, I think the stadium needs to be permanent, it can't be taken down 2 months after the games. PS: I'm not trying to break hearts but I doubt Chicago is bidding. http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/2024-Chicago-Olympics-Bid-Mayor-Still-Says-No-191870591.html
  17. Yes. A few months ago Chicago said they would not bid for the 2024 olympics. They still have time to change their mind, but so far the answer is no. http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/iteam&id=8772364 NYC has yet to say anything.
  18. No. I think you're not understanding what I tried to say. Once I posted it i wanted to edit it but that's not possible. I think boston is nice and it's a great city. But there are many nice cities. And just because a city is nice doesn't mean it should bid for the games.
  19. So? One magazine ranks it as a nice city? But then again all the cities on that list we nice. This list doesn't prove anything that pushes the idea that Boston should host.
  20. I agree with you, sort of. Boston hosting the games before Chicago and New York. It's sounds weird. But the only thing that Boston has over those cities is some sort of sign that they want the games.
  21. Both SanFran and Boston have there positives and negatives, but one problem lies within their potential bid, and most American cities bid. Do they have a legacy plan? What will become of the stadiums and arenas once the games are over. Will they be put to use? Or will they be demolished?
  22. I agree Boston is way too small, but they do have Harvard Stadium which could be used as the olympic stadium. Harvard is planning to renovate the stadium and also add a new basketball arena. I'm not saying I'm for a Boston bid, but they could have some options.
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