How will the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles affect me?

The 2028 Olympics are still seven years away in Los Angeles, but a contract proposal between city authorities and private organizing committee LA28 signals the beginning of critical negotiations on how the Games will be held. Here are some of the most pressing questions for Los Angeles residents and the answers we have so far.

Will the Olympics affect my taxes?

The 28th edition of the London Olympic Games has pledged to pay the estimated $ 7 billion for the event with a combination of strong contributions from the International Olympic Committee and revenue from sources such as national sponsorships, marketing and ticket sales. . The organizers have already signed lucrative deals with companies such as Delta Air Lines, Nike and Deloitte. But if things go wrong, city and state legislators have agreed to back up, meaning the tax money would be used to cover any cost overruns.

Will the traffic get worse during the Games?

Municipal authorities and organizers have not yet drawn up a transportation plan. For the time being, they point to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, when many residents left the city, employers switched to flexible work hours and truck deliveries moved into the night. The local highways were very unclogged at that time.

Will Los Angeles be flooded with tourists?

Some host cities experience an increase in tourism, but research shows that the net increase is often less than expected or not materializing at all. Blame it on the “lockout effect,” a theory that non-fans and business travelers who might visit a region are scared off by the prospect of Olympic crowds. The Games can benefit cities like Barcelona and Salt Lake City by putting them on the map as global tourist destinations; Los Angeles doesn’t need that kind of help.

Will there be events near me?

With so many venues to choose from – the Staples Center (soon to be called Arena), the Uley Pavilion Coliseum, etc. – the Summer Games will be organized in groups that dot the map from Long Beach north to the Valley of San Fernando. Many of the most popular competitions will take place downtown, on the Westside and at Carson’s Dignity Health Sports Park.

Can I get tickets?

Again, the organizers have not yet released details. His proposed contract with Los Angeles would promise that the tickets would be “available for purchase by city residents” and would offer “affordable” tickets to “low and moderate income individuals; people who live near venues and venues; students, military veterans and youth ”, among others.

What will happen to the homeless population?

The NOlympics LA coalition is concerned that police will raid the homeless off the streets before the opening ceremony. The draft contract between the municipal authorities and the organizers includes a section promising to “compassionately and responsibly protect the rights of local homeless communities”. LA28 President Casey Wasserman said: “We are a city whose economy is heavily dependent on tourism, and that is a competitive industry that requires us to create a safe environment for visitors. It is a complicated situation”.