Report: Harvard Stadium Could Host Swimming At 2024 Olympics In Boston


Sep 16, 2014

Harvard StadiumWhen it comes to the possibility of Boston hosting the 2024 Olympics, at least one idea is all wet — and we’re not talking about the debate over the feasibility of the city hosting the games.

Historic Harvard Stadium could host swimming events in a prospective Boston Olympiad, according to The Boston Globe. A temporary pool apparently could be constructed at the stadium, which has a 30,323-seat capacity for football games.

Swimming isn’t the only event that could be held at what might be a surprising spot. Boston Common could host beach volleyball, according to the Globe, with main ceremonies being held at a newly built 70,000- to 90,000-seat main stadium that would be downgraded to about 25,000 seats for soccer after the games.

Of course, finding venues would not be the biggest challenge in a potential Boston Olympics. A far greater concern is traffic, which is jammed on even the lightest days in much of the city and surrounding areas.

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