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NUMBER 1:

OVER ALL GAMES CONCEPT

December 1, 2014
Mr. Larry Probst, Chairman
Mr. Scott Blackmun, Chief Executive Officer
United States Olympic Committee
Dear Mr. Probst and Mr. Blackmun:
On behalf of the Boston 2024 Partnership, we are honored, humbled and excited to share Bostons
compelling story and our vision for a partnership with the United States Olympic Committee to host the
2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Boston is overwhelmingly united in its bid for the 2024 Games because we are a city passionate about the
power of sport. Bostons public officials, business and educational leadership and community stakeholders
are all committed to delivering a transformative and sustainable 2024 Games. Bostons higher education
community will make a profound impact in the lives of Olympic and Paralympic athletes now and through
2024. Bostons research labs, world-class medical centers, and technology-driven economy will bring
unprecedented innovation to the planning and delivery of the 2024 Games, as well as an unparalleled
experience for Olympians and Paralympians. Boston developing a sustainable Games model with a
responsible, achievable budget and legacy owners for Olympic and Paralympic venues. Bostons uniquely
walkable layout with venues clustered around the Waterfront and University Precincts leverages the
entire Boston city center as the Olympic Park, and we will put all of our campuses, public spaces and
parks, boulevards and waterways to use in hosting the Games. We firmly believe that working in close
partnership with the United States Olympic Committee, Boston 2024 can provide a blueprint for future
host cities as to the master planning of the Games, delivery of the Games and, most importantly, the
experience of the athletes.
The Boston 2024 bid is an opportunity to engage in a community-wide conversation about our future
vision for our city, not just in 2024, but in 2030, on the 400th anniversary of the founding of Boston and
beyond. The bid is also a catalyst for much of the investment and innovation that will be required to achieve
that vision. Our Olympic and Paralympic bid will serve to accelerate improvements to transportation,
infrastructure and housing including investments in a major redevelopment project at the heart of the city,
thousands of new affordable housing units, new urban green spaces and dramatic upgrades to the citys
already world-class public transit system. Hosting the Games will also strengthen cooperation across the
government, business and academic communities and reinforce Bostons brand as a global hub for education,
health care and innovation. Welcoming the world to Boston for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is
also a chance to attract new artists, educators, entrepreneurs and builders who are the foundation of our
communitys vibrant and innovative culture.
Thank you again for the opportunity to present our vision for a sustainable and transformative 2024 Olympic
and Paralympic Games. We look forward to continuing our partnership with you and your entire team at the
United States Olympic Committee.
Sincerely,

John F. Fish Dan OConnell


Chairman President
Boston 2024 Partnership
Boston 2024 Partnership

PROPOSED DATES
1.1

Proposed Dates for the Games

1.2 Planned Large-Scale Events

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2 MAPS + VENUE CLUSTERS


2.1

Map A Olympic Games


Venue Location + Transport

2.1.1 Legend + Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

2.2 Map B Paralympic Games Venue


Location + Transport

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4 OVER
GAMES CONCEPT
4.1

Concept Explanation

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4.2 Location of Key Infrastructure

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4.3 Post-Games Legacy

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5 INTERNATIONAL
COMMUNIC ATIONS NARR ATI VE
5.1

SWOT Analysis

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5.2

Our Citys Vision

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5.3

Unique and Compelling City


Experiences 36

5.4

Delivery of the Games

2.2.1 Legend + Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2.3 Venue Matrices

MOTI VATION
3.1 Motivation

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Proposed Dates

1.1

1.1

PROPOSED DATES
FOR THE GAMES

Proposed Dates for the Games


State your proposed dates to host the 2024 Olympic
and Paralympic Games and specify your reasons.

The Olympic Games in Boston would be held


from Friday, July 19, to Sunday, August 4, 2024. The
Paralympic Games would be held from Wednesday,
August 14, to Sunday, August 25, 2024. This period
of time offers the optimal climate for athletic
competition. The dates are well coordinated with
the international sport calendar and would ensure
that the Games will be the preeminent event in
the United States. Summer holidays for colleges,
secondary schools and teachers allow us to engage
a corps of enthusiastic volunteers and individuals
and families to attend the Games. In addition, we
have a unique opportunity to engage those who
are away for the summer in the Paralympic Games
as college students begin to return to campuses
toward the end of August.

1.2

1.2

PLANNED LARGE - SCALE


EVENTS

Planned Large-Scale Events


Identify any other large-scale events that are planned
or traditionally occur during or 30 days before or after
the proposed Games period.

The most significant event that will occur prior


to the proposed start date of the 2024 Games is
Bostons annual July Fourth Celebration on the
Charles River Esplanade on July 3 and 4. The event
typically attracts approximately 500,000 attendees
for a live performance by the Boston Pops Orchestra
and fireworks display. In addition, the Massachusetts
Convention Center Authority will host an education
event drawing 15,000 attendees between July 2 and
9, and a scientific event during which 17,000 people
will participate from August 15 to 23.

MAPS + VENUE
CLUSTERS

2.1

MAP A OLYMPIC GAMES


VENUE LOCATION + TRANSPORT

2.1.1 Legend + Symbols

Waterfront Cluster

University Cluster

AV Athletes Village

IOC International Olympic

IBC

Committee Hotels

Live Site

Live Site

Basketball

Main Media Housing

Boxing

Main Press Center

Archery

Canoe - Slalom

Opening & Closing


Ceremony

Badminton

Canoe - Sprint

Athletics

Handball

Cycling - BMX

Gymnastics - Rhythmic

Diving

Cycling - Mountain

Judo

Fencing

Cycling - Road

Sailing

Swimming

Cycling - Track

Table Tennis

Syncronized Swimming

Equestrian - Cross Country

Taekwondo

Water Polo

Equestrian - Dressage

Volleyball - Indoor

Hockey

Equestrian - Eventing

Weightlifting

Tennis

Equestrian - Jumping

Wrestling Freestyle

Triathlon

Football

International
Broadcast Center
Live Site

MPC

Other Precincts/Stand Alone Venues

MMH

Golf
Map Symbols
City of Boston Limits
Venue Cluster

Road Network Line Types


Motorway
Major Urban Arterial Network

Key Venue/Venue Precinct


Venue
Hotel Cluster
Sailing Event Zone

Gymnastics - Artistic
Gymnastics - Trampoline
Modern Pentathlon
Rowing

Rail Network Line Types


Subway [Existing]
Light Rail [Existing]
Light Rail [Existing, Work Req.]
Light Rail [Planned]
Commuter Rail [Existing]
Commuter Rail [Planned]

Rugby
Shooting
Volleyball - Beach

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5500
1375

8275ft
2750m

I-93

61KM

10KM

4MILE

UNIVERSITY
CLUSTER
BOSTON - LOGAN
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
MMH

I-90

IOC

IBC MPC

AV

TRIM OFF THIS PIECE

WATERFRONT
CLUSTER

I-95
RT-128

I-93

40.9KM

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MAP B PARALYMPIC GAMES


VENUE LOCATION + TRANSPORT

2.2.1 Legend + Symbols

Waterfront Cluster

University Cluster

AV Athletes Village

IOC International Olympic

IBC

Committee Hotels

Live Site

Live Site

Canoe

Main Media Housing

Cycling - Road

Main Press Center

Archery

Cycling - Track

Opening & Closing


Ceremony

Fencing

Equestrian

Athletics

Football 5-a-side

Rowing

Boccia

Football 7-a-side

Shooting

Judo

Goalball

Wheelchair Basketball

Powerlifting

Swimming

Sailing

Paratriathlon

Sitting Volleyball

Wheelchair Rugby

Table Tennis

Wheelchair Tennis

International
Broadcast Center
Live Site

FOLD OUT TO VIEW MAP

MPC

Other Precincts/Stand Alone Venues

Map Symbols
City of Boston Limits
Venue Cluster
Key Venue/Venue Precinct
Venue

MMH

Rail Network Line Types


Subway [Existing]
Light Rail [Existing]
Light Rail [Existing, Work Req.]
Light Rail [Planned]
Commuter Rail [Existing]
Commuter Rail [Planned]

Road Network Line Types


Motorway
Major Urban Arterial Network

Hotel Cluster
Sailing Event Zone

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I-95
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2750

5500
1375

8275ft
2750m

I-93

61KM

10KM

4MILE

UNIVERSITY
CLUSTER
BOSTON - LOGAN
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
I-90

MMH

IOC

IBC MPC

AV

TRIM OFF THIS PIECE

WATERFRONT
CLUSTER

I-95
RT-128

I-93

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VENUE MATRICES

Boston 2024 - Olympic Games


VENUE/FACILITY

SPORT

LOCATION

STATUS

CAPACITY

ATHLETICS
OPENING/CLOSING
CEREMONIES

MIDTOWN

TEMPORARY

60,000

UMASS BOSTON

ADDITIONAL
TEMPORARY

6,000
10,500

WATERFRONT CLUSTER
MIDTOWN
OLYMPIC STADIUM

UMASS BOSTON/COLUMBIA POINT


ATHLETES VILLAGE

PRECINCT: SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT


IBC

BCEC/SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

ADDITIONAL

700,000 SF

MPC

BCEC/SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

ADDITIONAL

300,000 SF

GYMNASTICS - RHYTHMIC
WRESTLING
JUDO
TAEKWONDO
TABLE TENNIS
VOLLEYBALL - INDOOR

BCEC
BCEC
BCEC
BCEC
BCEC
BCEC

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )
EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )
EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )
EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )
EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )
PLANNED

8,000
8,000
8,000
8,000
8,000
15,000

CASTLE ISLAND SAILING


COURSE

SAILING

BOSTON HARBOR

TEMPORARY

6,500

WATERFRONT PAVILION

WEIGHTLIFTING

SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

5,000

TENNIS COMPLEX

TENNIS

HARVARD PLAYING FIELDS

TEMPORARY

20,000

HARVARD STADIUM

HOCKEY

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

30,000

NATATORIUM

AQUATICS

ALLSTON LANDING

TEMPORARY

18,500

WATER POLO ARENA

WATER POLO

ALLSTON LANDING

TEMPORARY

5,000

ALBERT H. GORDON TRACK

FENCING

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

EXISTING (W/ OVERLAY )

6,000

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BOSTON CONVENTION &


EXHIBITION CENTER ( BCEC )
HALL A
HALL B
HALL C
HALL D

STAND ALONE VENUES

UNIVERSITY CLUSTER
PRECINCT: BEACON YARDS

PRECINCT: BOSTON UNIVERSITY


AGGANIS ARENA

BADMINTON

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

7,000

BU ARENA

HANDBALL

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

PLANNED

10,000

MIT ARCHERY RANGE

ARCHERY

KILLIAN COURT/MIT

TEMPORARY

3,000

MAGAZINE BEACH COURSE

TRIATHLON
SWIMMING - MARATHON

MAGAZINE BEACH

TEMPORARY

2,500

STAND ALONE VENUES

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Boston 2024 - Olympic Games


VENUE/FACILITY

SPORT

LOCATION

STATUS

CAPACITY

BEACH VOLLEYBALL ARENA

VOLLEYBALL - BEACH

BOSTON COMMON

TEMPORARY

16,000

STARTING LINE

CYCLING - ROAD
ATHLETICS-MARATHON

BOSTON COMMON

TEMPORARY

2,000

BMX COURSE

CYCLING - BMX

ASSEMBLY SQUARE

ADDITIONAL

5,000

VELODROME

CYCLING - TRACK

ASSEMBLY SQUARE

ADDITIONAL

5,000

WHITE STADIUM

EQUESTRIAN
MODERN PENTATHLON

FRANKLIN PARK

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

20,000

WILLIAM J. DEVINE GOLF


COURSE

EQUESTRIAN - CROSS
COUNTRY

FRANKLIN PARK

TEMPORARY

60,000

CANOE SLALOM COURSE

CANOE - SLALOM

WESTFORD SKI AREA

ADDITIONAL

15,000

MOUNTAIN BIKING COURSE

CYCLING - MOUNTAIN BIKE

WESTFORD SKI AREA

ADDITIONAL

10,000

TD GARDEN

GYMNASTICS - ARTISTIC/
TRAMPOLINE
BASKETBALL - FINAL

TD GARDEN

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

18,500

LONG ISLAND SHOOTING


RANGES

SHOOTING

LONG ISLAND

TEMPORARY

7,000

THE COUNTRY CLUB

GOLF

THE COUNTRY CLUB

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

50,000

GILLET TE STADIUM

RUGBY
FOOTBALL - FINAL

GILLETTE STADIUM

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

68,000

MERRIMACK RIVER COURSE

ROWING
CANOE - SPRINT

MERRIMACK RIVER/LOWELL

TEMPORARY
TEMPORARY

24,000

TSONGAS CENTER

BOXING

LOWELL

EXISTING ( W/OVERLAY )

7,800

OTHER PRECINCTS
PRECINCT: BOSTON COMMON

PRECINCT: ASSEMBLY SQUARE

PRECINCT: FRANKLIN PARK

PRECINCT: WESTFORD SKI AREA

STAND ALONE VENUES

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Boston 2024 - Paralympic Games


VENUE/FACILITY

SPORT

LOCATION

STATUS

CAPACITY

ATHLETICS
OPENING/CLOSING
CEREMONIES

MIDTOWN

TEMPORARY

60,000

UMASS BOSTON

ADDITIONAL
TEMPORARY

6,000
10,500

WATERFRONT CLUSTER
MIDTOWN
OLYMPIC STADIUM

UMASS BOSTON/COLUMBIA POINT


ATHLETES VILLAGE

PRECINCT: SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT


IBC

BCEC/SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

ADDITIONAL

700,000 SF

MPC

BCEC/SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

ADDITIONAL

300,000 SF

BOSTON CONVENTION &


EXHIBITION CENTER ( BCEC )
HALL A
HALL B
HALL C
HALL D

BOCCIA
JUDO
TABLE TENNIS
SITTING VOLLEYBALL

BCEC
BCEC
BCEC
BCEC

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )
EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )
EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )
PLANNED

8,000
8,000
8,000
15,000

CASTLE ISLAND SAILING


COURSE

SAILING

BOSTON HARBOR

TEMPORARY

6,500

WATERFRONT PAVILION

POWERLIFTING

SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

5,000

TENNIS COMPLEX

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

HARVARD PLAYING FIELDS

TEMPORARY

20,000

HARVARD STADIUM

FOOTBALL/5-A-SIDE
FOOTBALL/7-A-SIDE

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

30,000

NATATORIUM

SWIMMING

ALLSTON LANDING

TEMPORARY

18,500

ALBERT H. GORDON TRACK

WHEELCHAIR-FENCING

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

6,000

STAND ALONE VENUES

UNIVERSITY CLUSTER
PRECINCT: BEACON YARDS

PRECINCT: BOSTON UNIVERSITY


AGGANIS ARENA

WHEELCHAIR RUGBY

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

7,000

BU ARENA

GOALBALL

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

PLANNED

10,000

MIT ARCHERY RANGE

ARCHERY

KILLIAN COURT/MIT

TEMPORARY

3,000

MAGAZINE BEACH COURSE

PARATRIATHLON

MAGAZINE BEACH

TEMPORARY

2,500

STAND ALONE VENUES

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VENUE/FACILITY

SPORT

LOCATION

STATUS

CAPACITY

WHITE STADIUM

EQUESTRIAN

FRANKLIN PARK

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

20,000

STARTING LINE

CYCLING - ROAD

BOSTON COMMON

TEMPORARY

2,000

TD GARDEN

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

TD GARDEN

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

18,500

LONG ISLAND SHOOTING


RANGES

SHOOTING

LONG ISLAND

TEMPORARY

7,000

MERRIMACK RIVER COURSE

ROWING
PARACANOE

MERRIMACK RIVER/LOWELL

TEMPORARY

24,000

VELODROME

CYCLING - TRACK

ASSEMBLY SQUARE

ADDITIONAL

5,000

OTHER VENUES
STAND ALONE VENUES

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MOTIVATION

3.1 MOTIVATION

3.1.1 Motivation
Outline your principal motivation for hosting
the Games.
The identity of Boston is one of forward progress,
a living legacy of innovation that defines and
motivates our city to drive forward, to discover, to
create, to inspire and to be inspired by big ideas
from every corner of the globe. With our sights
firmly fixed on 2030 and the 400th anniversary of
the City of Boston, we have identified our next great
opportunity to inspire and be inspired. Hosting
the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be
a catalyst to propel Boston forward, calling us to
envision what we strive to become, and motivating
us to work collaboratively in planning and
achievement of this vision.

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M otivation N U M B E R 1: O V E R A L L G A M E S C O N C E P T 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

In Boston, we strive to be ever better. We are a


proud but driven people who intuitively subscribe
to the Olympic mantra Citius, Altius, Fortius - Faster,
Higher, Stronger. Bostonians view the opportunity
to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games as
a clear pathway in our pursuit of excellence. There
is the opportunity to elevate our thinking about
and expedite our execution of urban planning,
transportation improvements, infrastructure
upgrades and institutional master planning. We
see the opportunity to shine a light on and gain
increased participation in our vibrant arts and culture
community. And we see the opportunity to engage,
educate and inspire our young people to fall in love
with sport, to commit themselves to excellence and
to set out for greatness in all they attempt.
Each year, almost 250,000 young people from
around the world gather in Boston to attend our

colleges and universities. This city is where their


energy, optimism and ideas come together to dream
of whats next. As such, Boston truly embodies the
invitation of the International Olympic Committee,
delivered at the conclusion of each Games, for the
youth of the world to assemble.
We believe all of this will result in a world class
experience for the Olympic and Paralympic athletes
themselves, immersed within the citys rich fabric
of innovation and competing within a compact
community of overachievers who share a great
belief in the power of sport. Here in Boston, we are
committed to an Olympic experience where the
entire city is the Olympic Park, creating a sustainable
model for serving athletes and celebrating the
Olympic Movement for years to come.

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OVER ALL
GAMES CONCEPT

ASSEMBLY SQUARE

SOMERVILLE

UNIVERSITY CLUSTER

CAMBRIDGE

TD GARDEN

DOWNTOWN

BEACON YARDS

MIT
BOSTON COMMON

BACK BAY

BROOKLINE

MIDTOWN
SOUTH END

DORCHESTER

THE COUNTRY CLUB

FRANKLIN PARK
City of Boston 2024
Illustrative Map

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KM

BOSTON-LOGAN
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

BCEC

KM

WATERFRONT CLUSTER

SOUTH BOSTON

LONG ISLAND

UMASS/
COLUMBIA POINT

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2400
600

3600ft
1200m

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4.1

CONCEPT EXPLANATION

4.1.1 Concept Explanation


Explain how your concept of the Olympic and
Paralympic Games fits into your city and regions
long-term planning strategy.
The planning concepts for the 2024 Olympic and
Paralympic Games are shaped by a shared vision
for Boston 2030 the 400th anniversary of the
citys founding.
Boston is a geographically compact city with diverse
historic and contemporary assets. The city boasts an
unrivaled waterfront and Americas cleanest urban
harbor, a network of celebrated park spaces and
public recreation venues, a history of independence
and historic architecture. Boston is also home to
world-renowned academic and medical institutions,
a hub of innovation and invention, and a vibrant,
expansive economy.
For the past 400 years, this city has consistently
developed and redeveloped its valuable land
resources to the maximum benefit of its people and
economy. The city has undertaken some remarkably
large and complex projects from early land
reclamation to later infrastructure reclamation, and
recent air rights development.
As we look to the future, significant demand for
expansion is projected for the innovation economy.
The City of Boston anticipates the need in the
next 20 years for 50,000 new residences in Boston
alone and the creation of 100,000 new jobs. To
sustain the innovation economy and to attract the
talent which will fill the innovation jobs, there are
a number of areas where the city must focus in the
next two decades:
Continued infill through infrastructure reorganization
Continued improvements to transportation and
smart mobility
Improved resiliency for climate change
Greater access to waterfront and amenities

History + Geography
The City of Boston and its core are a compact
geography of 48 square miles of land. This compact
geography has been consistently developed and
redeveloped for the last 400 years through:
Land Reclamationmore than two-thirds of the citys
footprint did not exist when the city was founded.
Highway + Rail Infrastructureland takings that
penetrated through the heart of the city.
Infrastructure Reclamationthe Prudential Center
development, Copley Place, the Rose Kennedy
Greenway, Fan Pier and the South Boston Waterfront
and now Beacon Yards have all reclaimed valuable land
and made important connections.
This cycle persists as the city continues to densify
the core, building a consistently more livable,
sustainable and innovative city. Our proposed
venue sites - especially at Columbia Point, Midtown
and Beacon Yards - represent new opportunities
for significant infill development in the core of
the city. These growth corridors will add density
for economic development and make connections
between neighborhoods currently separated.
Waterfront + Parks
Boston is a waterfront city with 47 miles of
accessible waterfront. Nicknamed The Walking
City, Boston has one of the highest percentages of
pedestrian commuters in the country. Boston has the
most celebrated open space network in the country:
The Boston Common is the oldest public park in the
United States.
The Emerald Necklace is a string of parks designed by
Frederick Law Olmsted.
The Esplanade makes the Charles River accessible to all.

Enhanced quality of life for all residents


The marriage of innovation and sports infrastructure to
improve health and wellness

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We offer our compact city as a canvas for the


Olympics. In turn, the strategic selection of sites for
Olympic venues offers opportunities to unlock land
areas which meet multiple objectives for the next
generations of Bostonians.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway reconnects the city to its


waterfront and the cleanest urban harbor in America.

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Land Area Growth Map of Boston (1630 - 1995)


Diagrammatic Map

Belmont

Chelsea

Everett

Somerville

Legend - Open Space Type


Cemetery and Burying Ground

Mystic River

Community Garden

Cambridge

Mall, Square and Plaza

Winthrop

Park, Playground and Athletic Field


Parkway, Reservation and Beach

Watertown

Urban Wild and Natural Area

Logan
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Milton

Braintree

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4.1 CONCEPT EXPLANATION CONTINUED

The Games will engage the waterfront in both


competitive venues and celebration spaces while
showcasing our most precious places - Boston
Common, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston
Harbor, Harvard Stadium and MITs Killian Court.
Youth + Innovation
Boston is the birthplace of the United States, and our
city is built on the belief that fresh ideas and hard
work can change the world. Grounded in our history
but looking to 2024 and beyond, today Boston is the
youngest major city in America, a hub of international
colleges and universities, and a home to the worlds
most innovative companies and institutions.
One in three Bostonians are between the ages of 20
and 35, the highest percentage of young adults of any
major US city. Twenty-six percent of these young adults
came to Boston after being born outside the United
States, and thirty-two percent speak a language other
than English at home.
Each fall, more than 250,000 students from around
the world arrive at metropolitan Bostons 90
colleges and universities, and their energy and
new ideas reinvigorate our city. In total, each year,
the Commonwealth hosts approximately 51,000
international students from more than 170 countries.
Our world-renowned higher educational institutions
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard
University, Boston College, Boston University, and
Northeastern University, among many othersconvene
top international scholars and incubate their best ideas,
resulting in more innovation per capita per square mile
than any city in the world.

From a new medical device created by a startup at


MassChallenge, the worlds largest startup accelerator,
to a new app for fixing potholes built by the City of
Bostons Office of New Urban Mechanics, to a new
robotic ankle designed by one of MITs Media Labs,
Bostons public and private sector institutions are
focused on reinventing the way we live and making
our lives better. Recognizing this kind of missiondriven innovation, all 10 of largest global biopharma
companies have a presence in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts is also home to the top five NIH-funded
independent research hospitals and is the national
leader in patents issued per capita.
By leveraging its youth, its world-class institutions
and its culture of innovation, Boston will create
a sustainable blueprint for future host cities and
amplify the power of sport to create a better world.

4.1 CONCEPT EXPLANATION CONTINUED

Economic + Transportation Hub

A city connected to the U.S. and the world:

As one of the oldest cities in the U.S., Boston


serves as the major center of economic and cultural
life for New England. It is the hub of a regional
transportation system, with highway and rail
corridors radiating outward and deep into New
England. Boston is poised to successfully host the
2024 Olympics and Paralympics as:

Excellent interstate and regional highway access


with the recently completed $15 billion investment
in I-93/I-90 through downtown and to Logan
International Airport and $3 billion accelerated arterial
bridge reconstruction program.

A leader in public transportation:


Built and opened the first subway system in the U.S.
in 1897.
Hosts the fifth largest public transportation agency
in the country, with a fleet of 2,500 buses and
trains, and almost 900 miles of track and four water
transportation routes.
Serves more than 1.3 million customers on subway, bus,
rail and ferry services each weekday.
Is situated at the northern terminus of Amtraks
Northeast Corridor, the busiest high speed rail corridor
in the U.S. with a committed billion dollar investment
in enhanced access on the MBTA system.
A compact city that is conducive to walking
and bicycling:
With a robust network of paths and walkways, named
Americas third most-walkable city in 2013.

Served by six international airports in the region,


including Boston-Logan International Airport, located
1.5 miles from the downtown, with more than 45
million passengers annually.
As a port city which enjoys excellent water access with
ample ferry and cruise services.
Bringing the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games
to Boston is strategically aligned with who we are
and where we are going as a city:
Intense development of underutilized areas in the
urban core.
Continued engagement of our waterfront and
enhancement of open space.
Acceleration of our innovation economy.
The Boston 2024 Games will be a compact and
walkable Games, the City of Boston will be Olympic
Park at the heart of the city, at its reinvented
waterfront and in its cherished parks.

With a bicycle network that has doubled over the past


five years to approximately 120 miles.

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4.2

LOCATION OF KEY INFRASTRUCTURE

4.2.1 Location of Key Infrastructure


Explain your motivation behind the choice of
location of key infrastructure (competition and
non-competition venues).
The overall venue plan for a compact Games in a
compact city is based on five simple principles:
Put the athletes and the sports first by offering a
compact city where 28 of the 33 venues are within a
10 kilometer radius.
Plan for meaningful and appropriate legacy in key
infrastructure and competitive venues - look forward to
2030 and look back to 2024.
Deliver our most precious physical assets to the Games
- our waterfront, our parks and our university campuses.
Establish two major clusters the Waterfront Cluster
and the University Cluster as anchors for the Games
with a series of important venues in between the
anchors at the backbone of the city the Back Bay and
the Charles River.
Make the Greenway, the Harbor and Fort Point Channel
the heart of the public celebration.
The 2024 Games are planned around two major
clusters and ten precincts accounting for 28 of 33
venues within a 10 kilometer radius.

UMass Boston / Columbia Point


Home to the Athletes Village and the athletes launch
for Sailing in the Boston Harbor.
The Village will enjoy direct access to the South
Boston Waterfront for recreation, a secure 100-acre
compound, being within one mile of the Olympic
Stadium and nine additional venues, and being within
five miles of 28 venues.
Located adjacent to the core of the UMass Boston
campus, 6,000 to 10,000 of the 16,500 beds will be
constructed prior to the Games as student housing to
accommodate the ambitious vision for Bostons only
public university.
Midtown
Home to a temporary 60,000 seat Olympic Stadium,
Midtown is located at the geographic heart of the
urban core with unparalleled access to transit MBTA
and commuter rail; highways I-93 and I-90; and
pedestrian pathways.
The opportunity proposition is simple: transform a
tangle of maintenance yards and city public works
buildings into a platform for entertainment and future
commercial development that transforms an urban scar
into a meaningful seam between neighborhoods.
South Boston Waterfront Precinct

Waterfront Cluster

Includes the expanded Boston Convention and


Exhibition Center proposed host to Rhythmic
Gymnastics, Indoor Volleyball, Taekwondo, Judo,
Wrestling and Table Tennis.

The Waterfront Cluster is defined by a one-mile


radius and includes a range of key city assets:

Adjacent to a permanent waterfront music performance


pavilion which will host Weightlifting.

11 miles of waterfront and beaches along a clean


Boston Harbor.

Home to the International Broadcast Center and


Main Press Center in one million square feet of new
construction adaptable after the Games to the science
and technology tenants of the Innovation District.

Thriving neighborhoods such as South Boston, the


South Boston Waterfront, Fort Point Channel artists
district and the South End.
Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Harbor Walk.
South Station, the single busiest transit hub in
New England.
Innovation District and the Boston Convention and
Exhibition Center.
University of Massachusetts - Boston and the John F.
Kennedy Library and Edward M. Kennedy Institute.
Direct access to Interstate 93 and Interstate 90.

University Cluster
The second anchor for the 2024 Olympic and
Paralympic Games is the University Cluster located
on the Charles River at the nexus of Harvard
University, Boston University and the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. With the decommissioning
of the CSX rail lines and the planned, compact
reconfiguration of I-90 (the Massachusetts
Turnpike), found land will bring the opportunity
for new connectivity between these major research
universities and the long term development of a

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SOUTH
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HARVARD
UNIVERSITY

FENCING
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INSTITUTE OF
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TRIATHLON
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BADMINTON

mixed-use research and technology campus. With


improved transit and transportation and new utility
infrastructure, the legacy of the University Cluster
is a 50-year development of world-class innovation.
For the 2024 Games, the Beacon Yards Precinct will
house Water Polo and Aquatics as temporary venues
on Allston landing, Tennis on the Harvard Playing
Fields, Fencing in the Albert H. Gordon Track Center,
and Hockey in iconic Harvard Stadium.
At MIT, the Archery preliminaries are planned for
Briggs Field and the finals for Killian Court, with
the iconic MIT dome as the backdrop on the edge
of the Charles River. And at Boston University,
the existing Agganis Arena will be the home for
Badminton, while the new BU arena will house the
Handball events.
Other Precincts
Between these two major clusters is the heart of the
city the Back Bay, Boston Common, Public Garden
and the Charles River. The Boston Common Precinct
will host Beach Volleyball on the oldest public park

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and watch areas. Immediately adjacent on Charles
Street - between the Common and Public Garden
will be the start lines for both the Marathon and
Road Cycling in the heart of historic Boston.
Franklin Park will be home to Equestrian events.
With a course laid out on the William J. Devine
Golf Course, Franklin Park offers varied terrain,
water and exceptional viewing areas. The second
oldest public golf course in America, currently
in need of reinvestment, will be rebuilt after the
Games. Franklin Park will also house the Modern
Pentathlon in a rebuilt White Stadium, scheduled to
be significantly improved in the next two years as
the home of Boston public school football, track and
field and the Boston Scholar Athletes program.
The final precinct is Assembly Square in Somerville.
With a new mixed-use neighborhood spurred by a
new Orange Line MBTA station, Assembly Square
is a vibrant live, work and play environment on
the Mystic River. A permanent Velodrome and BMX
track will be the anchor for an evolving path of bike

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trails on the banks of the Mystic River that will soon


stretch from the Berkshires to Boston Harbor.
A number of stand-alone venues have a rich history
of hosting important sports events:
The Country Club in Brookline has been home to three
U.S. Opens and the Ryder Cup.
Harvard Stadium, built in 1903, is the first collegiate
athletics stadium in the United States and is
designated a National Historic Landmark.
TD Garden is the home of the 17-time NBA Champion
Boston Celtics and six-time Stanley Cup Champion
Boston Bruins.
The Charles River, home to the Head of the Charles, is
the proposed venue for the triathlon.
Each of these venues is steeped in history and well
prepared to accommodate Olympic events.

Transportation
Bostons existing transportation assets and longrange transportation investment plan support its
targeted economic growth and opportunity zones,
which also align with and benefit from the plan for
Olympic venues, particularly at the key precincts in
the Waterfront Cluster and at Beacon Yards. Chief
among these key planned investments include:
South Station Expansion ($1 B)
Green Line Extension to Somerville and Medford and new
South Coast Rail to New Bedford and Fall River ($1.6 B)
Renewal of overall transit services through the investment in
new vehicles, power and signal systems ($3.5 B)
Enhanced East-West rail capacities between Worcester and
the South Boston Waterfront ($250 M)
New interchange and West Station at Beacon Yards ($160 M)
Growth in the bicycle network and supporting programs
($145 M), and
Boston Harbor dredging to accommodate growth in cruise
activity and panamax ships ($300 M).

Boston Regional Smart Model


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4.3 POST- GAMES LEGACY

4.3.1 Post-Games Legacy


Describe your expected post-Games legacy.
Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in
Boston would provide a wonderful opportunity to
build a lasting legacy not only for our city, but also
for Olympic Athletes and the Olympic Movement.
Furthermore, bidding for and hosting the 2024
Games in Boston is strategically aligned with who we
are and where we are going as a city. We see major
legacy opportunities in hosting the Games, including:
A Legacy for the Athletes:
Developing a national program that would link Olympic
Athletes with the higher education and employer
communities to ensure their professional development
and long term financial security.

A Legacy for the Local Economy:


Creating jobs and positioning the region for more rapid
and sustained recovery from economic downturns.
Accelerating $5 billion of transportation improvements,
including rail connection from the South Boston
Waterfront to the Back Bay, with super stations at
Beacon Yards and Columbia Point.
Creating a new neighborhood with commercial and
residential opportunities at Midtown, connected to
transit and transportation and linking the South End to
South Boston.
Reclaiming under-utilized land at Midtown, at Columbia
Point and at Beacon Yards and transforming it into
new linkages between neighborhoods and institutions,
connecting innovation and people, and creating
the infrastructure for smart blocks of mixed-use
development at those same precincts.

Connecting Paralympic Athletes with our life science


and medical communities to enhance not only their
performance but their quality of life.
A Legacy for the Olympic Movement:
Educating and exciting future generations about all
Olympic sports through youth programs, academic
curriculum and increased public support for
Olympic Athletes.
Restoring an Olympic tradition of Games for the
Athletes in scale and appropriate to place.
Protecting the Olympic brand by delivering a
responsible, prudent and inclusive Olympic Games.
A Legacy for the Community:
Creating 3,000 to 4,000 new units of affordable
workforce housing.
Developing an Olympic health curriculum for our
public schools that would educate children about the
importance of nutrition and exercise.
Building a world-class regional smart planning
model that informs urban planning and promotes
sustainability, resiliency and durability on the city and
regional scale.
Accelerating the ambitious plans of our public
universitys Boston campus to become a first-class
research university with 6,000 to 10,000 campus
residents in the heart of the city.

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INTERNATIONAL
COMMUNIC ATIONS
NARR ATIVE

5.1

SWOT ANALYSIS

5.1.1 SWOT Analysis


Provide a SWOT Analysis of your city. This should be
a realistic assessment of the strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities and threats your city could leverage or
have to confront during the international bid process.
Please also specifically address how you would
respond to questions about weaknesses or threats.
Strengths
Here in Boston, the Olympic Spirit is in our DNA.
We have many inherent strengths that we believe
make us the ideal host for the 2024 Olympic and
Paralympic Games.
We Are Conveners: Boston gathers the youth of the world
every year when 250,000 students come from around the
globe to our colleges and universities. We know how to
harness their energy and inspire their imaginations.
We Love Sport: Boston is a city obsessed with sports.
From professional teams to amateur athletics to youth
leagues, we play, we coach, we watch, we cheer and we
celebrate every victory. Whether at Fenway Park, at a
collegiate swim meet, in a high school gymnasium or on
a youth soccer pitch dominated by enthusiastic fiveyear-olds, we celebrate competition, sportsmanship and
athletics from a very young age.
We Are Innovators: Boston is an international hub
for research, technology and medical advancements,
generating the most innovation per capita per square
mile of any city in the world. Our academic, medical
and technology infrastructures are incubators for
great minds to push the limits of human thinking,
resulting in our states consistent top five ranking in
annual patent production.
We Are Compact: Boston is a walkable city, with one of
the highest percentages of pedestrian commuters in the
United States. Furthermore, we are connected by highways
and rail lines that connect people through the heart of
the city and allow us to deliver the majority of Olympic
events within three square miles.
We Have the Political Will: Led by Boston Mayor Martin
Walsh, government leaders from Boston and around
Massachusetts have indicated that they are supportive
of the bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Local mayors, state legislators, Governor Deval Patrick and
members of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation
have been open to discussion and are interested in
moving forward in the due diligence process.

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We Are an International Destination: In 2013, Boston


and Cambridge hosted 19,000,000 total domestic and
international visitors, including 1,282,000 visitors
from overseas.
We Have the Physical Capacity: A feasibility study of a
2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games began in 2013. A
special legislative commission comprised of appointees
from the public and private sectors issued a report in
February 2014 which found that it would be feasible
for Boston and Massachusetts to host the 2024 Games
given the alignment between Olympic specifications and
existing economic development strategies, existing and
future hotel capacity, planned infrastructure investments
and workforce housing goals.
We Are a Living Monument: The Boston Common
became our countrys first public park in 1634. Harvard
University, Americas first institution of higher learning,
was founded in 1636. The Boston Public Library became
the countrys first free library in 1654. The countrys first
African-American meeting house was constructed here
in 1806. The MBTA is the nations first subway system,
starting travel in 1897 the same year the Boston
Marathon brought the sport to the United States. Fenway
Park, the nations oldest Major League Baseball park still
in use, held its inaugural game in 1912. Amidst a flurry of
forward movement, new construction and future planning,
our foundation is a tribute to a series of firsts, dating back
to the countrys earliest days.
We Are a City for the Peoplefor All People: Boston has
the most celebrated open-space network in the country.
The Boston Common, the Emerald Necklace, the Esplanade
and the Rose Kennedy Greenway provide a beautiful
and welcoming way for residents and visitors to connect
and enjoy the citys natural aesthetic. Furthermore,
Boston is a disabled-accessible city, with strict new-build
guidelines on accessibility and a commitment to making
even the oldest existing attractions welcoming to all
of our visitorsincluding Bostons most popular tourist
attraction, the Freedom Trail, which is accessible to
wheelchairs for its entire length.
We Strive to Be Ever BetterCitius, Altius, Fortius:
Boston is a proud city that constantly strives to be
Faster, Higher, Stronger. Yes, we are proud of our firstrate academic and medical institutions. Yes, we celebrate
our hometown sports teams and local heroes. However,
we never rest in our constant quest to be better. We
are never satisfied with last years success. We are ever
focused on driving forward. We know that hosting the
2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is a catalyst that
will deliver the next generation of big ideas in our
constant pursuit of excellence.

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Opportunities
Hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic
Games would present a host of opportunities
for Boston, including:
Economic Development: Every sector of the Boston
and Massachusetts economy can benefit from hosting
the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. From longneeded infrastructure improvements to enhancements
on the campuses of our colleges and universities to
transportation upgrades that will help move people and
goods throughout the Commonwealth, the Games will be
a catalyst for growth and advancement.
Employment: Construction jobs are just the beginning
of the employment story. The five leading industries of
the Massachusetts economyFinancial Services, Higher
Education, Technology, Health Care & Life Sciences, and
Travel & Tourismall have the opportunity to play a
role not only in the Games themselves, but also in the
preparation for and legacy of the Games, from skills
training to innovative product and service development
that will be employed through and beyond 2024.
International Tourism: The opportunity to convene
the youth of the world in Boston is rivaled only by the
opportunity to showcase our city to the hundreds of
millions of viewers watching from around the globe. The
marketing opportunity of this scale for Bostons tourism
industry is truly once in a lifetime.
Neighborhood Development and Regeneration: With
the entire City of Boston acting as the Olympic Park, we
have the ability to connect every neighborhood to the
benefits of hosting the Games. From job opportunities and
skills training and the addition of student and workforce
housing, to increased participation in cultural activities
and the promotion of diversity and inclusion, the positive
impact on Bostons neighborhoods will be significant.
Improved Infrastructure: The legacy of hosting the
Games is most visibly identified by the improved
physical character of Greater Boston. Greater Boston will
take an exponential leap forward with a new Midtown
mixed-use neighborhood in the heart of the city, a new
student village at our public university, a renovated
public golf course at Franklin Park and the opportunity
to transform Somerville into the cycling capital of
Americain addition to all the major transportation and
transit upgrades that are already planned but need a
catalyst to complete.

