POSTED: Tuesday May 30th 2017

LA 2024 applauds world-class celebration of sport and diversity as Mexican soccer team takes on Croatia in the City of Angels

More than 62,000 spectators attend match at LA Memorial Coliseum, LA 2024 proposed venue for ceremonies and athletics


LOS ANGELES - LA 2024 bid leaders today applauded a “world-class celebration of sport and diversity” as the Mexican and Croatian national soccer teams squared off in an exhibition match at the LA Memorial Coliseum. Los Angeles frequently hosts the Mexican national soccer team, and more than 62,000 spectators flocked to the iconic venue that LA 2024 has proposed to host the Olympic and Paralympic athletics competitions and dual Opening and Closing ceremonies concept alongside the planned Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park.

The match finished 2-1 for the Croatian side, as Mexico head into two CONCACAF Qualifiers against Honduras and the United States. LA 2024 bid leaders praised the Coliseum’s smooth operation of the global sporting event, as well as the dynamic sport presentation fans experienced. Bid leaders also pointed to the diversity and enthusiasm on display as a “perfect example” of why LA is ready to warmly welcome athletes in 2024.

LA 2024 Vice Chair and Director of Athlete Relations Janet Evans said: “Saturday’s match was a celebration of our city’s unity in diversity, as well as Angelenos’ unrivaled passion for live sport. As an athlete, competing in an iconic setting like the Coliseum in front of a tapestry of welcoming fans is nothing short of a dream. The Coliseum’s festival-like atmosphere is a perfect example of the passion, excitement and inspiration the City of Angels would offer the athletes of the world, as well as the broader Olympic and Paralympic Movements in 2024.”

The LA Memorial Coliseum was the venue for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and track and field for the 1932 and 1984 Games, hosted the NFL’s first Super Bowl and is the current home of the USC Trojans football team and the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams. The iconic stadium is set to undergo a $270 million renovation funded by USC starting in 2018, which will include upgraded sports, training and media facilities plus brand new hospitality facilities.

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