The 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles are seven years away, but a proposed contract between city officials and the LA28 private organizing committee signals the start of critical negotiations over how the Games will be held. Here are some of the most pressing issues for LA residents and the answers we have so far.
Will the Olympics affect my taxes?
LA28 has vowed to pay for its estimated $ 7 billion event with a combination of hefty contributions from the International Olympic Committee and revenue from sources such as domestic sponsorship, merchandising and ticket sales. Organizers have already signed lucrative contracts with corporations such as Delta Air Lines, Nike and Deloitte. But when things go wrong, city and state lawmakers have agreed to serve as backing, which means taxpayers’ money will be used to cover cost overruns.
Does the traffic get ugly during the games?
City officials and organizers have yet to work out a transport plan. For now, they’re referring to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, when many residents left the city, employers switched to flexible hours, and truck deliveries were postponed until night. Local highways have never been so jam-free.
Is Los Angeles inundated with tourists?
Some host cities are seeing an increase in tourism, but research shows that the net increase is often less than expected or not occurring at all. To blame is the “displacement effect,” a theory that non-fans and business travelers who would otherwise visit a region are put off by the prospect of Olympic crowds. The Games can benefit cities like Barcelona and Salt Lake City by promoting them as global tourist destinations; LA doesn’t need that kind of help.
Will there be events near me?
With so many existing venues to choose from – Staples Center (soon to be called Crypto.com Arena), the Coliseum, Pauley Pavilion, etc. – the Summer Games are organized in clusters that map the map from Long Beach north to the San. dot Fernando Valley. Many of the most popular competitions are held downtown, on Westside, and at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.
Can i get tickets?
Here, too, the organizers have not yet announced any details. Her proposed contract with Los Angeles would promise to “make tickets available for purchase by city dwellers” and “affordable” tickets to “middle and low income people”; People living near venues and live sites; Students, Military Veterans, and Youth ”, among others.
What happens to the homeless population?
The NOlympics LA coalition fears that police will conduct searches to remove uninhabited people from the streets ahead of the opening ceremony. The draft contract between city officials and organizers includes a section vowing to “protect the rights of local uninhabited communities compassionately and responsibly”. LA28 Chairman Casey Wasserman said, “We are a city whose economy is heavily reliant on tourism and that is a competitive industry that requires us to create a safe environment for visitors. It’s a complicated situation. “