Promotion of Diversity: Boston is proudly a minoritymajority city, where 53 percent of the population
is made up of people of color. Hosting the 2024
Olympic and Paralympic Games presents an enormous
opportunity to celebrate our proud diversity and
foster a deeper understanding of the communities
that make Boston a culturally rich city built on
immigrant traditions.
Expansion of Volunteerism: As the hub for 250,000
college students who descend on Boston every year,
we are uniquely positioned to tap into a magnificent
volunteer base. Hosting the 2024 Olympic and
Paralympic Games would motivate us to engage
with Generation Z years before they matriculate to
their respective universities, excite them about the
opportunity to participate and tap into their energy,
ideas and inherent ability to connect socially. We
can inspire them to be early ambassadors for the
Olympic Movement.
Education of Youth: Preparing to host the 2024
Olympic and Paralympic Games presents us with a
living syllabus. We have an opportunity to employ a
statewide Olympic history curriculum in our schools,
bring athletes into our classrooms and excite young
minds about the past, present and future of Olympism.
Increased Participation in Sport, including of
Disabled People: Growing excitement in the years
leading up to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic
Games in Boston will inspire and engage the next
generation of youth in sport and athletics. Boston will
continue to deliver strong youth sports programs, as
well as develop new curricula focused on the Games
for athletes of all abilities.
International Status: Boston, once labeled the Hub
of the Universe, is very proud of its ability to draw
visitors, students and new residents from around
the globe. They come here for new opportunities, for
exposure to some of the best thinking and for the
excellent quality of life. However, Bostonians see the
2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games as a way to
elevate our international stature. The 2024 Games will
put Boston and all of our assets on a world stage like
no other opportunity in our history.

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Weaknesses and Threats


While the positive opportunities catalyzed by
hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games
far outweigh the challenges, Boston would put
plans in place to deal with the realities of hosting
the Games, including:
Land Acquisition and Control: Early indications show
that public and academic entities (which control the
majority of the land Boston would need to host the
Games) are willing and able to cooperate. However, we
want to manage these relationships and processes very
carefully so as not to run into any complications related
to venue siting and transportation planning. We are
working in close concert with city, state and quasi-public
entities to ensure a smooth and predictable process.
Community Concerns: Since we are at the very
beginning stages of socializing the idea of hosting
the 2024 Games among our local community, there
are many questions and concerns about any negative
impact on the local community. To ease concerns
about making this a Games hosted by the whole
city, not just parts of it, we are committed to
a transparent and open conversation with
community groups and have dedicated
resources to fostering a dialogue
that is fact-based and takes into
consideration the needs of
the community.

Optics of the Cost of the Games: Given recent media


reports about large scale sporting events and the
financial impacts on their host communities, people
in Massachusetts and Boston are in need of a realistic
education about the costs of the 2024 Olympic and
Paralympic Games. As part of our public relations
strategy, we will work from a realistic budget number
to manage expectations, clearly divide the costs
between public and private expenditures and actively
communicate the benefits of bidding for and hosting
the Games.

5.2

OUR CITYS VISION

5.2.1 Our Citys Vision


Discuss your plan regarding the development of the
narrative of your citys vision for hosting the Games,
indicating in broad terms how your city will benefit the
Olympic and Paralympic movements as well as
the long range plans of your city.
Boston is united behind its commitment to
delivering a transformative and sustainable 2024
Games. In particular, Bostons higher education
community is ready to make a profound impact in
the lives of Olympic and Paralympic athletes now
and through 2024. The Commonwealths academic
institutions will offer Olympian and Paralympian
educational opportunities to increase job placement
and combat economic hardship faced by athletes
during and after their competitive careers. Bostons
students view the Olympics and Paralympics as the
catalyst for a social change movement that inspires
the worlds youth. Bostons colleges and universities
are already developing a K-12 and college-level
curricula to promote the Olympic values and
enhance education through sport.
Bostons research labs, world-class medical
centers, and technology-driven economy will
bring unprecedented innovation to the planning
and delivery of the 2024 Games, as well as an
unparalleled experience for Olympians and
Paralympians. As just one example, Massachusettsbased institutions such as Spaulding Rehabilitation
Hospital, the Institute for Human Centered Design,
and MITs Herr Lab have served Paralympians for
more than two decades and are developing the
next generation of adaptive sports technology for
the 2024 Paralympic Games. Powered by Bostons
technological leadership, the US Paralympic Team
will achieve greater competitive success and the
elevated platform for the Paralympics will allow it
to achieve greater financial success.

Boston also has a sustainable Games model with a


responsible, achievable budget and legacy owners
for Olympic and Paralympic venues. Bostons
uniquely walkable layout with venues clustered
around the waterfront and university precincts
leverages the entire Boston city center as the
Olympic Park. The master plan for the Boston
Games places 28 of 33 Olympic venues within a
10 kilometer radius. The Harborwalk, the citys 47
miles of walkable waterfront, provides a unique
transportation route for pedestrians and bikers.
The Harborwalk also offers visitors with a seamless
connection to the Freedom Trail, the Rose Kennedy
Greenway, and the Emerald Necklace park system.
We firmly believe that Boston 2024 can provide
a blueprint for future host cities as to the master
planning of the Games, delivery of the Games, and,
most importantly, the experience of the athletes.
Our bid is also an opportunity to initiate a
community discussion around the vision for
Boston in 2024, in 2030, the 400th anniversary of
the founding of Boston, and beyond. Hosting the
Games will be motivation to work collaboratively to
plan for and achieve this vision. The Olympics and
Paralympics will serve to accelerate investments
in transportation and smart mobility as well as
affordable housing that are necessary to continue
to attract the top talent behind our innovation
economy. Our proposed Olympic precincts
especially at Columbia Point, Fort Point, and
Beacon Yards represent new opportunities for
development in the heart of the city that will serve
as critical connections between currently divided
neighborhoods. Hosting the Games will also
showcase Boston as a global hub for education,
health care, and innovation. Welcoming the world
to Boston for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is
also a chance to attract new artists, educators, and
entrepreneurs and inspire our own young people
who are at the foundation of our communitys
vibrant and diverse culture.

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5.3

UNIQUE AND COMPELLING CITY EXPERIENCES

5.3.1 Unique and Compelling City Experiences


Describe the unique and compelling experiences
that each of the audiencesincluding athletes,
media, International Federations, National Olympic
Committees, IOC members, sponsors, dignitaries,
spectators, workforce members and volunteers
will enjoy in your city.
The most geographically compact Olympic and
Paralympic Games held in the modern era will
provide much more than unprecedented proximity
to venues and events for each of our many
important audiences. With our entire city comprising
the Olympic Park, we will facilitate a central hub
from which all of Bostons (and New Englands)
world-class offerings in culture, innovation,
academics, geographical beauty and more will be
accessible and easily within reach.
Included in this unique experience, our guests
will encounter:
Boston at Eye-Level: This city is meant to be
experienced on foot; theres a reason we are among
the most walkable cities in the U.S. and have one of
the highest percentage of pedestrian commuters in
the country. Boston is a city that has been physically
transformed with the pedestrian in mind, with
greenways and bike lanes replacing highways and
overpasses. In a single afternoon stroll, our guests can
experience the bustle of the South Boston Waterfront
and the beauty of our public gardens. They can retrace
the steps of our earliest settlers downtown and behold
cutting-edge tech breakthroughs in Cambridge. To walk
Boston is to prove that, sometimes, its about the journey
and not the destination.

World-Class Cultural Offerings: From the stunning


collections housed within the Museum of Fine Arts to
one of the nations largest centers for contemporary
performing and visual arts at Mass MoCA nestled at
the foothills of the Berkshires; from the vaulted halls
of the Boston Symphony Orchestra to sidewalk jazz
performances by Berklee College of Music students,
and pop concerts overlooking the Charles River at
the Hatch Shell and the rolling hills of Tanglewood in
Western Massachusetts; from Broadway-caliber theater
to incredible street performancesBoston and the
broader Commonwealth offers unparalleled cultural
excursions and events for all interests and ages.
Access to Academic Institutions: We will open
the doors of many of our prestigious colleges and
universities within the greater Boston area, including
Harvard and MIT, so that our guests from around the
world can experience firsthand the thought leadership,
breakthroughs and innovation taking place within our
classrooms, lecture halls and labs each day.
Local Culinary Charm: Boston is truly an international
city, but at our core we also boast an intensely local
identity when it comes to our regional cuisine, inspired
by and culled from the vast bounties of fish and
shellfish that populate our waters. We want to share
the comfort of a cup of New England clam chowder
with the world, sit communally at a picnic table and eat
lobsters with plastic bibs and host authentic clambakes
on the beach.
A Gateway to New England: Within a short road trip
or quick train or bus ride, many of the unique natural
gifts of New England await our guests and during the
precise time of the year when theyre in full bloom: the
craggy shores and idyllic countrysides of Maine, pristine
beaches and rolling dunes of Cape Cod, lush forests and
Green Mountains of Vermont and the majestic harbor
and waterfront vistas of Newport. There is nothing
quite like summer in New England.

5.4

DELIVERY OF THE GAMES

5.4.1 Delivery of the Games


Explain the most significant challenges to the
development, management and delivery of Games
venues and infrastructure, and Games operations in
your city.
Our primary planning principle is Compact Games
in a Compact City. The Boston 2024 Olympic
and Paralympic Games will be a compact and
walkable Games; the City of Boston will be our
Olympic Park. With that planning objective
comes a great opportunity and our most significant
challenges to the development, management
and delivery of Games venues, infrastructure and
Games operations. We have a long track record,
however, of delivering context-sensitive design
and construction of major infrastructure and
redevelopment projects that improve the quality
of life and competitiveness of our city, as well as
a century of experience hosting major events that
attract millions of visitors annually.
The vast majority of our competition and noncompetition venues are located on land controlled
by public entities and the citys great academic
institutionsminimizing the requirements for
private land acquisition. For areas like Midtown, we
must relocate key transit and public works functions.
While this is a requirement for use of the land, we
will demonstrate that these relocations represent
opportunities for consolidation of facilities, new
efficiency of operations and the unlocking of legacy
real estate value.

The challenges for Games management are again


related to the compactness of the venues: the
business of the city and all its residents must go
on. We have excellent transit and transportation
infrastructure in place and a plan for both
temporary and permanent improvements that will
support the simultaneous essential functions of
the city. Our legacy planning model and transport
management systems will provide predictable
outcomes for mobility, security and emergency
services, unparalleled in Games history.
We will be able to draw on a highly educated and
energetic local workforce, including our large
college-age populations. We will strive to surpass
all previous Olympics in the effective training of
volunteers. Our universities have already stepped
forward with initiatives for recruitment and training.
And, we will deliver. We are doers who are focused
on the big challengewith extraordinary expertise
in technology, the commitment of our great
institutions and business leaders and the relentless
perseverance of a proud people that embraces the
Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Introduction

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2.1

Location and Usage

2.1.1 Location/Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.1.2 Current Ownership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.1.3 Current Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.1.4 Access for Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.1.5 Obtaining the Land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.1.6 Securing a Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.1.7 Adaptations of the Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.1.8 Permitting Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.1.9 Owner after Completion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.1.10 Proposed Perimeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2.1.11 Construction Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.1.12 Stadium to OC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.1.13 Returned to Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.1.14 Risks of Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.1.15 Planned Renovations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.1.16 Pre-Games Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

2.2 Legacy

10

2.2.1 Planned Post-Games Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10


2.2.2 Design for Post-Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

2.3 Financials

12

2.3.1 Contribution of Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12


2.3.2 Financing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.3.3 Cost Estimates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.3.4 Cost for Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.3.5 Budget for Decommissioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2.3.6 Budget for Retrofit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

3.4 Financials

2.3.7 Cost Estimators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13


2.3.8 Budget for Community Engagement . . . . . . . . 13

3.4.1 Financial Viability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

2.3.9 Shared Financing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

2.4 Design

31

3.4.2 Land Cost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31


3.4.3 Cost Estimates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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3.4.4 Proposed Financing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31


2.4.1 Seating Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

3.5

2.4.2 Existing Utility Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Athletes Village

32

2.4.3 Existing Roof Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14


2.4.4 Environmental Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2.4.5 Accessibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
2.4.6 Seismology Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

2.5 Olympic Stadium

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4.1

Location and Usage

36

4.1.1 Proposed IBC/MPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36


4.1.2 Current Ownership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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3.1

Location and Usage

4.1.3 Number of Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37


4.1.4 Proposed Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

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4.1.5 Current Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37


4.1.6 Utility Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

3.1.1 Location/Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

4.1.7 Facility Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

3.1.2 Current Ownership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

4.1.8 Building Metrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

3.1.3 Current Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24


3.1.4 Obtaining the Land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
3.1.5 Construction Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
3.1.6 Environmental Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
3.1.7 Developer Proposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
3.1.8 Developer Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
3.1.9 Building Metrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
3.1.10 Permanent Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

4.2 Transport

38

4.2.1 Transit Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38


4.2.2 Additional Transport Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . 38

4.3 Legacy

39

4.3.1 Planned Post-Games Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

3.1.11 Utility Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

4.4 IBC/MPC
3.2 Legacy

3.2.1 Post-Games Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

3.3 Transport

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3.3.1 Access Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30


3.3.2 Transport Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
3.3.3 Internal Roadways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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5.1

Chart 1 Key Olympic Venues

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Introduction

1.1 INTRODUCTION

The Boston 2024 team is delighted to submit


our Key Venue Plan. We recognize that the
Olympic Stadium, the Athletes Village and the
International Broadcast Center/Main Press Center
represent strategic anchors for the Games as
well as important commitments of physical and
financial resources.
Our proposals for these three anchors reflect
our commitment to three fundamental
planning principles:
Put the athletes and the sports first by offering a
compact Games
Plan for meaningful and appropriate legacy in key
infrastructure and venues look forward to 2030 and
look back to 2024.
Add value to the core of the city, building a consistently
more livable, sustainable and innovative city.
The Olympic Stadium at Midtown, the Athletes
Village at Columbia Point/UMass Boston and the
IBC/MPC at the South Boston Waterfront form a
triangle, the sides of which are approximately one
mile. Each of these anchors is planned for legacy:
At Midtown, key infrastructure improvements will
be the catalyst for the legacy development of a new
mixed-use neighborhood in the heart of the city.
The Athletes Village will provide six thousand beds
of legacy housing for UMass Boston, transforming the
citys only public research university into a residential
campus with greater opportunities for teaching and
research expansion.
The IBC/MPC at the South Boston Waterfront is in
the heart of the innovation economy with a building
infrastructure readily convertible for science and
technology uses.
We are always open to your input and
improvements. We look forward to your review of
our submission and to making the Boston Olympic
Plan even better.

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LOCATION AND USAGE

Boston Midtown is the hub of the Boston 2024


Olympic Plan. It will house the Olympic Stadium and
plaza a 14 acre gathering place for ceremonies
and celebration. Midtown is connected to Downtown
Boston, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston Harbor
and South Station by the restored Dorchester Avenue
Olympic Boulevard for the Games.

Olympic Boulevard will be a pedestrian passageway


lined with new construction along the expanded
South Station head house and redevelopment
and temporary hospitality barges in the Fort Point
Channel for both visiting National Organizing
Committees and Corporate Sponsors. This will be
the pedestrian spine for the 2024 Games with
capacity for thousands of guests and revelers.

DOWNTOWN
BOSTON

CHARLES RIVER

BOSTON HARBOR

SOUTH
STATION

OLYMPIC BOULEVARD

MPC

SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

IBC
BCEC

OLYMPIC PLAZA

OLYMPIC
STADIUM

I-93

JOE MOAKLEY
PARK
OLD HARBOR
ATHLETES
VILLAGE

UMASS BOSTON
COLUMBIA POINT

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2.1.1 Location/Areas

2.1.2 Current Ownership

Where is the proposed location and how many acres


does it cover (including for ceremonies, broadcast and
operations compounds and spectator areas?
The Olympic Stadium is at Midtown in the heart of
the city and 1.25 miles from the Athletes Village.
The proposed stadium is new construction of a
temporary venue located in Midtown. The entire
site is 56.2 acres including areas for ceremonies,
broadcast, operations compounds and seating areas.

Who owns the land/stadium?


The proposed site is controlled by five
principal owners:
A

City of Boston controls 17.8 acres

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the MBTA and


Commonwealth of Massachusetts Highways - 25.9 acres

New Boston Food Market - 16.4 acres

ART Mortgage Borrower - 4.7 acres

National Railroad Passenger - 1.4 acres

C
25%
50
7

10

A
27%

12
6

B
39%

5
9

11
2

47
49
55

INFLUENCE AREA

PUBLIC ENTITY [ TAX EXEMPT ]

PRIVATE ENTITY

Land Control Diagram


Diagrammatic Map

E
2%

D
7%

Land Owner Diagram


Diagrammatic Pie Chart

A: CITY OF BOSTON

B: COMMONWEALTH OF
MASS MBTA/HIGHWAYS

207,469 SF

79,878 SF

12,590 SF

12

1,004,590 SF

428,642 SF

49
55

22,927 SF

13,350 SF

10

30,476 SF

11

930 SF

C: NEW BOSTON
FOOD MARKET

387,367 SF

327,701 SF

47

157,919 SF

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37,180 SF

D: ART MORTGAGE
BORROWER

206,736 SF

E: NATIONAL RAILROAD
PASSENGER

50

60,382 SF

2.1 LOCATION AND USAGE CONTINUED

2.1.3 Current Use


What is the current use of the land/stadium?
The five principal parcels are used as follows:
City of Boston uses 17.8 acres for public works storage,
a parking garage salt shed and a tow lot.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts uses 2.0 acres
for maintenance; the MBTA uses 23.1 acres for bus
maintenance, fueling and washing and for train set
maintenance; .85 acre controlled by Commonwealth of
Massachusetts Highways is unused.
New Boston Food Market uses 16.4 acres for a
wholesale food distribution facility. The New Boston
Food Market is a cooperative, and the facility is
currently underutilized and for sale.
ART Mortgage Borrower controls 4.7 acres which
houses a cold storage facility related to the New
Boston Food Market.
National Railroad Passenger controls a segment of rail
bed totaling 1.4 acres.
2.1.4 Access for Use
What access for use has been negotiated?
Boston 2024 has had detailed discussions with
senior representatives of the Commonwealth,
the MBTA, Amtrak and the City of Boston about
relocation of existing facilities and overbuild of
existing rail lines. Discussions have been positive
with all involved agencies who are supportive of
the planning initiatives.

2.1.5 Obtaining the Land


What is the process required to obtain the land
for development?
The process for land assembly for the Olympic
Stadium at Midtown will include several strategies:
It is proposed that land currently controlled by
the City of Boston and by the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts will be assembled by means of the
expanded authority of existing public agencies or
the creation of a new public agency dedicated to this
task. Maintenance and service functions currently
located on these parcels will be relocated off site
in a consolidated configuration with other similar
functions to achieve operational efficiency.
Privately held land, controlled by the New Boston Food
Market and ART Mortgage Borrower, is currently being
offered for sale. It is anticipated that this land can be
obtained and consolidated with the surrounding public
parcels under a single authority.
Air-rights above rail tracks used by both the MBTA and
Amtrak will be secured, and those air-rights will be
consolidated with the surrounding parcels under the
same authority.
2.1.6 Securing a Lease
For an existing stadium, what are the steps required
to secure a lease for use?
Not applicable. Boston 2024 proposes new,
temporary stadium construction.

2.1 LOCATION AND USAGE CONTINUED

SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

DOWNTOWN
BOSTON

MIDTOWN

Aerial Photograph
Midtown looking northeast

2.1.7 Adaptations of the Stadium


What exclusive and non-exclusive use is required in
order to achieve the adaptations of the stadium and
the use of the stadium for test events and the Games?
Not applicable. Boston 2024 proposes new,
temporary stadium construction.
2.1.8 Permitting Challenges
What challenges are anticipated for permitting
(zoning, environmental, etc.) for the construction,
pre-Games and post-Games deconstruction or retrofit
and use?
Boston 2024 anticipates proposal of Olympic
legislation that would facilitate permitting and
entitlement. The entitlement process will include

significant community engagement with local


elected officials, the surrounding neighborhood, as
well as business and institutional leaders.
2.1.9 Owner after Completion
Who would own the stadium when completed or
when would it be returned to the current
owners/tenant?
Boston 2024 anticipates that the land and
infrastructure improvements will be controlled
by a public authority. All improvements will be
controlled by the same authority for the duration
of the 2024 Games.
We anticipate that the northwest quadrant of the
overall site will be developed prior to the Games
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uses. Following conclusion of the Games, the


temporary stadium will be dismantled and the
entire site will be privately developed with
additional retail, residential and office uses. Total
capacity for the site is programmed at over 6 million
square feet. Part of the Olympic practice fields will
be converted to public playing fields.

2.1.10 Proposed Perimeter


What is the proposed perimeter for the stadium and
support facilities?
The map diagram below indicates the secure
perimeter for Midtown.

SECURE PERIMETER
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
S1

SPECTATOR ENTRANCE

A1

ATHLETE ENTRANCE

G1

WORKFORCE ENTRANCE

PROPOSED HOTEL,
RESIDENTIAL, AND
RETAIL DEVELOPMENT

S1

S1
G1

A1

C1

Security Diagram
Diagrammatic Map

V1
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G1

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100

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2.1.11 Construction Period

2.1.15 Planned Renovations

What is the proposed construction period?


We anticipate the following baseline schedule:
Demo/Remediation/Site Preparation

6-12 months

Base Scheme for Temporary


Stadium Construction

12-18 months

2.1.12 Stadium to OC
When would the stadium be handed over to the
organizing committee?
We anticipate that the stadium will be complete
and available to the Organizing Committee
approximately 6 months before commencement of
the 2024 Olympic Games.

If the stadium is existing, have any renovations or


additions taken place recently, or are any planned?
Not applicable. Boston 2024 proposes new,
temporary stadium construction.
2.1.16 Pre-Games Usage
Will the stadium be used by the owner between
completion of construction and Olympic handover?
The Olympic Stadium will be used for test events
between completion of construction and
Olympic handover.

2.1.13 Returned to Owner


When would the stadium be handed back to the
owner/tenant?
Not applicable. Boston 2024 proposes new,
temporary stadium construction.
2.1.14 Risks of Agreement
What risks of agreement with owners or partners and
or delivery should be considered for the stadium?
Several agreements with current land owners must
be achieved to complete land assembly:
Relocation strategies for existing facilities controlled
by the City of Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
and the MBTA must be planned and implemented.
Control of privately held parcels must be completed.
In addition, entitlements for post-Games use must
be implemented.

2.2 LEGACY

2.2.1 Planned Post-Games Use


What is the planned post-Games use?
Post-Games, the infrastructure improvements
delivered as part of the Olympic Stadium
development will be the catalyst for development
of a new Midtown neighborhood, repairing the scar
in urban fabric from the 19th and 20th century rail
and highway construction. Transit improvements
of heavy rail, improvements of I-93, interchange
connections and the construction of an overbuild
platform will form the foundation for significant
mixed-use development. Over a series of phases,
we envision retail, residential and office uses
developed by the private sector in a grid of streets
with Olympic Boulevard as the spine. First phase of
work will be conversion of below platform areas to
parking, required as soon as possible to support the
expanded Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Future phases will include smart blocks of mixeduse development with new streets, green open
space, diversity of housing and opportunities for
office and retail development within one mile of
South Station.
2.2.2 Design for Post-Games
What is the design for post-Games use?
The transit infrastructure provided for the Olympic
Games, including rail access to South Station,
overbuild above MBTA tracks, public plaza space
connecting to Fort Point Channel, and surrounding
roadway improvements, will enable development
of a new neighborhood in the heart of the city. In
addition, approximately 2,000 parking spaces will
be provided in the volume below the dismantled
stadium to support the enlarged Boston Convention
and Exhibition Center.

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MIXED - USE DEVELOPMENT

MIXED - USE DEVELOPMENT (COMPLETE 2021)

RETAIL
RESIDENTIAL
HOTELS (800 KEYS )

425,000 SF
600,000 SF
520,000 SF

RETAIL
RESIDENTIAL
OFFICE

MIXED - USE DEVELOPMENT

MIXED - USE DEVELOPMENT

RETAIL
RESIDENTIAL
OFFICE

50,000 SF
500,000 SF
500,000 SF

RETAIL
OFFICE

100,000 SF
675,000 SF
500,000 SF

25,000 SF
500,000 SF

MIDTOWN PARK

MIXED - USE DEVELOPMENT

RETAIL
RESIDENTIAL

100,000 SF
2,300,000 SF

Midtown Legacy
Diagrammatic Map

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2.3.1 Contribution of Owner

2.3.3 Cost Estimates

What contribution will the owner/tenant make toward


construction?
The stadium site will be controlled by a public
building authority or agency, either existing or to
be formed. Acquisition and improvements will be
financed by the issuance of bonds supported by
value creation for private development - the first
phase of which will be initiated before construction
of the Olympic Stadium.

What are the cost estimates for completion of the


Games facility?
We currently have two cost estimates depending
on legacy use:
Option 1: The following costs are currently estimated
for construction of a temporary 60,000 seat
Olympic Stadium at Midtown. The site will have
legacy development.

2.3.2 Financing

Who will finance the design/construction?


Design and construction of the stadium will be
financed through a combination of the OCOG
budget and private funding. The financing will
utilize tax increment financing (TIF) bonds that
will be supported by land lease payments from
land value and new real estate tax revenues from
future buildings developed. Initially, a public
authority (e.g., City of Boston affiliated Industrial
Development Authority) will fund land acquisition
and infrastructure costs while the OCOG budget will
assume the costs associated with the construction
and restoration of the temporary stadium structure,
Olympics back-of-house and warm-up areas. A
private sector development group will be selected
for the proposed development of the project that
will provide funds to pay for the debt service on the
initial financing utilized for land acquisition and
infrastructure costs.

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- Land Acquisition

$85M

- Olympic Stadium
$436.3M
(includes site preparation, utilities, construction
and temporary overlay)

Option 2: The following costs are currently estimated


for construction of a new 60,000 seat Olympic Stadium
at Midtown with a legacy use for professional soccer
(23,000 seats).

- Land Acquisition

$85M

- Olympic Stadium
$572.8M
(includes site preparation, utilities, construction
and temporary overlay)
2.3.4 Cost for Use
What are the costs for use of the stadium?

Boston 2024 proposes new construction for the


Olympic Stadium; costs for use of the stadium and
operational costs will be determined in the context
of financing and ownership.

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2.3.5 Budget for Decommissioning


What is the budget for decommissioning, dismantling
and recycling of materials?
The temporary stadium and all seating requirements
will be rented. All structural requirements will be
reused as part of legacy development.
2.3.6 Budget for Retrofit
What is the budget for retrofitting the stadium
and/or the site for post-Games use? Who would
bear this cost?
We have identified conversion cost for the two
different legacy options:
Option 1: removal of stadium is included in rental
cost. Minimal removal of temporary facilities is
required at $5M.
Option 2: reduction to a 23,000 seat stadium for use by
a professional soccer franchise is estimated at $59M.
2.3.7 Cost Estimators
Who are the cost estimators?
Cost estimating to date has been provided by
Suffolk Construction with review and other
preconstruction services provided by Turner
Construction, Boston. Suffolk Construction
is a national construction management firm
headquartered in Boston with main offices in the
Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and West regions.
Turner Construction Company is one of the largest
construction management companies in the United
States with a construction volume of $9B in 2012.
Turner has a long history in sports facility
construction, beginning in 1909 with the companys
first major sports project, the Promenade for
Harvard Stadium. Turner has since been recognized
as an industry leader, providing services for
professional and collegiate stadiums, ballparks,
arenas, and training facilities, as well as speedways,
racetracks and tennis centers. For more than 15
years, Engineering News Record has ranked Turner
as one of the top Sports Builders in the United

States. Some notable projects include Madison


Square Garden, the redevelopment of Soldier Field,
and Yankee Stadium. Projects under construction
or recently completed include Levis Stadium (San
Francisco 49ers), Livestrong Sporting Park (Sporting
Kansas City of the MLS) and The University of
Washington Husky Stadium Renovations.
Temporary Stadium Costs were developed
in detail by Nussli Group, a leading, globally
operating supplier in the field of temporary and
modular construction.
2.3.8 Budget for Community Engagement
What is the budget for community engagement
related to the construction of the stadium?
We propose a $5M budget to allow the Committee
to conduct a significant community engagement
effort. We also expect that there will be an
independent consultant team that works on behalf
of the community to review all real and potential
impacts of the stadium.
2.3.9 Shared Financing
If financing of the stadium is shared, what is the
percentage for each partner?
We have determined that the OCOG budget will
finance approximately 33% ($173M) of cost of the
stadium. These funds will be used for construction
of the temporary stadium structure, Olympics backof-house, warm-up areas, rent and restoration of
the area post-Games. The additional $345M (67%)
needed for land acquisition and infrastructure
upgrades will use tax increment financing bonds
secured by new tax revenues generated from the
mixed use developments as well as land lease
payment from private developers, including
payments for a ~2,000 space commuter parking
structure to be developed in conjunction with the
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.

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2.4 DESIGN

2.4.1 Seating Capacity


What is the proposed seating capacity for Games use?
The proposed seating capacity for the Olympic
Games is 60,000.
2.4.2 Existing Utility Infrastructure
What existing utility infrastructure would serve the
stadium?
The proposed stadium location is in an area of the
city well served by infrastructure. The areas to the
west and east of the site are densely developed and
supported by regional utility systems that traverse
portions of the site or are located in public corridors
at the perimeter of the site.
Water: Multiple water systems are available on
Frontage Road to the west of the site and Dorchester
Avenue to the east of the site. As many as five 12-inch
looped water systems exist in immediate proximity
to the site. These systems are cross-connected to
the north and south of the site increasing system
redundancy and reliability in the case of a break on
any of the subject segments. The proposed stadium is
anticipated to require approximately 170,000 gallons
of water per day. Based on discussions with the Boston
Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC), this can be
accommodated via the existing infrastructure.
Sanitary Sewer: Sanitary sewer capacity in the
proposed stadium location is also robust. The site is
bordered by two sanitary collectors that are directed to
the main sanitary tunnel between the city and the Deer
Island Regional Treatment Facility. Over the last decade,
the BWSC has undertaken a program of separating
sewerage and drainage in the areas to the south of
the city center. In parallel, the Massachusetts Water
Resources Authority (MWRA) has upgraded the regional
collection system. These improvements have resulted in
increased system capacity. BWSC indicates that capacity
exists for the 170,000 gallons per day of anticipated
wastewater flow related to the stadium venue.
Telecom/Data: Frontage Road and Dorchester Avenue,
immediately proximate to the site, include regional
data loops that connect to long haul fiber via local
network switches in Boston.

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Drainage: A portion of the Dorchester Brook Conduit,


a major local drain collector, is within the site
limits. Construction of the stadium venue will likely
require relocation of a portion of this line. Relocation
will include provision of direct connections to the
facility storm water systems. The proposed rainfall
management and treatment system for the venue will
include facilities to treat runoff from roof, plaza and
paved areas and infiltration features that will recharge
the underlying groundwater table. Spill prevention
functionality will be included at loading and service
areas to protect the aquifer.
2.4.3 Existing Roof Modifications
For an existing stadium, what is the plan for the roof?
Not applicable. Boston 2024 proposes new,
temporary stadium construction.
2.4.4 Environmental Conditions
What are the existing site conditions? Provide a study
of environmental conditions and water tables that
could impact construction and/or costs.
Like much of the City of Boston, the site represents
filled tidelands. The water table is at +10.0 with the
approximate ground elevation sloping from +17.5 to
+15.5 in respect to the Boston city base elevation.
All new permanent construction will require deep
foundation technologies with which this planning
and construction team has extensive experience
throughout the city and particularly in the South
Boston Waterfront.
The site conditions are diverse as the site has been
used for multiple purposes:
service and maintenance of MBTA buses and trains
service and storage of City of Boston Public
Works vehicles
active retail lines
wholesale food distribution facilities.
We do not, however, anticipate unusual site
contamination issues, unusual mitigation schedule
or cost requirements.

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2.4.5 Accessibility
What accessibility improvements have been included
in your cost estimates?
All cost estimates include design of full
accessibility and compliance with the requirements
of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the
Massachusetts Architectural Access Board.

2.4.6 Seismology Study


Has a recent seismology study been conducted on
your stadium or stadium location?
We have engaged Haley & Aldrich, the leading
geotechnical engineering firm in Boston, to
provide both a preliminary seismology study and a
preliminary evaluation of soil conditions. There are
no unusual conditions in either category.

DEDICATED DRAINAGE PIPE (>48)


DEDICATED DRAINAGE PIPE (<48)
DEDICATED SEWER PIPE (<48)
COMBINED SEWER PIPE (>48)
COMBINED SEWER PIPE (<48)
TELECOM / FIBER OPTIC DUCT
STREAM

Midtown Existing Utility Infrastructure


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1. Venue Location:
2. Venue + Support Acreage:
3. Land Owner:

Temporary
Boston Midtown
56.2 ac

I-93

A1

(future) Public Authority

4. Venue Access/Use:
Boston 2024 has engaged all owners in ongoing dialogue
about permanent control of all land required for this venue.
Representatives of the Commonwealth are supportive of the
2024 Olympic effort and the use of land currently controlled by
individual public agencies. Discussions with private land owners
are ongoing.
5. Projected Land Use Cost:
6. Construction Timeline:

C1

$85.0 M
12 - 18 months

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection
and economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation
and integration of Games infrastructure. No specific permitting
hurdles are anticipated.

South Boston Bypass Road


(relocated)

V1
M1 F1
G1

9. Accessibility Options:
The Olympic Stadium is conveniently located at Midtown within
the Waterfront Cluster, a short distance from the Athletes
Village and the proposed IBC/MPC. This site will be served by
the Olympic Route Network via the I-93 Frontage Roads and the
South Boston Bypass Road. This site is within walking distance of
the Red Line, and the Worcester/Framingham, Needham, Franklin,
Fairmount, Providence/Stoughton, Middleborough/Lakeville,
Kingston/Plymouth, and Greenbush Commuter Rail Lines,
Amtraks Northeast Corridor and the Silver Line.

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133

800ft
266m

above
Midtown
Overall Plan
10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Athletics Plan

8. Test Event Construction:


We anticipate the test event will occur in the stadium. A separate
construction for a test event is not necessary.

10. Planned Seating Capacity:

Dorchester Avenue

Status:

S1
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OLYMPIC STADIUM

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R1

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G1

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S3

R1

S3

S3
S3

S1

S1

S3
S3

S2

V2
F2

Dorchester Avenue

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S3
S2

S3
S3

F2

S1

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C1
S2

A2

S3

M2
S3

S2
R1

S1

S1
S3

S3

R1

Olympic Stadium
Plaza Level
Block Plan

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0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/ MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

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G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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Olympic Stadium

Athletics

M2
V2
F2

F2

S2

S2
S2

S2

M2

C1

S2

C1
S2

A5 A2

M2

M2
S2

M2

Olympic Stadium
Concourse Level
Block Plan

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Olympic Stadium
Spectator Level
Block Plan

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S1

G1
G2
G3

S1
G1
I-93

G4

G3

A7

C2

G3

V1

A3

V2

A6

A1
F1

G4

F3

C1

M3 M4

M1

G3

M3

M5

G3

G1

Olympic Stadium
Lower Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/ MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

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G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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FEASIBILIT Y STUDY

3.1

LOCATION AND USAGE

The Columbia Point/UMass Boston Precinct offers a


prominent waterfront site ideally suited to host the
Athletes Village. The area is well served by public
transportation with access to the MBTA commuter
rail, red line train service and bus connections via
the JFK/UMass station. It is connected to Midtown
by both the Olympic Route Network and immediate
highway access via the Southeast Expressway (I-93).

The site enjoys generous access to Bostons greatest


asset - its waterfront. Adjacent to Joe Moakley Park,
the Athletes Village offers private athlete access to
Carson Beach for the duration of the Games with
unobstructed views over the Old Harbor back to the
Olympic Stadium and the picturesque city skyline
beyond. Additionally, abundant practice fields will
be available at Boston College High School, on the
main campus of UMass Boston and at Columbus
Park within Moakley Park.

DOWNTOWN
BOSTON

CHARLES RIVER

BOSTON HARBOR

SOUTH
STATION

OLYMPIC BOULEVARD

MPC

SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

IBC
BCEC

OLYMPIC PLAZA

OLYMPIC
STADIUM

I-93

JOE MOAKLEY
PARK
OLD HARBOR
ATHLETES
VILLAGE

UMASS BOSTON
COLUMBIA POINT

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3.1.1 Location/Areas

3.1.2 Current Ownership

Where is the proposed location and how many acres


does it cover?
The Athletes Village is located in the Columbia
Point/UMass Boston, adjacent to Joe Moakley Park
and 1.25 miles from the Olympic Stadium. The
Athletes Village covers 170 acres.

Who owns the land?


The proposed site is controlled by seven
principal owners:
A

City of Boston - 66.92 acres

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - 48.81 acres

Univ. of Massachusetts Building Authority - 19.94 acres

Boston College High School - 39.06 acres

Santander Bank - 13.27 acres

Thirty 5-55 Morrissey Boulevard - 8.98 acres

Corcoran Jennison - 6.75 acres

Other - 9.45 acres


B
23%

C
9%

D
18%

39

A
31%

38
37

35

31

34

36

32

12

13

8
9

H
5%

30

33

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A: CITY OF BOSTON

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16

20
18

1
19

2,501,700 SF

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131,077 SF

282,110 SF

C: UNIVERSITY OF
MASSACHUSET TS
BUILDING AUTHORITY

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31

PUBLIC ENTITY [ TAX EXEMPT ]

PRIVATE ENTITY

B: COMMONWEALTH
OF MASS

35

96,769 SF

39

2,029,400 SF

D: BOSTON COLLEGE
HIGH SCHOOL

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116,607 SF
752,109 SF

E: SANTANDER BANK

INFLUENCE AREA

F
G
4% 4%

Land Owner Diagram


Diagrammatic Pie Chart

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Land Control Diagram


Diagrammatic Map

E
6%

1,701,414 SF

F: THIRTY 5-55
MORRISSEY BOULEVARD

12

244,727 SF

15

125,181 SF

92,984 SF

13

115,000 SF

16

93,000 SF

196,460 SF

G: CORCORAN JENNISON

101,741 SF

H: OTHER

32

70,154 SF

10

97,739 SF

37

41,481 SF

33

91,027 SF

17

144,649 SF

38

117,720 SF

34

133,047 SF

36

10,266 SF

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3.1 LOCATION AND USAGE CONTINUED

3.1.3 Current Use

3.1.4 Obtaining the Land

What is the current use of the land?


The principal parcels are used as follows:
The City of Boston uses 57.43 acres as public park.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts uses 46.6 acres
to accommodate Kosciuszko Circle and Columbia Road
which currently operate as a traffic interchange along
Joe Moakley Park. The parcel also includes a building
occupied by the Massachusetts State Police.
The University of Massachusetts Building Authority
owns 19.94 acres currently utilized as student parking.
The Boston Bayside Expo Center is largely vacant and
the university intends to demolish the structure to
redevelop the site for campus expansion.

What is the process required to obtain the land


for development?
We intend to lease the property from the
University of Massachusetts and expect that the
remaining properties would be acquired by public
authority or alternatively financed with a private
developer for the planned student housing and
residential development post Olympic Games.
Following the Games, private developers would
redevelop the parts of the Village not used
by UMass for student housing as market rate
multifamily and for-sale condominiums.

Santander Bank uses 13.61 acres for office


and commercial.
184 units of University Residences are planned on the
site next to the Corcoran Jennison office building on
Mt. Vernon Street.

