Southwest Carpenters already building 2028 LA Olympics
It’s official, the 2028 Olympic Games are coming to Los Angeles (LA.) With the official announcement, Los Angeles is taking a “major step toward bringing the Games back to our city for the first time in a generation and begin a new chapter in Los Angeles’ timeless Olympic story” said LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.
While the city’s Olympic plan is being touted as a ‘win-win-win’ for the city, in part, because it does not require the construction of any new permanent venues, Carpenters can still expect jobs from the budgeted $1.19 Billion in existing venue overlays and construction. In fact, 97% of the proposed venues already exist or are currently under construction. For example, SW Carpenters are already on-site building the 2028 Game’s premier stadium earmarked for the opening ceremony – the $2.6 Billion LA Stadium at Hollywood Park and the new home of the NFL Rams and Chargers. The other existing venues proposed to host Olympic games can be seen in the graphic below. Which venues have you or other SW Carpenters worked on?
Further, The Orange County Register notes that “the 2028 Games will benefit from $88 Billion in previously approved infrastructure projects, the $14 Billion renovations of Los Angeles International Airport and $120 Billion in transit funding approved by Los Angeles County voters last year.”
All in all, the SW Carpenters have already built much of the 2028 Games. And, we will be fighting hard to secure any new jobs the Games create.
The agreement still needs the approval of the Los Angeles City Council and the U.S. Olympic Committee. Both are expected to sign off on the deal in the coming days. The city council sub-committee on the Los Angeles Olympic bid will meet this Friday (8.4.2017).
The 2028 Olympics will be the 3rd time the mega-international-event has come to Los Angeles. The city hosted in 1984 and 1932.