Bleacher Report's Nicholas Goss wrote about the Olympic Games 2024—the next time the U.S. has a shot at hosting. He names three cities "that could do the best job," and Philly is one of them:
The city of Philadelphia is home to some of the most passionate sports fans in the country and would be a fantastic candidate to host a Summer Olympics. There are plenty of stadiums already built inside and around the city that could serve as quality venues for many different Olympic sports. Lincoln Financial Field, the Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park would give Philadelphia three quality venues ready for use.
Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and has never hosted the Olympic Games. The city has made attempts over the last century to host the games, attempts which have failed each time. It was one of the American cities that wanted to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, which ultimately were awarded to Rio Di Janeiro of Brazil. With a large number of people, an already impressive sports infrastructure and the experience of having hosted Olympic trials before, Philadelphia would be wise to consider launching a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
The other two cities Goss extols are Houston and New York, which is in the lead on the site's poll asking which of the cities would be best. Philly in last place, but then again, "other" is giving NYC a run for its money, so perhaps people aren't really excited about any of his ideas. Goss places his bets on New York, but the thought of Manhattan during the summer during an Olympics is so horrific, we're prepared to forgo all New York arts and culture for 2024.
Summer 2024 logo by Jeremy Wooldridge via Summer Olympics 2024 Facebook page.
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