OLD HARBOR
SOUTH
BOSTON

COLUMBIA POINT/
UMASS BOSTON

DORCHESTER

MIDTOWN

Aerial Photograph
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3.1.5 Construction Period


What is the proposed construction period?
The proposed construction period is as follows:
Remediation + Site Preparation

6-12 months

Construction + Fit-out for Olympic Games 36 months


3.1.6 Environmental Conditions
What are the existing site conditions? Provide a study
of environmental conditions and water tables that
could impact construction and/or costs.
The existing site is occupied by a former
convention/exposition center and over 1,300
asphalt surface parking spaces. The USDA Soil
Conservation Service soil survey classifies soils
within the project site as Urban Land indicating that
greater than 85 percent of the site is occupied by
impervious surface with parent material comprised
of excavated and filled land. Like much of the City
of Boston, the site represents filled tidelands. The
water table is at elevation +11 feet from City of

Boston datum. All new permanent construction


will require deep foundation technologies and
some select standard waterfront site engineering
practices with which this planning and construction
team has extensive experience throughout the city.
We do not anticipate unusual site contamination
issues, unusual mitigation schedule or
cost requirements.
3.1.7 Developer Proposal
What is the development proposal?
The proposed Athletes Village will create a
vibrant, mixed-use community on the Columbia
Point waterfront. The residential program required
by the Olympics will fulfill the 6,000 dormitory
beds needed by the University of Massachusetts.
The remaining 10,500 beds will be converted to
approximately 2,500 - 2,900 market rate housing
units and ground floor retail space. These units
will be high quality, sustainable and transportable
housing units capable of being relocated to fill local
housing needs in neighborhoods around the city.

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3.1 LOCATION AND USAGE CONTINUED

3.1.8 Developer Selection

3.1.10 Permanent Facilities

How will the developer be selected?


The developer will be selected through a transparent,
competitive process where key criteria will be
applied including financial strength, sustainability
and expertise in student housing and design.

What other permanent facilities are proposed?


In addition to the residential program, a portion of
the athletes sports complex will be retained as a
community sports facility along William J. Day Blvd.,
adjacent to Joe Moakley Park.

3.1.9 Building Metrics

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500
113

750ft
225m

How many...?
...Buildings?
There are 13 residential buildings.
...Floors per building?
Buildings are between 6 and 26 floors; however, most are
between 6 and 12.
...Units per building?
Buildings accommodate 25 - 30 units per floor.
M

...Size(s) of units?

V
T.
ER
NO

Units are between 1,025 sf and 1,425 sf.

N
ST
RE
ET

...Rooms per unit per building?


There are 3 or 4 rooms per unit per building.
...Beds per room per unit?
As per IOC regulation there are no more than 2 beds per
room, yielding 6 to 8 beds per unit.

Building Heights and Additional Permanent Facilities


Diagrammatic Map

...Units proposed for Games use?


There will be 262 units or 16,500 beds available for
Games use.
Will the units be sold?

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A portion of the units may be converted for sale.


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What is the target market for unit sales?


The target market for rental of this new housing is
Millennials. This demographic wants to be close to the city,
have access to rapid transit and values efficient design and
technological capabilities over luxuries. There is a high
demand for workforce and market rate housing in Boston
and these sustainable homes would have instant appeal to
this demographic.

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3.1.11 Utility Infrastructure


What existing utility infrastructure would serve the
Athletes Village?
Water: Multiple 12 water loops are available in close
proximity to the site on Morrissey Boulevard and
along Mount Vernon Street. Additional water mains
are available on Dorchester Avenue in close proximity
to the JFK/UMass MBTA station. The design will
need to ensure that systems are cross-connected to
maximize redundancy and capacity for domestic and
fire use. Initial estimates put water demand at about 1
million gallons per day for the Athletes Village. BWSC
has indicated that this capacity exists in the current
distribution system.
Sanitary Sewer: Sanitary sewer facilities are available
on Morrissey Boulevard which runs through the site
and along the north edge of the Bayside area where
the MWRA Columbus Park Connector is located.
The Columbus Park Connector is the primary sewer
collector for this portion of Boston and directs flow
to the Columbus Park Headworks, which is the last
stop before the Deer Island Wastewater Treatment

Facility. According to the discussions with the BWSC,


there is available capacity for the 1 million gallons of
wastewater flow expected from the Athletes Village.
Capacity in this system is a result of system upgrades
and regional sewer separation improvements.
Telecom/Data: Morrissey Boulevard, which traverses
this area, provides regional telecommunications and
data service. If higher capacity global fiber is
required, extension of service lines from the north
will be necessary.
Drainage: This area is in close proximity to Boston
Harbor. Boston Harbor is generally protected from
dynamic wave action and storm surges by the network
of harbor islands and Cape Cod. There are multiple
access points to provide drainage from the proposed
Village areas to the harbor. Construction of the Athletes
Village will include a rainfall management and
treatment system to treat runoff from roof, plaza and
paved areas and infiltration features that will recharge
the underlying groundwater table. The BWSC recently
completed installation of a 12 foot by 12 foot drain
interceptor in Morrissey Boulevard to improve local
drainage system performance.

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COMBINED SEWER (<48)
DEDICATED SEWER (>48)
DEDICATED SEWER (<48)
DEDICATED DRAINAGE (>48)
DEDICATED DRAINAGE (<48)

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3.2 LEGACY

3.2.1 Post-Games Use


What is the planned post-Games use?
The Athletes Village will revitalize Columbia
Point and create a vibrant, transit-oriented, mixeduse waterfront district. The master planned
redevelopment of the site will unlock transportation
barriers created by Kosciuszko Circle by reorganizing
the infrastructure and linking the surrounding
neighborhoods including Dorchester, Harbor Point,
the University of Massachusetts Boston campus and
the proposed Village to each other and to Carson
Beach and Joe Moakley Park. The proposed Athletes
Plaza will become a waterfront retail destination
for the entire City of Boston. Joe Moakley Park, one
of Bostons largest public spaces, will be vastly
improved as adjacent neighborhoods will enjoy
access to the sports complex and improved athletic
fields. Increased capacity at JFK/UMass MBTA station
will improve access to the district.

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Post-Games, the housing will be returned to


6,000 beds of student housing for University of
Massachusetts Boston. The remaining units will be
converted into approximately 2,500 - 2,900 units
of market rate housing. Some units will remain on
site and a large number will be relocated to Boston
neighborhoods for workforce housing.
Those areas currently under private ownership,
such as the Santander Bank site, will be used for
temporary support facilities and will be returned
with improved infrastructure and value created for
redevelopment. Additional opportunities will also
be created for the development of University of
Massachusetts academic and research facilities.

JOE MOAKLEY
PARK

OLD
HARBOR

JFK / UMASS
SUPERSTATION
3

I-9

JOHN F. KENNEDY
PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

BOSTON COLLEGE
HIGH SCHOOL

EDWARD M. KENNEDY
INSTITUTE

NEW ENTRANCE
AND EGRESS RAMP

SAVIN HILL
COVE

UNIVERSITY OF
MASSACHUSETTS
BOSTON

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0

333

667
150

1000ft
300m

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3.3 TRANSPORT

3.3.1 Access Routes

3.3.3 Internal Roadways

What are the access routes to and from the proposed


Olympic route network?
The Athletes Village is conveniently located along Morrissey
Boulevard and just east of Interstate-93. This site is
approximately 1.25 miles from the proposed Olympic Stadium
and 2.5 miles from the South Boston Waterfront Precinct. Access
to a dedicated Olympic route network would occur along the
east side of Morrissey Boulevard to Old Colony Avenue/Preble
Street or directly to/from I-93.
3.3.2 Transport Mall
Where will the Transport Mall be located?
The Transportation Mall will be located on the former Santander
Bank parking site, immediately accessible from the Olympic Lane
network and proximate to athlete support facilities.

How will internal roadways fit into the plan?


The internal roadways within the Athletes Village have been
conceptualized in an urban grid with the scale of the Village
street architecturally responsive to the context of our city. The
plan draws on the citys approved master plan for Columbia Point
and the aspirations of the UMass Boston master plan so that
the roadway and utility infrastructure will ultimately benefit the
legacy of the site as an academic campus and neighborhood.
The alignment of the primary north-south roadway through the
Village will ultimately service the future connection between
Morrissey and Day Boulevards. Service and emergency access to
all residential buildings will be provided by the internal roadway
system. During the Games, this network will provide for internal
shuttles to circulate through the entire site.

ATHLETE ARRIVAL
SERVICE ARRIVAL

I-93

TRANSPORT MALL
S1

ACCREDITATION

S2

PERMIT

S3

VEHICLE CONTROL

S4

VEHICLE SCREENING

O3

GUEST PASS CENTER

I-9
3

OLD
HARBOR

S3

S1 O3
S2
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S4

0
0

250

500
113

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3.4 FINANCIALS

3.4.1 Financial Viability


Provide a market study indicating the financial viability
of the Village plan including proposed price ranges for
units and proposed market absorption rate.
Prior to the acquisition by the University of Massachusetts
Building Authority several years ago, the Bayside Expo site was
the target of significant developer competition as a multifamily housing site for its location proximate to downtown,
waterfront access and transit connections. The real time vacancy
for the entire BostonPads.com database of more than 100,000
apartments is only 2.5 percent.
In addition, we are studying the opportunity to build high quality
sustainable and transportable housing which can be relocated to
other neighborhoods in the city where it will fill a current void in
moderate-rate housing.
3.4.2 Land Cost
What is the estimated cost to acquire the land?
The cost to acquire the land is estimated at $269 M. This cost
also includes relocation costs for state (MBTA) and city facilities,
other infrastructure costs plus a $25 M contingency.

3.4.3 Cost Estimates


What is the cost estimate for planning to completion
for the Games? Retrofit for post-Games sale?
Completion of the project?
The current cost estimate for planning to completion for the
Games is as follows:
Construction Cost
$2.18B
(includes site preparation, utilities, construction
and temporary overlay)
The legacy costs are as follows:

$89.7M

3.4.4 Proposed Financing


What is the proposed financing for construction?
We expect that 6,000 beds of housing, which will provide the
long-term housing for the University of Massachusetts Boston,
will be financed by the University or alternatively with a student
housing owner/developer with a long term master lease
provided by the University of Massachusetts. The remaining
housing units will be financed by a private development entity
on the basis of the desirable legacy use with a long-term lease
and a ground lease from the University.

3.5

ATHLETES VILLAGE

AV

UMass Boston

Athletes Village
Status:

A1
V1

Additional

1. Location:

UMass Boston

2. Acreage:

170 ac

3. Planned Capacity:

M1

16,500 Beds

4. Owners:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

City of Boston, UMass Boston, Santander Bank
5. Access/Use:
The Boston 2024 Partnership has engaged all owners regarding
the access and use of this land. Representatives of UMass Boston,
the City of Boston and the Commonwealth are supportive of the
use of land currently controlled by public agencies. The groups
discussions with private owners are ongoing.

A1
A1

G1
V1

6. Intended Tenants/Post-Games Use:


The Athletes Village will be transformed into a vibrant, mixeduse community with public sports facilities, retail destinations,
student housing for 6,000 UMass Boston students and 2,500
- 2,900 market-rate housing units. Public transportation
enhancements and the creation of a new civic, commercial and
residential center will advance UMass Bostons masterplan and
revitalize Columbia Point. These improvements will connect
surrounding neighborhoods to cultural, educational and
recreational resources such as Joe Moakley Park, Edward M.
Kennedy Institute, JFK Library and Museum and UMass Boston.
7. Financing Body:

600

1200
300

1800ft
600m

above
UMass Boston
Overall Plan
10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Athletes Village
Plan

Joint

8. Cost Estimate:
$2.18 B (includes site preparation,
utilities, construction and temporary overlay)
9. Construction Timeline:

36 months

10. Anticipated Hurdles:


We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection and
economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation and
integration of Games infrastructure. Land control is an important
consideration for this site; we are working closely with the
owners to reach a mutually beneficial arrangement.

ATHLETES VILLAGE

11. Accessibility Options:


Served by the Olympic Route Network via William J. Day
Boulevard, the Athletes Village will also be within walking
distance of JFK/UMass Station, providing easy access to the Red
Line and Commuter Rail.
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A6
A6
A6

A1

G4

V1

G5

P1

P2

M1

S6

A9
A2

A2

A2
A7
A9

A5

A2

A2

A2

A7

A8

V2

A4
S4
A3
G2
G6

G6

A1
G3

A1
G6

S4

A6

S5

G1
V1

Athletes Village
Ground Level
Block Plan

RESIDENTIAL ZONE
A1 ATHLETE ENTRANCE
A2 HOUSING
NOC/NPC OFFICE ETC
RESIDENT CENTRE
A3 MAIN DINING HALL
IOC/IPC ATHLETES COMMISSION
WADA
STAFF DINING
STAFF BREAK ROOM
BAGGAGE CHECK AREA
BAGGAGE CHECK AREA
THE OLYMPIC MUSEUM
A4 NOC/NPC SERVICES CENTER
SPORTS INFORMATION CENTER
SPORTS VIEWING CENTER
IOC/IPC OFFICE
MANAGEMENT OFFICE

0
0

A5 POLYCLINIC
A6 RECREATIONAL SPORTS
COMPLEX
A7 CASUAL DINING
A8 MUTI-FAITH CENTER
A9 RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
OLYMPIC VILLAGE PLAZA
P1 GUEST/MEDIA ENTRANCE
P2 GENERAL STORE
OLYMPIC MERCHANDISE STORE
BANK
PHOTO STORE
INTERNET CENTER
HAIR SALON
FLORIST
DRY CLEANING
TRAVEL AGENCY
CAFE

250

500
113

VILLAGE CALL CENTER


P3 WELCOME CEREMONIES

V1 NOC/NPC ENTRANCE
V2 NOC/NPC PARKING

OPERATIONAL ZONE
WORKFORCE ENTRANCE
TRANSPORTATION MALL
WELCOME CENTER
GUEST PASS CENTER
VILLAGE MEDIA CENTER
FACILITY SERVICES CENTER
VILLAGE COMMUNICATION
CENTER
DRIVERS LOUNGE
SECURITY COMMAND CENTER
VILLAGE MANAGEMENT OFFICE
STAFF CENTER
RIFLE STORAGE
G7 FIRE STATION

S1
S2
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7

G1
G2
G3
G4
G5
G6

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VEHICLE SCREENING AREA


VEHICLE CONTROL POINT
PEDESTRIAN SCREENING AREA
ACCREDITATION CHECK POINT
PERMIT CHECK POINT
ZONE CHECK POINT
MARINE CONTROL POINT

SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE


ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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IBC/MPC:
FEASIBILIT Y
STUDY

4.1

LOCATION AND USAGE

4.1.1 Proposed IBC/MPC

4.1.2 Current Ownership

Is the proposed IBC/MPC an existing facility? If so,


how many square meters of space exist?
Not applicable. Boston 2024 proposes the IBC
and MPC will operate in state-of-the-art facilities
designed to easily adapt to future commercial
demands generated by the adjacent and thriving
Innovation District.

Who owns the land?


The proposed site is controlled by five
principal owners:
A

Gillette Company - 9 acres

United States Postal Service - 20.9 acres

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the MBTA and


Commonwealth of Massachusetts Highways - 6.8 acres

11

Mass Department of Transportation - 3 acres

12

Mass Convention Center Authority - 7.5 acres

13

14

10

15

A
19%
E
16%

2
1

B
44%
16

C
14%

D
6%

3
4
5
6
7

Land Owner Diagram


Diagrammatic Pie Chart

A: GILLETTE COMPANY

393,160 SF

B: UNITED STATES
POSTAL SERVICE

Land Control Diagram


Diagrammatic Map
INFLUENCE AREA

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698,400 SF

17,793 SF

87,306 SF

D: MASS DEPARTMENT
OF TRANSPORTATION

10

129,872 SF

E: MASS CONVENTION
CENTER AUTHORITY

11

15, 232 SF

12

3,717 SF

42,638 SF

13

15,211 SF

15,795 SF

14

14,325 SF

47,385 SF

15

59,522 SF

16

214,840 SF

C: COMMONWEALTH
OF MASS
MBTA/HIGHWAYS

PUBLIC ENTITY [ TAX EXEMPT ]

23,856 SF

PRIVATE ENTITY

274,176 SF

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4.1 LOCATION AND USAGE CONTINUED

4.1.3 Number of Facilities


Do you propose one facility for both, or two facilities?
Boston 2024 proposes two new state-of-the-art
media facilities for the IBC and MPC.

4.1.5 Current Use


What is the current use of the site/facility?
The principal parcels are used as follows:
The Gillette company uses 9.0 acres for surface parking.

4.1.4 Proposed Location


Where is the proposed location?
Both the International Broadcast Center and the
Main Press Center will be located in the heart
of the South Boston Waterfront approximately
2 miles from the Athletes Village. The proposed
buildings will be adjacent to the Boston
Convention and Exhibition Center, which will
contain four competition venues hosting six
sports. With a close proximity to the Convention
Center hotels this location provides members
of the media with first class accommodations
just steps from the IBC and MPC. The entire
venue is 27 acres including areas for ceremonies,
broadcast, operations and transportation.

The United States Postal Service uses 20.9 acres for


surface parking and operations.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts MBTA/Highways
uses 6.8 acres for the South Boston Bypass Road.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation owns
3.0 acres which are currently unused.
The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority uses
7.5 acres for the service, maintenance and mechanical
access for the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT
SOUTH
STATION

FORT
POINT
CHANNEL

BCEC

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4.1 LOCATION AND USAGE CONTINUED

4.1.6 Utility Infrastructure

4.1.7 Facility Contract

What existing utility infrastructure would serve the


IBC/MPC?
The South Boston Waterfront has extensive sewer,
water and storm water facilities. The Boston
Convention and Exposition Center is currently
undergoing a $1 billion expansion, which will
include new utility infrastructure connections. In
addition, the South Boston Waterfront is planned
for 17 million square feet of new office and mixed
use development, and the Boston Water and
Sewer Commission has been making new capacity
improvements to serve the district. We do not
anticipate any utility capacity or line extension
issues for the IBC and MPC in the context of the
growing South Boston Waterfront.
We have recently engaged with CDM Smith, a
leading Cambridge-based engineering firm to
provide a study of available electrical power.

If existing, can the facility be contracted for use for one


year prior to the Games?
Boston 2024 proposes the IBC and MPC will be new
buildings. The two media venue buildings will be
completed and ready for use one year prior to the
opening of the 2024 Olympic Games.

4.1.8 Building Metrics


How many floors/square meters are planned for the
IBC? for the MPC?
The IBC and MPC will be located in two separate,
but side-by-side, buildings. The IBC will be built
over the South Boston Bypass Road and will have
two floors totaling 700,000 sf. The MPC will have
five floors totaling 300,000 sf.

4.2 TRANSPORT
4.2.1 Transit Infrastructure

4.2.2 Additional Transport Infrastructure

What existing transport infrastructure serves the


site/facility?
The proposed IBC/MPC site is located in the South
Boston Waterfront Precinct adjacent to and over the
South Boston Bypass Road. The site has interstate
access and egress located immediately to the north
via the I-90/I-93 interchange. The South Boston
Bypass Road is proposed as a dedicated Olympic
route providing direct access between the Olympic
Stadium (1 mile away) and the University Cluster via
I-90. Transit access to the IBC/MPC is conveniently
located 0.6 miles west of the site at South Station
and immediately north of the site via the Silver
Line/World Trade Center station. Summer Street
provides access to the downtown, featuring existing
taxi cab stands. World Trade Center Boulevard
provides immediate access to the vibrant South
Boston Waterfront area.

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What additional transport infrastructure is planned?


Adjacent to the IBC/MPC site is the so-called
Track 61, which is a planned rail connection
between Beacon Yards (West Station) and the South
Boston Waterfront. This service is expected to be
operational before 2024. When operational, this
service will provide a direct rail connection between
the Waterfront and University Clusters. A transport
hub and parking are also planned in conjunction
with the IBC/MPC on the north side and proximate
to the site. Bicycle and pedestrian improvements
are currently in design development along Summer
Street between the site and South Station.

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4.3 LEGACY

The overall IBC and MPC planning strategy for


the Olympic Games anticipates the legacy uses by
following the City of Bostons Seaport District 100
Acre Master Plan. The balance of the temporary
IBC and MPC support space will revert back to
development parcels and open park space. In all
options, the transit infrastructure provided for the
Olympic Games is utilized including the planned rail
connection between Beacon Yards (West Station) to
the South Boston Waterfront.

4.3.1 Planned Post-Games Use


What is the planned post-Games use?
Both the IBC and MPC will be permanent buildings.
We have planned IBC conversion for science,
technology and innovation workspace for the
Innovation District. Expansion of convention
center use is also a viable option. The MPC will be
designed to convert the 300,000 sf to office space
supporting the expanding Innovation District.

FORT POINT
CHANNEL
100 ACRE
MASTER PLAN

MPC

IBC

BCEC

BCEC
EXPANSION

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200

400
90

600ft
180m

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4.4 IBC/MPC

South Boston Waterfront

IBC / MPC
Status:

T1

Additional

1. Location:

South Boston Waterfront

2. Acreage:

27 ac

3. Planned Capacity:
4. Owners:


O3

O1

G5

1,000,000 sf

USPS, Gillette Company


Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Transportation

T1

5. Venue Access/Use:
The Boston 2024 Partnership has engaged all owners
regarding the access and use of this land. Representatives of
the Commonwealth and the MCCA have been supportive of the
Olympic planning efforts and use of the land.

T1

6. Intended Tenants/Post-Games Use:


The IBC/MPC facilities will be converted to commercial uses
following the Games to support the South Boston Waterfronts
growing innovation culture. The Seaport District 100 Acre
Master Plan, and temporary support areas for the IBC/MPC will
be returned to open spaces and development parcels. Improved
public transportation, commercial and residential growth and the
legacy of the Olympics in the district would ideally position such
parcels for innovative, cultural and community uses.
7. Financing Body:

G5

T1 G5

133

266
66.5

1000ft
133m

above
IBC / MPC
Overall Plan
10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
IBC / MPC Plan

Joint

8. Cost Estimate:
$473.6 M (includes site preparation,
utilities, construction and temporary overlay)
9. Construction Timeline:

36 - 42 months

10. Anticipated Hurdles:


We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection and
economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation and
integration of Games infrastructure. Land control is an important
consideration for this site; we are working closely with the
owners to reach a mutually beneficial arrangement.

ATHLETES VILLAGE
IBC / MPC

12. Accessibility Options:


The IBC/MPC will be served by the Olympic Route Network via
I-90/I-93 and the South Boston Bypass Road. The IBC/MPC will
be within walking distance of South Station, providing easy
access to the Commuter Rail, Amtraks Northeast Corridor and
the Red Line.
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O4

T1

O3 O1

O2

T4

O6

R1

S1
S2

S3
S4

R1

O4

S5

T3
R1
T4

O7

T1

R1

FORT POINT
CHANNEL

T2

T1

T1
R1

IBC / MPC
Ground Level
Block Plan

C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9

ENTRY
MAIN MEDIA
BROADCAST
MEDIA
PHOTOGRAPHER
FAST TRACK
VIP/ATHLETE
MAIN HELP DESK
MAIN LOBBY
GUEST PASS AND ACCREDITATION

0
0

MAIN PRESS CENTER (MPC)


MEDIA WORKROOM
PHOTOGRAPHER WORK ROOM
RESULTS & INFO CUBES
NEWS AND PHOTO AGENCY
SPACES
P5 NOC MEDIA OPERATIONS
P6 IOC OFFICES
P1
P2
P3
P4

S1
S2
S3
S4
S5

COMMON SERVICES
AUDITORIUM
DINING
LOUNGE
CAF/ BAR
RESTAURANT

B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6

INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST
CENTER (IBC)
OBO TECHNICAL FACILITIES
RIGHTS-HOLDER FACILITIES
INFORMATION SERVICES
ADMINISTRATION OFFICES
OLYMPIC TELEVISION NEWS
BROADCAST SERVICE

T1
T2
T3
T4

TRANSPORT
VEHICLE-SCREENING AREA
TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT
MEDIA TRANSPORT HUB
MEDIA PARKING

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02
03
04
05
06
07

133

266
66.5

400ft
133m

OPERATIONS
STAFF & VOLUNTEER ENTRY
STAFF & VOLUNTEER SERVICES
OPERATIONS ENTRY
OPERATIONS
LOGISTICS/RATE CARD STORAGE
STAFF/VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN
SATELLITE FARM
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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South Boston Waterfront

IBC / MPC
P4

P5

B1

P5

P4

MPC

MPC

P3

P3

B2
B6

M1
O4
HALL A

R1
B5

O4

M1

IBC

B5

MPC
Upper Levels
Block Plan

B5

O4
R1

HALL B

R1

HALL C

O4

M1
B5

O4

B5

O4

M1

HALL D

R1

IBC/MPC
Upper Level
Block Plan

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0
0

133

266
66.5

400ft
133m

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E2

E1
E7 E8
P1

B6

B3 B4
O4

MPC

R1

P1

B5

O4

IBC

B5

O4
R1

B5

O4

B5

O4

B5

O4

R1

R1

FORT POINT
CHANNEL

T1

R1

IBC / MPC
Level One
Block Plan

C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9

ENTRY
MAIN MEDIA
BROADCAST
MEDIA
PHOTOGRAPHER
FAST TRACK
VIP/ATHLETE
MAIN HELP DESK
MAIN LOBBY
GUEST PASS AND ACCREDITATION

0
0

MAIN PRESS CENTER (MPC)


MEDIA WORKROOM
PHOTOGRAPHER WORK ROOM
RESULTS & INFO CUBES
NEWS AND PHOTO AGENCY
SPACES
P5 NOC MEDIA OPERATIONS
P6 IOC OFFICES
P1
P2
P3
P4

S1
S2
S3
S4
S5

COMMON SERVICES
AUDITORIUM
DINING
LOUNGE
CAF/ BAR
RESTAURANT

B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6

INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST
CENTER (IBC)
OBO TECHNICAL FACILITIES
RIGHTS-HOLDER FACILITIES
INFORMATION SERVICES
ADMINISTRATION OFFICES
OLYMPIC TELEVISION NEWS
BROADCAST SERVICE

T1
T2
T3
T4

TRANSPORT
VEHICLE-SCREENING AREA
TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT
MEDIA TRANSPORT HUB
MEDIA PARKING

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02
03
04
05
06
07

133

266
66.5

400ft
133m

OPERATIONS
STAFF & VOLUNTEER ENTRY
STAFF & VOLUNTEER SERVICES
OPERATIONS ENTRY
OPERATIONS
LOGISTICS/RATE CARD STORAGE
STAFF/VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN
SATELLITE FARM
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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TABLES +
CHARTS

5.1

CHART 1 KEY OLYMPIC VENUES

Chart 1 - Key Olympic Venues


VENUE
OPTION #1

VENUE
OPTION #2

CONSTRUCTION
STATUS

OWNERSHIP
PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE

ATHLETES VILLAGE

UMASS BOSTON

BOSTON MIDTOWN

ADDITIONAL

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

IBC

SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

UMASS BOSTON

ADDITIONAL

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

MPC

SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

UMASS BOSTON

ADDITIONAL

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

OLYMPIC STADIUM
OPENING + CLOSING
CEREMONIES

BOSTON MIDTOWN

SUFFOLK DOWNS

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

VENUE

CURRENT GROSS
SEATING CAPACITY

GAMES GROSS
SEATING CAPACITY

SIGNIFICANT RISKS
TO DELIVERY

ATHLETES VILLAGE

16,500 BEDS

LAND CONTROL

IBC

700,000 SF

NONE

MPC

300,000 SF

NONE

OLYMPIC STADIUM
OPENING + CLOSING
CEREMONIES

60,000

NONE

VENUE
KEY VENUES

Chart 1 - Key Olympic Venues


KEY VENUES

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5.1 CHART 1 KEY OLYMPIC VENUES CONTINUED

Permanent Works
ORIGINAL DATE OF
CONSTRUCTION

DATE OF UPGRADE
( IF COMPLETED)

START DATE

FINISH DATE

COST OF PERMANENT
WORKS REQUIRED *

JANUARY 1, 2018

JANUARY 1, 2024

$2.09 B

JULY 1, 2020

JANUARY 1, 2024

$345 M

JULY 1, 2020

JANUARY 1, 2024

$98 M

JANUARY 1, 2023

JANUARY 1, 2024

$396.3 M

KEY VENUES

Chart 1 - Key Olympic Venues


SOURCE OF FINANCING
( PUBLIC, PRIVATE, JOINT )

COST ESTIMATE
FOR CONSTRUCTION **

STUDENT + MARKET RATE


HOUSING

JOINT

$2.18 B

IBC

PRIVATE

$473.6 M

MPC

PRIVATE

SEE IBC

OLYMPIC STADIUM
OPENING + CLOSING
CEREMONIES

JOINT

$436.3 M

POST-GAMES USE
KEY VENUES

TABLE NOTES:

* Includes site preparation, utilities and construction.


** Includes site preparation, utilities, construction and temporary overlay.

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TR ANSPORTATION, ACCOMMODATION + SECURIT Y

1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Introduction

2 TR ANSPORT

2.1 Infrastructure

2.1.1 Existing Transport Infrastructure:


No Permanent Works Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2.1.2 Existing Transport Infrastructure:
Permanent Works Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.1.3 Planned Transport Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.1.4 Additional Transport Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.1.5 Chart 3: Existing Transport Infrastructure - No
Permanent Works Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.1.6 Chart 3: Existing Transport Infrastructure Permanent Works Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.1.7 Chart 3: Planned Transport Infrastructure . . . . . 8
2.1.8 Chart 3: Additional Transport Infrastructure . . . 9

2.2 Airport

10

2.2.1 Primary International Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10


2.2.2 Other Airports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.2.3 Chart: Airport Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

2.3 Challenges

12

2.3.1 Transport Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12


2.3.2 Transport + Mobility Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.3.3 Transportation Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

2.4

Maps + Charts

16

2.4.1 Map C: Transport Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . 16


2.4.2 Map D: Transport Infrastructure - Olympic
Games Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
2.4.3 Chart 4: Distances + Travel Times . . . . . . . . . . 22

3 ACCOMMODATION
3.1 Hotels

26

SECURIT Y
4.1

Security Experience

52

3.1.1 Hotel Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26


3.1.2 Hotel Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
3.1.3 Hotel Undertaking Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

3.2 Rates

28

4.2 National Special Security Event

52

4.2.1 Experience Hosting NSSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52


4.2.2 NSSE Event Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
4.2.3 Jurisdiction Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

3.2.1 Chart 2A: Average Convention Rates . . . . . . . . 28

3.3 Inventory

29

3.3.1 Chart 2B: Existing Accommodation . . . . . . . . . 29

5 TR ANSPORTATION A SSESSMENT
5.1

Olympic Route Network (ORN)

56

5.2

ORN Travel Times

57

5.3

Venue-Level Transportation
Assessment 58

5.4

System-wide Public Transport

3.3.2 Chart 2C: Planned Accommodation . . . . . . . . . 29


3.3.3 Chart 2D: Additional Accommodation . . . . . . . 29
3.3.4 Chart 2E: Venues Outside of the City . . . . . . . 29
3.3.5 Map E: Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

3.4

Allocation Plan

32

3.4.1 Olympic Family Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32


3.4.2 Accommodation Plan for Spectators . . . . . . . . 33
3.4.3 Accommodation Plan + Public Transport . . . . 33

61

5.4.1 Existing System Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61


5.4.2 Committed Future Improvement Plans . . . . . 61

3.5
3.6

Media Village
Hotel Letters

34
5.5

Traffic Management Center

62

5.6

Media Transportation Concept

67

36

Introduction

1.1 INTRODUCTION

We are pleased to provide our Transportation,


Accommodation and Security plan, on behalf of the
Boston 2024 Partnerships bid for the 2024 Summer
Olympic Games. As our planning has been refined,
our enthusiasm and commitment for this great
endeavor has expanded. Boston will host a truly
extraordinary Olympic Games in which our city itself
is the Olympic Park. The 2024 Games in Boston
will leverage our substantial existing and planned
infrastructure and firmly set the citys path of
development for the next generation of innovation,
diversity and enhanced quality of life.
Our transportation planning integrates existing
and planned infrastructure with a focus on future
benefits to the city, its neighborhoods and its
urban design planning principles. We have an
excellent understanding of costs because many
of the proposed infrastructure projects have been
planned, reviewed and approved by the appropriate
regulatory agencies, the Legislature of the
Commonwealth and the Governor of Massachusetts.
Our accommodations planning has been shaped by
the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and
will provide outstanding lodging for the IOC Family,
the international media, our enthusiastic spectators
and the many volunteers for the Boston Olympic
Games. Boston is home to outstanding three, four
and five star hotels and is also the home to colleges
and universities with available accommodations
that are ideal for media and volunteers. Our
institutional partners have enthusiastically
supported these planning activities and will make
available the best student housing in America.
Lastly, Boston has significant experience with
large scale events, including National Special
Security Events like the 2004 Democratic National
Convention.
We are delighted to collaborate with the United
States Olympic Committee in preparing a winning
bid for the 2024 Olympic Games.

TR ANSPORT

2.1 INFRASTRUCTURE

Boston is ideally positioned to host the 2024


Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is a national and
international travel destination. It is a leader in
public transit. And it is a compact, easy to navigate
city that is conducive to walking and bicycling.
Chart 3, on pages 7-9, outlines the existing
infrastructure (2.1.5/2.1.6), relevant planned capital
projects (2.1.7) and additional enhancements to the
transport systems (2.1.8) to support the transport
program for Boston 2024.
2.1.1 Existing Transport Infrastructure:
No Permanent Works Required
Boston serves as the economic and cultural hub
of New England with a major international airport
and regional highway and rail systems radiating
outward and deep into the region. The existing
surface transport infrastructure that serves the
City of Boston and the metropolitan region is
summarized in Section 2.1.5 of Chart 3 and briefly
described here.

Public Transport Network


Bostons transit system is one of its strongest
transportation assets. The city built and opened the
first subway system in the U.S. in 1897 and today
operates the fifth largest transit agency in the
country. Boston is situated at the northern terminus
of the Northeast Corridor, the busiest high speed rail
corridor in the U.S., with 40 intercity trains per day.
It is also a port city with excellent water access and
robust ferry and cruise services.
Regional transit services, managed by the
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA),
feature a fleet of 2,500 buses and trains, about 1,450
km of track and four water transportation routes.
More than 1.3M customers in Greater Boston depend
on the MBTAs subway, bus, commuter rail and ferry
services each weekday. About a third of Bostons
workers use transit to get to/from their place of
employment. Bostons transit system, together with
an Olympic overlay bus shuttle system, will serve as
the backbone for transportation during the Games
and will move spectators and Games workforce to/
from their destinations.

Supplemental Chart: Walking Distances to Venues Served by Transit

VENUE ( NO. OF OLYMPIC SPORTS )

PRIMARY RAIL STATION ( S )

TD BANK NORTH GARDEN (2)

NORTH STATION (ORANGE/GREEN LINES, COMMUTER RAIL )

WALKING DISTANCE TO TRANSIT ( KM )


0.00

BOSTON UNIVERSITY (2)

PLEASANT STREET (GREEN LINE )

0.05

ASSEMBLY SQUARE (2)

ASSEMBLY SQUARE (ORANGE LINE )

0.20

ATHLETES VILLAGE

JFK/UMASS STATION ( RED LINE/COMMUTER RAIL )

0.30

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT (1)

SILVER LINE WAY ( SILVER LINE )

0.30

BOSTON COMMON (3)

PARK STREET STATION ( RED/GREEN LINES )

0.40

MIT (1)

KENDALL SQUARE STATION ( RED LINE )

0.50

GILLET TE STADIUM (2)

FOXBOROUGH (COMMUTER RAIL )

0.60

BEACON YARDS (5)

WEST STATION (COMMUTER RAIL, DMU )


HARVARD SQUARE STATION ( RED LINE )

0.80
1.15

MAGAZINE BEACH (2)

BU CENTRAL (GREEN LINE )

0.85

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT/


BCEC (6)

SOUTH STATION ( RED/SILVER LINES, COMMUTER RAIL )

0.90

MIDTOWN (1)

SOUTH STATION ( RED/SILVER LINES, COMMUTER RAIL )

1.20

FRANKLIN PARK (2)

FOREST HILLS STATION (ORANGE LINE )

1.45

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685

700

589

629

600
550
500
450
400
350
300
250

150

24
Ramp

Interstate
0

City of
Boston

113
32

50

250

89

100

185

194

200

129

Supplemental Chart: Highway and Road Network


Road Length (km)

650

500

750

Arterial
1000

Minor Arterial
1250

Collector

1500

1750

2000

2250

Total Length = 524 km


Total Length = 2,145 km

Inside I-95

For Boston 2024, 28 of 33 of the proposed venue


locations are within the core of Boston, Cambridge
and Somerville and all but two of these locations
have access to rapid transit, trolley or rail services
within 2 km. See chart on previous page.
Bus shuttles in Olympic Lanes will intercept more
distant demands at regional intercept parking
facilities and transport spectators, volunteers and
staff to their destination venues.
As most of Boston 2024s venues are within a short
distance of hotels and transit stations, walking
offers a reasonable and sustainable alternative for
Games travel. Travel by bicycle, with the expanding
network of facilities and users in Boston and its
environs will be used to augment other modes
where practical. Boston has doubled its bicycle
network over the past 5 years (to 120+ miles) and
expects to add more than 100 additional miles by
2024. Bostons bike sharing system provides more
than 1,300 bikes at 130 stations throughout Boston,
Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville.

Highway and Road Network


Boston enjoys excellent interstate and regional
highway access. Interstates 90 and 93, U.S. Routes
1, 3, and 20, and State Routes 2, 9, 18, 24, and 28
provide access from the metropolitan area (and
neighboring states) to the downtown. Access
throughout the core is further enhanced by many
major arterials, including Memorial and Storrow
Drives located along the north and south sides of
the Charles River, respectively.
Route I-95/Route 128 is a major circumferential
highway approximately 10 miles west of the
downtown that serves suburban communities and
allows through traffic to by-pass the metropolitan
core. About 20 miles west of the downtown, I-495
serves a similar, redundant function. Both of
these circumferential highways will be important
resources to accommodate rerouted, regional traffic
during the Olympics, as well as to intercept traffic at
regional park-and-ride facilities.

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2.1 INFRASTRUCTURE CONTINUED

The Commonwealth modernized access to the


downtown through the Central Artery/Tunnel
project, a $15B investment in I-93/I-90 including
a new tunnel to/from Boston-Logan International
Airport, completed in 2007. In 2008, the Governor
authorized another $3B investment in an
Accelerated Bridge Program (ABP) to address
structurally deficient bridges in the state system.
This ABP appropriation is expected to be largely
completed by 2016.
2.1.2 Existing Transport Infrastructure:
Permanent Works Required
Section 2.1.6 of Chart 3 presents the relevant
transport infrastructure projects that are currently
being procured or under construction. Notable
projects in this category that will be completed well
in advance of 2024 include:
New transit vehicle procurement for the Red and Orange
rapid transit, Commuter Rail and bus systems ($1.65B)

Additional investment in Boston and the regions


transportation system is regularly defined by
the Commonwealths long range transportation
and capital investment plan (CIP). Massachusetts
is investing $12.4B in transportation system
expansion and renewal over the next five years.
Chief among these key planned investments, as
itemized in Section 2.1.7 of Chart 3, includes:
Expansion of South Station
($300M committed/$1.5B overall)
New South Coast Rail Boston to New
Bedford/Fall River ($2.2B)
New West Station and Layover Facilities
at Beacon Yards ($120M)
Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) Rail Service between
Newton and the South Boston Waterfront ($195M)
Extension of the Silver Line to Chelsea ($62M)

Green Line Extension to the north (about 7 km) from


Lechmere Station to Medford ($1.43B)

Other Commuter Rail and Transit System


Enhancements ($1.75B)

Power and signal upgrades on the Red, Orange and


Green transit lines ($320M)

New I-90 Interchange at Allston/Brighton ($160M)

Commuter rail line upgrades ($255M)

I-90 All Electronic Tolls and Other Advanced


Transportation Technologies and Controls ($295M)

Government Center Station upgrades ($130M)

Accelerated Bridge Program Continuation ($3.3B)

Added highway capacity on I-95/Route 128 from Route


24 in Randolph to Route 9 in Wellesley ($350M)
Completion of the initial accelerated bridge program
(about $1.1B)

2.1.3 Planned Transport Infrastructure

2.1.4 Additional Transport Infrastructure


Finally, additional local access and operational
improvements will be required to accommodate
peak period Olympic demands and movement to
and from specific venues, as itemized in Section
2.1.8 of Chart 3.

