Los Angeles is scheduled to host the 2028 Summer Olympics and we now know that it will officially begin on July 14 of that year.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the start date on Monday, adding that the Paralympic Games will start a month later, on August 15, 2028.
“We really have enough facilities. We don’t have to build new things,” Garcetti said of the city’s ability to hold the Olympic events. “That’s always been our competitive advantage and the pitch to the Olympics. We’re not going to go into debt. We’re not going to overspend. We are building these things for ourselves and the Olympics can use them, not vice versa.”
With the help of newer stadiums such as SoFi Stadium in Inglewood and Banc of California Stadium in Exposition Park, Los Angeles County has played host to multiple prime time sporting events in the post-pandemic era.
In February, SoFi Stadium hosted the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams winning the championship in its own home field. This Tuesday, Dodger Stadium played host to the MLB All-Star Game and all its surrounding festivities. In April 2023, SoFi will host Wrestlemania, professional wrestling’s biggest event of the year. And as Garcetti alluded to, these major professional stadiums will be in line to host Olympic events come 2028.