On Friday morning, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh held a press conference to talk about the recent news that Boston, Massachusetts was selected as the United States bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Mayor Walsh talked about the once-in-a-lifetime urban planning and economic development opportunity and laid out a nine-month schedule of community meetings in neighborhoods across the city.
“Today marks the start of a long process to meet with residents and solicit feedback from our many diverse neighborhoods as we move forward in our quest to host the 2024 Summer Olympics,” Mayor Walsh said. “I am excited to share our vision with the people of Boston and hear their thoughts on how we can work together to not only bring the Games to Boston, but create one of the most innovative, sustainable and successful Olympics the world has seen.”
The city will hold it’s first public meeting on the Boston 2024 effort on January 27 at 6:30 p.m. eastern at Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston. The meeting will be to discuss the benefits and impact on the City. The rest of the meetings are available at cityofboston.gov.
During the press conference they also released a few artist renderings of what the City may look like if they were to be selected to host by the International Olympic Committee.
It will be a long few years before the IOC makes the choice on wether or not the event is coming to the Boston. There will be a ton of banter from both the positive and negative sides of the Games coming to the Commonwealth as well.
If the 2024 Games due make it to Boston, there is talk about the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts possibly hosting the boxing events and possibly the Merrimack River hosting some of the rowing events. This news would be huge for the City of Lowell.
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