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2.1.5 Chart 3: Existing Transport Infrastructure - No Permanent Works Required


LENGTH ( KM ) + CAPACITY

CONSTRUCTION/UPGRADE

(# OF TRAFFIC LANES OR TRACKS)

TYPE

OF TRANSPORT
INFRASTRUCTURE

FROM CITY BOUNDARY


TO OUTLINING VENUES

WITHIN CITY BOUNDARY

CONSTRUCTION
DATE

DATE OF
UPGRADE ( S )

1 SUBURBAN (COMMUTER ) RAIL

66.2

13

567.5

15*

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

2 SUBWAY ( HEAVY RAIL )

31.3

29.1

2*

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

3 LIGHT RAIL

25.1

14.7

2*

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

4 BUS RAPID TRANSIT ( BRT ) TUNNEL

1.6

2004

5 MOTORWAYS

20

4-6

117

4-6

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

6 MOTORWAYS

12

6-8

12

6-8

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

1900

VARIES

470

VARIES

VARIOUS

VARIOUS

(EXPRESSWAYS, INTERSTATES, HIGHWAYS)


(TOLLWAYS)

7 MAJOR URBAN ARTERIALS


* Note: Distances measured to line termini.

2.1.6 Chart 3: Existing Transport Infrastructure - Permanent Works Required


CONSTRUCTION/UPGRADE

LENGTH ( KM ) + CAPACITY
(# OF TRAFFIC LANES
OR TRACKS)

TYPE

OF TRANSPORT
INFRASTRUCTURE

TYPE OF WORK

(LENGTH IN KM + CAPACITY)

MBTA &
MASSDOT
FINANCING

2014-2022

2022

801,290,000

PUBLIC

VEHICLE
PROCUREMENT

VEHICLE
PROCUREMENT

MBTA

2007-2019

2019

498,710,000

PUBLIC

VEHICLE
PROCUREMENT

VEHICLE
PROCUREMENT

MBTA &
MASSDOT
FINANCING

2014-2019

2019

356,000,000

PUBLIC

MBTA

2009-2016

2016

253,390,000

PUBLIC

VEHICLE
PROCUREMENT

VEHICLE PROCUREMENT

(CAPACITY INCREASE)

10 LOCAL BUS

VEHICLE PROCUREMENT

(VEHICLE REPLACEMENT)

SIGNAL UPGRADES

VEHICLE
PROCUREMENT

9 COMMUTER RAIL

12 TRANSIT SYSTEM POWER/

COST OF
UPGRADE

WITHIN CITY
BOUNDARY

VEHICLE PROCUREMENT

INFRASTRUCTURE
IMPROVEMENTS

DATE OF
UPGRADE

WITHIN CITY
BOUNDARY

(PEAK SERVICE SUPPORT AND


VEHICLE REPLACEMENT)

11 COMMUTER RAIL

TIMELINE

FROM CITY
BOUNDARY TO
OUTLINING
VENUES

8 HEAVY RAIL

12.9

1-2

176.6

1-2

SYSTEM-WIDE
UPGRADES

7.2

47.2

39.4

SYSTEM-WIDE
UPGRADES AT
VARIOUS
LOCATIONS

SYSTEM-WIDE
UPGRADES AT
VARIOUS
LOCATIONS

MBTA

2014-2019

2019

320,830,000

PUBLIC

MBTA

2014-2017

2017

130,570,000

PUBLIC

MBTA &
MASSDOT
FINANCING

2011-2019

2019

1,428,000,000

PUBLIC

13 GOVERNMENT CENTER
STATION UPGRADE

14 GREEN LINE

LIGHT RAIL EXTENSION

STATION
REHABILITATION
PROJECT TO
PERFORM
UPGRADES AND
ADA COMPLIANCE

VARIES

VARIES

BRIDGE
REHABILITATION

SYSTEMWIDE BRIDGE
REHABILITATION/
REPLACEMENTS

MASSDOT

2013-2017

2017

1,082,000,000

PUBLIC

CAPACITY
EXPANSION

MASSDOT

2004-2017

2017

350,000,000

PUBLIC

SYSTEM-WIDE
UPGRADES

MASSDOT

2013-2014

2014

4,000,000

PUBLIC

6.9

(LECHMERE TO COLLEGE AVENUE)

15 BRIDGE REHABILITATION
AND REPLACEMENT

16 ROADWAY CAPACITY
EXPANSION

24

48

(ROUTE I-95/ROUTE 128)

17 TOBIN BRIDGE ALL


ELECTRONIC TOLL
INSTALLATION

SOURCE OF
FINANCING

BODY
RESPONSIBLE

FROM CITY
BOUNDARY TO
OUTLINING
VENUES

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2.1.7 Chart 3: Planned Transport Infrastructure


CONSTRUCTION/UPGRADE

LENGTH ( KM ) + CAPACITY
(# OF TRAFFIC LANES
OR TRACKS)

TYPE

OF TRANSPORT
INFRASTRUCTURE

TYPE OF WORK

(LENGTH IN KM + CAPACITY)
START

END

COST OF
UPGRADE

VEHICLE
PROCUREMENT

MBTA &
MASSDOT
FINANCING

2017

2024

732,000,000

PUBLIC

1.5

MBTA &
MASSDOT
FINANCING

2017

2021

140,000,000

PUBLIC

MBTA

2015

2017

4,000,000

PUBLIC

MBTA

2019

2023

4,000,000

TBD

WITHIN CITY
BOUNDARY

WITHIN CITY
BOUNDARY

FROM CITY
BOUNDARY TO
OUTLINING
VENUES

VEHICLE
PROCUREMENT

20 GREEN LINE: LIGHT RAIL

INSTALL
CROSSOVER
TRACK TO TURN
TRAINS AT PARK
STREET

21 HEAVY RAIL

18 GREEN LINE: LIGHT RAIL

VEHICLE PROCUREMENT

19 GREEN LINE:

LIGHT RAIL EXTENSION

(COLLEGE AVENUE TO ROUTE 16)

IMPROVEMENTS

IMPROVEMENTS

22 TRANSIT SYSTEM POWER/


SIGNAL UPGRADES

23 NEW STATION:

35.4

33.3

7.2

SYSTEM-WIDE
UPGRADES AT
VARIOUS
LOCATIONS

SYSTEM-WIDE
UPGRADES AT
VARIOUS
LOCATIONS

MBTA

2019

2023

455,000,000

TBD

MASSDOT

2015

2020

75,000,000

PUBLIC/
PRIVATE

PRIVATE

2015

2017

16,000,000

PRIVATE

CONSTRUCT NEW
MULTIMODAL
INFILL STATION

CONSTRUCT NEW
INFILL STATION

SYSTEMWIDE BRIDGE
REHABILITATION/
REPLACEMENTS

MBTA &
MASSDOT
FINANCING

2015

2024

2,200,000,000

PUBLIC

26 COMMUTER RAIL

SYSTEM-WIDE
UPGRADES AT
VARIOUS
LOCATIONS

CAPACITY
EXPANSION

MBTA

2015

2020

234,000,000

PUBLIC

27 STATION EXPANSION:

EXPAND
EXISTING
STATION

MBTA &
MASSDOT
FINANCING

2016

2021

1,500,000,000

PUBLIC

28 STATION EXPANSION:

EXPAND
EXISTING
STATION

MBTA

2017

2019

20,000,000

PUBLIC

29 BRT EXPANSION:

MASSDOT

2015

2018

62,000,000

PUBLIC

CITY OF
CAMBRIDGE/
CITY OF
BOSTON/
MBTA/
MASSDOT

2020

2023

140,000,000

TBD

WEST STATION

(MULTI-MODAL STATION)

24 NEW STATION:

BOSTON LANDING

(INFILL COMMUTER RAIL STATION)

25 COMMUTER RAIL

EXPANSION:
SOUTH COAST RAIL

IMPROVEMENTS

SOUTH STATION

NORTH STATION

SILVER LINE GATEWAY

30 NEW BRT: HARVARD

6.9

4.2

6.7

4.2

CITY OF
BOSTON/
MBTA/
MASSDOT

2020

2023

60,000,000

TBD

32 NEW BUS PLATFORM:

EXISTING
STATION
EXPANSION

MBTA

2019

2023

46,000,000

TBD

33 LOCAL BUS

RELOCATE/
CONSTRUCT NEW
FACILITY

RELOCATE/
CONSTRUCT NEW
FACILITY

MBTA

2019

2023

N/A (ASSUMES
FUNDING
FROM LAND
ACQUISITION)

TBD

34 DMU IMPLEMENTATION

IMPLEMENT NEW
DMU NETWORK

MBTA &
MASSDOT
FINANCING

2015

2019

400,000,000

PUBLIC

TO JFK/UMASS

31 NEW BRT: NORTH STATION


TO SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

JFK/UMASS STATION

SUPPORT FACILITIES

0.2

SOURCE OF
FINANCING

BODY
RESPONSIBLE

FROM CITY
BOUNDARY TO
OUTLINING
VENUES

3.4

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2.1.7 Chart 3: Planned Transport Infrastructure Continued


CONSTRUCTION/UPGRADE

LENGTH ( KM ) + CAPACITY
TYPE

OF TRANSPORT
INFRASTRUCTURE

35 INTERCITY RAIL

IMPROVEMENTS

36 STATION UPGRADES
(PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION
INFRASTRUCTURE)

37 ADDITIONAL ACCELERATED
BRIDGE PROGRAM

(# OF TRAFFIC LANES
OR TRACKS)

WITHIN CITY
BOUNDARY

TYPE OF WORK

(LENGTH IN KM + CAPACITY)

FROM CITY
BOUNDARY TO
OUTLINING
VENUES
85.0

ALLSTON/BRIGHTON AND
MAINLINE REALIGNMENT

39 I-90 ALL ELECTRONIC

TOLL COLLECTION SYSTEM

START

END

COST OF
UPGRADE

SOURCE OF
FINANCING

WITHIN CITY
BOUNDARY

SYSTEM-WIDE
UPGRADES

MBTA &
MASSDOT
FINANCING

2015

2019

150,000,000

PUBLIC

UPGRADES
AT VARIOUS
DOWNTOWN
STATIONS

UPGRADES
AT VARIOUS
DOWNTOWN
STATIONS

MBTA

2019

2023

100,000,000

TBD

VARIES

VARIES

SYSTEMWIDE BRIDGE
REHABILITATION/
REPLACEMENTS

MASSDOT

2014

2018

3,300,000,000

PUBLIC

NEW
INTERCHANGE
AND MAINLINE
RECONSTRUCTION

MASSDOT

2015

2018

160,000,000

PUBLIC

12KM

210KM

SYSTEM-WIDE
ENHANCEMENTS

MASSDOT

2015

2018

160,000,000

PUBLIC

TBD

PUBLIC/
PRIVATE

TBD

PUBLIC

(VARIOUS LOCATIONS)

38 NEW INTERCHANGE AT I-90

BODY
RESPONSIBLE

FROM CITY
BOUNDARY TO
OUTLINING
VENUES

40 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD/
COLUMBIA ROAD/
IMPROVEMENTS/
RECONSTRUCTION

(INCLUDING NEW I-93 RAMPS AT UMASS)

41 I-93 SOUTH BOSTON


INTERCHANGE
IMPROVEMENTS

TBD - To Be Determined

2.1.8 Chart 3: Additional Transport Infrastructure


CONSTRUCTION/UPGRADE

LENGTH ( KM ) + CAPACITY
TYPE

OF TRANSPORT
INFRASTRUCTURE

(# OF TRAFFIC LANES
OR TRACKS)

TYPE OF WORK

(LENGTH IN KM + CAPACITY)
START

END

COST OF
UPGRADE

VEHICLE
OVERHAUL

MBTA

2017

2023

53,000,000

TBD

91,000,000

USOC
PROVIDED

INCLUDED IN
VENUE COST

TBD

INCLUDED IN
VENUE COST

TBD

INCLUDED IN
VENUE COST

TBD

INCLUDED IN
VENUE COST

TBD

WITHIN CITY
BOUNDARY

FROM CITY
BOUNDARY TO
OUTLINING
VENUES

VEHICLE
OVERHAUL

43 T OPERATIONS BUDGET

44 ATHLETES VILLAGE ROADS

42 RED LINE: HEAVY RAIL

VEHICLE OVERHAUL FOR


OLYMPIC OPERATIONS

45 ALLSTON/BEACON YARDS
TEMPORARY/LEGACY
IMPROVEMENTS

46 IBC/MPC TEMPORARY/

LEGACY IMPROVEMENTS

47 SOUTH BOSTON

WATERFRONT TEMPORARY/
LEGACY IMPROVEMENTS

SOURCE OF
FINANCING

BODY
RESPONSIBLE

WITHIN CITY
BOUNDARY

FROM CITY
BOUNDARY TO
OUTLINING
VENUES

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2.2.1 Primary International Airport


Which international airport do you intend to use as
your primary port of entry and why?
Boston-Logan International Airport is New Englands
primary international and domestic airport and
will serve as the port of entry for most Olympic
travelers. Boston-Logan International has an
extensive network of international and domestic
flights and handled over 30 million passengers in
2013, with approximately 800 domestic flights and
over 100 international flights daily. Boston-Logan
also enjoys excellent access, located approximately
5.8 km from the city center and very convenient to
the majority of Olympic venues, including less than
5 km from the proposed Olympic Stadium, Athletes
Village and the International Broadcast Center/
Main Press Center. It is well-connected to public
transit with the Silver Line and Blue Line direct
connections to Downtown Boston. Boston-Logan
International is also well-connected to the regions
interstate roadway system including Interstate 90 to
Interstate 95 and Interstate 93, with direct access to
the urban core.
The airport is owned and operated by the
Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). Massport
is currently engaged in a strategic planning process
for its aviation, maritime and real estate assets.
Massport has forecast air passenger growth from
30 million passengers today (2013) to 40 million
passengers by its 2030 planning horizon, including
7.6 million international passengers. Massport is
currently in the process of assessing the capital
investments that will be necessary to accommodate
this level of expected growth.
The chart on the next page (2.2.3) provides current
airport data for Boston-Logan and other New
England airports. Boston-Logan International is
currently served by 30 airlines, which include:

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Aer Lingus
Air Canada
Air France
AirTran
Alaska Airlines
Alitalia
American Airlines
British Airways
Cathay Airlines
Copa Airlines

Delta Airlines
EI AI (2015)
Emirates
Hainan
Iberia
Icelandair
Japan Airlines
Jet Blue
Lufthansa
PenAir

Porter
SATA
Southwest
Spirit
Sun County
Swiss International
United
US Airways
Virgin American
Virgin Atlantic

Boston-Logan International Airport is also wellserved by direct flights with other major U.S.
international ports of entry. In July and August of
2013, there were approximately 800 direct flights
weekly to Boston-Logan International Airport from
JFK/New York, Washington Dulles, Atlanta, Miami,
OHare/Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco
and Los Angeles. The bar chart on the following
page provides a break-down of these flights by
airport. Chart 3 (2.1.6) itemizes approximately $5.2B
in transportation infrastructure investment in our
region that is currently underway.
2.2.2 Other Airports
Which other airport(s) do you intend to use and why?
In addition to Boston-Logan, as illustrated in the
airport data chart, there are six regional airports
that contribute another 12 million passengers
annually to the region. These six airports will serve
an important function in assisting the New England
area business and tourism travelers with alternative
aviation options during the Games period, while
Boston-Logan serves as the designated primary
Port of Entry. These airports consist of TF Green/
Providence RI, Manchester NH, Worcester MA,
Bradley/Hartford CT, Portsmouth NH and Portland
ME. The supplemental chart on the next page lists
other New England airports and the airlines that
currently serve them.
Massport also owns and operates Hanscom Field,
a general aviation airport that accommodates
447 flight daily operations and 17,500 passengers
annually. Hanscom is conveniently located 30 km to
the city center.

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2.2.3 Chart: Airport Data


BOSTONLOGAN

TF GREEN

MANCHESTER

HANSCOM

WORCESTER

BRADLEY

PORTSMOUTH

PORTLAND

AIR PASSENGERS (2013)

30,218,600

3,803,600

2,814,000

17,500

107,000

5,421,975

13,100

1,674,800

NUMBER OF RUNWAYS

10,083
10,005
7,861
7,000
5,000
2,557

7,166
6,081

9,250
6,875

7,000
5,106

7,000
5,000

9,502
6,846
5,141

11,318

7,200
5,001

NUMBER OF GATES

103

21

14

N/A

22

11

DISTANCE TO CITY CENTER (MILES)

3.6

58

52

18.5

50

108

56

103

DAILY INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

103

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

798

447

151

294

141

277

LENGTH OF RUNWAY ( FT )

DAILY DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

227

255

EXISTING PUBLIC TRANSPORT


SERVICE

MBTA RAIL
SILVER LINE
BLUE LINE

MBTA RAIL
RIPTA BUS

BUS

PLANNED PUBLIC TRANSPORT


SERVICE

SILVER LINE
+ BLUE LINE
UPGRADES

CONNECTIONS
TO MBTA

DIRECT
MBTA LINE

BUS

NONE

CONNECTIONS
TO MBTA

AMTRAK

BUS
AMTRAK

BUS
AMTRAK

* Note: All marks designated not applicable (N/A) refer to data not currently available.

Supplemental
Chart:Chart:
Boston-Logan
Scheduled
Service
Supplemental
Boston-Logan
Scheduled
Service
2013 Weekly
Frequencies
to Select
Destinations
2013 Weekly
Frequencies
to Select
Destinations
0

100

200

300
110

53

111

53

January

90

72

48

February

90

72

48

March

102

April

112

73

49
80

Source: Ofcal Airline Guide (OAG)


400
49
49
49

70
152

May

110

87

63

113

88

62

118

91

49

171

93

July

111

88

60

119

91

49

177

100

86

49

176

93

August
October

118

88

106
109

November

104

December

100

60

80
80
80
66

119

60

54

111

66

60

111

61

114

68
57

157

49

58

112

49

77

June

September

63

800

61
125

72

112

700

61

108

70
112

600

108

49

113
59

500

159

49

79

76

165

49

153

49

126

78
76

64

Atlanta (ATL)

Washington D.C. (IAD)

Los Angeles (LAX)

Chicago (ORD)

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)

New York City (JFK)

Miami (MIA)

San Francisco (SFO)

Supplemental Chart: Other New England Airports - Major Airlines


TF GREEN

MANCHESTER

WORCESTER

BRADLEY

PORTSMOUTH

PORTLAND

AIR CANADA
AIRTRAN
ALLEGIANT
AMERICAN
CAPE AIR
DELTA
JETBLUE
SOUTHWEST
UNITED
US AIRWAYS

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2.3 CHALLENGES

2.3.1 Transport Challenges


What current and future (by 2024) major transport
challenges do your city and region face?
In May 2014, the Massachusetts Department of
Transportation (MassDOT) issued its Long-Range
Transportation Plan weMove Massachusetts
(WMM). WMM outlines the long-term strategy for
investments, policies and programs that respond
to transportation challenges facing the city, region
and Commonwealth. Key transport challenges in the
decade ahead include:
Maintaining and preserving the highway
and transit system has been a priority of
MassDOT for over a decade and will continue
to be the focus over the next decade.
Keeping the city and Commonwealth moving
during this period of tremendous investment
in highway infrastructure renewal and new
transit services is a key challenge. State and
city officials, businesses and residents have
an excellent track record of implementing
major infrastructure renewal projects with
minimal impact to commerce and quality
of life for our residents, as demonstrated
through the completion of the Central
Artery/Tunnel project, I-93 accelerated
bridge replacement program and most
recently, the Callahan Tunnel reconstruction.
Transportation management plans have
included extensive public outreach and
educational programs, promotion of transit
use, effective traffic detours and lane
management strategies, shifts in travel times,
etc. Some of these same processes and tools
will be put to use to manage transportation
during the Olympic Games.
Another transportation challenge is
determining how best to use discretionary
transportation investment to support
and leverage economic development and
adapt programs and services to meet the
evolving needs of our populations and
economic patterns. Transit and accessibility
investments defined by the plan respond
to both a renewed interest in urban living
as well as transportation desires of our
young and old populations. WMM also
presents a strong case for the economic

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value of infrastructure investment and,


as a result, targets many of its capital
programs to areas of economic opportunity.
Both the investment emphasis on transit
and infrastructure to support economic
development benefit the plans to host
the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
There is a need for continued investment
in mitigation and adaptation strategies
for our transportation system to respond
to the challenges of climate change.
As discussed in WMM, GreenDOT is a
comprehensive initiative that will make
MassDOT a national leader in greening
the state transportation system by reducing
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; promoting
the healthy transportation options of
walking, bicycling and public transit; and
supporting smart growth development.
Project design guidance and engineering
directives continue to evolve to adapt the
transportation system and add resiliency as
investments are made. A climate response
plan is also nearing completion that focuses
on infrastructure within the City of Boston.
And, finally, ensuring that the transportation
system and all of its many components are
well monitored and actively managed in
real time is critical to system efficiency and
effectiveness. Current traffic management
resources and activities are further detailed
in Section 5.5 of this document.
2.3.2 Transport + Mobility Concepts
What general transport and mobility concepts do you
propose?
The transport strategy for Boston 2024 relies on
the use of existing transit/rail lines and roadways,
capitalizes on planned regional transport
improvements and will deploy state-of-the-practice
operations/management strategies to deliver safe,
efficient and reliable Games transport and keep
the city moving during the Olympic and Paralympic
Games. Key features of this transport strategic
framework for Boston 2024 are highlighted on the
next page.

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Site Venues Smartly


Of the planned venue locations for Boston 2024,
28 of 33 are within core of Boston, Cambridge and
Somerville. All but two of these locations have
access to rapid transit, trolley or rail services.
Orient to Transit
Bostons transit system, together with an Olympic
overlay bus shuttle system, will serve as the
backbone for transportation during the Games
and will move spectators and Games workforce
to/from their destinations. Spectators, volunteers
and staff traveling from outside of the core will be
intercepted at regional intercept parking facilities
and transported to their destination venues via
radial transit corridors or bus shuttles traveling in
Olympic Lanes.
Manage Highway and Arterial Lanes
Olympic Lanes will connect venues and provide
reliable, safe transport for the Olympic Fleet and
spectator shuttles on a network of more than 55 km
of dedicated roadway lanes.
Intercept Drivers Remotely
Spectators and volunteers/staff traveling by car will
be intercepted remotely and redirected to parkand-ride facilities strategically located throughout
the region. Shuttle buses will then provide access
from these remote parking facilities and transit/rail
stations to venues.
Promote Walking
As most of Boston 2024s venues are within a short
distance of hotels and transit stations, walking
offers a reasonable and sustainable alternative for
Games travel. Travel by bicycle, with the expanding
network of facilities and users in Boston and its
environs will be used to augment other modes
where practical.
Manage Parking
Parking at each venue will only be provided for
appropriately permitted vehicles. Vehicle access
and parking permits (VAPPs) as well as local area
parking permit plans will efficiently manage

Olympic traffic. All traffic management personnel


will receive extensive training prior to the Games to
ensure efficient operations and proper enforcement
of traffic and parking regulations.
Influence/Reduce Background Demands
The key to the overall success of transport for the
Games will be transportation demand management.
Boston 2024 will leverage the regions passion
for a great Olympic Games to communicate and
implement an effective transportation demand
management (TDM) program that includes:
Avoidance and commuter peak shifting through marketing,
education and promotion of alternative modes
Higher occupancy modes for all travel to the core
(shifting auto use to transit and/or carpooling)
A regional intercept parking/regional bus system
Logistics management plan for regional and local
goods movement
Seamless, real-time customer traveler information.
Manage it All in Real Time
It is envisioned that a Joint Operations Center
will be deployed during the Games with a clear
command and control protocol and use of an
integrated communication system to manage
traffic conditions and incidents in real time. The
plan will direct Games traffic using an online travel
demand system integrated with the ticketing and
accreditation processes. Travelers will be distributed
among transport modes and parking options in
accordance with measures to control traffic during
peak times. Boston is experienced at managing
traffic and rerouting city background traffic in order
to compensate for closed or restricted roadways due
to the recent and on-going investment in our key
highway and transit infrastructure.
Chart 4 (Table 2.4.3 on pages 22-23) indicates
distances and travel times between each
competition site and important competition and
non-competition venues.

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2.3 CHALLENGES CONTINUED

2.3.3 Transportation Plan


List all local, regional, state and/or federal entities
that would need to be involved in the implementation
of your transportation plan.
Boston 2024 continues to have positive discussions
with the Secretary of Transportation and
MassDOT senior leadership; the Massport Chief
Executive Officer and department directors or
senior leadership of Real Estate, Maritime, Capital
Programs, Aviation and Community Relations; and,
the City of Boston Department of Transportation,
the Department of Public Works and the Boston
Redevelopment Authority. We have also held
preliminary discussions with Amtrak. All of these
discussions have been positive, and a real sense
of common partnership is being developed for
transportation improvements and approvals.
As described in earlier submissions, Boston 2024
anticipates proposal of Olympic legislation that
would facilitate permitting and entitlements
for both venues and transportation in a unified
manner. The entitlement process will include
significant community engagement with local
elected officials, the surrounding neighborhoods,
appropriate environmental agencies and interest
groups, as well as business and institutional leaders.
This Boston 2024 planning and construction team
has extensive experience throughout the cities of
Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Lowell and other
localities proposed for transportation improvements
with the successful permitting and approvals of
some of the regions most complex transportation
projects. We do not anticipate any significant
problems at this time in securing the approvals
for the permits for the transportation projects
associated with the 2024 Games.

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2.4

MAPS + CHARTS

2.4.1 Map C: Transport Infrastructure


Infrastructure Location and Transport Legend/Symbols
Existing Infrastructure

(Refer to Chart 3 & line types for items not shown on Map C)

Planned Infrastructure

(Refer to Chart 3 for items not shown on Map C)

3 Light Rail

Green Line: Light Rail


18 Vehicle Procurement
Green Line: Light Rail
19 Extension
Green Line: Light Rail
20 Improvements

4 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Tunnel

21 Heavy Rail Improvements

New BRT: Harvard to


30 JFK/UMass
New BRT: North Station to
31 South Boston Waterfront
Bus Platform:
32 New
JFK/Umass Station
Bus
33 Local
Support Facilities

Motorways (Expressways,
5 Interstates, Highways)

Transit System
22 Power/Signal Improvements

34 DMU Implementation

6 Motorways (Tollways)

23 New Station: West Station

Rail
35 Intercity
Improvements

7 Major Urban Arterials

24 New Station: Boston Landing

36 Station Upgrades

Commuter Rail Expansion


25 South Coast Rail

Accelerated
37 Additional
Bridge Program
Interchange at
38 New
I-90 Allston/Brighton
All Electronic Toll
39 I-90
Collection System
Road
40 UMass
Improvements
Interchange
41 I-93
Improvements

1 Suburban (Commuter) Rail


2 Subway (Heavy Rail)

Infrastructure Underway

(Refer to Chart 3 for all not shown on Map C)

8 Heavy Rail Vehicle Procurement

26 Commuter Rail Improvements

Commuter Rail
9 Vehicle Procurement

Station Expansion:
27 South Station
Station Expansion:
28 North Station
BRT Expansion:
29 Silver Line Gateway

10 Local Bus Vehicle Procurement


Commuter Rail
11 Infrastructure Improvements
Transit System
12 Power/Signal Upgrades
Government Center
13 Station Upgrade
Green Line:
14 Light Rail Extension
Bridge Rehabilitation
15 and Replacement

Additional Infrastructure

(Refer to Chart 3 for items not shown on Map C)

Red Line: Heavy Rail


42 Vehicle Overhaul

43 T Operations Budget
44 Athletes Village Roads

Allston/Beacon Yards
45 Improvements
IBC/MPC
46 Improvements
Boston
47 South
Waterfront Improvements

16 Roadway Capacity Enhancement


Tobin Bridge
17 All Electronic Toll Replacement
Road Network Line Types

Rail Network Line Types

Motorway
Major Urban Arterial Network

16

Subway [Existing]
Light Rail [Existing]
Light Rail [Existing, Work Req.]
Light Rail [Planned]
Commuter Rail [Existing]
Commuter Rail [Planned]

Map Symbols
City of Boston Limits
Venue Cluster
Key Venue/Venue Precinct
Venue
Hotel Cluster

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I-95
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10KM

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14
29

38
34
13

39

24 23 45

28
31
17

20
27

I-90

BOSTON - LOGAN
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

46 47

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WATERFRONT
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2.4.2 Map D: Transport Infrastructure - Olympic Games Use


Venue Location and Transport Legend/Symbols
Waterfront Cluster

University Cluster

AV Athletes Village

IOC International Olympic

IBC

Committee Hotels

Live Site

Live Site

Basketball

Main Media Housing

Boxing

Main Press Center

Archery

Canoe - Slalom

Opening & Closing


Ceremony

Badminton

Canoe - Sprint

Athletics

Handball

Cycling - BMX

Gymnastics - Rhythmic

Diving

Cycling - Mountain

Judo

Fencing

Cycling - Road

Sailing

Swimming

Cycling - Track

Table Tennis

Syncronized Swimming

Equestrian - Cross Country

Taekwondo

Water Polo

Equestrian - Dressage

Volleyball - Indoor

Hockey

Equestrian - Eventing

Weightlifting

Tennis

Equestrian - Jumping

Wrestling Freestyle

Triathlon

Football

International
Broadcast Center
Live Site

FOLD OUT TO VIEW MAP

MPC

Other Precincts/Stand Alone Venues

MMH

Golf
Map Symbols
City of Boston Limits
Venue Cluster

Road Network Line Types


Motorway
Major Urban Arterial Network
Olympic Route Network

Key Venue/Venue Precinct


Venue
Hotel Cluster
Sailing Event Zone

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Gymnastics - Artistic
Gymnastics - Trampoline
Modern Pentathlon
Rowing

Rail Network Line Types


Subway [Existing]
Light Rail [Existing]
Light Rail [Existing, Work Req.]
Light Rail [Planned]
Commuter Rail [Existing]
Commuter Rail [Planned]

Rugby
Shooting
Volleyball - Beach

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2750m

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CLUSTER
BOSTON - LOGAN
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
MMH

I-90

IOC

IBC MPC

AV

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2.4.2 Map D: Transport Infrastructure - Paralympic Games Use


Venue Location and Transport Legend/Symbols
Waterfront Cluster

University Cluster

AV Athletes Village

IOC International Olympic

IBC

Committee Hotels

Live Site

Live Site

Canoe

Main Media Housing

Cycling - Road

Main Press Center

Archery

Cycling - Track

Opening & Closing


Ceremony

Fencing

Equestrian

Athletics

Football 5-a-side

Rowing

Boccia

Football 7-a-side

Shooting

Judo

Goalball

Wheelchair Basketball

Powerlifting

Swimming

Sailing

Paratriathlon

Sitting Volleyball

Wheelchair Rugby

Table Tennis

Wheelchair Tennis

International
Broadcast Center
Live Site

FOLD OUT TO VIEW MAP

MPC

Other Precincts/Stand Alone Venues

Map Symbols
City of Boston Limits
Venue Cluster
Key Venue/Venue Precinct
Venue

MMH

Rail Network Line Types


Subway [Existing]
Light Rail [Existing]
Light Rail [Existing, Work Req.]
Light Rail [Planned]
Commuter Rail [Existing]
Commuter Rail [Planned]

Road Network Line Types


Motorway
Major Urban Arterial Network
Olympic Route Network

Hotel Cluster
Sailing Event Zone

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IOC

IBC MPC

AV

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ALL DISTANCES IN KM AND TRAVEL TIMES IN MINUTES BY BUS

2.4.3 Chart 4: Distances + Travel Times


MAIN
INTERNATL
AIRPORT

MAIN
HOTEL
AREA
( BACK BAY )

MAIN
HOTEL
AREA
( SBWTF )

MAIN
HOTEL
AREA
( DNTN )

IOC
ACCOM.
( DNTN )

ATHLETES
VILLAGE

OLYMPIC
STADIUM

MEDIA
ACCOM.
( BU )

MPC/IBC

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

6.9

15

7.9

20

2.9

10

2.7

10

2.8

10

3.2

10

9.5

15

1.3

9.0

20

5.1

10

6.1

20

4.9

15

5.1

15

3.2

10

12.8

25

4.5

15

5.1

10

8.9

20

1.3

1.5

1.6

4.6

15

1.6

9.2

10

12.4

20

5.3

10

9.2

10

10.1

15

10.2

15

12.8

25

9.5

15

1.6

8.3

10

9.5

15

9.0

15

9.2

15

7.9

10

7.9

10

11.9

25

8.7

15

15.6

15

7.6

10

13.0

40

6.7

10

10.3

25

9.4

25

9.5

25

4.2

10

7.4

20

8.2

15

8.7

25

66.1

65

66

65

68

70

64.8

60

65.5

60

69.8

75

66.6

65

72.3

70

65.5

60

7.4

30

1.6

14.8

20

1.0

1.1

18.4

25

15.2

20

8.1

10

13.9

15

13.5

20

5.3

10

10.2

15

10.1

15

10.2

15

12.8

25

9.5

15

9.2

10

TD GARDEN:
BASKETBALL - FINALS
GYMNASTICS
ARTISTIC/TRAMPOLINE

4.7

10

3.1

10

4.7

10

1.4

1.7

7.1

20

3.9

10

11.0

15

3.1

MIT: ARCHERY

21.4

45

2.2

12.9

30

5.0

15

5.1

15

6.8

10

10.0

20

3.2

10

11.3

25

THE COUNTRY CLUB: GOLF

15.9

40

7.4

15

17.3

35

16.4

35

16.5

35

11.2

20

14.4

30

10.5

15

15.7

30

GILLET TE STADIUM:
RUGBY
FOOTBALL FINAL

48.6

40

45.1

50

47.0

55

45.1

50

45.2

50

40.9

40

44.1

50

50.7

50

45.4

55

UMASS LOWELL:
ROWING
CANOE - SPRINT
BOXING

57.3

50

59.7

60

58.3

60

58.7

55

58.9

55

61.0

70

57.8

60

64.1

60

56.7

55

OLYMPIC GAMES
MIDTOWN
ATHLETICS
UMASS BOSTON
ATHLETES VILLAGE
SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT
VOLLEYBALL - INDOOR
TAEKWONDO
JUDO
WRESTLING
TABLE TENNIS
WEIGHTLIFTING
BEACON YARDS

FOLD OUT TO VIEW MAP

AQUATICS
DIVING
WATER POLO
TENNIS
HOCKEY
FENCING
ASSEMBLY SQUARE
CYCLING - BMX
CYCLING - TRACK
FRANKLIN PARK
EQUESTRIAN
MODERN PENTATHLON
WESTFORD SKI AREA
CANOE - SLALOM
CYCLING - MOUNTAIN BIKE
BOSTON COMMON/DNTN
VOLLEYBALL - BEACH
CYCLING - ROAD START
MARATHON - START
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
BADMINTON
HANDBALL
STANDALONE VENUES

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MAGAZINE BEACH: TRIATHLON

13.2

40

3.7

10

14.3

30

6.4

20

6.5

20

8.2

15

11.4

25

1.6

12.7

30

LONG ISLAND: SHOOTING

21.4

45

18.8

40

18.8

45

20.4

45

20.6

45

13.7

30

16.9

40

20.8

40

17.2

40

BOSTON HARBOR: SAILING

8.0

20

9.1

15

8.5

20

7.5

20

7.6

20

4.8

10

5.6

15

18.7

30

6.9

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ALL DISTANCES IN KM AND TRAVEL TIMES IN MINUTES BY BUS

2.4.3

Chart 4: Distances + Travel Times (continued)


MAIN
INTERNATL
AIRPORT

MAIN
HOTEL
AREA
( BACK BAY )

MAIN
HOTEL
AREA
( SBWTF )

MAIN
HOTEL
AREA
( DNTN )

IOC
ACCOM.
( DNTN )

ATHLETES
VILLAGE

OLYMPIC
STADIUM

MEDIA
ACCOM.
( BU )

MPC/IBC

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

KM

MIN

6.9

15

7.9

20

2.9

10

2.7

10

2.8

10

3.2

10

9.5

15

1.3

5.1

10

8.9

20

1.3

1.5

1.6

4.6

15

1.6

9.2

10

12.4

20

5.3

10

9.2

10

10.1

15

10.2

15

12.8

25

9.5

15

1.6

8.3

10

9.5

15

9.0

15

9.2

15

7.9

10

7.9

10

11.9

25

8.7

15

15.6

15

7.6

10

13.0

40

6.7

10

10.3

25

9.4

25

9.5

25

4.2

10

7.4

20

8.2

15

8.7

25

7.4

30

1.6

14.8

20

1.0

1.1

18.4

25

15.2

20

8.1

10

13.9

15

13.5

20

5.3

10

10.2

15

10.1

15

10.2

15

12.8

25

9.5

15

9.2

10

TD GARDEN:
WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

4.7

10

3.1

10

4.7

10

1.4

1.7

7.1

20

3.9

10

11.0

15

3.1

MIT: ARCHERY

21.4

45

2.2

12.9

30

5.0

15

5.1

15

6.8

10

10.0

20

3.2

10

11.3

25

UMASS LOWELL:
CANOE
ROWING

57.3

50

59.7

60

58.3

60

58.7

55

58.9

55

61.0

70

57.8

60

64.1

60

56.7

55

PARALYMPIC GAMES
MIDTOWN
ATHLETICS
SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT
BOCCIA
SITTING VOLLEYBALL
JUDO
TABLE TENNIS
BEACON YARDS
FOOTBALL (5-A-SIDE )
FOOTBALL (7-A-SIDE )
SWIMMING
WHEELCHAIR TENNIS
WHEELCHAIR FENCING
ASSEMBLY SQUARE
CYCLING - TRACK
FRANKLIN PARK
EQUESTRIAN
BOSTON COMMON/DNTN
CYCLING - ROAD START
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
WHEELCHAIR RUGBY
GOALBALL
STANDALONE VENUES

MAGAZINE BEACH:
PARATRIATHLON

13.2

40

3.7

10

14.3

30

6.4

20

6.5

20

8.2

15

11.4

25

1.6

12.7

30

LONG ISLAND: SHOOTING

21.4

45

18.8

40

18.8

45

20.4

45

20.6

45

13.7

30

16.9

40

20.8

40

17.2

40

BOSTON HARBOR: SAILING

8.0

20

9.1

15

8.5

20

7.5

20

7.6

20

4.8

10

5.6

15

18.7

30

6.9

15

NON - COMPETITION VENUES


MAIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

9.2

15

6.3

10

6.0

10

6.4

10

9.0

20

6.9

15

13.5

20

16.1

30

MAIN HOTEL AREA ( BACK BAY )

9.2

15

4.3

4.0

3.2

5.1

10

7.9

20

5.3

10

6.8

10

MAIN HOTEL AREA ( SOUTH


BOSTON WATERFRONT )

6.3

10

4.7

10

2.9

2.1

6.1

20

2.9

10

10.2

15

MAIN HOTEL AREA ( DOWNTOWN )

7.6

15

3.5

2.9

1.1

4.9

15

2.9

10

10.1

15

2.9

ATHLETES VILLAGE

9.0

20

5.1

10

6.1

20

4.9

15

5.1

15

3.2

10

12.8

25

4.5

15

OTHER VILLAGE OR ATHLETE


ACCOMMODATION

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

IBC

6.3

10

4.7

10

4.3

2.3

4.7

10

2.3

9.7

15

MPC

6.3

10

4.7

10

4.3

2.3

4.7

10

2.3

9.7

15

MEDIA VILLAGE

6.3

10

4.7

10

12.7

20

10.8

20

9.7

15

4.8

10

9.7

15

15.6

25

OPENING/CLOSING CEREMONIES

6.9

15

7.9

20

2.9

10

2.7

10

2.8

10

3.2

10

9.5

15

1.3

TABLE NOTES:

Route distance takes into account use of the Olympic Route Network.
Travel times account for speeds on different roadways and reflect a speed between
congested and uncongested travel times.

