POSTED: Friday May 12th 2017

Proposed new housing sites at UCLA would add 4,500 additional beds to LA 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Village

Proposal would enhance UCLA’s existing, world-class residence halls that already serve more than 16,000 residents each year - regardless of LA 2024 bid

LOS ANGELES - LA 2024 bid leaders today welcomed UCLA’s proposal to build up to five new, world-class housing sites on its campus, adding approximately 4,500 beds in its student configuration and providing even more available housing for LA’s 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Plan.

Slated to be completed by 2021, the new residence halls would complement UCLA’s existing state-of-the-art facilities, which already house more than 16,000 residents each year. The new residence halls would ensure the UCLA campus exceeds the requisite number of beds for LA 2024’s Olympic and Paralympic Village.

Scheduled to be considered by the University of California Board of Regents in May, the proposed new residence halls at UCLA would be constructed regardless of whether LA is awarded the 2024 Games in order to support a state-mandated enrollment increase. UCLA’s new residence halls would be the latest example of LA 2024 leveraging planned construction projects to deliver low-risk, sustainable Games that enhance the credibility of the Olympic Movement and inspire future bidding cities.

LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said: “On behalf of LA 2024 and as a UCLA alum, I’m enthusiastic about the possibility of additional world-class housing on UCLA’s stunning campus. The new housing would benefit students for decades, and reinforce LA 2024’s ability to utilize existing facilities to deliver a state-of-the-art Olympic and Paralympic Village. LA 2024 has the unprecedented opportunity to guarantee an outstanding Village experience for all athletes because UCLA’s residence and dining halls already serve thousands of students and student-athletes who choose to live and train here year after year.”

“Thanks to LA’s wealth of existing and planned infrastructure, the City of Angels is uniquely positioned to minimize risk for the IOC while delivering spectacular Games that serve the needs of athletes, fans and all members of the Olympic Family.”

Situated in the heart of its picturesque 419-acre campus, UCLA's residential village offers fully accessible, modern housing, complete with beautiful reception and hosting centers; world-class medical facilities and expansive athletic facilities within walking distance from all residences; and a professional staff, security and operational structure that serves thousands of guests every year. UCLA refurbishes its housing facilities every seven to eight years, meaning that all will have undergone at least one round of renovations by the time athletes move in in 2024.

LA 2024’s Olympic and Paralympic Village will incorporate an on-site Main Athlete Training Center, providing extensive integrated training facilities within the same secure perimeter as the accommodation complex. The LA 2024 Main Athlete Training Center will offer convenient access to a host of elite training, recovery, medical, wellness and nutrition facilities. LA 2024 will supplement existing state-of-the-art facilities that already serve elite student athletes, professionals and aspiring Olympians and Paralympians every day with further temporary facilities. Thanks to the unprecedented array of facilities available at the Main Athlete Training Center, LA 2024 will be able to offer every single athlete the opportunity to train at specialized facilities co-located either with the Village or their competition venue.

The Olympic and Paralympic Village is centrally located between LA 2024’s four primary Sports Parks, ensuring maximum convenience and easy access to all of LA 2024’s competition and non-competition venues.

As part of its residential dining program, UCLA operates eight restaurants serving an average of 30,000 meals per day, and prepares a variety of fresh, healthy and delicious meals in comfortable dining rooms for all residents. Each of UCLA’s restaurants has the capacity to serve more than 100 meals every six minutes, positioning the facilities to meet and exceed athletes’ nutritional needs in 2024.

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