Swimming in front of 38,000 spectators: impressive stadiums and venues for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics
Yeray Vergara
June 24, 2024

With Paris 2024 just around the corner, the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics are already on the horizon and some of the organization’s plans for the games are already being unveiled.

Gymnastics will be held at the Downtown LA Arena, which is home to the NBA Lakers, the Kings of the Hockey League and the Sparks of the Women’s NBA.

Basketball will be on view at the nation’s newest, state-of-the-art indoor arena in Inglewood, home of the NBA’s Clippers.

The Rams and Chargers soccer stadium will be the largest swimming venue in Olympic history with 38,000 seats planned.

Track and field will be at the legendary LA Memorial Coliseum, which will become the only stadium in history to host track and field at three Olympic Games. Also, the opening ceremonies will be at the LA Memorial Coliseum and closing at Inglewood Stadium.

The San Fernando Valley will host youth and BMX, Skate and Street competitions, with Archery nearby.


Southern California has many sports facilities but no canoe slalom facility. Instead of building temporary venues and following the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020, LA28 will allocate canoe slalom and softball competitions to venues in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City has stadiums with the international competition standards to match for canoe slalom and softball to be in the best conditions.

Casey Wasserman, president of LA28 commented that “the Olympic and Paralympic Games represent the pinnacle of competition and athletic achievement and we are proud to host the games in some of the largest stadiums ever built.”

The LA28 Olympic Games will be held July 14-30, 2028, followed by the Paralympic Games, which will be held August 15-27.

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