For accommodation destination locations, such as the Main Hotel [Back Bay], one
centralized origin point was used.
For accommodation destination locations, the time associated with shuttle pick-up
at individual hotel locations to a centralized location for travel to venues using the
Olympic Route Network was not included.

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ACCOMMODATION

3.1 HOTELS

3.1.1 Hotel Capacity


List your total hotel capacity, verified by the local
tourist board or Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The total existing hotel capacity within a Greater
Boston radius of 50 km is 47,914. Of the total
existing capacity, 25,155 rooms (53%) are within
a 10 km radius. Within that same 50 km radius,
there are an additional 4,589 rooms already
approved for construction, 4,077 (89%) of which
are within a 10 km radius, and all of which
would be built between now and 2024. As the
current market pipeline indicates, the total hotel
capacity within the 50 km radius of Boston in
2024 would be at minimum 52,503.
The hotel inventory that informs the above capacity
totals and Charts 2B-2E has been determined
by the STR Market Pipeline Report for Boston,
Massachusetts published on September 2, 2014.
STR tracks supply and demand data for the hotel
industry and provides valuable market share
analysis for international, regional hotel chains and
independent hotels. With more than 46,000 hotels
participating in STRs hotel performance surveys,
it is the worlds foremost source of historical hotel
performance trends, offering reports and data sets
that help form an understanding of historic and
forecasted market performance and supply and
demand dynamics for the hotel industry.
It is important to note that the Boston,
Massachusetts market as defined by STR may not
represent all existing or planned hotels within a
50 km radius of our Center of Energy in Boston or
within a 10 km radius of our stand-alone venues
in Lowell or Foxborough. For example, the report
does not capture hotels in southern New Hampshire
that fall within a 10 km radius of Lowell or hotels
in Rhode Island that fall within a 30 km radius
from Foxborough. Therefore, for the purpose of
establishing a solid, single-source inventory of
Boston-area hotels, no other inventory was included.

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and


Boston Convention Marketing Center.
The MCCA owns and oversees the operations of the
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the John
B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center,
the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA and the
Boston Common Garage. The BCEC and Hynes have
earned a rare gold standard from the International
Association of Congress Centres (AIPC), making
Boston only the fourth city in North America and the
12th city worldwide to have been awarded this top
standard, the highest certification level a convention
facility can achieve under strict AIPC guidelines.
In 2012, the MCCA hosted 245 events at the BCEC
and Hynes with 654,119 attendees, generating
561,279 hotel room nights and $656M in economic
impact. The MCCA is currently in the midst of its
Top 5 campaign to launch Boston into the top five
convention destinations in North America.
The Boston Convention Marketing Center is a
joint effort of the Greater Boston Convention and
Visitors Bureau and the MCCA to market and sell
the BCEC and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial
Convention Center.
Because the GBCVB is membership-driven and
would only capture a snapshot of the total
accommodations capacity (as represented by its
member businesses) in the Greater Boston area, and
because the Boston Convention Marketing Center
is representative of both the GBCVB and MCCA, the
Boston Convention Marketing Center has been our
go-to partner and verifying entity as it relates to
Boston-area hotels.
Acronyms:
STR - Smith Travel Research
BRA - Boston Redevelopment Authority
GBCVB - Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
MCCA - Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
BCEC - Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

The hotel inventory was then validated by experts


in Boston hotel relations and services from the

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3.1.2 Hotel Standards


Provide a statement from your local hotel association
or Convention and Visitors Bureau that gives the
rating system used in your city and a description of the
standard of hotel in each category.
Greater Boston area hotels are categorized by
two rating systems: the Forbes Travel Guide star
rating system and STRs Market Pipeline Report.
The determination of ratings within each system
is based upon different criteria and processes and
as such we have worked with our market experts
to analyze data from both sources. Using STR as
the source of our hotel inventory list, we have
coordinated with the MCCA and Boston Convention
Marketing Center to assign Forbes Star Rating
equivalents to STRs categorizations in order to
represent consistency across the entire inventory.
The Star ratings which are determined by Forbes
and published in their Forbes Travel Guide annually
are based upon their inspectors evaluating each
property on over 500 individual criteria (primarily
guest services and hotel product). Once Forbes has
identified a property that they believe is worth a
visit, they send out an inspector to evaluate the
hotel. Until this evaluation has been completed, the
rating remains the same.
STR on the other hand separates hotels by market
class/category, which is based on the hotels average
daily rate, relative to that of the chain-affiliated
hotels in its geographic proximity. As a result, a
hotel may only receive a 3 Star rating according to
Forbes, but since they are able to command a much
higher room rate than their chain-affiliated hotels,
they fall into a higher category with STR.
Below are definitions of the Forbes Star Ratings as
written in the Forbes Lodging Criteria document.
Please note that our assigned equivalent ratings do
not claim to be representative of Forbes evaluations
and inspections but rather provide a general
understanding of Bostons current hotel market.
Five Star Hotels: These exceptional properties provide a
memorable experience through virtually flawless service
and the finest of amenities. Staff are intuitive, engaging

and passionate, and eagerly deliver service above and


beyond the guests expectations. The hotel was designed
with the guests comfort in mind, with particular
attention paid to craftsmanship and quality of product. A
Five Star property is a destination unto itself.
Four Star Hotels: These properties provide a
distinctive setting, and the guest will find many
interesting and inviting elements to enjoy throughout
the property. Attention to detail is prominent
throughout the property, from design concept to quality
of products provided. Staff are accommodating and
take pride in catering to the guests specific needs
throughout their stay.
Three Star Hotels: These well-appointed
establishments have enhanced amenities that provide
travelers with a strong sense of location, whether for
style or function. They may have a distinguishing style
and ambiance in both the public spaces and guest
rooms; or they may be more focused on functionality,
providing guests with easy access to local events,
meetings or tourism highlights.
Two Star Hotels: The Two Star hotel is considered a
clean, comfortable and reliable establishment that has
expanded amenities, such as a full-service restaurant.
One Star Hotels: The One Star lodging is a limitedservice hotel or inn that is considered a clean,
comfortable and reliable establishment.
3.1.3 Hotel Undertaking Document
Share the hotel undertaking document with your
citys largest hotel operators and provide a written
commitment that they will agree to the outlined terms
if your city is selected.
Boston 2024 is pleased to confirm we have
sufficient and adequate accommodations to provide
a world class experience to all of our Olympic
guests, particularly members of the Olympic family,
and our ongoing collaboration with the Boston
hotel community has been and will continue to be
vital to this effort.
In partnership with the Massachusetts Convention
Center Authority, Greater Boston Convention and
Visitors Bureau and Boston Convention Marketing
Center, Boston 2024 hosted a meeting on October 1
to discuss our accommodations requirements with
the regions largest hotel operators. Participants

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of this encouraging meeting included general


managers and sales and marketing directors from
Hilton, Marriott, Fairmont, Hyatt, Starwood (Westin
and Sheraton), Omni hotel properties and the
Massachusetts Lodging Association. This group
collectively controls approximately 9,500 Boston
hotel rooms. In addition, Boston 2024 hosted
another meeting on October 15 convened again
by the MCCA and the Massachusetts Lodging
Association with over 30 attendees representing
independent hotels and thousands of additional
hotel rooms in and around Boston.
These discussions were robust, productive and a
strong start to our continued dialogue with Bostons
hoteliers who have expressed interest in and
support for our bid. Since then, we have continued
to work with the largest hotel operators on a hotel
accommodations undertaking. The letters in section
3.6 demonstrate strong support from our hotel

operators and willingness to partner with Boston


2024 and the USOC in hosting the 2024 Olympic
and Paralympic Games. These operators include:
Omni Parker House Hotel: 551 rooms
Starwood - Sheraton Boston Hotel: 1215 rooms
Starwood - Westin Copley Place Hotel: 803 rooms
Starwood - Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel: 793 rooms
Starwood - W Boston Hotel: 235 rooms
Hilton Boston Back Bay + Boston Logan Hotels: 989 rooms
Marriott Copley Place Hotel: 1147 rooms
Renaissance - Boston Waterfront Hotel: 471 rooms
In partnership with Bostons hotel community
and the USOC, we are confident we will deliver a
successful Games and an exceptional experience to
the Olympic family and all of our Olympic guests.

3.2 RATES

The MCCA and Boston Convention Marketing Center


are the sources of the average convention rates in
2014 during the period of the Games.

3.2.1 Chart 2A: Average Convention Rates


ROOM TYPE

4 STAR

SINGLE, INCLUDING ONE BREAKFAST

$337

$367

$518

DOUBLE, INCLUDING TWO BREAKFASTS

$385

$425

$590

$415-$440

$475-$920

$715-$1270

SUITE, INCLUDING TWO BREAKFASTS

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AVERAGE 2014 CONVENTION RATES FOR THE MONTH OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES
3 STAR

5 STAR

3.3 INVENTORY
* Please note that University Campus numbers are in terms of total beds, not rooms
and that these numbers only reflect a portion of Boston area student housing that
is shared publicly (as examples, Northeastern and Harvard do not publish housing
information online).

3.3.1 Chart 2B: Existing Accommodation


TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION

WITHIN A 0-10KM RADIUS OF


GAMES CENTER

WITHIN A 10-50KM RADIUS OF


GAMES CENTER

TOTAL

# OF HOTELS

# OF ROOMS

# OF HOTELS

# OF ROOMS

# OF HOTELS

5-STAR HOTELS

13

3,959

13

# OF ROOMS
3,959

4-STAR HOTELS

43

14,892

58

11,147

101

42,988

3-STAR HOTELS

57

6,069

41

4,836

98

13,001

2-STAR HOTELS

11

595

84

6,776

95

7,371

1-STAR HOTELS

UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES*

22,885

4,892

27,777

ALTERNATE ACCOMMODATION

3.3.2 Chart 2C: Planned Accommodation


TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION

WITHIN A 0-10KM RADIUS OF


GAMES CENTER

WITHIN A 10-50KM RADIUS OF


GAMES CENTER

TOTAL

# OF HOTELS

# OF ROOMS

# OF HOTELS

# OF ROOMS

# OF HOTELS

5-STAR HOTELS

# OF ROOMS

4-STAR HOTELS

11

3,382

433

15

3,815

3-STAR HOTELS

388

386

774

2-STAR HOTELS

307

1-STAR HOTELS

UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

ALTERNATE ACCOMMODATION

3.3.3 Chart 2D: Additional Accommodation


TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION

WITHIN A 0-10KM RADIUS OF


GAMES CENTER

WITHIN A 10-50KM RADIUS OF


GAMES CENTER

TOTAL

# OF HOTELS

# OF ROOMS

# OF HOTELS

# OF ROOMS

# OF HOTELS

# OF ROOMS

5-STAR HOTELS

4-STAR HOTELS

3-STAR HOTELS

2-STAR HOTELS

1-STAR HOTELS

UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

ALTERNATE ACCOMMODATION

3.3.4 Chart 2E: Venues Outside of the City


TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION

GILLETTE STADIUM

MERRIMACK RIVER VALLEY

WITHIN A 0-10KM RADIUS OF


GAMES CENTER

WITHIN A 10-50KM RADIUS OF


GAMES CENTER

# OF HOTELS

# OF ROOMS

# OF HOTELS

5-STAR HOTELS

4-STAR HOTELS

411

464

3-STAR HOTELS

210

561

2-STAR HOTELS

272

554

1-STAR HOTELS

UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

ALTERNATE ACCOMMODATION

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3.3.5 Map E: Accommodations


Accommodation Location and Transport Legend/Symbols
Map Symbols

Road Network Line Types


Motorway
Major Urban Arterial Network

City of Boston Limits


Venue Cluster
Key Venue/Venue Precinct
Venue

Rail Network Line Types


Subway [Existing]
Light Rail [Existing]
Light Rail [Existing, Work Req.]
Light Rail [Planned]
Commuter Rail [Existing]
Commuter Rail [Planned]

Hotel Cluster
5 Star Hotel
4 Star Hotel
3 Star Hotel
2 Star Hotel

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0

I-95
RT-128

2750

5500
1375

8275ft
2750m

I-93

10KM

4MILE

UNIVERSITY
CLUSTER
BOSTON - LOGAN
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
I-90

TRIM OFF THIS PIECE

WATERFRONT
CLUSTER

I-95
RT-128

I-93

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3.4

ALLOCATION PLAN

3.4.1 Olympic Family Hotel


Identify an Olympic family hotel.
The Olympic family would be accommodated in the
Back Bay neighborhood, where two excellent hotels
are connected indoors via the Prudential and Copley
Mall walkways. These two hotels include the Boston
Marriott Copley Place and Sheraton Boston Hotel.
Boston Marriott Copley Place
3 Star, 3 Diamond (Upper Upscale according to STR)
1,147 guest rooms and suites
70,000 square feet of meeting and event space

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Champions restaurant, health club, pool and more


Sheraton Boston Hotel
3 Star, 3 Diamond (Upper Upscale according to STR)
1,220 guest rooms and suites
70,000 square feet of meeting and event space
Three restaurants/lounges plus Sheraton Fitness
Powered by Core Performance and Green Tangerine Spa

Location, convenience, and direct access to


amenities make the Back Bay option most-fitting
as the Olympic family hotel complex. Upgrades
and additional services could supplement the
experience at the Boston Marriott Copley Place and
the Sheraton Boston Hotel, if requested.
As an alternative to the Back Bay scenario, approved
increases to the existing hotel capacity surrounding
the BCEC could also serve as an Olympic family
hotel complex. The 4 star, Upper Upscale Westin
Waterfront, which has 793 rooms in its current
capacity, has been approved for an expansion that
includes an additional 327 rooms. As a part of the
plan to nearly double the size of the BCEC facility,
a new 4 star BCEC Headquarters Hotel has been
approved for 1,400 rooms. The new structure will
have an underground connection to the Westin
Waterfront, totaling a hotel complex of 2,520 rooms.
The complex will also be accessible via indoor
walkways to the BCEC, which is the planned venue
facility for Indoor Volleyball, Taekwondo, Judo,
Wrestling, Rhythmic Gymnastics, and Table Tennis.
The planned Olympic Stadium and Athletes Village
both fall within a 3 km radius of this location.

Together, the complex features 2,367 hotel rooms


and nearly 140,000 square feet of meeting space,
all connected via elevated walkways. Over 200
shops, restaurants and visitor amenities are located
within the Prudential and Copley malls, providing
convenient indoor access from both Back Bay hotels.
The proposed locations for the Olympic Stadium
and the Athletes Village as well as the University
and Waterfront venue clusters all fall within a 5 km
radius of this location.

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3.4 ALLOCATION PLAN CONTINUED

3.4.2 Accommodation Plan for Spectators


Provide details regarding your accommodation
plan for spectators and stipulate what pricing
regulations would be in place and how they would be
implemented.
As stated in section 3.1.1, total hotel capacity
within a 50 km radius of Boston in 2024 is
anticipated to be 52,503 rooms at a minimum,
with the understanding that the majority of these
rooms will be allocated to client groups that take
precedence over spectators. In addition to using
any leftover hotel accommodations within 50
km of Boston, we propose the following plan to
accommodate spectators.
Due to the large student population in Boston, the
city experiences a significant decrease in full-time
residents during the summer months. In addition
to those students who live in on-campus dormitory
units, approximately 100,000 students live offcampus in privately-owned, rental apartments
throughout the city. In line with the academic
calendar, the majority of Boston apartment
leases are one-year in duration with a lease
commencement date of September 1. As a result,
students who vacate the city during their summer
break opt to sublet their room or apartment to
other tenants.
This scenario presents a tremendous opportunity
for spectator accommodations, offering places
for visitors to stay in neighborhoods popular for
students such as Allston/Brighton and Fenway,
which fall within walking distance to the
University Cluster and provide convenient access
to public transit.

Using a third-party specialist to manage the


operation and create a streamlined program for
Boston-area landlords, leases signed for September
1 of the year preceding the Games could be
executed as 9-month leases, as opposed to typical
12-month leases. Regulations would then be in
place to support reasonable rates for spectator
accommodation for the duration of the Olympic and
Paralympic Games.
Supplementary to the above plan, hotels that fall
outside of the 50 km radius of Boston as well as
home stay or home host opportunities represent
other options to house spectators.
3.4.3 Accommodation Plan + Public Transport
Provide an explanation of how your accommodation
plan is linked to public transport arrangements.
Map E illustrates the location of the anticipated
accommodations on the regional map. The map
also shows the core subway system and regional
rail system. As indicated by this diagram, the
vast majority of accommodations are located
on or proximate to rapid transit or rail public
transportation services. Those locations with a
significant concentration of hotels (hotel clusters),
including the Downtown, Back Bay and South
Boston Waterfront areas, are served by multiple
transit stations. MBTA bus services (with its fleet of
2,500 buses) will supplement these higher capacity
systems to move people within the core as well
as to/from suburban communities. In those more
regional locations where hotel accommodations
are not well served by public transportation, it is
anticipated that hotel shuttles and/or chartered
buses will bring visitors to regional transit centers
for transport into the core.

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MEDIA VILLAGE

one third of media near the University Cluster venues. This


plan also ensures that all media will be housed within walking
distance of public transportation and within walking distance
of a dedicated media transportation hub.

3.5.1 Proposed Media Village


Do you propose a Media Village?
As outlined in Charts 2B and 2C, we are confident in our
capacity to provide the 17,500 rooms required for all members
of the media in their preferred level of accommodations.
Consequently, we have not proposed a Media Village,
but instead, we have developed a comprehensive plan to
accommodate the entire media within 10 km of the Center of
Energy and Main Press Center. Our plan consists of locating
one third of the media in the South Boston Waterfront within
1 km of the Main Press Center and Waterfront Cluster venues;
locating another third of the media in the Downtown area near
the Boston Common venues; and finally, locating the remaining

Media accommodations in the South Boston Waterfront will


predominantly include 4 Star and 5 Star hotels. The recently
approved BCEC Headquarters Hotel, if not used as the Olympic
Family hotel, could serve members of the media. As stated
earlier, the BCEC Headquarters Hotel alone will provide 1,400
4 Star rooms and will be connected underground to the BCEC
venues and the IBC/MPC. Nearby hotels such as the Westin
Boston Waterfront, InterContinental Boston and the Seaport
Hotel will offer over 4,000 more 4 Star and 5 Star hotel
rooms for the media. All media located in the South Boston

SupplementalChart:
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MediaAccommodation
AccommodationClusters
Clusters
Supplemental
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17,500
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17,500
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Based on the Market Pipeline Report: Boston, MA Market


produced by STR, Inc. and supplemented by the
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and the
Boston Redevelopment Authority data, with guidance and verication
provided by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.

Downtown
6,200

University
6,500

10 KM

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8 KM

7 KM

6 KM

5 KM

South Boston
Waterfront
4 KM

3 KM

2 KM

1 KM

4,800

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Waterfront will be within walking distance to the Main Press


Center and numerous Games venues, as well as a dedicated
media transportation hub.
Media accommodated in the Downtown area will be centrally
located near the Boston Common venues and between the
Waterfront Cluster venues and University Cluster venues. Media
located in Downtown will stay in predominantly 3 Star, 4 Star
and 5 Star hotels. Dedicated media transportation from these
accommodations to the Main Press Center and venues in the
Waterfront and University Clusters will be provided on the
Olympic Lane Network.

Media accommodations near University Cluster venues will


consist of a variety of 2 Star, 3 Star and 4 Star properties.
In addition, we propose to use newly constructed university
housing units for media. Apartment and suite-style dormitories
in Boston Universitys Student Village and Northeastern
Universitys International and West Villages provide 4,500
high-end rooms with stunning views of Bostons Charles
River and Downtown skyline. Dedicated transportation from
accommodations near the University Cluster to the Main Press
Center and Games venues will be provided on the Olympic
Lane Network.

Boston University Chapel


Photograph: University Cluster

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3.6

HOTEL LETTERS

November 25, 2014


Scott Blackmun
Chief Executive Officer
United States Olympic Committee
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Dear Mr. Blackmun:
In connection with Boston 2024 Partnerships submission to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC)
to become the USOCs bidding partner in the international race to host the 2024 Summer Olympic and
Paralympic Games, we are pleased to provide this correspondence confirming our ongoing collaboration
with Bostons hotel community to demonstrate we have sufficient and adequate accommodations to provide
a world class experience to members of the Olympic family.
In partnership with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), Greater Boston Convention
and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) and Boston Convention Marketing Center, Boston 2024 hosted a meeting
on October 1 to discuss our accommodations requirements with the regions largest hotel operators.
Participants of this meeting included general managers and sales and marketing directors representing
Marriott, Hilton, Fairmont, Hyatt, Fairmont and Omni hotels and the Massachusetts Lodging Association.
Most notably, Starwood Hotels, the single largest operator in Boston encompassing several Westin and
Sheraton properties, also joined the meeting. In addition, Boston 2024 hosted another meeting on October
15 co-convened again by the MCCA and the Massachusetts Lodging Association with over 30 attendees
representing independent hotels in and around Boston.
These discussions were robust, productive and a strong start to our continued dialogue with Bostons
hoteliers who have expressed interest in and support for our bid. Since then, we continue to work with
the largest hotel operators to finalize the hotel undertaking document. In partnership with Bostons
hotel community and the USOC, we are confident we will deliver a successful Games and an exceptional
experience to the Olympic family.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,

Boston 2024 Partnership

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SECURIT Y

4.1

SECURITY EXPERIENCE

4.1.1 Chart 5: Security Experience


YEAR

EVENT

DURATION OF
EVENT ( DAYS )

NUMBER OF
PARTICIPANTS

NUMBER OF
DIGNITARIES
+ VIPS

NUMBER OF
SECURITY
PERSONNEL
4,500

2004

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

60 ( SPEAKERS )

5,000

35,000

2007

MEXICO VS. BRAZIL FOOTBALL MATCH

60

500

68,000

300

2009

SAIL BOSTON

45

3,000

3,100,000

2,500

2011

EXTREME SAILING SERIES

55

500

200,000

300

2012

BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION


INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

1,000

100

19,000

100

2014

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

300

200

109,000

100

ANNUAL

BOSTON MARATHON

32,500

500

1,000,000

4,500

ANNUAL

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND


BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

300

500

1,000,000

1,500

ANNUAL

HEAD OF THE CHARLES REGAT TA

9,000

200

300,000

400

ANNUAL

DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

100

600

100,000

300

4.2

NATIONAL SPECIAL SECURITY EVENT

4.2.1 Experience Hosting NSSE


Do you have experience with hosting a NSSE?
Boston successfully hosted the Democratic National
Convention, a National Special Security Event, in
2004. We are proud of the multi-jurisdictional
collaboration among federal, state and local
authorities and private sector safety entities in the
Greater Boston region that served as the foundation
for our security planning efforts leading up to the
convention. Furthermore, the sharing of information
and intelligence, maintenance of situational
awareness and coordination of efforts through the
Multi-Agency Coordination Center throughout the
convention itself led to a safe and secure venue and
event overall.
4.2.2 NSSE Event Information
If yes: list the event, date and venue; and describe the
leadership structure.
The City of Boston hosted the Democratic National
Convention, a National Special Security Event,

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NUMBER OF
ATTENDING
SPECTATORS

from July 26 to 29, 2004 at the FleetCenter (now


known as the TD Garden), a multi-purpose sports
and entertainment venue. Hosting the first major
political event in the United States since the
September 11 terrorist attacks and siting the
event at a venue located over a major transit hub,
next to an interstate highway and surrounded by
densely populated neighborhoods, presented unique
security challenges for the Greater Boston region.
However, our well-established partnership between
federal, state and local law enforcement, emergency
management agencies and other first responders
was instrumental in our efforts to develop and
execute a comprehensive security plan.
With the NSSE designation came the allocation and
deployment of federal resources, particularly from the
United States Secret Service, to assist with security
planning. While the Secret Service was responsible
for protecting the convention venue (the FleetCenter),
the Boston Police Department, the Massachusetts
State Police and other regional entities maintained
responsibility for protecting the city and surrounding
communities. Consequently, the Secret Service
convened a steering committee consisting of

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the heads of 11 different agencies to effectively


and efficiently ensure all necessary stakeholders
participated in security planning and implementation.
These agencies included the Boston Police
Department, Boston Fire Department, Massachusetts
State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal
Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Attorneys Office
and the U.S. Coast Guard. The steering committee
was co-chaired by one representative from the Secret
Service and one from the Boston Police Department.
It consisted of 17 subcommittees charged with
developing a comprehensive, all-hazards safety
and security plan for all event venues, related
transportation and host communities. Subcommittee
co-chairs were delegated decision-making authority
by their respective agencies, with final decisions, as
directed by the NSSE designation, resting with the
Secret Service.
4.2.3 Jurisdiction Issues
Describe any potential jurisdiction issues.
Given the complexity of the task at hand and the
sheer number of agencies that will be involved,
we recognize that questions about jurisdiction
may arise during our security planning and
implementation. We are confident that the
Greater Boston regions rich experience in multijurisdictional event planning and the collaborative
relationships that exist among key law enforcement
and other public safety stakeholders will overcome
any potential jurisdiction issues, as illustrated
by our experience with the Democratic National
Convention.

The annual Boston Marathon, which runs through


eight municipalities and three counties, is another
example of the regions proven ability to develop
and execute a comprehensive security plan. Though
not a designated NSSE, the Boston Marathon, which
has received a SEAR-2 (Special Event Assessment
Rating) designation from the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security for the past two years, attracts
more than 1 million spectators and approximately
30,000 runners from around the world.
Similarly, the annual Fourth of July Celebration,
another SEAR-2 designated event, draws almost 1
million guests and encompasses venues, roadways
and areas along the Charles River in both Boston
and Cambridge. In both instances, federal, state and
local law enforcement, as well as fire, hazardous
materials, emergency management and emergency
medical services personnel, work together year after
year on a comprehensive all-hazards plan and then
effectively execute the plan on event day under the
umbrella of a Multi-Agency Coordination Center.
For the 2024 Games, our comprehensive safety and
security plan will be developed and executed under
a similar multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplined
unified command and coordination structure that
is informed by best practices, including lessons
learned from our experiences with the Democratic
National Convention, Boston Marathon and Fourth
of July Celebration. Law enforcement and emergency
response agencies in Massachusetts, particularly in
the greater Boston area, enjoy the distinct benefit of
having worked together to plan for and respond to
international events, natural disasters, and tragically,
acts of terrorism. We stand ready and more united
than ever to deliver a safe and secure Games for
participants, spectators and residents of Boston and
other host communities.

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ASSESSMENT

5.1

OLYMPIC ROUTE NETWORK (ORN )

This chapter provides the supplemental transport


plan information requested of all U.S. applicant
cities by the USOC on August 21, 2014.
As shown on Map D, Olympic Lanes will connect
venues and provide reliable, safe transport for
Olympic family vehicles and spectator shuttles
on a network of more than 55 km of dedicated
roadways. The ORN was developed by optimizing
the combination of four primary planning factors:
shortest path between origin and destination,
ability of corridor to provide a dedicated lane for
use during the Games, availability of redundant
paths for city travel, and clarity of network for
communications to the public and ability to manage
traffic during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Two main highways comprising about half of the
Olympic Network I-90 and I-93 will connect
Boston-Logan International Airport to the Athletes
Village, downtown hotels and the waterfront while
providing the spine of the ORN for Boston 2024. A
series of downtown arterials will provide permitted
vehicles with dedicated connections between
competition venues, the IBC/MPC and hotels. Chart
4, presented previously, identifies the type and
lengths of all Olympic Lanes.
All workforce and spectators will travel to venues
via public transport significantly enhanced by a
Games overlay transport system. Accredited persons
and ticket holders will have access to public
transport and Games shuttles. Spectator parking will
not be provided or needed at venues. Spectators
and the Games workforce will use rail transit, with
most stations less than 2 km from competition
venues. Olympic bus shuttles will use Olympic
Lanes to supplement access to venues which are
under served by transit and move spectators and
staff/volunteers from rail stations to venues and
between venue clusters.

renewal projects include the completion of the


Central Artery/Tunnel project, I-93 accelerated
bridge replacement program, and most recently,
the Callahan Tunnel reconstruction. Major special
events include the Boston Marathon, Fourth of
July Fireworks, victory parades for our professional
sports teams (almost an annual event over the
past decade) and hosting the Democratic National
Convention. Transportation management plans have
included extensive public outreach and educational
programs, promotion of transit use, effective traffic
detours and lane management strategies, shifts in
travel times, etc. Some of these same processes and
tools will be put to use to manage transportation
during the Olympics.
The supplemental chart on the next page provides
a preliminary analysis of the effects of utilizing
Olympic Route Network to provide faster and
more reliable travel times between the Athletes
Village and competition venues as well as other
key destinations for the Games. More detailed
travel time information for all planned origins and
destinations are provided in Chart 4 (Table 2.4.3).
The city and the region have become accustomed
to changes in roadway capacities as result of the
significant investment in public works over the
past two decades. As an example, in 2011, the
accelerated replacement of 14 bridges along I-93
north of Boston severely restricted capacity along
the corridor for every weekend of the summer.
During that project, traffic reductions/diversions of
about 50 percent of typical summer demands were
achieved through a comprehensive transportation
demand management and regional traffic
management plan. A similar plan would be put in
place to mitigate the impacts of the Olympic Lanes
associated with the I-93 corridor during the Games.

State and city officials, businesses and residents


have an excellent track record of implementing
major infrastructure and special events with
minimal impact to commerce and quality of life
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Along I-90, lane reductions (from 4 lanes to 3)


have recently been implemented to accommodate
reconstruction of the Commonwealth Avenue
bridge. Additional capital improvements along the
corridor will likely require maintaining this capacity
restriction over the next 3 to 5 years. Managing
demands and traffic detours will provide real
experience for managing the Olympic Lanes on
I-90. Some regional shifts in traffic to other major
arterials (Routes 9, 16, and 20) as well as a shift
to the river roads (Storrow and Memorial Drives)

are anticipated. Olympic movements between the


Olympic Stadium and the South Boston Waterfront
will take advantage of the South Boston Bypass
Road which is currently operating at about 10
percent of its capacity. It is likely that managing
logistics to/from the waterfront will move much
of this demand to the overnight hours during the
Games. Finally, for each arterial road incorporated
within the ORN, a detailed traffic management/
detour will be developed to provide alternate
routing of demands expected to be diverted.

Supplemental Chart: Comparative Travel Times from Athletes Village to Venues (Existing and with ORN)
DESTINATION

DISTANCE TO/FROM
ATHLETES VILLAGE ( KM )

CONGESTED TRAVEL ( PM PEAK )


TRAVEL TIME ( MIN )

ORN TRAVEL
TRAVEL TIME ( MIN )

MIDTOWN

3.2

15

10

BCEC/SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT

4.6

20

10

CASTLE ISLAND

4.8

10

10

FRANKLIN PARK

4.2

20

10

MASSACHUSET TS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ( MIT )

6.8

20

10

MAGAZINE BEACH

8.9

30

15

TD GARDEN
THE COUNTRY CLUB

7.2

30

20

11.2

30

20

BEACON YARDS/BOSTON UNIVERSITY

12.8

25

25

ASSEMBLY SQUARE

11.9

30

25

BOSTON COMMON

17.5

35

25

LONG ISLAND, BOSTON, MA

13.0

30

30

GILLET TE STADIUM

40.5

70

35

UMASS LOWELL

60.4

70

70

WESTFORD SKI AREA

69.8

75

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The chart on the next page summarizes venue


locations, capacities, public transport capacity (by
commuter rail, rapid transit lines, light rail and
bus modes) for existing and future (planned plus
Olympic operational assumptions) conditions.
Only two venues in the core area lack direct
rail transit access: Sailing in Boston Harbor and
Shooting on Long Island. Activities in Lowell,
Westford, The Country Club and at Gillette Stadium
have limited transit accessibility. Access to all of
these facilities will be supplemented by Olympic
shuttle buses.
The time to empty venues is governed by many
physical features which include but are not limited
to the venue capacity, physical design of the venue,
physical characteristics of the area proximate to

the venue and the transportation systems capacity


to distribute spectators. Spectator egress typically
occurs in a concentrated wave, with the large
percentage of the spectators departing within
a short period of time. To help manage these
concentrations, staggered competition start and end
times are already built into the Olympic schedule.
The location, width and number of exits at a venue
will meter the rate at which spectators exit venues
to the desired management effect. Adding activities
and services within an Olympic precinct can slow
the flow of spectators exiting, and attractions
located between Olympic precincts can help to
meter pedestrian flow to transit stations. The design
of the areas immediately surrounding venues can
also help meter the rate of departure for spectators.
The supplemental chart on page 58 provides a
summary of the preliminary estimates of the time
anticipated to clear the various Olympic venues.

Courthouse Station
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Supplemental Chart: Public Transportation Capacity (Peak Period, 3 hours)


PRECINCT/VENUES

CAP.

PLANNED + OLYMPIC ( MODUS OPERANDI )

AS IS
CR

HR

LR

BU

SBU

TOTAL

CR

HR

LR

BU

SBU

TOTAL

MIDTOWN

60,000

52,340

129,120

26,370

207,830

125,250

193,680

45,980

364,920

OLYMPIC STADIUM

60,000

SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

44,000

52,340

129,120

26,370

207,830

125,250

193,680

45,980

364,920

BCEC

39,000

BLUE HILLS BANK


PAVILION

5,000

BEACON YARDS

79,500

7,720

129,120

24,380

161,220

37,650

193,680

36,570

267,890

AQUATICS

18,500

WATER POLO

5,000

TENNIS

20,000

HOCKEY

30,000

FENCING
ASSEMBLY SQUARE

6,000

10,000

80,640

80,640

161,280

161,280

CYCLING - BMX

5,000

CYCLING - TRACK

5,000

FRANKLIN PARK

60,000

80,640

80,640

161,280

161,280

EQ - CROSS COUNTRY

60,000

EQ - DRESSAGE + JUMPING

20,000

MODERN PENTATHLON

20,000

WESTFORD SKI AREA

25,000

25,000

25,000

CANOE - SLALOM

15,000

CYCLING - MTN BIKE

10,000

BOSTON COMMON/DNTN

20,000

36,040

272,400

105,630

9,090

423,160

208,510

459,360

144,640

24,960

837,470

VOLLEYBALL - BEACH

16,000

CYCLING - ROAD START

2,000

MARATHON - START

2,000

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

17,000

7,720

24,380

32,100

37,650

36,570

74,220

AGGANIS ARENA
BU ARENA

7,000

36,570

10,000

STANDALONE VENUES
7,800

7,720

7,720

52,130

52,130

TD GARDEN

18,500

36,040

80,640

42,660

159,340

208,510

161,280

93,850

463,640

ARCHERY

3,000

129,120

77,190

206,310

193,680

116,200

309,880

SHOOTING

7,000

7,000

50,000

50,000

TSONGAS CENTER

THE COUNTRY CLUB

7,000
50,000

SAILING

5,000

5,000

5,000

GILLET TE STADIUM

68,000

5,150

5,150

17,380

50,000

67,380

ROWING

24,000

7,720

7,720

52,130

24,000

76,130

TRIATHLON

2,500

24,380

24,380

36,570

24,380

TABLE NOTES:

CR - Commuter Rail
HR - Heavy Rail (Red, Orange, Blue)
LR - Light Rail (Green Line - B, C, D, E)
BU - Bus (Silver Line)
SBU - Shuttle Bus
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5.3 VENUE - LEVEL TRANSPORTATION ASSESSMENT CONTINUED

Supplemental Chart: Preliminary Estimate of Total Time to Empty Venues


VENUE CAPACITY

HOURLY CAPACITY

HOURLY RESERVE
CAPACITY 1

TIME TO CLEAR VENUE


AND TRANSIT ( MIN )

MIDTOWN
OLYMPIC STADIUM

60,000
60,000

121,600

60,800

90

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT


BCEC
WATERFRONT PAVILION

44,000
39,000
5,000

121,600

60,800

<60

BEACON YARDS
AQUATICS
WATER POLO
TENNIS
HOCKEY
FENCING

79,500
18,500
5,000
20,000
30,000
6,000

89,300

44,700

90-120

ASSEMBLY SQUARE
CYCLING - BMX
CYCLING - VELODROME

10,000
5,000
5,000

26,900

<60

FRANKLIN PARK
EQUESTRIAN - JUMPING + DRESSAGE
EQUESTRIAN - CROSS COUNTRY
WHITE STADIUM

60,000
20,000
60,000
20,000

53,800

26,900

120-150

WESTFORD SKI AREA


CANOE - SLALOM
CYCLING - MOUNTAIN BIKE

25,000
15,000
10,000

3,000

90-120

BOSTON COMMON
VOLLEYBALL - BEACH
CYCLING - ROAD START
MARATHON START

18,000
16,000
2,000
2,000

279,200

139,600

<60

BOSTON UNIVERSITY
BADMINTON
HANDBALL

17,000
7,000
10,000

24,700

12,400

60-90

MIT
ARCHERY

3,000
3,000

103,300

51,700

<60

TD GARDEN
GYMNASTICS - ARTISTIC + TRAMPOLINE
BASKETBALL - FINAL

18,500

154,500

77,300

<60

7,800

17,400

17,400

<60

7,000

3,000

120-150

50,000

25,000

25,000

120-150

6,500

3,000

90-120

GILLET TE STADIUM
RUGBY
FOOTBALL - FINAL

68,000

25,000

25,000

120-150

MERRIMACK RIVER
ROWING

24,000

18,400

9,200

<60

MAGAZINE BEACH
TRIATHLON

2,500

12,200

6,100

<60

PRECINCT/VENUE

TSONGAS CENTER
BOXING
LONG ISLAND 2
SHOOTING
THE COUNTRY CLUB
GOLF
BOSTON HARBOR
SAILING

53,800

TABLE NOTES:

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Assumes 50 percent available of total capacity

Serviced by shuttle bus operations and/or ferry services

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5.4.1 Existing System Capacities


The supplemental table, shown previously on page
57, itemizes the capacities by mode of transport at
the venue level. While line system capacities are
adequate to handle the Olympic demands, station
improvements to improve accessibility and vertical
circulation systems are anticipated at:

5.4.2 Committed Future Improvement Plans


Chart 3, in previous sections 2.1.6 and 2.1.7,
highlights system level improvements that have
been factored into our planning for the Boston 2024
Games to enhance capacity, extend the geographic
coverage of services and the approximate timeline
for completion.

