WHAT IF: Lehigh Valley Hosted the 2024 Summer Olympics
February 21st, 2013 posted by Jason Stershic
It seems that Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have been sent letters by the U.S. Olympic Committee to gauge interest in hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. Aside from any boost Lehigh Valley may get in overflow from a Philadelphia games, what if Lehigh Valley pulled the upset and won the bid for the games outright?
Highlights from the venues:
- Freddy Adu taking a corner kick for Team USA on the Lehigh County Sports Fields with roller coasters from Dorney Park in the background. What a picture!
- Beach Volleyball on Sand Island with the possibility of seeing the Blast Furnaces coming out of a commercial break.
- Handball on the Center Square in Easton. How could that be anything less than awesome?
- Road cycling course taking a tour throughout all three major cities and every borough within Lehigh Valley.
- Bring basketball back to its roots with an outdoor venue at Cedar Beach Park. Let’s call it Old School!
Below is your complete guide of Sports and their Venues:
Archery Archery Addictions
Athletics Timothy Breidegam Track & Rocco Calvo Field
Athletics (Marathon) Delaware River Valley Scenic Byway
Badminton Stabler Arena
Basketball Cedar Beach Park
Beach Volleyball Sand Island
Boxing Easton High School Gym
Canoe and Rowing Lehigh River
Cycling (BMX) Blue Mountain
Cycling (Mountain Bike) Bear Creek Mountain
Cycling (Road) Allentown, Bethlehem & Easton
Cycling (Track) Valley Preferred Cycling Center
Diving Bushkill Falls
Equestrian Deer Path Riding Stable
Fencing Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Football (Soccer) Lehigh County Sports Fields, Fisher Stadium, Goodman Stadium
Gymnastics Parkettes National Gymnastics
Handball Center Square in Easton
Hockey (Field) Ulrich Sports Complex
Judo PPL Center
Modern Pentathlon Timothy Breidegam Track & Rocco Calvo Field
Sailing Delaware River
Shooting Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays
Swimming Rodale Aquatic Center
Swimming Marathon Lehigh River
Table Tennis PPL Center
Taekwondo PPL Center
Tennis Bethlehem City Tennis Courts
Triathlon Lehigh Canal Towpath Trail
Volleyball Stabler Arena
Water Polo Dutch Springs
Weightlifting PPL Center
Wrestling (if applicable) Grace Hall
Opening & Closing Ceremonies Coca-Cola Park