By Doug Porter
The city of Boston, Massachusetts bailed on its grand plans for hosting the 2024 Olympics yesterday and Los Angeles immediately became the next contender.
This development could be a game changer when it comes to the NFL’s thought processes on the future of the San Diego Chargers franchise. An Olympic bid would provide additional impetus towards getting another venue built in LA.
The United State Olympic Committee has until September to figure out an alternative location. The chatter in the press is that the best option remaining is Los Angeles, host to the 1932 and 1984 games. LA’s proposed a bid centered on several clusters of venues including Exposition Park, Downtown, one along the LA River, the Westside, Long Beach, and –ta! da! –Carson. [Read more…]