JFK/UMass Station
Andrew Station
Broadway Station
Harvard Square Station
Park Street Station
Downtown Crossing Station
Forest Hills Station

Government Center Station


Rendering: MBTA Green + Blue Line Infrastructure

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5.5

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CENTER

Boston is experienced at managing traffic and


rerouting city background traffic in order to
compensate for closed or restricted roadways due
to the recent and on-going investment in our key
highway and transit infrastructure, as well as for
special events which routinely engage the city.
Several agencies have traffic management centers
that manage traffic operations, incidents and
emergencies in real-time. The Metropolitan Boston
Transportation Management/Operation Centers are
briefly described below.
Highway Operations Center (HOC) MassDOT
The HOC is located at 50 Haul Road in South
Boston. It is a 24/7 operation that coordinates traffic
operations and management on several thousand
miles of interstate and state highways within the
Commonwealth. The HOC coordinates maintenance
and emergency response activities with MassDOT
District Offices over the states low band and
microwave radio network. MassDOT operators are
responsible for traffic management across the state,
central radio command and Geographic Positioning
System (GPS) tracking of contracted and state
vehicles. Each operator shift is eight hours with 2-3
operators per shift. The HOC has five consoles, each
having three monitors. The HOC operators monitor
and control approximately 80 CCTV cameras, 20
permanent dynamic message signs (DMS) and 70
portable DMS.
Massachusetts Traffic and Emergency Response
System (MassTERS) is the central software
deployed at the HOC. MassTERS integrates event
management, call log functionality, dissemination
of information via dynamic message signs (DMS)
statewide as well as via fax, email and pager.
The HOC is collocated with the Operations Control
Center (OCC).
Operations Control Center (OCC) - MassDOT
(formerly MassPike)
The OCC monitors traffic and coordinates incident
response on a 24/7 basis within the metropolitan
Boston I-90/I-93 system of tunnels, ramps and
surface highways as well as in the Sumner, Callahan,
Ted Williams, Prudential and City Square tunnels.

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Typical staffing is 5-6 operators per shift.


The OCC utilizes DYNAC central software to
integrate both ITS devices as well as SCADA systems
including fire and security alarms, pump stations,
electrical distribution systems, ventilation, lighting
and air quality.
Proprietary Citilog video analysis software is
installed on 250 CCTV to detect and provide alerts
regarding stopped vehicles. Operators monitor
approximately 550 color pan-tilt-zoom CCTV
cameras for any events related to traffic operations
and infrastructure safety and security. The OCC also
has approximately 1,800 vehicle detectors and 110
DMS. The video wall includes an 8 x 2 matrix of
large screens and several smaller monitors below.
The small monitors are used for monitoring hot
spots while the large screens are used to focus on
the tunnel portals and over-height stations.
MassDOT has taken significant steps in recent
years to integrate the functionality and coordinate
response between HOC and OCC operations.
Traffic Signal Control Center (TSCC) - Boston
Transportation Department (BTD)
The City of Boston Traffic Signal Control Center
(TSCC) is located in City Hall in Downtown Boston.
The TSCC is typically active Monday - Friday, 6am
- 10pm and Saturday, 9am - 5pm. It monitors and
controls 450 signalized intersections using an
Urban Traffic Control System (UTCS). In addition,
the TSCC is responsible for 400 other signals that
are not under computer control. Traffic engineers
routinely modify signal timings based on the video
images that are monitored at their consoles and the
video wall, as well as public input.
BTD has 75 pan-tilt-zoom cameras on city-owned
twisted-pair copper communications. BTD also
has access to approximately 60 CCTV cameras
that were deployed for the Democratic National
Convention in 2004. They use these cameras to look
for blocked lanes (e.g., double parking, construction
permits, pedestrian activity, etc.) as well as traffic
congestion hot spots. The traffic detection system
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the stop bar. When there are traffic anomalies (e.g.,


snow emergencies, parades, special events), they can
quickly make adjustments. There are three signal
control consoles.
Operation Control Centers - MBTA
The MBTA has two operations control centers:
one for train operations and the other for bus
operations. The train control center is on the 7th
floor and the bus operations center is on the 3rd
floor at 45 High Street in Boston.
The train control center operates on a 24/7 basis
and all calls regarding train service are received by
dispatchers in the train control center. They have
a total of six dispatchers: two for the green line;
one for the orange line; one for the blue line; and
two for the red line. During night hours, the staff
is reduced. The center includes nine train control
dispatcher consoles, four transit police dispatcher
consoles, one console to monitor alarms and
cameras at all fare collection points.
The bus operations control center is approximately
half the size of the train control center. Each
dispatcher manages approximately 200 buses over
50 routes based on garage jurisdictions. Some of
the buses have CCTV cameras located on the bus

MBTA Operations Control Center


Photograph: Inside the MBTA

used for security. The MBTA also has approximately


1,000 buses which are equipped with Automated
Vehicle Location (AVL). The bus control center
has five consoles (i.e., one supervisor and four
dispatchers) who utilize the CAD AVL system to
manage schedule adherence on revenue bus service.
During peak periods, the Bus Operations Center has
four dispatchers and one supervisor. They observe
each route approximately six times per hour. One
wall has five monitors (i.e., Silver Line quad images;
garage; station; Silver Line Tunnel (SCADA); and
CCTV cameras from other agencies).
Boston-Logan Operations Center - Massport
Massport has operations centers located at BostonLogan International Airport for aircraft control
and at the World Trade Center for seaport control.
Boston-Logan aircraft control shares airport
problem information (e.g., airport and/or runway
closures) with Hanscom and Worcester airports.
Massport operations are supported by Boston EMS,
MSP (Troop F) and Massport Airport Police. The 16th
floor of the tower is used for monitoring roadways
and the Tobin Bridge facility.
Massport Airport operations center has four
positions, operating around the clock: Gate Control,
Operations, Key Card Security and Fire Alarm

MassDOT Operations Control Center


Photograph: Inside the MassDOT

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Dispatch. The Gate Control position manages


gate assignments and parking for aircrafts as well
as flight information and baggage information
systems. The operations position serves as the
hub for Massport communications with shift
managers (i.e., groundside and airside) and airport
supervisors, monitoring and logging unusual airport
activity. The operations position also responds
to airport-related problems (calls), provides
weather announcements notifications and runway
availability/conditions, operates an emergency
notification system (e.g., emergency landings), issues
security incident notifications, and participates in
daily security briefings with Transportation Security

Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation and


Massport personnel. The Key Card position monitors
approximately 1,000 security entrance points using
approximately 700 CCIV cameras and alarms (e.g.,
fire doors, access doors open too long) CCIV cameras
also cover Harborside Drive on a different system.
They have 18 positions including four positions for
each shift (three positions during night-time). The
Fire Alarm Dispatch position receives calls from 911,
and deploys Massport Fire Units in conjunction with
Municipal Fire Units.

Planned Projects
Massachusetts agencies continue to invest in the regional operations/management and control systems to
maximize the efficiency of our transport system. The following projects are currently under development:
I-495 Design-Build Project
This project will install 27 new cameras and 2 overhead
Variable Message Signs (VMS) on I-495 between I-90 and
I-93. This project will also light the existing fiber optics
on I-495 and extend the network to I-90. Connections will
also be made to Route 3 system to create a redundant
communication path to the Mt Nebo Tower to alleviate
bandwidth on the microwave system. The new fiber-optic
system will connect all I-495 cameras to the HOC via existing
fiber-optic communications. This $10 million dollar project
will begin construction in early 2015.
ITS project between I-93 and Route 3
This project will extend the fiber-optic communications
backbone on I-95 from Route 3 interchange to exit 42 (Salem
Street). This project will also install 8 new CCTV cameras
and connect ITS devices north of Route 2 to the fiber optic
network to improve video quality and eliminate leased
line communication costs. The new fiber-optic system will
connect all I-95 cameras to the HOC via existing fiber-optic
communications. Expected advertise date is late 2014.
Route 24 ITS Project Design between I-95 and I-195.
This project will consist of approximately 20 new CCTV and
4 overhead VMS that will be operated from the HOC using
wireless communications. Expected advertise date is late first
quarter 2015.

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Real Time Traffic Management (RTTM)


Building on the existing 511 service and taking advantage of
advances in new technology, MassDOT initiated an operational
test of a Bluetooth-based real time traveler information system
in 2012 called the Real Time Traffic Management (RTTM)
system. The system calculates travel time between two or more
points along the roadway by using time stamps collected from
anonymous wireless devices and displays these live travel times
in one minute updates on roadside portable variable message
signs. RTTM uses new technology; a Bluetooth sensor, wireless
communications and solar powered sensors. The purpose of the
RTTM system is to inform drivers of the distance and number of
minutes it will likely take to travel from the message sign they
are reading to destinations 5 to 10 miles down the highway.
This provides motorists with a sense of how long their commute
will take and an ability to plan ahead when traffic is worse than
expected. These signs are placed at key interchanges or decision
points across the highway network to facilitate a greater degree
of route or mode diversion.
Based on the success of this test and positive customer
feedback, MassDOT is expanding the system to cover all major
highways throughout the Commonwealth. When completed, the
RTTM will be the largest single deployment of a Bluetoothbased travel time system, encompassing over 675 miles of State
highway in a major metropolitan area. When fully deployed, it
is estimated that over 2.2 million motorists will view the Travel
Time Message Signs on a daily basis.

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Dispatch Center - MA State Police (MSP)


The primary function of the MSP Dispatch
Center located in Framingham is to receive
911 calls and reroute them to the appropriate
barracks for response. The center has the ability
to trace the calls to obtain a more specific
location of the incident.
Games Traffic Management
It is envisioned that a Joint Operations Center
will be deployed during the Games with a clear
command and control protocol and use of an
integrated communication system to manage
traffic conditions and incidents in real time. The
plan will direct Games traffic using an online
travel demand system integrated with the ticketing
and accreditation processes. Travelers will be
distributed among transport modes and parking
options in accordance with measures to control
traffic during peak times. Boston 2024 will leverage
the alignment and passion for a great Olympic

and Paralympic Games felt by the community


to communicate and implement an effective
transportation demand management (TDM) program
that includes:
Avoidance and commuter peak shifting through marketing,
education and promotion of alternative modes
Higher occupancy modes for all travel to the core
(shifting auto use to transit and/or carpooling)
A regional intercept parking/regional bus system
Logistics management plan for regional and local
goods movement
Seamless, real-time customer traveler information.
Vehicle access and parking permits (VAPPs) and
local area permit parking plans will aid in managing
Olympic traffic. All traffic management personnel
will receive extensive training prior to the Games to
ensure efficient operations and proper enforcement
of traffic and parking regulations.

Charles/MGH Station
Photograph: MBTA Red Line Infrastructure

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5.6

MEDIA TRANSPORTATION CONCEPT

The Media Transport System is generally expected


to be organized based on a hub and spoke design,
with the IBC/MPC at the center of the system.
Key to the success of the Media Transport System
is the compact nature of the city and the strong
transportation network as a result of the Olympic
Route Network and Bostons public transport
system. The components of the system are briefly
described below.
Main Press Center Access to Key Venues and the
Olympic Route Network
Regional Connectivity
The IBC/MPC is located at the intersection of
two key regional roadways (Interstate 90 and
Interstate 93), is within 5 km of Boston-Logan
International Airport, and within 1 km of South
Station, Bostons busiest regional train hub.
These connections provide media personnel
with exceptional arrival and departure access via
diverse transportation modes.
Access to Key Olympic Venues and Locations
The IBC/MPCs location also provides it with
excellent connections to Olympic venues and
other Olympic related locations. Located in the
South Boston Waterfront Precinct, the IBC/MPC sits
adjacent to the Boston Convention and Exhibition
Center, site of several Olympic competitions. The
IBC/MPC is also located less than 1.5 kilometers
from Midtown Boston, the Hub of the Boston 2024
Olympic Plan, including the Olympic Stadium and
Olympic Plaza.
Shuttle buses will connect the IBC/MPC with
Midtown Boston and other Olympic precincts via
the Olympic Road Network, offering a reliable
transportation connection. Additionally, the IBC/
MPC is situated adjacent to several key transit lines
including the Red Line (with direct connections
to Midtown Boston, Harvard Square/Beacon Yards,
Downtown Boston and Athletes Village) and Silver
Line (with direct connections to the South Boston
Waterfront Precincts venues and Boston-Logan
International Airport). The shuttle bus and public
transport network combine to provide a flexible and
robust transportation offering to media personnel.

Media Accommodations
Critical to the success of the Media Transport
System is its integration with the media
accommodation scheme and the connections
between media accommodations, the IBC/MPC, and
other key Olympic locations. In order to minimize
the complexity and cost of the Media Transport
System, media accommodations will be clustered
with a transportation sub-hub servicing each
media accommodation cluster. These clusters will
be strategically located proximate to venue clusters
and public transportation. The largest media cluster,
expected to house approximately 30 percent of
the media, will be in the South Boston Waterfront
within walking distance of the IBC/MPC (within 1
km). As planned, Northeastern University and Boston
University housing would accommodate another 25
percent of the media. The Northeastern University
cluster is proximate to Ruggles Station on the
Orange Line and the Museum of Fine Arts Station
on the Green Line. The Boston University venues are
immediately adjacent to the Pleasant Street Station
on the Green line and within walking distance of
most venues within the University Cluster. It is
anticipated that the balance of the media will be
dispersed among identified hotels within the core
area. As previously mentioned, the vast majority
of these are located on or proximate to rapid
transit or rail public transportation services. Given
Bostons compact footprint, media accommodation
clusters will be located in close proximity to many
key Olympic locations, affording the opportunity
for media members to walk to Olympic related
destinations.
Finally, it is anticipated that some media may want
to be situated closer to the more remote venue
locations in Lowell and Foxborough. All of these
locations will be served by a transportation hub and
a network of shuttle buses that would bring media
back and forth to the IBC/MPC.

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NUMBER 4:
SPORTS + VENUES

1 INTRODUCTION
1.1

Introduction 1

2 SPORTS
2.1

Major Olympic/Paralympic Events

2.1.1 Past Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4


2.1.2 Future Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.1.3 Events in a Proposed Venue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

3 VENUES
3.1

Public Authority Letters

3.1.1 Proposed Venues for Games Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

3.2

Seating Capacities

12

3.2.1 Existing Venue Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12


3.2.2 Legacy Venue Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.2.3 Ability to Increase Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3.2.4 Sport Popularity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

3.3

Charts 16

3.3.1 Chart 1: Olympic Venues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16


3.3.2 Chart 1: Paralympic Venues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

3.4

Maps 20

3.4.1 Map: Waterfront Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20


3.4.2 Map: University Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

4 FE A SIBILIT Y STUDIES + PL ANS


Existing Venues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Temporary Venues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Badminton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Basketball - Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Aquatics - Marathon Swim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Boxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Archery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Equestrian - Dressage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Athletics - Marathon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Equestrian - Jumping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Canoe - Sprint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Fencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Cycling - Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Football - Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Equestrian - Cross Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Golf

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Rowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Gymnastics - Artistic + Trampoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Sailing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Gymnastics - Rhythmic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Hockey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Judo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Rugby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Volleyball - Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Modern Pentathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Water Polo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Table Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Taekwondo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Weightlifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Wrestling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Planned Venues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Handball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Volleyball - Indoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Additional Venues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Canoe - Slalom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Cycling - BMX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Cycling - Mountain Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Cycling - Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Introduction

1.1 INTRODUCTION

Boston is a city that has never been afraid to think


big. We are internationally-recognized thought
leaders, educators and innovators. From the
establishment of the countrys first public school to
our global cluster of biomedicine and technology,
we have redefined the boundaries of possibility.
Boston is home to more than 100 universities
and 75 hospitals, but our passion for progress
extends beyond the walls of these institutions. The
citys unwavering dedication to the pursuit of the
possible is nowhere better expressed than in its
love of sport.
Boston is a sport city like no other. We root loyally
for our professional sports teams, support our
collegiate athletic programs, cheer our children on
in youth sports and participate in club sports for
athletes of all ages and abilities. Bostons inclusive
sports culture connects us, creating welcoming and
close-knit communities.
It is only natural that a city that thinks so big and
loves sport so much would be wholeheartedly
committed to hosting the Olympic Games. The
2024 Olympic Games are Bostons Olympic dream. A
dream we are deeply dedicated to achieving.
This bid book demonstrates not only our strong
desire to host the 2024 Olympic Games, but also
our absolute technical ability to do so. We have
provided comprehensive feasibility studies for all
proposed competition venues. We have established
the immense popularity of Olympic sports within
our region, and we have highlighted our extensive
experience hosting national and international
sporting events in our city.
We will deliver an Olympic Games that is compact
and walkable. We have planned our distribution
of venues to complement Bostons robust public
transportation system. Of our 33 proposed venues,
28 will be located within 10km of the Athletes
Village and within walking distance of public
transportation. The Games will offer a unique
opportunity to advance planned infrastructure
improvements, increasing capacity and access
across the region.

The Boston 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games


master plan prioritizes affordability. We have worked
tirelessly to secure the support of both public and
private partners to deliver extraordinary venues
for the Games. Our strategy looks to public entities
to support improvements to public infrastructure,
such as roads and public transportation, and the
universities to partner in the development of new
venues and overlay of existing venues.
The Games will provide positive and long-lasting
social and environmental benefits to communities
across the region. By partnering with a number of
local universities, we will be able to provide our
world-class educational facilities with world-class
athletic facilities following the Games. We have
located several venues in neighborhoods where
they can be transitioned to community uses, such
as health and recreation centers. Other venues will
be directed towards development following the
Games, creating new economic opportunities for our
communities. And as part of our legacy planning,
improvements will be made to both the natural
and built environment surrounding proposed venue
sites, including the addition of sidewalks, street
trees, parks and other public spaces.
In the following pages, we confirm the feasibility
of our master plan by proving our ability to meet
the necessary requirements for the field of play and
support facilities for operations at all competition
venues. Our detailed venue plans represent our
deep commitment to deliver a compact, affordable
and sustainable Games for all.
We hope that you will join us in this innovative
vision for the Boston 2024 Olympic Games. A Games
that will celebrate Bostons role as a global leader
in education, innovation, sustainability and sport.
A Games that will inspire our youth and speak to
our legacy. A Games that will foster international
understanding and community. A Games that will
protect and advance the precious Olympic brand.

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2.1

MAJOR OLYMPIC/PARALYMPIC EVENTS

2.1.1 Past Events


List up to 10 major events in Olympic and Paralympic sport held in your city/region over the last 10 years, including official
dates and duration. Include only senior-level continental and world championships.

OLYMPIC / PARALYMPIC
SPORT

VENUE

OFFICIAL DATES

EVENT

DURATION ( DAYS )

CAPACITY

ATHLETICS

REGGIE LEWIS CENTER

2003-2009

USATF INDOOR
CHAMPIONSHIPS

3,500

BASEBALL

FENWAY PARK

2004, 2007, 2013

POSTSEASON +
WORLD SERIES

6, 8, 8

37,000

BASKETBALL

TD GARDEN

2008

NBA
PLAYOFFS + FINALS

14

18,620

FENCING

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

2004

NCAA FENCING
CHAMPIONSHIP

2,500

FENCING

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

2010

NCAA FENCING
CHAMPIONSHIP

1,000

FIGURE SKATING

TD GARDEN

2014

U.S. FIGURE SKATING


CHAMPIONSHIPS

17,550

FOOTBALL

GILLET TE STADIUM

2005, 2007

MLS CUP
PLAYOFFS + FINALS

2, 2

68,750

FOOTBALL

GILLET TE STADIUM

2007, 2009

CONCACAF GOLD CUP

4, 2

68,750

68,750

FOOTBALL

GILLET TE STADIUM

2008

NORTH AMERICAN
SUPERLIGA

GOLF

TPC BOSTON

ANNUAL

DEUTSCHE BANK
CHAMPIONSHIP /
FEDEX CUP PLAYOFF

60,000

GOLF

THE COUNTRY CLUB

2013

U.S. AMATEUR
CHAMPIONSHIP

40,000

GYMNASTICS

AGGANIS ARENA

2008

WOMENS NATIONAL
GYMNASTICS
CHAMPIONSHIPS

6,300

ICE HOCKEY

TD GARDEN

2011, 2013

NHL PLAYOFFS / FINALS

13, 12

17,550

17,550

ICE HOCKEY

TD GARDEN

2004

NCAA MENS
ICE HOCKEY
CHAMPIONSHIP
FROZEN FOUR

MARATHON

HOPKINTON TO
BOSTON

ANNUAL

BOSTON MARATHON

500,000+

CHARLES RIVER

ANNUAL

HEAD OF THE CHARLES


REGATTA

400,000+

AGGANIS ARENA

ANNUAL

C.R.A.S.H.-B. INDOOR
ROWING SPRINTS

7,000

(OLYMPIC + PARALYMPIC)

ROWING

(OLYMPIC + PARALYMPIC)

PARALYMPIC
INDOOR ROWING

Proposed Venue of the Boston 2024 Games

Annual Boston Sporting Event

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2.1.2 Future Events


List any major events in Olympic and Paralympic sport that are being organized between now and 2024, including official
dates and duration.

OLYMPIC / PARALYMPIC
SPORT

VENUE

OFFICIAL DATES

EVENT

DURATION ( DAYS )

CAPACITY

ATHLETICS

REGGIE LEWIS CENTER

2015

USATF INDOOR
CHAMPIONSHIP

3,500

FENCING

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

2017

NCAA FENCING
CHAMPIONSHIP

2,000

FIGURE SKATING

TD GARDEN

2016

ISU WORLD
FIGURE SKATING
CHAMPIONSHIPS

17,550

GOLF

TPC BOSTON

ANNUAL

DEUTSCHE BANK
CHAMPIONSHIP /
FEDEX CUP PLAYOFF

60,000

GOLF

SALEM COUNTRY CLUB

2017

U.S. SENIOR OPEN

20,000

17,550

ICE HOCKEY

TD GARDEN

2015

NCAA MENS
ICE HOCKEY
CHAMPIONSHIP
FROZEN FOUR

MARATHON

HOPKINTON TO
BOSTON

ANNUAL

BOSTON MARATHON

500,000+

CHARLES RIVER

ANNUAL

HEAD OF THE CHARLES


REGATTA

400,000+

AGGANIS ARENA

ANNUAL

C.R.A.S.H.-B. INDOOR
ROWING SPRINTS

7,000

(OLYMPIC + PARALYMPIC)

ROWING

(OLYMPIC + PARALYMPIC)

PARALYMPIC INDOOR
ROWING

Proposed Venue of the Boston 2024 Games

Annual Boston Sporting Event

2.1.3 Events in a Proposed Venue


Indicate if any events have taken place or will take
place in a venue proposed for the Games.
Many of Bostons past and future sporting events in
Olympic and Paralympic sport have been hosted by
a proposed venue of the Boston 2024 Games. Of the
events listed in charts 2.1.1 and 2.1.2, the venues
highlighted in pink are proposed 2024 Games
venues.

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3.1

PUBLIC AUTHORITY LETTERS

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3.1.1 Proposed Venues for Games Use


Provide a letter from the public authorities who own any of the proposed venues, confirming that the venue will be made
available to the OCOG for Games use either at no cost or at a market rental rate to be pre-approved by the USOC.

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Deval L. Patrick
Governor

10

Maeve Vallely Bartlett, Secretary


Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
John P. Murray, Commissioner
Department of Conservation & Recreation

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3.2

SEATING CAPACITIES

3.2.1 Existing Venue Capacities


What are the capacities for any existing venues?

EXISTING VENUE NAME

SPORT

EXISTING VENUE LOCATION

EXISTING VENUE CAPACITY

TD BANK NORTH GARDEN

BASKETBALL - FINALS
GYMNASTICS - ARTISTIC & TRAMPOLINE

DOWNTOWN BOSTON

18,500

AGGANIS ARENA

BADMINTON

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

7,000

BOSTON CONVENTION AND


EXHIBITION CENTER
( HALLS A, B + C )

GYMNASTICS- RHYTHMIC
JUDO
TABLE TENNIS
TAEKWONDO
WRESTLING

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT

24,000

HARVARD STADIUM

HOCKEY

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

30,000

WHITE STADIUM

EQUESTRIAN
MODERN PENTATHLON

FRANKLIN PARK

10,000

THE COUNTRY CLUB

GOLF

BROOKLINE, MA

50,000

GILLET TE STADIUM

FOOTBALL - FINALS
RUGBY

FOXBOROUGH, MA

68,000

BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION

WEIGHTLIFTING

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT

5,000

TSONGAS CENTER

BOXING

LOWELL, MA

7,800

3.2.2 Legacy Venue Capacities


What are the intended capacities for any new venues for legacy use post-Games?

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LEGACY VENUE NAME

SPORT

LEGACY VENUE LOCATION

LEGACY VENUE CAPACITY

WESTFORD SKI AREA

CANOE - SLALOM
CYCLING - MOUNTAIN BIKE

WESTFORD, MA

N/A

BMX COURSE

CYCLING - BMX

ASSEMBLY SQUARE

N/A

BU ARENA

HANDBALL

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

8,000

VELODROME

CYCLING - TRACK

ASSEMBLY SQUARE

5,000

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3.2.3 Ability to Increase Capacities


Do you have the ability to increase venue capacities on a temporary basis?

EXISTING VENUE NAME

SPORT

EXISTING VENUE LOCATION

EXISTING CAPACITY

GAMES CAPACITY

WILLIAM J. DEVINE GOLF


COURSE

EQUESTRIAN - CROSS
COUNTRY

FRANKLIN PARK

60,000

WHITE STADIUM

EQUESTRIAN
MODERN PENTATHLON

FRANKLIN PARK

10,000

20,000

BOSTON CONVENTION AND


EXHIBITION CENTER

GYMNASTICS- RHYTHMIC
JUDO
TABLE TENNIS
TAEKWONDO
VOLLEYBALL - INDOOR
WRESTLING

SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

8,000 - 15,000 / VENUE

THE COUNTRY CLUB

GOLF

BROOKLINE, MA

40,000

50,000

ALBERT H. GORDON TRACK

FENCING

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

6,000

3.2.4 Sport Popularity


How popular is each sport in the city/region?
The City of Boston provides a depth of knowledge
and history in athletics nearly unrivaled across the
country. With historic universities and professional
teams, the community inherits a passion and
commitment to participation in sports from many
generations of engagement. From longest-run
competitions to the birthplace of sport to revered
historic stadiums, the spirit for athletic participation
within the region reaches from our families to the
fields.
Professional and master level sporting events
have long been a tradition in Boston. The oldest
collegiate athletic competition was established
in rowing between Harvard and Yale. One of the
longest-held American football games exists
between the two as well Harvard Stadium itself
is responsible for defining the field dimensions
for the sport. The Boston Marathon is the oldest
annually-run marathon in the world. The birthplace
of basketball hosts the Basketball Hall of Fame in
Springfield, the only sporting Hall of Fame in the
country to include international athletes. And the
oldest baseball stadium in the country boasts the
longest running sell-out attendance on record. With
34 professional championships 8 in the current
century alone Bostons participation in sport has
generations of legacy.
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The Olympics are extremely popular in the United


States with an estimated 219.4 million viewers
watching the London 2012 Games, it became the
most-watched television event in American history.
Delayed and extended coverage allowed viewers
the opportunity to experience unfamiliar events.
These events have large international interest
and many of their advocates have developed their
sport in Boston through university or community
programs. And while events such as the Head of
the Charles Regatta and the Boston Marathon draw
crowds of 400,000 to 500,000 annually, established
programs from high school to community clubs are
giving rise to national championships in archery,
badminton, taekwondo, fencing and more all held
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Events like the Boston Marathon define the
character of Bostons appreciation for athletics.
Support can be seen by the number of clubs
surrounding a sport, and the popularity of a
sport can be experienced by the passion of its
advocates, the engagement of the athletes and the
participation of its community. The passion inherent
in the community programs of Boston will intensify
the spirit of the Games, a spirit that will engage and
inspire a global community with the same passion.
Refer to the next page for an information graphic
describing the participation in sports from the
professional level to amateur and youth programs.
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# of World Class Sporting Events


# of Professional Sports Franchises
# of Intercollegiate Sports Programs
# of Interscholastic Sports Programs
# of Community Sports Programs

432
58
Aquatics

11

5
2

Archery

618

Athletics

Badminton

200+

21

500+

171

27

353
722

180
2

Baseball

220

4
1

Basketball

54
18

600+

700+

9
Cycling
Mountain
Bike

Cycling
BMX

754

Cycling
Track

12

Fencing

225
308

3
Equestrian

10

150+

18

Cycling
Road

71

Canoe /
Kayak

Boxing

Football

2
2

100
Golf

50
22

14

2000+

500+

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2
Gymnastics

300+

628

43

12

1
Handball

Hockey

Judo

100+

100

Marathon

216

1600+

37

48

Rowing

84

Rugby

35

44

14

536
1

Table
Tennis

169

Tennis

700+

Shooting

40

149
Softball

Sailing

35

351

20
46

100+

Taekwondo

500+

392
Volleyball

32

100

164
1

Water Polo
5

300
2

12

Weightlifting
100+

Wrestling

228

500+

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3.3 CHARTS

3.3.1 Chart 1: Olympic Venues


SPORT / VENUE

OWNERSHIP

VENUE OPTION #1

VENUE OPTION #2

CONSTRUCTION STATUS

UMASS BOSTON

BOSTON MIDTOWN

ADDITIONAL

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

IBC

S. BOSTON WATERFRONT

UMASS BOSTON

ADDITIONAL

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

MPC

S. BOSTON WATERFRONT

UMASS BOSTON

ADDITIONAL

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

OLYMPIC STADIUM

BOSTON MIDTOWN

SUFFOLK DOWNS

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

OPENING/CLOSING CEREMONIES

BOSTON MIDTOWN

SUFFOLK DOWNS

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

TEMPORARY

PRIVATE

MAGAZINE BEACH

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

KILLIAN COURT ( MIT )

WHITE STADIUM

TEMPORARY

PRIVATE
PUBLIC/PRIVATE

(PUBLIC VS PRIVATE)

KEY VENUES **
ATHLETES VILLAGE

VENUES ***
AQUATICS
AQUATICS - MARATHON SWIM
ARCHERY
ATHLETICS
BADMINTON
BASKETBALL - FINAL

OLYMPIC STADIUM

SUFFOLK DOWNS

TEMPORARY

AGGANIS ARENA ( BU )

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PRIVATE

TD GARDEN

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PRIVATE

TSONGAS CENTER

EXISTING ( W/OVERLAY )

PUBLIC

WESTFORD SKI AREA

ADDITIONAL

PRIVATE

CANOE - SPRINT

MERRIMACK RIVER

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

CYCLING - BMX

ASSEMBLY SQUARE

ADDITIONAL

PUBLIC
PRIVATE

BOXING
CANOE - SLALOM

CYCLING - MOUNTAIN BIKE

WESTFORD SKI AREA

ADDITIONAL

CYCLING - ROAD

BOSTON COMMON

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

CYCLING - TRACK

ASSEMBLY SQUARE

ADDITIONAL

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

EQUESTRIAN - CROSS COUNTRY

FRANKLIN PARK

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

EQUESTRIAN - JUMPING + DRESSAGE

WHITE STADIUM

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PUBLIC

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

BCEC

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PRIVATE

FOOTBALL - FINALS

GILLET TE STADIUM

EXISTING

PRIVATE

GOLF

THE COUNTRY CLUB

TPC NORTON

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PRIVATE

TD GARDEN

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PRIVATE

FENCING

GYMNASTICS - ARTISTIC/TRAMPOLINE

BCEC

AGGANIS ARENA

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PUBLIC

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

BCEC

PLANNED

PRIVATE

HARVARD STADIUM

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PRIVATE

BCEC

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PUBLIC

BOSTON COMMON

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

WHITE STADIUM

SUFFOLK DOWNS

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PUBLIC

ROWING

MERRIMACK RIVER

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

RUGBY

GILLET TE STADIUM

EXISTING

PRIVATE

BOSTON HARBOR

BUZZARDS BAY

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

LONG ISLAND

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

BCEC

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PUBLIC

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

TEMPORARY

PRIVATE

GYMNASTICS - RHYTHMIC
HANDBALL
HOCKEY
JUDO
MARATHON
MODERN PENTATHLON

SAILING
SHOOTING
TABLE TENNIS
TENNIS

BCEC

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PUBLIC

TRIATHLON

MAGAZINE BEACH

CASTLE ISLAND

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

VOLLEYBALL - BEACH

BOSTON COMMON

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

BCEC

CONTE FORUM

PLANNED

PUBLIC

TAEKWONDO

VOLLEYBALL - INDOOR
WATER POLO
WEIGHTLIFTING
WRESTLING

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

TEMPORARY

PRIVATE

WATERFRONT PAVILION

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

BCEC

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PUBLIC

TABLE NOTES:
* Includes site

preparation, utilities and construction.


** Includes site preparation, utilities, construction and temporary overlay.
*** Numbers shown address venues with legacy use.

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PERMANENT WORKS
SPORT / VENUE

CURRENT GROSS
SEATING CAPACITY

GAMES GROSS
SEATING CAPACITY

SIGNIFICANT RISKS
TO DELIVERY

POST-GAMES USE

SOURCE OF FINANCING
(PUBLIC, PRIVATE, JOINT)

COST ESTIMATE
FOR CONSTRUCTION

ORIGINAL DATE
OF CONSTRUCTION

DATE OF UPGRADE ( S )
(IF COMPLETED)

DATE OF PERMANENT WORKS


START

FINISH

**
ATHLETES VILLAGE

16,500 BEDS

COST
*

LAND CONTROL

STUDENT/MARKET RATE HOUSING

JOINT

$2.18 B

JANUARY 1, 2018

JANUARY 1, 2024

$2.09 B
$345 M

IBC

700,000 SF

NONE

DEVELOPMENT

PRIVATE

$473.6 M

JULY 1, 2020

JANUARY 1, 2024

MPC

300,000 SF

LAND CONTROL

DEVELOPMENT

PRIVATE

SEE IBC

JULY 1, 2020

JANUARY 1, 2024

$98 M

OLYMPIC STADIUM

60,000

LAND CONTROL

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

JOINT

$436.3 M

JANUARY 1, 2023

JANUARY 1, 2024

$396.3 M

CEREMONIES

60,000

LAND CONTROL

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

JOINT

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

AQUATICS

18,500

NONE

UNIVERSITY FACILITY

PRIVATE

AQ - MARATHON SWIM

2,500

NONE

PUBLIC PARK

PRIVATE

ARCHERY

3,000

NONE

UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

PRIVATE

ATHLETICS

60,000

LAND CONTROL

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

JOINT

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

BADMINTON

7,000

7,000

NONE

SPORTS ARENA

PRIVATE

2005

BASKETBALL - FINAL

18,500

18,500

NONE

SPORTS ARENA

PRIVATE

1995

2006, 09, 14, 2015, 2018

BOXING

7,800

7,800

NONE

SPORTS ARENA

JOINT

1998

2012

CANOE - SLALOM

15,000

LAND CONTROL

WATER SPORTS PARK

PRIVATE

$50 M

JANUARY 1, 2021

JANUARY 1, 2024

$50 M

CANOE - SPRINT

24,000

NONE

RECREATION AREA

PRIVATE

CYCLING - BMX

5,000

NONE

BMX COURSE

JOINT

$15.6 M

JANUARY 1, 2023

JANUARY 1, 2024

$9.6 M

CYCLING - MTN BIKE

10,000

LAND CONTROL

MOUNTAIN BIKE COURSE

PRIVATE

$10 M

JANUARY 1, 2023

JANUARY 1, 2024

$10 M

CYCLING - ROAD

2,000

NONE

PUBLIC PARK

PRIVATE

CYCLING - TRACK

5,000

NONE

MULTI-PURPOSE FACILITY

JOINT

$60 M

JANUARY 1, 2022

JANUARY 1, 2024

$54 M

EQ - CROSS COUNTRY

60,000

NONE

GOLF COURSE

PRIVATE

EQUESTRIAN

10,000

20,000

NONE

SPORTS + EDUCATION

PRIVATE

1945

2016

FENCING

6,000

NONE

UNIVERSITY FIELD HOUSE

PRIVATE

FOOTBALL - FINAL

68,000

68,000

NONE

SPORTS STADIUM

PRIVATE

2002

2006, 2014, 2015

GOLF

40,000

50,000

NONE

GOLF COURSE

PRIVATE

1882

1893, 99, 1908, 27, 88

GYM - ARTISTIC

18,500

18,500

NONE

SPORTS ARENA

PRIVATE

1995

2006, 09, 14, 2015, 2018

GYM - RHYTHMIC

8,000

NONE

CONVENTION CENTER

PRIVATE

2004

2019

HANDBALL

10,000

NONE

SPORTS ARENA

PRIVATE

$83.5 M

JANUARY 1, 2021

JANUARY 1, 2024

$78.5 M

HOCKEY

30,000

30,000

NONE

SPORTS STADIUM

PRIVATE

1903

1984

JUDO

8,000

NONE

CONVENTION CENTER

PRIVATE

2004

2019

MARATHON

2,000

NONE

PUBLIC PARK

PRIVATE

MODERN PENTATHLON

10,000

20,000

NONE

SPORTS AND EDUCATION

PRIVATE

$15 M

1945

2016

JANUARY 1, 2022

JANUARY 1, 2024

$5 M

ROWING

24,000

NONE

RECREATION AREA

PRIVATE

RUGBY

68,000

68,000

NONE

SPORTS STADIUM

PRIVATE

2002

2006, 2014, 2015

SAILING

6,500

FAA APPROVAL

RECREATION AREA

PRIVATE

SHOOTING

7,000

NONE

WELLNESS CENTER/CAMP

PRIVATE

$40 M

JANUARY 1, 2020

JANUARY 1, 2024

$40 M

TABLE TENNIS

8,000

NONE

CONVENTION CENTER

PRIVATE

2004

2019

TENNIS

20,000

NONE

UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT

PRIVATE

TAEKWONDO

8,000

NONE

CONVENTION CENTER

PRIVATE

2004

2019

TRIATHLON

2,500

NONE

PUBLIC PARK

PRIVATE

VOLLEYBALL - BEACH

16,000

NONE

PUBLIC PARK

PRIVATE

VOLLEYBALL - INDOOR

15,000

NONE

CONVENTION CENTER

PRIVATE

2004

2019

JANUARY 1, 2016

JANUARY 1, 2019

WATER POLO

5,000

NONE

UNIVERSITY SPORTS

PRIVATE

WEIGHTLIFTING

5,000

5,000

NONE

CONCERT PAVILION

PRIVATE

1994

WRESTLING

8,000

NONE

CONVENTION CENTER

PRIVATE

2004

2019

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3.3.2 Chart 1: Paralympic Venues


VENUE

OWNERSHIP

VENUE OPTION #1

VENUE OPTION #2

CONSTRUCTION STATUS

UMASS BOSTON

MIDTOWN

ADDITIONAL

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

IBC

S. BOSTON WATERFRONT

UMASS BOSTON

ADDITIONAL

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

MPC

S. BOSTON WATERFRONT

UMASS BOSTON

ADDITIONAL

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

OLYMPIC STADIUM

BOSTON MIDTOWN

SUFFOLK DOWNS

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

OPENING/CLOSING CEREMONIES

BOSTON MIDTOWN

SUFFOLK DOWNS

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

KILLIAN COURT ( MIT )

WHITE STADIUM

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

OLYMPIC STADIUM

SUFFOLK DOWNS

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

(PUBLIC VS PRIVATE)

KEY VENUES**
ATHLETES VILLAGE

VENUES***
ARCHERY
ATHLETICS

BCEC

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PUBLIC

CYCLING - ROAD

BOSTON COMMON

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

CYCLING - TRACK

ASSEMBLY SQUARE

ADDITIONAL

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

WHITE STADIUM

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PUBLIC

HARVARD STADIUM

BC ALUMNI STADIUM

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PRIVATE

BOCCIA

FOLD OUT TO VIEW CHART

EQUESTRIAN
FOOTBALL - 5-A-SIDE
FOOTBALL - 7-A-SIDE
GOALBALL

HARVARD STADIUM

BC ALUMNI STADIUM

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PRIVATE

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

BCEC

PLANNED

PRIVATE
PUBLIC

BCEC

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PARACANOE

MERRIMACK RIVER

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

PARATRIATHLON

MAGAZINE BEACH

CASTLE ISLAND

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC
PUBLIC/PRIVATE

JUDO

WATERFRONT PAVILION

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

ROWING

MERRIMACK RIVER

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

SAILING

BOSTON HARBOR

BUZZARDS BAY

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

POWERLIFTING

SHOOTING
SITTING VOLLEYBALL
SWIMMING
TABLE TENNIS
WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

LONG ISLAND

TEMPORARY

PUBLIC

BCEC

CONTE FORUM

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PRIVATE

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

TEMPORARY

PRIVATE

BCEC

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PUBLIC

TD GARDEN

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PRIVATE
PRIVATE

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

BCEC

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

WHEELCHAIR RUGBY

AGGANIS ARENA ( BU )

EXISTING ( W/ OVERLAY )

PUBLIC

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

TEMPORARY

PRIVATE

WHEELCHAIR FENCING

TABLE NOTES:
* Includes site

preparation, utilities and construction.


