POSTED: August 18th 2017

Olympics: Grand opening of USC Village praised by LA 2028

USC will be the home to the media in 2028 for the Los Angeles Games © LA 2028
USC will be the home to the media in 2028 for the Los Angeles Games © LA 2028

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The University of Southern California (USC) opened their $700 million, 15-acre residential and retail complex that will house over 2,500 students giving them an assortment of shopping and dining options.

The USC Village is a critical part of LA 2028's Main Press Center (MPC) cluster as it will serve as the LA 2028 Media Village. USC's brand new Annenberg Hall anchors the MPC cluster. The new facility is only a five-minute walk from the Media Village and offers state-of-the-art workroom facilities, onsite support, and catering services, and media members will have access to unprecedented convenience. Also, the media Transport Mall will be located within the MPC cluster. This will allow for a 'clean to clean' experience for media as they move between their housing areas and other secure Olympic sites.

"On behalf of LA 2028, I'd like to congratulate USC, my alma mater, as it celebrates the grand opening of the state-of-the-art USC Village. This world-class housing will serve as the LA 2028 Media Village, providing unparalleled convenience and comfort for journalists covering the Games," expressed LA 2028 Vice Chair and Director of Athlete Relations, Janet Evans.

Moreover, the use of the USC Village aligns with LA 2028's low-risk approach to utilize existing and privately-funded facilities to deliver a sustainable and successful Olympic Games.

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog

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