Successful Los Angeles 2016 Olympic Bid Will Trigger Phase II Construction at the Home Depot Center
Elite Olympic Training Site Will Be Expanded Prior to Games if Bid is Successful
Carson, Calif. - March 26, 2007 – AEG, owners and operators of The Home Depot Center, along with the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG), today announced they will enhance the already impressive competition sites and athlete development programs included in the Los Angeles 2016 Olympic bid by green-lighting a Phase II construction plan at the 125-acre multi-million dollar sports complex should Los Angeles be awarded the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Famed Rocker and Creative Director Dave Stewart and Los Angeles 2016 Bid Take it to the Streets
Short Film Addresses Pressing Need for Games to Engage 18-34 Demographic; Los Angeles Landmarks and City Streets are Setting for Film Which can be Distributed on Multiple Platforms
Los Angeles, Calif. –March 8, 2007 – The Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) reinforced the commitment of the entertainment community to its 2016 Olympic bid by unveiling Battle Olympia, a seven-minute short film produced by renowned musician and creative producer Dave Stewart. The premiere, at a star-studded event in Beverly Hills, follows last week’s unveiling of a three and one-half-minute film produced by Walt Disney Studios featuring Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and several prominent Southern California Olympians.
The film features original music by Stewart (The Eurythmics) and a production style in keeping with the desires of the elusive 18-34 year-old demographic, which in recent years has been losing interest in the Olympic movement. Directed by Jesse Davey, an award-winning jazz musician and up-and-coming filmmaker, it was produced for $75,000. Featuring (unpaid) appearances by multiple Olympians and celebrities such as Gavin Rossdale (Bush) and Peter Facinelli (Can’t Hardly Wait, Six Feet Under), Battle Olympia brings the Games to the streets of Los Angeles, as Olympic fencers duel on the steps of downtown Walt Disney Concert Hall, divers twist and turn after a leap from a Westside office building and Olympic rowers paddle their way across a fountain in Santa Monica.
Award-Winning Filmmakers Support L.A. 2016 Olympic Bid and Answer "Why Los Angeles?" for USOC
Short-Film Featuring Los Angeles 2016’s Biggest Stars – Olympians and Venues – Creatively Demonstrates the Significant Stage L.A. Can Provide 2016 Olympic Games and Athletes
Los Angeles, Calif. –March 1, 2007 – Underscoring the deep support and endorsement of California’s and Los Angeles’ leaders in entertainment and government, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) today premiered a three and a half-minute film produced by the Walt Disney Studios featuring Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and prominent Olympians from the Los Angeles area.
The film answers the question “Why Los Angeles?” as put forward by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as it makes its decision between Los Angeles and Chicago on which city to name as the American applicant city for the 2016 Olympic Games. The film visually supports Los Angeles’ “We’re Ready” status with practically no new construction needed and moves in for a close up on the true stars of any Olympic competition, the athletes.
SCCOG Rolls Out The Red Carpet for United States Olympic Committee
Two-Day Visit Highlights Los Angeles’ Significant Offerings as Olympic Games Host City for 2016
Los Angeles, Calif. –March 2, 2007 – The Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) today concluded two-days of hosting the United States Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission. The meetings, bid review sessions, venue tours, unveiling of an original film from Disney Studios and more highlighted an eventful itinerary key to Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Presenting a program that combines existing permanent venues for all but one contested sport and extraordinary plans for the few temporary facilities the Games will require, the SCCOG was able to take the focus of the visit from construction to “beyond the venues” measures promoting Olympic spirit and a broadening of the Olympic stage.
Proposed L.A. Coliseum Olympic Enhancements Combine Historic Integrity and Modern Offerings
Temporary Structure to Add Suites and Olympic Flair for 2016 Games; Elements Preserve Landmark’s Historic Appeal
Los Angeles, Calif. – February 22, 2007 – As part of its bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) today unveiled the architectural plan for a temporary addition including amenities such as luxury suites to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum without altering the structure of the venue listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. The Coliseum is among the most revered and recognized sports monuments in the world and is the only facility to host two Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, two Super Bowls (including the first) a World Series and a host of significant entertainment, political and religious events.
“The Coliseum has been the site of incredible events for more than 80 years, but it never shines brighter than during the Olympic Games,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “In 2016, the newly designed Coliseum will glow spectacularly.”
Aerial View of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
To view Coliseum Renderings, click here (1.1MB PDF)