** Includes site preparation, utilities, construction and temporary overlay.
*** Numbers shown address venues with legacy use.

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PERMANENT WORKS
SPORT / VENUE
[ABBREVIATED]

CURRENT GROSS
SEATING CAPACITY

GAMES GROSS
SEATING CAPACITY

SIGNIFICANT RISKS
TO DELIVERY

POST-GAMES USE

SOURCE OF FINANCING
(PUBLIC, PRIVATE, JOINT)

COST ESTIMATE
FOR CONSTRUCTION

ORIGINAL DATE
OF CONSTRUCTION

DATE OF UPGRADE ( S )
(IF COMPLETED)

DATE OF PERMANENT WORKS


START

FINISH

**
ATHLETES VILLAGE

16,500 BEDS

COST
*

LAND CONTROL

STUDENT/MARKET RATE HOUSING

JOINT

$2.18 B

JANUARY 1, 2018

JANUARY 1, 2024

$2.09 B
$345 M

IBC

700,000 SF

NONE

DEVELOPMENT

PRIVATE

$473.6 M

JULY 1, 2020

JANUARY 1, 2024

MPC

300,000 SF

LAND CONTROL

DEVELOPMENT

PRIVATE

SEE IBC

JULY 1, 2020

JANUARY 1, 2024

$98 M

OLYMPIC STADIUM

60,000

LAND CONTROL

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

JOINT

$436.3 M

JANUARY 1, 2023

JANUARY 1, 2024

$396.3 M

CEREMONIES

60,000

LAND CONTROL

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

JOINT

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

ARCHERY

3,000

NONE

UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

PRIVATE

ATHLETICS

60,000

LAND CONTROL

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

JOINT

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

SEE OLYMPIC STADIUM

BOCCIA

8,000

NONE

CONVENTION CENTER

PRIVATE

2004

2019

CYCLING - ROAD

2,000

NONE

PUBLIC PARK

PRIVATE

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

CYCLING - TRACK

5,000

NONE

MULTI-PURPOSE FACILITY

JOINT

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

EQUESTRIAN

10,000

20,000

NONE

SPORTS AND EDUCATION

PRIVATE

1945

2016

FOOTBALL - 5-A-SIDE

30,000

30,000

NONE

SPORTS STADIUM

PRIVATE

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

FOOTBALL - 7-A-SIDE

30,000

30,000

NONE

SPORTS STADIUM

PRIVATE

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

GOALBALL

10,000

NONE

SPORTS ARENA

PRIVATE

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

JUDO

8,000

NONE

CONVENTION CENTER

PRIVATE

2004

2019

PARACANOE

3,000

NONE

RECREATION AREA

PRIVATE

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

PARATRIATHLON

2,500

NONE

PUBLIC PARK

PRIVATE

POWERLIFTING

5,000

5,000

NONE

CONCERT PAVILION

PRIVATE

1994

ROWING

3,000

NONE

RECREATION CENTER

PRIVATE

SAILING

6,500

FAA APPROVAL

RECREATION CENTER

PRIVATE

SHOOTING

7,000

NONE

WELLNESS CENTER/CAMP

PRIVATE

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SITTING VOLLEYBALL

15,000

NONE

CONVENTION CENTER

PRIVATE

2004

2019

SWIMMING

18,500

NONE

UNIVERSITY FACILITY

PRIVATE

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

SEE OLYMPIC CHART

TABLE TENNIS

8,000

NONE

CONVENTION CENTER

PRIVATE

2004

2019

WCHR BASKETBALL

18,500

18,500

NONE

SPORTS ARENA

PRIVATE

1995

2006, 09, 14, 2015, 2018

WCHR FENCING

6,000

NONE

UNIVERSITY FIELD HOUSE

PRIVATE

WCHR RUGBY

10,000

NONE

CONVENTION CENTER

PRIVATE

2004

2019

WCHR TENNIS

20,000

NONE

UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT

PRIVATE

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3.4 MAPS

3.4.1 Map: Waterfront Cluster

EAST
BOSTON

SECURE PERIMETER
OLYMPIC ROUTE NETWORK

TD
GARDEN

BOSTON-LOGAN
INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT

DOWNTOWN
BOSTON
COMMON

FOLD OUT TO VIEW CHART

INNER
HARBOR

SOUTH BOSTON
WATERFRONT

IBC/MPC

CASTLE
ISLAND
BOSTON
HARBOR

MIDTOWN
SOUTH
BOSTON

OLD
HARBOR

UMASS
BOSTON

THOMPSON
ISLAND

DORCHESTER

0
0

20

1066

2132
485

3200ft
970m

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3.4.2 Map: University Cluster

SECURE PERIMETER
OLYMPIC ROUTE NETWORK

SOMERVILLE

CAMBRIDGE

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY

5K

BEACON
YARDS

MIT

MAGAZINE
BEACH
ALLSTON

BOSTON
UNIVERSITY

FENWAY/
KENMORE

BROOKLINE
SOUTH
END

0
0

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1066

2132
485

3200ft
970m

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FEASIBILIT Y
STUDIES + PL ANS

EXISTING
VENUES

CHARLES
RIVER

Agganis Arena

ST. PAUL
STREET

Badminton
Existing (w/ Overlay)

1. Venue History:
Located on Commonwealth Avenue, Agganis Arena is at the
heart of Boston Universitys campus. Completed in 2005, the
steel, brick and concrete structure is home to the 2009 NCAA
Champion ice hockey team, the Boston University Terriers.
Agganis Arena has hosted a number of national sporting
events, including the 2007 & 2011 NCAA American East
Conference Basketball, 2009 NCAA Womens Frozen Four
and 2008 Womens Gymnastic Championship. This multipurpose sports and entertainment center also hosts a variety
of concerts, ice shows and family programs.
2. Venue Location:

Boston University

3. Venue Acreage:

3.5 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:

4.6 ac

5. Venue Owner:

V1

F1

A1

M1

C1

S1
G1
PLEASANT
STREET

Boston University

6. Owner Involvement:
The owner of Agganis Arena is currently involved in the Boston
2024 planning process and supportive of the planning effort.

9. Current Seating Capacity:

100

200
50

300ft
100m

above
Agganis Arena
Overall Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
Preliminary discussions with Boston University have confirmed
venue availability.
8. Current Days of Use:

COMMONWEALTH AVENUE

Status:

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Badminton Plans

100
7,000

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


The owner is prepared to negotiate access and use prior to the
submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$1.3 M

12. Accessibility Options:


Agganis Arena is conveniently located within the University
Cluster and will be served by the Olympic Route Network via
Interstate 90 using the Allston-Brighton interchange. The venue
is within walking distance of the Green Line and the proposed
West Station on the Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Line.

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ATHLETES VILLAGE
BOSTON UNIVERSITY

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

R1

C2

M5
F1

F4

A1
COMMONWEALTH AVENUE

V1

M1
F3
A3 A4 A5

A5 A4 A3

A6

G3
G3

A7

C1

V2

R1

S3

S3

S3

PLEASANT
STREET
Badminton Arena
Ground Level
R1
Block Plan

S1
G1

0
0

50

100

150ft

25

50m

F3
G3

M2

G2

A2

F2

A2

G4
S3

S2

C1

S2

M3

M4
S2

G2

G3
S3

Badminton Arena
Spectator Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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WEST
END

TD Garden

Basketball Final
F1

Status:

Existing (w/ Overlay)

1. Venue History:
Home to the NHLs Boston Bruins and the NBAs Boston Celtics,
TD Garden was completed in 1995. This steel and concrete
structure was upgraded in 2006, 2009 and 2014. Further
upgrades are scheduled for 2015 and 2018. TD Garden hosts
a variety of other sporting, musical, civic and entertainment
events each year. Notable past events include the 1996
& 2000 U.S. Gymnastic Trials, the 1996 World Junior Ice
Hockey Championship, the 2001 & 2014 U.S. Figure Skating
Championships and the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
2. Venue Location:

Boston

3. Venue Acreage:

3.8 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:

4.7 ac

5. Venue Owner:

V1

I-93

NORTH
STATION

A1

M1

C1

CAUSEWAY STREET

NORTH
STATION

S1
G1

Delaware North Companies, Inc.

6. Owner Involvement:
The owner of TD Garden is aware of the Boston 2024 planning
process and supportive of the planning effort.

9. Current Seating Capacity:

267
60

400ft
120m

above
TD Garden
Overall Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
Preliminary discussions with the owner of TD Garden have
confirmed venue availability.
8. Current Days of Use:

133

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Basketball - Final
Plans

200
18,500

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


We anticipate the owners interest and support in negotiations
prior to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$7.4 M

12. Accessibility Options:


TD Garden is conveniently located near the beautifully
landscaped Rose Kennedy Greenway and bustling North End
neighborhood. Just steps away from Boston Public Market, the
Museum of Science and the quintessential shops of Quincy
Market, Olympic athletes and spectators will be able to explore
Bostons cultural, educational and gastronomic attractions
while visiting TD Garden. The venue will be served by the
Olympic Route Network via Congress Street to Merrimac Street
to Causeway Street. The venue is located at North Station
with direct access to the Orange and Green Lines as well as
to the Fitchburg, Lowell, Haverhill, Newburyport and Rockport
Commuter Rail Lines.
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ATHLETES VILLAGE
TD GARDEN

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M5

M5
F1

C2

A1
A5

V1

M1

A3

G2

A6

I-93

A3

G2

A4

A7

M4

G3

G3
G3
NORTH
STATION

G3
A4
V2

NORTH
STATION

CAUSEWAY STREET

S1
G1

TD Garden
Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

67

133
30

200ft
60m

M3
A4

F3

S2

G4
C1

C1
A2

F2

M2

A3

TD Garden
Level 3
Block Plan

TD Garden
Level 7
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

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G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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UMASS
LOWELL

MERRIMACK
RIVER

Tsongas Center

Boxing
Status:

Existing (w/ Overlay)

C1

1. Venue History:
The Paul E. Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell is a multi-purpose
facility built in 1998, originally funded primarily by the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Home to the UMass Lowell
River Hawks ice hockey team, ownership changed hands in 2010
to the University with the promise of major renovations. The
recent renovations include a new high-definition scoreboard and
sound system, a new club seating area with upscale bar, new icemaking equipment and new luxury boxes. All renovations were
completed in 2012.
2. Venue Location:

Lowell, MA

3. Venue Acreage:

7.5 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:

7.3 ac

5. Venue Owner:

UMass Lowell

S1
G1
A1

8. Current Days of Use:


9. Current Seating Capacity:

M1

V1

DOWNTOWN
LOWELL
0

6. Owner Involvement:
UMass Lowell is currently involved in the Boston 2024 planning
process and are supportive of the planning effort.
7. Venue Access/Use:
Preliminary discussions with the owner of the Tsongas Center
have confirmed venue availability.

F1

200

400
100

600ft
200m

above
Tsongas Center
Overall Plan

65.8 km

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Boxing Plans

50
7,800

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


We anticipate the owners interest and support in negotiations
prior to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$1.3 M

12. Accessibility Options:


The Tsongas Center and the City of Lowell will host the Boxing
events. Lowell is located just off I-495 and U.S. Route 3. Transit
access between Boston and Lowell is provided by the Lowell
Commuter Rail Line. This site will offer supplemental shuttle
services for workforce, volunteer and spectator access key transit
stations and intercept parking locations.

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ATHLETES VILLAGE
LOWELL, MA

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

S2

M1
M1

A4

C1

G1
M2

A4 V1V2

S2

F1

A2

A3

S3

G4

G3

A3

A2

G3

V1

A6

C1

M2
A7

F2

M5F1
A5

G3

A1

A1
C2
M4
C2

S1 G1

M3

G2

S3

G3

Tsongas Center
Ground Level
Block Plan

G1
S1

F4

0
0

66

133

200ft

33

66m

S3
G3

A3

A4
A2

A3

S2

M1

A4

C1

M2
A7

F2

S3

V1

A6

V2

S3

F1
S2

A5

C1

S2
S3

Tsongas Center
Service Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

S2

S3

S2

V2

S2

F3

Tsongas Center
Concourse Level
Block Plan

G1
S1

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
S3
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

C1

S3

M4
M3

S2

S2 F2

S3

A1

C2
C2

S2

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA

G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES

S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS

S2

SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE


ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

S3

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S2

C1

S2 F2

S2

C1

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S2

STONY
BROOK

G1
S1

White Stadium
GREEN
STREET

C1
SE

G5

Existing (w/ Overlay)

G5

1. Venue History:
Franklin Park is a component of the Emerald Necklace, a vast
series of open green spaces designed by Frederick Law Olmsted
for the public of the City of Boston. Sitting comfortably to the
north of the park is White Stadium, formerly George Robert White
Schoolboy Stadium, which was erected in 1945 to serve Boston
Public School (BPS) athletics and sporting events. A renovation
and expansion is currently planned to return White Stadium
to its former glory. Used in the past for high school sports, the
renovated White Stadium will offer rejuvenated athletic fields as
well as classrooms for tutoring, making it a neighborhood hub.

733

E
1466

330

6. Owner Involvement:
The City of Boston is fully involved in the Boston 2024 planning
process and supportive of the planning effort.

2200ft
660m

above
Franklin Park
Precinct Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
Use of White Stadium for Equestrian events has been discussed
with the city administration.
9. Current Seating Capacity:

BLUE

NL
I CA
ER
AM

City of Boston (land)


The White Foundation (stadium)

8. Current Days of Use:

VENU

WY
NH
IO

ET

5. Venue Owners:

F1

RE

25.0 ac

S1 G1
F3 F4

ST

4. Venue Support Acreage:

A1

35.9 ac

ET

G5

TO

3. Venue Acreage:

RE

OR

Franklin Park, Boston

M1

ST

2. Venue Location:

V1

ER

EG

Status:

AV

H IL L A

Equestrian Dressage

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Equestrian Dressage Plans

10
10,000

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


The City of Boston is prepared to negotiate access and use prior
to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$0.1 M (shared)

12. Accessibility Options:


White Stadium is located within Franklin Park and will be served
by the Olympic Route Network via Columbia Road. This site is
within walking distance of the Orange Line and the Fairmount,
Franklin and Needham Commuter Rail Lines.

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FRANKLIN PARK

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

166

332

500ft

80

160m

LONG CROUCH
WOODS

S1
G3

S2
S1
A2

S2

C1

F2

S3

M2
SE
AV

S1

ER

S2

ST

M5

RE
ET

S3

R1

M3

R1
A1
V1 F1
M1
G1

C2
C2

C2
A3

C2

V2

A5 A6

A7

THE
WILDERNESS

FRANKLIN PARK
ZOO

G2
G3
A4
A3
A5
S3
G3

G3

WILLIAM J. DEVINE
GOLF COURSE

R1
G3
R1

White Stadium
Ground Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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STONY
BROOK

G1
S1

White Stadium
GREEN
STREET

C1
SE

G5

Existing (w/ Overlay)

G5

1. Venue History:
Franklin Park is a component of the Emerald Necklace, a vast
series of open green spaces designed by Frederick Law Olmsted
for the public of the City of Boston. Sitting comfortably to the
north of the park is White Stadium, formerly George Robert White
Schoolboy Stadium, which was erected in 1945 to serve Boston
Public School (BPS) athletics and sporting events. A renovation
and expansion is currently planned to return White Stadium
to its former glory. Used in the past for high school sports, the
renovated White Stadium will offer rejuvenated athletic fields as
well as classrooms for tutoring, making it a neighborhood hub.

733

E
1466

330

6. Owner Involvement:
The City of Boston is fully involved in the Boston 2024 planning
process and supportive of the planning effort.

2200ft
660m

above
Franklin Park
Precinct Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
Use of White Stadium for Equestrian events has been discussed
with the city administration.
9. Current Seating Capacity:

BLUE

NL
I CA
ER
AM

City of Boston (land)


The White Foundation (stadium)

8. Current Days of Use:

VENU

WY
NH
IO

ET

5. Venue Owners:

F1

RE

25.0 ac

S1 G1
F3 F4

ST

4. Venue Support Acreage:

A1

35.9 ac

ET

G5

TO

3. Venue Acreage:

RE

OR

Franklin Park, Boston

M1

ST

2. Venue Location:

V1

ER

EG

Status:

AV

H IL L A

Equestrian Jumping

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Equestrian Jumping Plans

10
10,000

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


The City of Boston is prepared to negotiate access and use prior
to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$0.1 M (shared)

12. Accessibility Options:


White Stadium is located within Franklin Park and will be served
by the Olympic Route Network via Columbia Road. This site is
within walking distance of the Orange Line and the Fairmount,
Franklin and Needham Commuter Rail Lines.

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ATHLETES VILLAGE
FRANKLIN PARK

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166

332

500ft

80

160m

LONG CROUCH
WOODS

S1
G3

S2
S1
A2

S2

C1

F2

S3

M2
SE
AV

S1

ER

S2

ST

M5

RE
ET

S3

R1

M3

R1
A1
V1 F1
M1
G1

C2
C2

C2
A3

C2

V2

A5 A6

A7

THE
WILDERNESS

FRANKLIN PARK
ZOO

G2
G3
A4
A3
A5
S3
G3

G3

WILLIAM J. DEVINE
GOLF COURSE

R1
G3
R1

White Stadium
Ground Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

35

HARVARD
SQUARE

G5

Albert H. Gordon Track

G5

Fencing

SO

Status:

C1

Existing (w/ Overlay)

LD

IER

G5

The Albert H. Gordon Track contains a six-lane oval with an


adjacent sprint course. The facility was the host to the 1987 IC4A
Championships, where two collegiate and eight meet records
were established. In that meet alone, 35 competitors qualified
for the NCAA Championships. More recently the facility has been
the host to the Heptagonal Championships, as well as, the ECAC
Championships.
Harvard University, Boston

3. Venue Acreage:

3.0 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:

5.0 ac

5. Venue Owner:

IEL

CHARLES
RIVER
DR

OA

M1 A1
V1 F1

Harvard University

CA

MB

G
RID

6. Owner Involvement:

T
ES

RE

M1
A1
V1
F1

ET

S1
G1

I-90

The senior administrative officials of Harvard University have


been involved in our planning. The Executive Vice President of
Harvard University is a member of the Executive Committee for
the Boston 2024 Partnership.

0
0

500

1000
250

250

9. Current Seating Capacity:

N/A

1500ft
500m

WEST
STATION
( PROPOSED)

above
Beacon Yards
Precinct Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
Access and use of the Harvard facilities, Allston Landing and
Beacon Yards has been reviewed with senior administration
officials of Harvard University.
8. Current Days of Use:

G1
S1

1. Venue History:

2. Venue Location:

SF

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Fencing Plans

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


Harvard University is prepared to negotiate access and use prior
to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$0.6 M

12. Accessibility Options:

ATHLETES VILLAGE
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

The Albert H. Gordon Track is conveniently located within the


University Cluster in the heart of the Beacon Yards Precinct. It
will be served by the Olympic Route Network from I-90 via a
new interchange under development by the state. This site is
within walking distance of the Red Line, the Green Line and the
Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Line at the proposed
West Station.

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R1

R1

0
0

100

200

300ft

50

100m

G3
M1 A1
C2

R1
M3

C1
B1

A5

B1

S2

V2

F2
M2
A2

G2
S1

M5
G2

R1

R1

R1

S1
G1
R1

R1

S3

Albert H. Gordon Track


GroundR1
Level
Block Plan

M1 V1 F1 A1

M3
S3
S2 M2

S2

F2
S3

A1

C2

M4

C1
A2

S1

R1

F3
V2

A3 A4

Albert H. Gordon Track


Lower Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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Gillette Stadium

Football Final
Status:

-1
US

1. Venue History:
Gillette Stadium has been the home of the NFLs New England
Patriots and MLSs New England Revolution since its completion
in 2002. This steel and concrete structure was also home to
UMass Minuteman Football Program from 2012 to 2014. The
stadium hosts many other sports, music and entertainment
events. Some of the most notable past national and international
events include the 2002 MLS Cup, the 2003, 2005, 2007 & 2009
CONCACAF Gold Cup, the 2003 FIFA Womens World Cup, the
2004, 2008 and 2013 NFL AFC Championship Game, the 2005
Drum Corps International World Championship, the 2008, 2009
& 2012 NCAA Mens Lacrosse Championship, the 2009 & 2011
World Football Challenge and a 2009 public address by the 14th
Dalai Lama.
2. Venue Location:

Foxborough, MA

3. Venue Acreage:

25.7 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:


5. Venue Owner:

GILLETTE
STADIUM
STATION

Existing (w/ Overlay)

33.3 ac

S1
PATRIOT
PLACE

S1
M1

C1

S1

F1
G1
V1 A1

MANN
POND

333

667
150

1000ft
300m

above
Gillette Stadium
Overall Plan

Kraft Sports Group

6. Owner Involvement:
The owner has been involved in the Boston 2024 planning
process and supportive of the planning effort.

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Football Plans

7. Venue Access/Use:
Use of Gillette Stadium for Football events has been discussed
with the owner who has confirmed venue availability.
8. Current Days of Use:
9. Current Seating Capacity:

75
68,000

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


The owner is prepared to negotiate access and use prior to the
submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

ATHLETES VILLAGE

40.9 km

FOXBOROUGH, MA

$6.3 M (shared)

12. Accessibility Options:


Gillette Stadium is located halfway between Boston and
Providence and will connect these two sports-loving cities to the
Games. Gillette will be served by the Olympic Route Network via
I-95/Route 1. The venue is accessible via train service from South
Station in Boston and TF Green Airport/Providence to a proposed
expanded train station at the stadium.

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F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

S1

PATRIOT
PLACE

S3
B1
S2

G3

M5

S2
F4

M3

M1

M2

C1

S1

A2

S3

F1
G3

F4

S1

S2

V1 A1

B1
G1

10'ARM

AG

10'ARM

AG
PP

C2

C2
C2

Gillette Stadium
Concourse Level 1
Block Plan

MANN
POND

167

333

500ft

75

150m

B1
G4

G3

G3

V2

A5

C1

M3

A7

G3

F3 F2

A4
A3

M4

S2

S2 S3

C1

S2

C1

S2

G2
S2

A6

S2
B1

G3
Gillette Stadium
Ground Level
Block Plan

Gillette Stadium
Concourse Level 2
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

S2

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

Gillette Stadium
Spectator Level
Block Plan
M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

39

LEE

M1

The Country Club

F1

STR

A1

CLYD E ST RE
ET

6
5

Existing (w/ Overlay)

Brookline, MA

3. Venue Acreage:

228.8 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:

11.2 ac

14

12

13

8
S1

G1

10
11
9

PUTTERHAM
MEADOW
DANE
PARK

Trustees of TTC

6. Owner Involvement:
The trustees of The Country Club are supportive of the
proposed use.

500

1000
225

1500ft
450m

above
The Country Club
Overall Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
Preliminary discussions with the Trustees have confirmed venue
availability.
9. Current Seating Capacity:

18

2. Venue Location:

8. Current Days of Use:

17

16
15

1. Venue History:
Originally constructed as an equestrian club in 1882, the golf
course was added to The Country Club in 1893. This private
country club has hosted a number of major golf events, including
the 1999 Ryder Cup and the 1913, 1963 and 1988 U.S. Open
Championships as well as the 1910, 1922, 1934, 1957, 1982 and
2013 U.S. Amateur Championships. The Country Club is nestled
among some of Greater Bostons most beautiful neighborhoods.
Olympic athletes and spectators visiting the club will be able
to enjoy a number of nearby attractions, including the Arnold
Arboretum, Franklin Park Zoo and Boston College campus.

5. Venue Owner:

G1
S1

V1

Golf
Status:

BUTTONWOOD
VILLAGE
EET

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Golf Plan

250
40,000

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


We anticipate the owners interest and support in negotiating
access and use prior to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$2.3 M

12. Accessibility Options:


The Country Club is located in Brookline and will be served by
the Olympic Route Network via Route 9/Lee Street. During the
Games, the venue will offer supplemental shuttle services for
workforce, volunteers and spectators from key transit stations
and intercept parking locations.

40

ATHLETES VILLAGE
THE COUNTRY CLUB

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

M5

M3
M1 F1

A1 V1

G2

V2

G3
F4

G3

A5

M4

F3

A3
A4

A6

G4
A7

M2

S2

F2

A2

S2
G4

F1 V1 M1 G1
S2

M2

S2

F2

A2

C2
The Country Club
Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

67

133
30

200ft
60m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

41

WEST
END

TD Garden

Gymnastics Artistic + Trampoline


F1

Status:

Existing (w/ Overlay)

1. Venue History:
Home to the NHLs Boston Bruins and the NBAs Boston Celtics,
TD Garden was completed in 1995. This steel and concrete
structure was upgraded in 2006, 2009 and 2014. Further
upgrades are scheduled for 2015 and 2018. TD Garden hosts
a variety of other sporting, musical, civic and entertainment
events each year. Notable past events include the 1996
& 2000 U.S. Gymnastic Trials, the 1996 World Junior Ice
Hockey Championship, the 2001 & 2014 U.S. Figure Skating
Championships and the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
2. Venue Location:

Boston

3. Venue Acreage:

3.8 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:

4.7 ac

5. Venue Owner:

V1

A1

I-93

NORTH
STATION

M1

NORTH
STATION
CAUSEWAY STREET

S1
G1

Delaware North Companies, Inc.

6. Owner Involvement:
The owner of TD Garden is aware of the Boston 2024 planning
process and supportive of the planning effort.

9. Current Seating Capacity:

267
60

400ft
120m

above
TD Garden
Overall Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
Preliminary discussions with the owner of TD Garden have
confirmed venue availability.
8. Current Days of Use:

133

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Gymnastics Artistic +
Trampoline Plans

200
18,500

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


We anticipate the owners interest and support in negotiations
prior to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$7.4 M (shared)

12. Accessibility Options:


TD Garden is conveniently located near the beautifully
landscaped Rose Kennedy Greenway and bustling North End
neighborhood. Just steps away from Boston Public Market, the
Museum of Science and the quintessential shops of Quincy
Market, Olympic athletes and spectators will be able to explore
Bostons cultural, educational and gastronomic attractions
while visiting TD Garden. The venue will be served by the
Olympic Route Network via Congress Street to Merrimac Street
to Causeway Street. The venue is located at North Station
with direct access to the Orange and Green Lines as well as
to the Fitchburg, Lowell, Haverhill, Newburyport and Rockport
Commuter Rail Lines.
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ATHLETES VILLAGE
TD GARDEN

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

M5

M5
F1

C2

A1
A5

V1

M1

A3

G2

A6

I-93

A3

G2

A4

A7

M4

G3

G3
G3
G3

NORTH
STATION

V2

NORTH
STATION
CAUSEWAY STREET

S1
G1

TD Garden
Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

M3
A4

133
30

200ft
60m

S2

F3

C1

67

G4

C1
A2
F2

A3

TD Garden
Level 3
Block Plan

TD Garden
Level 7
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

M2

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

43

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center - Hall A

A1
V1

Gymnastics Rhythmic

South Boston Waterfront

3. Venue Acreage:

37.4 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:


G3

16.2 ac

Mass. Convention Center Authority

6. Owner Involvement:
The MCCA is working closely with Boston 2024.

G1 S1

S2HALL C

M3

HALL B

S2

M2 S2

C1

F3
C1

HALL A

M1
BCEC
STATION
( PROPOSED)
F1

2. Venue Location:

M3

D STREET

1. Venue History:
The BCEC, which opened in 2004, has made Boston the #1
U.S. city for international meetings. Its contemporary design
celebrates innovation cultureG2while offering views of the historic
Boston waterfront. The BCEC features 2.1 million square feet
of flexible space, suited to hosting meetings, conventions and
exhibitions of all sizes. It attracts a diverse range of domestic
and international clients in the fields of healthcare, technology,
education, hospitality, architecture and fashion. A 1 million
square foot expansion is planned, and financing is approved,
where 0.5 million square feet will be exhibition space.

5. Venue Owner:

HALL D

Existing (w/ Overlay)

SOUTH BOSTON BYPASS ROAD

Status:

F1
M1

S2

0
0

200

400
90

V2

600ft
180m

above
BCEC
Overall Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
The Boston 2024 Partnership has engaged in in-depth
discussions with the MCCA about venue access and use.

left
Locus Map

10km

8. Current Days of Use:

200

9. Current Seating Capacity:

N/A

below
Ballroom Plan
opposite page
Gymnastics Rhythmic Plans

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


The owner is very interested in negotiating access and use prior
to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$12.2 M (shared)

12. Accessibility Options:


The BCEC will be served by the Olympic Route Network via
I-90/I-93 and the South Boston Bypass Road. The venue is
within walking distance of South Station, providing easy
access to the Worcester/Framingham, Needham, Franklin,
Fairmount, Providence/Stoughton, Middleborough/Lakeville,
Kingston/Plymouth, and Greenbush Commuter Rail Lines,
Amtraks Northeast Corridor and the Red Line. The venue is also
accessible via the Silver Line. Additional access will be provided
by the diesel multiple units (DMUs) that are currently planned
by the state. New transit access planned by the state will be
serviced by diesel multiple units (DMUs) along Track 61 to a
new station at the BCEC.
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R1

ATHLETES VILLAGE
BOSTON CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER

G2
M3

0
0

200

400
90

600ft
180m

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R1

S2
S3

S2
C1

R1

R1

R1

R1

SOUTH BOSTON BYPASS ROAD

S3

R1
M3

F1

A1

F1
S1
A5

S3
S2

A2 M2 F2 M2 A2

V1 F1 G1

A6

V2

A7

R1
S3

G3

S3

R1

A3

M4

F1

G3

F3

A4

M5

C1

S3

C2

BCEC
STATION
( PROPOSED)

R1
A3

F3

G3

R1

G2
G3

S2
F4

BCEC - Hall A
Ground Level
Block Plan

R1

R1

R1
67

133
30

200ft
60m

S2

C1

M3

F1

M1

G3

R1

V2

S2

F3
F3
BCEC
STATION
( PROPOSED)

S3

S3

BCEC - Hall A
Spectator Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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HARVARD
SQUARE

G5

Harvard Stadium

G5

Hockey

SO

Status:

3. Venue Acreage:

46.3 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:

30.8 ac

5. Venue Owner:

Harvard University

SF

IEL

CHARLES
RIVER
DR

OA

G1
S1

C1

1. Venue History:
Harvard Stadium has a rich architectural and athletic history.
Built in 1903, in a Greek and Roman architectural language, its
the nations oldest. The form is similar to that of a horseshoe
and to the Panathenaic Stadium that hosted the first modern
Olympics in 1896. Its massive concrete and steel structure
reinforces its permanence in American college athletics. It is
also recognized for outstanding spectator sightlines. A National
Historic Landmark and home to Harvards American football and
athletics programs, Harvard Stadium is the crown jewel along
the Charles River and offers sweeping views of the Boston
skyline.
Harvard University, Boston

IER

G5

Existing (w/ Overlay)

2. Venue Location:

LD

M1 A1
V1 F1

CA

MB

G
RID

T
ES

RE

M1
A1
V1
F1

ET

S1
G1

I-90
0
0

500

1000
250

6. Owner Involvement:
The senior administrative officials of Harvard University have
been involved in our planning. The Executive Vice President of
Harvard University is a member of the Executive Committee for
the Boston 2024 Partnership.

1500ft
500m

WEST
STATION
( PROPOSED)

above
Beacon Yards
Precinct Plan
10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Hockey Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
Access and use of the Harvard playing fields, Allston Landing
and Beacon Yards has been reviewed with senior administration
officials of Harvard University.
8. Current Days of Use:
9. Current Seating Capacity:

50
30,000

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


Harvard University is prepared to negotiate access and use prior
to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

ATHLETES VILLAGE
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

$2.8 M

12. Accessibility Options:


Harvard Stadium is conveniently located within the University
Cluster in the heart of the Beacon Yards Precinct. It will be
served by the Olympic Route Network from I-90 via a new
interchange under development by the state. This site is within
walking distance of the Red Line, the Green Line and the
Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Line at the proposed
West Station.
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100

200

300ft

50

100m

M3
M3
G3
G3

A1
G1

SOL DIE RS FIEL D ROA


D

R1

A5

M1

CHARLES
RIVER

A3

C1
C2

A7
A4

R1
R1

A6
A3
M2

SO

LD

IER

SF

IEL

DR

OA

R1

R1

F1
V1

R1

G2
M5
G2

S3

R1

F2

R1

A3
B1

M2

A2
F2

V2

A3
S3

C1

R1

S2
M2
S3

S2

R1
S3

S1

R1
R1

R1
Harvard Stadium
Ground Level
Block Plan

G1

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

A1

S1

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

47

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center - Hall B

A1
V1

Judo

F1
M1

South Boston Waterfront

3. Venue Acreage:

37.4 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:


G3

16.2 ac

Mass. Convention Center Authority

6. Owner Involvement:
The MCCA is working closely with Boston 2024.

G1 S1

S2HALL C

C1

HALL B

S2

M3

M2 S2

C1

F3
HALL A

M1
BCEC
STATION
( PROPOSED)
F1

2. Venue Location:

M3

D STREET

1. Venue History:
The BCEC, which opened in 2004, has made Boston the #1
U.S. city for international meetings. Its contemporary design
celebrates innovation cultureG2while offering views of the historic
Boston waterfront. The BCEC features 2.1 million square feet
of flexible space, suited to hosting meetings, conventions and
exhibitions of all sizes. It attracts a diverse range of domestic
and international clients in the fields of healthcare, technology,
education, hospitality, architecture and fashion. A 1 million
square foot expansion is planned, and financing is approved,
where 0.5 million square feet will be exhibition space.

5. Venue Owner:

HALL D

Existing (w/ Overlay)

SOUTH BOSTON BYPASS ROAD

Status:

S2

0
0

200

400
90

V2

600ft
180m

above
BCEC
Overall Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
The Boston 2024 Partnership has engaged in in-depth
discussions with the MCCA about venue access and use.

left
Locus Map

10km

8. Current Days of Use:

200

9. Current Seating Capacity:

N/A

below
Ballroom Plan
opposite page
Judo Plans

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


The owner is very interested in negotiating access and use prior
to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$12.2 M (shared)

12. Accessibility Options:


The BCEC will be served by the Olympic Route Network via
I-90/I-93 and the South Boston Bypass Road. The venue is
within walking distance of South Station, providing easy access
to the Worcester/Framingham, Needham, Franklin, Fairmount,
Providence/Stoughton, Middleborough/Lakeville, Kingston/
Plymouth, and Greenbush Commuter Rail Lines, Amtraks
Northeast Corridor, and the Red Line. The venue is also accessible
via the Silver Line. Additional access will be provided by the
diesel multiple units (DMUs) that are currently planned by the
state. New transit access planned by the state will be serviced by
diesel multiple units (DMUs) along Track 61 to a new station at
the BCEC.
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R1

ATHLETES VILLAGE
BOSTON CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER

G2
M3

0
0

200

400
90

600ft
180m

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S3

A4 M3

G2
S2

R1

THE LAWN
ON D

R1

M3

R1
S2

M2 S2

SOUTH BOSTON BYPASS ROAD

F3
M3
S2

C2

S2

S3

C1

M4
A6

V2

A7

F1

G3

S3

R1

G1

A3

F3

R1

V1 F1

R1

S2

M5

F1

S1

R1

A3

F1

A2 M2 F2 M2 A2

R1

A1

A5

R1
S3

A4

F1

S3

F3

BCEC - Hall B
Ground Level
Block Plan

R1

R1
R1

R1

S2

M3
C1

M1

F1

G3

R1

V2
S2

BCEC - Hall B
Spectator Level
Block Plan

R1

R1

67

133
30

200ft
60m

R1

G3
V2

S2
C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD
S3

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
F3
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING

S3 SERVICES
S3 SPECTATOR

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

F3

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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Gillette Stadium

Rugby
Status:

-1
US

1. Venue History:
Gillette Stadium has been the home of the NFLs New England
Patriots and MLSs New England Revolution since its completion
in 2002. This steel and concrete structure was also home to
UMass Minuteman Football Program from 2012 to 2014. The
stadium hosts many other sports, music and entertainment
events. Some of the most notable past national and international
events include the 2002 MLS Cup, the 2003, 2005, 2007 & 2009
CONCACAF Gold Cup, the 2003 FIFA Womens World Cup, the
2004, 2008 and 2013 NFL AFC Championship Game, the 2005
Drum Corps International World Championship, the 2008, 2009
& 2012 NCAA Mens Lacrosse Championship, the 2009 & 2011
World Football Challenge and a 2009 public address by the 14th
Dalai Lama.
2. Venue Location:

Foxborough, MA

3. Venue Acreage:

25.7 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:


5. Venue Owner:

GILLETTE
STADIUM
STATION

Existing

33.3 ac

S1
PATRIOT
PLACE

S1
M1

C1

S1

F1
G1
V1 A1

MANN
POND

333

667
150

1000ft
300m

above
Gillette Stadium
Overall Plan

Kraft Sports Group

6. Owner Involvement:
The owner has been involved in the Boston 2024 planning
process and supportive of the planning effort.

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Rugby Plans

7. Venue Access/Use:
Use of Gillette Stadium for Rugby events has been fully
discussed with the owner who has confirmed venue availability.
8. Current Days of Use:
9. Current Seating Capacity:

75
68,000

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


The owner is prepared to negotiate access and use prior to the
submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

ATHLETES VILLAGE

40.9 km

FOXBOROUGH, MA

$6.3 M (shared)

12. Accessibility Options:


Gillette Stadium is located halfway between Boston and
Providence and will connect these two sports-loving cities to the
Games. Gillette will be served by the Olympic Route Network via
I-95/Route 1. The venue is accessible via train service from South
Station in Boston and TF Green Airport/Providence to a proposed
expanded train station at the stadium.

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S1

PATRIOT
PLACE

S3
B1
S2

G3

M5

S2
F4

M3

M1

M2

C1

S1

A2

S3

F1
G3

F4

S1

S2

V1 A1

B1
G1

10'ARM

AG

10'ARM

AG
PP

C2

C2
C2

Gillette Stadium
Concourse Level 1
Block Plan

MANN
POND

167

333
75

500ft
150m

B1
G4

G3

G3

V2

A5

C1

M3

A7

G3

F3 F2

A4
A3

M4

S2

S2 S3

C1

S2

C1

S2

G2
S2

A6

S2
B1

G3
Gillette Stadium
Ground Level
Block Plan

Gillette Stadium
Concourse Level 2
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

S2

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

Gillette Stadium
Spectator Level
Block Plan
M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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STONY
BROOK

G1
S1

White Stadium
GREEN
STREET

C1
SE

G5

Existing (w/ Overlay)

G5

1. Venue History:
Franklin Park is a component of the Emerald Necklace, a vast
series of open green spaces designed by Frederick Law Olmsted
for the public of the City of Boston. Sitting comfortably to the
north of the park is White Stadium, formerly George Robert White
Schoolboy Stadium, which was erected in 1945 to serve Boston
Public School (BPS) athletics and sporting events. A renovation
and expansion is currently planned to return White Stadium
to its former glory. Used in the past for high school sports, the
renovated White Stadium will offer rejuvenated athletic fields as
well as classrooms for tutoring, making it a neighborhood hub.

733

E
1466

330

6. Owner Involvement:
The City of Boston is fully involved in the Boston 2024 planning
process and supportive of the planning effort.

2200ft
660m

above
Franklin Park
Overall Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
Use of White Stadium for Equestrian events has been discussed
with the city administration.
9. Current Seating Capacity:

BLUE

NL
I CA
ER
AM

City of Boston (land)


The White Foundation (stadium)

8. Current Days of Use:

VENU

WY
NH
IO

ET

5. Venue Owners:

F1

RE

25.0 ac

S1 G1
F3 F4

ST

4. Venue Support Acreage:

A1

35.9 ac

ET

G5

TO

3. Venue Acreage:

RE

OR

Franklin Park, Boston

M1

ST

2. Venue Location:

V1

ER

EG

Status:

AV

H IL L A

Modern Pentathlon

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Modern Pentathlon
Plan

10
10,000

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


The City of Boston is prepared to negotiate access and use prior
to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$0.1 M (shared)

12. Accessibility Options:


White Stadium is located within Franklin Park and will be served
by the Olympic Route Network via Columbia Road. This site is
within walking distance of the Orange Line and the Fairmount,
Franklin and Needham Commuter Rail Lines.

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ATHLETES VILLAGE
FRANKLIN PARK

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166

332

500ft

80

160m

LONG CROUCH
WOODS

S1
G3

S2
S1
A2

S2

C1

F2

S3

M2
SE
AV

S1

ER

S2

ST

M5

RE
ET

M3

S3

C2

C1

A1
V1 F1
M1
G1

C1
C2

C2

C2
A3

C2

M4

V2

A5 A6

A7

THE
WILDERNESS

FRANKLIN PARK
ZOO

G2
G3
A4
A3
A5
S3
G3

G3

WILLIAM J. DEVINE
GOLF COURSE

R1
G3
R1

White Stadium
Ground Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

53

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center - Hall C

A1
V1

Table Tennis

F1
M1

South Boston Waterfront

3. Venue Acreage:

37.4 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:


G3

16.2 ac

Mass. Convention Center Authority

6. Owner Involvement:
The MCCA is working closely with Boston 2024.

G1 S1

C1

S2HALL C

M3

HALL B

S2

M2 S2

C1

F3
HALL A

M1
BCEC
STATION
( PROPOSED)
F1

2. Venue Location:

M3

D STREET

1. Venue History:
The BCEC, which opened in 2004, has made Boston the #1
U.S. city for international meetings. Its contemporary design
celebrates innovation cultureG2while offering views of the historic
Boston waterfront. The BCEC features 2.1 million square feet
of flexible space, suited to hosting meetings, conventions and
exhibitions of all sizes. It attracts a diverse range of domestic
and international clients in the fields of healthcare, technology,
education, hospitality, architecture and fashion. A 1 million
square foot expansion is planned, and financing is approved,
where 0.5 million square feet will be exhibition space.

5. Venue Owner:

HALL D

Existing (w/ Overlay)

SOUTH BOSTON BYPASS ROAD

Status:

S2

0
0

200

400
90

V2

600ft
180m

above
BCEC
Overall Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
The Boston 2024 Partnership has engaged in in-depth
discussions with the MCCA about venue access and use.

left
Locus Map

10km

8. Current Days of Use:

200

9. Current Seating Capacity:

N/A

below
Ballroom Plan
opposite page
Table Tennis Plans

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


The owner is very interested in negotiating access and use prior
to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$12.2 M (shared)

12. Accessibility Options:


The BCEC will be served by the Olympic Route Network via
I-90/I-93 and the South Boston Bypass Road. The venue is
within walking distance of South Station, providing easy
access to the Worcester/Framingham, Needham, Franklin,
Fairmount, Providence/Stoughton, Middleborough/Lakeville,
Kingston/Plymouth, and Greenbush Commuter Rail Lines,
Amtraks Northeast Corridor, and the Red Line. The venue is also
accessible via the Silver Line. Additional access will be provided
by the diesel multiple units (DMUs) that are currently planned
by the state. New transit access planned by the state will be
serviced by diesel multiple units (DMUs) along Track 61 to a
new station at the BCEC.
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R1

ATHLETES VILLAGE
BOSTON CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER

G2
M3

0
0

200

400
90

600ft
180m

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M4

M4

A1

F1

A2

R1

V2

A3 A4

S3

F1

V1 F1

R1

SOUTH BOSTON BYPASS ROAD

R1

M3
S3

G3

S3

S3

S2

C2
M4

C1

G3

A3

V2

R1

G1

M3

V1 F1

F1

F1

S3 M2 S2

A3

A7

R1

F1

S1

A1

M5

A6
A2 M2 F2 M2 A2
S2

M3

F1

THE LAWN
ONG2D

A4

A5

S2

F3

BCEC - Hall C
Ground Level
Block Plan

R1

R1
S2

R1

R1

R1

R1

R1

R1

F3

S2

V2
G3

F1

M1

C1

R1

M3

S2

BCEC - Hall C
Spectator Level
Block Plan

R1

R1

67

133
30

200ft
60m

R1

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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R1

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center - Hall B

A1
V1

Taekwondo

F1
M1

South Boston Waterfront

3. Venue Acreage:

37.4 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:


G3

16.2 ac

Mass. Convention Center Authority

6. Owner Involvement:
The MCCA is working closely with Boston 2024.

G1 S1

S2HALL C

C1

HALL B

S2

M3

M2 S2

C1

F3
HALL A

M1
BCEC
STATION
( PROPOSED)
F1

2. Venue Location:

M3

D STREET

1. Venue History:
The BCEC, which opened in 2004, has made Boston the #1
U.S. city for international meetings. Its contemporary design
celebrates innovation cultureG2while offering views of the historic
Boston waterfront. The BCEC features 2.1 million square feet
of flexible space, suited to hosting meetings, conventions and
exhibitions of all sizes. It attracts a diverse range of domestic
and international clients in the fields of healthcare, technology,
education, hospitality, architecture and fashion. A 1 million
square foot expansion is planned, and financing is approved,
where 0.5 million square feet will be exhibition space.

5. Venue Owner:

HALL D

Existing (w/ Overlay)

SOUTH BOSTON BYPASS ROAD

Status:

S2

0
0

200

400
90

V2

600ft
180m

above
BCEC
Overall Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
The Boston 2024 Partnership has engaged in in-depth
discussions with the MCCA about venue access and use.

left
Locus Map

10km

8. Current Days of Use:

200

9. Current Seating Capacity:

N/A

below
Ballroom Plan
opposite page
Taekwondo Plans

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


The owner is very interested in negotiating access and use prior
to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$12.2 M (shared)

12. Accessibility Options:


The BCEC will be served by the Olympic Route Network via
I-90/I-93 and the South Boston Bypass Road. The venue is
within walking distance of South Station, providing easy
access to the Worcester/Framingham, Needham, Franklin,
Fairmount, Providence/Stoughton, Middleborough/Lakeville,
Kingston/Plymouth, and Greenbush Commuter Rail Lines,
Amtraks Northeast Corridor, and the Red Line. The venue is also
accessible via the Silver Line. Additional access will be provided
by the diesel multiple units (DMUs) that are currently planned
by the state. New transit access planned by the state will be
serviced by diesel multiple units (DMUs) along Track 61 to a
new station at the BCEC.
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R1

ATHLETES VILLAGE
BOSTON CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER

G2
M3

0
0

200

400
90

600ft
180m

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

S3

A4

M3

G2
R1

S2
THE LAWN
ON D

R1

R1
S2

M3

M2 S2
SOUTH BOSTON BYPASS ROAD

F3
M3

R1

S3

S2
S3

C2

S2

M5

M4
A6

V2

A7

F1

G3

S3

F3

R1

S2

G1

A3

R1

V1 F1

F1

S1

R1

R1

A3

F1

A2 M2 F2 M2 A2

R1

A1

A5

C1

BCEC - Hall B
Ground Level
Block Plan

A4

F1

S3

F3
R1
R1

R1

R1

S2

M3
C1

M1

F1

G3

R1

V2
S2

BCEC - Hall B
Spectator Level
Block Plan

R1

R1

67

133
30

200ft
60m

R1
V2

S2
C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD
R1 REMAINING OVERLAY
S3 STRUCTURES

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
(INTERVIEW)
MIXED ZONE F3

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

S3

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

F3

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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BOSTON
INNER
HARBOR

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Weightlifting
Status:

Existing (w/ overlay)

1. Venue History:
Opened in 1994, the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion was originally
designed as a performance venue. The outdoor amphitheater
has been renovated and is a seasonal hotspot for Boston music
lovers. The venue hosts a wide array of open-air concerts under
its semi-circular canopy throughout the summer, offering
impressive views of Boston Harbor. The pavilion is located
in the heart of the South Boston Waterfront. A center of civic,
commercial, recreational and artistic activity, the South Boston
Waterfront is home to the John Joseph Moakley United States
Courthouse, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston Childrens
Museum, Fan Pier Park and Harborwalk, the historic Fort Point
Channel and Institute of Contemporary Art.
2. Venue Location:

South Boston Waterfront

3. Venue Acreage:

2.7 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:

6.3 ac

5. Venue Owners:

C1

G1

S1

NORTHERN AVENUE

A1
A1
F1
M1
M1
V1

100

Live Nation (venue) / Massport (land)

10km

7. Venue Access/Use:
Preliminary discussions with the owner have confirmed venue
availability.
9. Current Seating Capacity:

100m

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Weightlifting Plans

40
5,000

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


The owner is prepared to discuss access and use prior to the
submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

300ft

above
Blue Hills Bank
Pavilion
Overall Plan

6. Owner Involvement:
The owner is aware of the Boston 2024 planning process and
supportive of the planning effort.

8. Current Days of Use:

200
50

$1.3 M

ATHLETES VILLAGE
BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION

12. Accessibility Options:


Located in the Waterfront Cluster, the venue will be served by
the Olympic Route Network via I-90/I-93 and the South Boston
Bypass and Massport Haul Roads. It is within walking distance
of South Station, providing easy access to the Worcester/
Framingham, Needham, Franklin, Fairmount, Providence/
Stoughton, Middleborough/Lakeville, Kingston/Plymouth, and
Greenbush Commuter Rail Lines, Amtraks Northeast Corridor and
the Red Line. The venue is also accessible via the Silver Line.

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BOSTON
INNER
HARBOR

C3

C3

C3

F4

V2

A4
S3

F3

A5

G4

S3

C2

A2

A3

C1

A6

F2

A7

M4
M2

M3
S2

M3
M5

G1

S1

S3
G3
G3

A1

NORTHERN AVENUE

F1
M1
V1

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion


Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

50

100

150ft

25

50m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

59

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center - Hall A

A1
V1

Wrestling

F1
M1

South Boston Waterfront

3. Venue Acreage:

37.4 ac

4. Venue Support Acreage:


G3

16.2 ac

Mass. Convention Center Authority

6. Owner Involvement:
The MCCA is working closely with Boston 2024.

G1 S1

S2HALL C

M3

HALL B

S2

M2 S2

C1

F3
C1

HALL A

M1
BCEC
STATION
( PROPOSED)
F1

2. Venue Location:

M3

D STREET

1. Venue History:
The BCEC, which opened in 2004, has made Boston the #1
U.S. city for international meetings. Its contemporary design
celebrates innovation cultureG2while offering views of the historic
Boston waterfront. The BCEC features 2.1 million square feet
of flexible space, suited to hosting meetings, conventions and
exhibitions of all sizes. It attracts a diverse range of domestic
and international clients in the fields of healthcare, technology,
education, hospitality, architecture and fashion. A 1 million
square foot expansion is planned, and financing is approved,
where 0.5 million square feet will be exhibition space.

5. Venue Owner:

HALL D

Existing (w/ Overlay)

SOUTH BOSTON BYPASS ROAD

Status:

S2

0
0

200

400
90

V2

600ft
180m

above
BCEC
Overall Plan

7. Venue Access/Use:
The Boston 2024 Partnership has engaged in in-depth
discussions with the MCCA about venue access and use.

left
Locus Map

10km

8. Current Days of Use:

200

9. Current Seating Capacity:

N/A

below
Ballroom Plan
opposite page
Wrestling Plans

10. Access/Use Prior to IOC Bid:


The owner is very interested in negotiating access and use prior
to the submission of a bid to the IOC.
11. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$12.2 M (shared)

12. Accessibility Options:


The BCEC will be served by the Olympic Route Network via
I-90/I-93 and the South Boston Bypass Road. The venue is
within walking distance of South Station, providing easy
access to the Worcester/Framingham, Needham, Franklin,
Fairmount, Providence/Stoughton, Middleborough/Lakeville,
Kingston/Plymouth, and Greenbush Commuter Rail Lines,
Amtraks Northeast Corridor, and the Red Line. The venue is also
accessible via the Silver Line. Additional access will be provided
by the diesel multiple units (DMUs) that are currently planned
by the state. New transit access planned by the state will be
serviced by diesel multiple units (DMUs) along Track 61 to a
new station at the BCEC.
60

R1

ATHLETES VILLAGE
BOSTON CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER

G2
M3

0
0

200

400
90

600ft
180m

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R1

S2
S3

S2
C1

R1

R1

R1

R1

SOUTH BOSTON BYPASS ROAD

S3

R1
M3

A2 M2 F2 M2 A2

V1 F1 G1

A6

V2

A7

R1
S3

G3

S3

R1

A3

M4

F1

G3

F3

A4

M5

C1

S3

C2

A5

S3
S2

A1

F1

F1
S1

BCEC
STATION
( PROPOSED)

R1
A3

F3

G3

R1

G2
G3

S2
F4

BCEC - Hall A
Ground Level
Block Plan

R1
R1

R1

S2

C1
M3

F1

M1

G3

R1

V2

S2

F3
F3
BCEC
STATION
( PROPOSED)

S3

S3

BCEC - Hall A
Spectator Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

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133
30

200ft
60m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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PLANNED
VENUES

BU Arena

Handball

V1
F1

A1

1. Venue Location:

Planned
Boston University

2. Venue + Support Acreage:

6.8 ac

3. Venue Acreage:

2.3 ac

4. Planned Seating Capacity:

10,000

5. Planned Completion Date:

Jan. 2024

6. Venue Owner:

G1

GAFFNEY STREET

Status:

M1

Boston University

7. Venue Access/Use:
This venue would be leased by Boston 2024 for the Olympic
Games. This arrangement has been discussed with the owner.

C1

8. Intended Tenants/Post-Games Use:


Following the Games, the Handball Arena will be returned to its
primary use as a basketball arena for Boston University. This new
facility will be situated among the universitys many world-class
fitness facilities and will celebrate BUs longstanding traditions
of athleticism and sportsmanship.
9. Financing Body:

Private

10. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

$1.3 M

S1

BABCOCK STREET

100

200
50

300ft
100m

above
BU Arena
Overall Plan

11. Accessibility Options:


The Handball Arena will be located within the University
Cluster, on the current site of the Walter Brown Arena at Boston
University. This location is near several other venues in the
cluster, including the adjacent Agganis Arena and Magazine
Beach across the river. The venue will be served by the Olympic
Route Network via Interstate 90 using the Allston-Brighton
interchange. It will also be within walking distance of the
Green Line and the proposed West Station on the Worcester/
Framingham Commuter Rail Line.

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Handball Plans

ATHLETES VILLAGE
BOSTON UNIVERSITY

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G3

F3
F2

S2

A5

G2

S2
G3 M3

C1

M4

S2
S2

NICKERSON
FIELD

A6 A7

M5

S2

V2

A1

G3

V1
G3

A3

S3

G2

A4

S3

M1
R1

C2
BABCOCK STREET

G1
C2
A3
A4

S1

R1
BU Arena
Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

S3

S2

50

100

150ft

25

50m

S2

F2
B1
S2

C1

S2

A2

C1

S2
M2

G4
A2

S2

S2
S2

S3
BU Arena
Concourse Level
Block Plan

BU Arena
Spectator Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

S2

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

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Boston Convention and Exhibition Center - Hall D

A1
V1

Volleyball Indoor

F1
M1

Status:
1. Venue Location:

53.6 ac

3. Venue Acreage:

37.4 ac

G2

4. Planned Seating Capacity:

15,000

5. Planned Completion Date:

Jan. 2019

M3
G1 S1

S2HALL C

Mass. Convention Center Authority

7. Venue Access/Use:
The Boston 2024 Partnership has engaged in in-depth
discussions with the MCCA about venue access and use.

M2 S2

C1
D STREET

F3
HALL A

M1
BCEC
STATION
( PROPOSED)
F1

10. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

M3

HALL B

S2

8. Intended Tenants/Post-Games Use:


Following the Games, the BCEC expansion of Hall D will have
335,000 square feet of exhibit space, 100,000 square feet of
G3 75,000 square feet of ballroom
meeting space and an additional
space. The expansion will serve the high demand for convention,
exhibition and event space along Bostons enhanced waterfront.
9. Financing Body:

SOUTH BOSTON BYPASS ROAD

South Boston Waterfront

2. Venue + Support Acreage:

6. Venue Owner:

HALL D

Planned

S2

0
0

200

400
90

V2

600ft
180m

Private

above
BCEC
Overall Plan

$12.2 M (shared)

11. Accessibility Options:


The BCEC will be served by the Olympic Route Network via
I-90/I-93 and the South Boston Bypass Road. The venue is
within walking distance of South Station, providing easy
access to the Worcester/Framingham, Needham, Franklin,
Fairmount, Providence/Stoughton, Middleborough/Lakeville,
Kingston/Plymouth, and Greenbush Commuter Rail Lines,
Amtraks Northeast Corridor, and the Red Line. The venue is also
accessible via the Silver Line. Additional access will be provided
by the diesel multiple units (DMUs) that are currently planned
by the state. New transit access planned by the state will be
serviced by diesel multiple units (DMUs) along Track 61 to a
new station at the BCEC.

left
Locus Map

10km

below
Ballroom Plan
opposite page
Volleyball Plans

R1

ATHLETES VILLAGE
BOSTON CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER

G2
M3

0
0

66

200

400
90

600ft
180m

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

A3 A4

G3

C2
S3
S3

S3

V2
S2

F1

F1

S1

G1

F3

A2
C1

M4

G4 F2

A7

R1

A6
A5

M2

S3

M3

S3

G2

A3 A4

BCEC - Hall D
Ground Level
Block Plan

V1 F1

F1

G3

A1

F1

M4

C2

M3
G2

C1

R1

R1

R1

R1

M3
M2

S2

F3

F1

M1

G3
V2
BCEC - Hall D
Spectator Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

67

133

200ft

30

60m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY

R1

R1

G5 SHARED STRUCTURES

R1

SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE


ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

67

ADDITIONAL
VENUES

I-495

Westford Ski Area

Canoe Slalom
Status:
1. Venue Location:

Additional
Westford, MA

2. Venue + Support Acreage:

34.3 ac

3. Venue Acreage:

24.8 ac

4. Planned Seating Capacity:

15,000

5. Venue Owner:

6. Venue Access/Use:
We are currently discussing venue access and use with the owner.
7. Intended Tenants/Post-Games Use:
The Canoe - Slalom Course will provide canoeing and rafting
opportunities for users of all abilities. The venue will reopen
as a commercial venture available to the public as part of the
Olympic Legacy.
8. Financing Body:
9. Cost Estimate:
10. Construction Timeline:

G1
A1
F1 M1
V1

$50.0 M

600

1200
250

1800ft
500m

Jan. 2021 - Jan. 2024


above
Westford Ski Area
Precinct Plan

69.8 km

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Canoe - Slalom
Plans

$0.5 M

13. Accessibility Options:


The Westford Ski Area, located in Westford and Littleton,
Massachusetts, will serve as host venue for the Canoe - Slalom
and Mountain Biking events. Westford Ski Area is located just
off Interstate 495 and will be served via Olympic Route Network
that will utilize I-93 to I-495 to State Route 110 to Powers
Road to provide access from the Athletes Village and other
venues in the core of the city. This site will require supplemental
shuttle services for workforce, volunteer and spectator access
from Littleton Station, located on the Fitchburg branch of
the Commuter Rail System, and other key transit stations and
intercept parking locations.

70

S1

Private

11. Anticipated Hurdles:


We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection
and economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation
and integration of Games infrastructure. No specific permitting
hurdles are anticipated.
12. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

C1

Westford Ski Area

ATHLETES VILLAGE
WESTFORD, MA

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

S3
S3

S2

S2

A2
M2

A2 F2

F2

C1

S2

C2

F4

S2
S1

S3

G1

A4
S2

M5

V2
A3

M4

A5

M1
A1 V1
F1

Canoe - Slalom Course


Concourse Level
Block Plan

G2

A6 A7

A1

M3
G2

V1 F1

F4

0
0

M3

M1
A6 A7

A1

M1

F3

100

200

300ft

50

100m

F3

V1 F1

Canoe - Slalom Course


Ground Level
Block Plan

Canoe - Slalom Course


Upper Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

71

MYSTIC
RIVER

BMX Course

Cycling BMX
Status:

Additional

1. Venue Location:

Assembly Square

2. Venue + Support Acreage:

12.6 ac

3. Venue Acreage:

8.6 ac

4. Planned Seating Capacity:

5,000

Private (venue) / Public (land)

UA
RE
DR
IV
E

10. Construction Timeline:

SQ

9. Cost Estimate:

Y
BL

8. Financing Body:

7. Intended Tenants/Post-Games Use:


The BMX course will become a community-use track and club
house for training. It will maintain the ability to host future
competitions. The open plaza and boardwalk will remain as a
public space for the city and the growing community at Assembly
Square. The BMX course and plaza will function as a focal point
for nearby city bike paths and regional biking events.

C1

SE

6. Venue Access/Use:
Venue access and use options have been reviewed with the City
of Somerville and Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

A1 V1
F1 M1

200

600ft
200m

above
Assembly Square
Precinct Plan

$15.6 M
Jan. 2023 - Jan. 2024

$0.5 M

400
100

Private

13. Accessibility Options:


The BMX Course will be located at Assembly Square and will
be served by the Olympic Route Network via I-93. This site
immediately adjacent to the new Orange Line station.

72

0
0

10km

11. Anticipated Hurdles:


We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection
and economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation
and integration of Games infrastructure. No specific permitting
hurdles are anticipated.
12. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

G5

S1
G1
AS

5. Venue Owner:

ASSEMBLY
STATION

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Cycling - BMX Plans

ATHLETES VILLAGE
ASSEMBLY SQUARE

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

ASSEMBLY
STATION

S3

S1
G1

S3

S1

S2
MYSTIC
RIVER

S2

S2

C2

S3

S3

C1

AS

F2

SE
M

M3

Y
BL

A7

SQ

A3

UA
RE

M5

DR

A1

IV

A4

M1

V2

A6
V1

F3

F1

F4

A1 V1
F1 M1

BMX Course
Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

S2

S1

200

300ft

50

100m

S1

S2

S2

100

S2
C3

C1

S3

S2

S3

C2
C1

M2

F2
F3

A2

M3

A3

A6

V2

F2

V1

F1

A7
M5

A1
A4

M1

BMX Course
Upper Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

73

I-495

Westford Ski Area

Cycling Mountain Bike


Status:
1. Venue Location:

Additional
Westford, MA

2. Venue + Support Acreage:

66.2 ac

3. Venue Acreage:

59.1 ac

4. Planned Seating Capacity:

10,000

5. Venue Owner:

C1

Westford Ski Area

S1

6. Venue Access/Use:
We are currently discussing venue access and use with the owner.

G1
A1
F1
M1
V1

7. Intended Tenants/Post-Games Use:


The Mountain Bike Course will provide opportunities for users
of all abilities. The venue will reopen as a commercial venture
available to the public as part of the Olympic Legacy.
8. Financing Body:
9. Cost Estimate:
10. Construction Timeline:

Private
$10.0 M

11. Anticipated Hurdles:


We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection
and economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation
and integration of Games infrastructure. No specific permitting
hurdles are anticipated.
12. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

600

1200
250

1800ft
500m

above
Westford Ski Area
Precinct Plan

69.8 km

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Cycling - Mountain
Bike Plan

$0.5 M

13. Accessibility Options:


The Westford Ski Area, located in Westford and Littleton,
Massachusetts, will serve as host venue for the Canoe - Slalom
and Mountain Biking events. Westford Ski Area is located just
off Interstate 495 and will be served via Olympic Route Network
that will utilize I-93 to I-495 to State Route 110 to Powers
Road to provide access from the Athletes Village and other
venues in the core of the city. This site will require supplemental
shuttle services for workforce, volunteer and spectator access
from Littleton Station, located on the Fitchburg branch of
the Commuter Rail System, and other key transit stations and
intercept parking locations.

74

Jan. 2023 - Jan. 2024

ATHLETES VILLAGE
WESTFORD, MA

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

S1

S3
S2

+200
S3
S2
S3

S1

S2

S2

G1

S3

S2

S3
S3

C1
C2
S2

G2

G2

S2
+420

S3

A4

S2
S2

S2

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

F4
M1
A1 V1
F1

M5

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

S3

F2

F2 S3

Cycling - Mountain Bike Course


Ground Level
Block Plan

V2

M4
F2

A5

A3

F3

S3
S2

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

G3

133
50

266

400ft
100m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

75

F1 A1
M1 V1
MYSTIC
RIVER

Velodrome

Cycling Track
Status:
1. Venue Location:
2. Venue + Support Acreage:
3. Venue Acreage:
4. Planned Seating Capacity:

C1

Additional
Assembly Square
12.4 ac
ASSEMBLY
STATION

8.9 ac
5,000

5. Venue Owner: MBTA / Commonwealth of Massachusetts


AS
SE
M
Y
BL
SQ
UA
RE
DR
IV
E

6. Venue Access/Use:
Boston 2024 has engaged all public owners in ongoing dialogue
about temporary control of all land required for this venue
site. Representatives of the Commonwealth and the City of
Somerville are supportive of the 2024 Olympic effort and the
use of land currently controlled by public agencies.
7. Intended Tenants/Post-Games Use:
It is intended that the venue reopen as a multi-use commercial
venture available to the public post-Games as part of the
Olympic Legacy.
8. Financing Body:

Private

9. Cost Estimate:

$60 M

10. Construction Timeline:

13. Accessibility Options:


The Velodrome will be located at Assembly Square and will
be served by the Olympic Route Network via I-93. This site is
immediately adjacent to the new Orange Line station.

76

400
100

600ft
200m

above
Assembly Square
Precinct Plan

Jan. 2022 - Jan. 2024

$0.5 M

200

10km

11. Anticipated Hurdles:


We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection
and economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation
and integration of Games infrastructure. No specific permitting
hurdles are anticipated.
12. Projected Venue Cost for Use:

G5

S1
G1

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Cycling - Track
Plans

ATHLETES VILLAGE
ASSEMBLY SQUARE

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

S2

S2

F3

C1

S2
M3

M3

F1 A1

100

200

300ft

50

100m

M1 V1
G3
M3
A4
M5
MYSTIC
RIVER

A4
F4
S3

S3

S3

S3

S3

S3

S2
C2

C1

S3

M2

S1

S2

S1

S2

C1

S3

S3
S1

M2

C2

S1

S1

S2

S1

S3
S1

S1

S3
S1
S1

ASSEMBLY
STATION

Velodrome
Ground Level
Block Plan

S3

S1
G1

R1

A1 V1 F1 M1
G3

M3

M3

M3

S2

A5
A3

F3

A7

V2

S2

F3

C1

S2

A6
M3

G3
Velodrome
Lower Level
Block Plan

M3

Velodrome
Upper Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP
PARKING
S3
S3

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

S3

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES


S3

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

S2
S3

C1

C2

M2

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S PS1O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility


S tu d ies + P lans
S1
S2

S3

S3

77

TEMPORARY
VENUES

HARVARD
SQUARE

Natatorium

Aquatics

SO

Status:
1. Venue Location:

LD

IER

SF

Temporary
20.2 ac

3. Land Owner:

CHARLES
RIVER
DR

OA

G1
S1

Allston Landing, Boston

2. Venue + Support Acreage:

IEL

Harvard University

4. Venue Access/Use:
Venue access, use and layout of the Harvard playing fields,
Allston Landing and Beacon Yards have been reviewed with
senior administrative officials of Harvard University.
5. Projected Land Use Cost:
6. Construction Timeline:

M1 A1
V1 F1

C1

G5

$0.1 M
Jan. 2023 - July 2024

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
No specific permitting hurdles are anticipated.

CA

MB

G
RID

8. Test Event Construction:


We anticipate construction for a test event.
0
0

500

1000
250

The Aquatics Center will be conveniently located within the


University Cluster at Allston Landing. It will be served by the
Olympic Route Network from I-90 via a new interchange under
development by the state. This site is within walking distance
of the Red Line, the Green Line, and the Worcester/Framingham
Commuter Rail Line at the proposed West Station.
10. Planned Seating Capacity:

T
ES

RE

M1
A1
V1
F1

ET

S1
G1

I-90

9. Accessibility Options:

G5

1500ft
500m

WEST
STATION
( PROPOSED)

above
Beacon Yards
Precinct Plan
10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Aquatics Plans

18,500

ATHLETES VILLAGE
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

80

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

100

G2

A6
S3

G1 S1

C1
G2

S3

A3

M5

A4

M3

M1

V2

A1 F1 V1

C1

G2

S3

100m

A5

G2
G3

300ft

C2

A7

S3

200
50

M4

S3

S3

G2

S3

R1
R1
M1
A1
V1
F1

R1

Natatorium
Ground Level
Block Plan

S3

C1
S3

A2

S2

M2

A2

C1

V2

F2
C1

M3
M3

M2

S2

F3

C1

A3

S1

S1

G1

A4
Natatorium
Concourse Level
Block Plan

G1

Natatorium
Spectator Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

S2

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

81

CHARLES
RIVER

Magazine Beach Course

Aquatics Marathon Swim


Status:
1. Venue Location:

Cambridge, MA

2. Venue + Support Acreage:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

4. Venue Access/Use:
Venue access and use of the land has been reviewed with the
City of Cambridge and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
5. Projected Land Use Cost:
6. Construction Timeline:

A1
C1

F1
M1
V1

S1 G1

$0.1 M (shared)

MEMORIAL DRIVE

3. Land Owner:

6.5 ac

SOLDIERS FIELD ROAD

Temporary

March 2024 - July 2024

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection
and economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation
and integration of Games infrastructure. No specific permitting
hurdles are anticipated.

133

367
75

above
Magazine Beach
Overall Plan

8. Test Event Construction:


We anticipate construction for a test event.
9. Accessibility Options:
Magazine Beach is a public park located in the Cambridgeport
neighborhood. Situated on the Charles River, the site features
a number of fields and recreation areas along a half-mile
of waterfront. Olympic athletes and spectators visiting this
location will be in the center of the University Cluster venues,
with easy access to the Olympic events occurring on the MIT,
BU and Harvard campuses. Magazine Beach is located a short
walk from the Green Line and the Red Line. The venue will also
be accessible via the pedestrian pathway along the Charles
River and will be served by the Olympic Route Network via
Massachusetts Avenue to Memorial Drive.
10. Planned Seating Capacity:

500ft
150m

HARVARD

10km

left
Locus Map
below
Course Diagram
opposite page
Marathon Swim
Plan

ATHLETES VILLAGE

Swim 10km (7 laps)

MAGAZINE BEACH

2,500

CAMBRIDGE

HARVARD

A1

START/FINISH

BOSTON

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CHARLES
RIVER

A4

A7

A6 A3

A5

M4
M2

A1

F4

G4
M2

M5

F2

F1
M1
V1

M5

F2
A2

V3

M3

C1
S3

G2

S3

MEMORIAL DRIVE

S2

G3

S3

S1 G1

S3
S3

Marathon Swim Course


Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

50

100

150ft

25

50m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

83

Killian Court Archery Range

MEMORIAL DRIVE

M1 A1

G1 S1

Archery
V1 F1 A1

Status:
1. Venue Location:

Temporary

CHARLES
RIVER

C1

Killian Court (MIT)

2. Venue + Support Acreage:

11.6 ac

3. Land Owner:

MIT

M1

MIT

MAS SACH USE TTS AVEN

4. Venue Access/Use:
Venue access and use of Killian Court has been reviewed
with MIT.
5. Projected Land Use Cost:
6. Construction Timeline:

$0.1 M
May 2024 - July 2024

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
No specific permitting hurdles are anticipated.

G1 V1 A1

8. Test Event Construction:


We anticipate temporary construction for a test event.

C1

9. Accessibility Options:
Situated in front of the iconic MIT Dome, Killian Court boasts
stunning views of the MIT campus, the Charles River and the
Boston skyline. Olympic athletes and spectators visiting this
venue will be able to visit the pedestrian walkways along the
Charles River to take in the famous view of Bostons Esplanade.
This venues site within the University Cluster will be served by
the Olympic Route Network via Massachusetts Avenue to Vassar
Street. The venue will be within walking distance of the Red Line,
the Green Line and a planned BRT along Massachusetts Avenue.
10. Planned Seating Capacity:

UE

200

400

600ft

100

200m

above
MIT
Overall Plan
left
Locus Map

10km

below
Archery Plan
opposite page
Archery Plan

3,000

ATHLETES VILLAGE
MASSACHUSET TS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

S2
F3
F2

C1

F3
S2
Archery Range
Upper Level
Block Plan

84

0
0

67

133
30

200ft
60m

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

A1 M1
M5

C2

MEMORIAL DRIVE

G1 S1

S3
S3
S3
F4

S2
A5

G4
V2

MIT

C1

A2

CHARLES
RIVER

V1 F1 A1

M4
S2

A7

M1

M3

MAS SAC HUS ETT S AVE


Archery Range
Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

67

133
30

NUE

200ft
60m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

85

PARK
STREET

G1
M1

Marathon Starting Line

Status:
1. Venue Location:

Temporary
Charles Street - Boston Common

2. Venue + Support Acreage:


3. Land Owners:

BE AC ON ST RE
ET

Athletics Marathon

G5

25.2 ac

City of Boston (land) / MCCA (garage)

4. Venue Access/Use:
Venue access and use has been reviewed with the City of Boston
and the MCCA who both enthusiastically support the Boston
2024 planning efforts.
5. Projected Land Use Cost:
6. Construction Timeline:

BOYLSTON
STREET

BOSTON
COMMON

G5

G5
C1

CHARLES STREET

S1

$3.4 M (shared)
S1

May 2024 - July 2024

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection
and economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation
and integration of Games infrastructure. No specific permitting
hurdles are anticipated.

10. Planned Seating Capacity:

V1
F1

S1

PUBLIC
GARDEN

ARLI NGTO N STRE ET


0
0

200

400
100

ARLINGTON

600ft
200m

above
Boston Common
Precinct Plan

8. Test Event Construction:


We anticipate construction for a test event.

10km

9. Accessibility Options:
The Boston Common is located in the heart of the city. Boston
Common connects Beacon Hill and Government Center, the
Public Gardens, Back Bay, Chinatown, the Theater District and the
Financial District. Olympic athletes and spectators visiting the
Boston Common will be perfectly positioned to enjoy the diverse
offerings of each of these neighborhoods. From the Boston
Common, athletes and spectators will be able to see the golden
dome of the Massachusetts State House, the historic houses
of Beacon Hill, the Swan Boats of the Public Garden and the
skyscrapers of the Back Bay and Downtown. The Starting Line for
the Marathon will be located adjacent to the Boston Common.
This venue will be served by the Olympic Route Network via I-90
to Stuart Street and Charles Street. The site is also exceptionally
accessible via public transportation. It is within walking distance
of the Red, Green and Orange Lines.
2,000

A1

left
Locus Map
below
Course Diagram
opposite page
Athletics Marathon Plans

Run 42km
Walk 20km (3 laps)
ATHLETES VILLAGE

Walk 50km (7 laps)

BOSTON COMMON

LOGAN
AIRPORT

CAMBRIDGE
HARVARD

A1
START/FINISH
BOSTON

86

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BE AC ON ST RE
ET

R1
C1

G2

G2

G2

M3
G3

F3

F3

V2

V2

A3

M5
A6
A7

A5

R1

A5

R1

A3 A4
S3

S2

S2

A2

F2

M2

F2

C1
S2

S2

C2
S2

CHARLES STREET

M4

S2

A1

S3
S3
S1

S1

S1

PUBLIC
GARDEN
Athletics - Marathon Start
Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

67

133
30

200ft
60m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

V1
1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

F1

87

C2

G1 A1
M1 F1
V1

Merrimack River Course

Canoe Sprint
Temporary

1. Venue Location:

Lowell, MA

2. Venue + Support Acreage:

3. Land Owners:
City of Lowell / City of Chelmsford

UMass - Lowell / Commonwealth of Massachusetts

ESEX S
TREET

6. Construction Timeline:

G1 A1
M1 F1
V1

$0.1 M (shared)
May 2024 - July 2024

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
Following designation as the official USOC applicant city for the
2024 Summer Games, community engagement with residents
can be completed. Preliminary studies on minimizing the rivers
flow have shown that appropriate flow is achievable. The venue
plan will have environmental impacts on the rivers edge;
however, the legacy plan leaves an expanded and improved river
walk for the City of Lowell.

9. Accessibility Options:
The Merrimack River and the City of Lowell will host the Canoe
Sprint event. Lowell is located just off I-495 and U.S. Route 3.
Transit access between Boston and Lowell is provided by the
Lowell Commuter Rail Line. This site will offer supplemental
shuttle services for workforce, volunteer and spectator access key
transit stations and intercept parking locations.

88

800

1600
400

2400ft
800m

above
Merrimack River
at UMass Lowell
Overall Plan

61 km

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Canoe - Sprint Plan

8. Test Event Construction:


The venue site has been used for the U.S. Rowing Masters
National Championship in the past and will continue to host
these events post-Games.

10. Planned Seating Capacity:

S1

S1

M IDD L

4. Venue Access/Use:
Boston 2024 has engaged all public owners in ongoing dialogue
about temporary control of all land required for this venue site.
Representatives of the Commonwealth, the City of Lowell and
the University of Massachusetts - Lowell are supportive of the
2024 Olympic effort and the use of land currently controlled by
individual public agencies.
5. Projected Land Use Cost:

C1

277.0 ac

PAWTUC KET BOULEVARD

Status:

ATHLETES VILLAGE
LOWELL, MA

24,000

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G1 A1
M1 F1
V1

MERRIMACK
RIVER

M5
A3
M3

G2
F3
V2

F2

S2

C1

S3
S2

PA W TU CK

S3

A2

ET BO UL EV

AR D

M2

S2

S1
S2

S1

S2
S2
S3

S1

S2

S3
S2

S2

M IDD

S3

S2

LESEX

S3

S2

STREE

S2

S3

Canoe - Sprint Course


Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

266

533

800ft

133

266m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

89

PARK
STREET

G1
M1

Road Starting Line

Status:
1. Venue Location:

Temporary
Charles Street - Boston Common

2. Venue + Support Acreage:


3. Land Owners:

BE AC ON ST RE
ET

Cycling Road

G5

25.2 ac

City of Boston (land) / MCCA (garage)

4. Venue Access/Use:
Venue access and use has been reviewed with the City of Boston
and the MCCA who both enthusiastically support the Boston
2024 planning efforts.
5. Projected Land Use Cost:
6. Construction Timeline:

BOYLSTON
STREET

BOSTON
COMMON

G5

G5
C1

CHARLES STREET

S1

$3.4 M (shared)
S1

May 2024 - July 2024

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection
and economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation
and integration of Games infrastructure. No specific permitting
hurdles are anticipated.

10. Planned Seating Capacity:

V1
F1

S1

PUBLIC
GARDEN

ARLI NGTO N STRE ET


0
0

200

400
100

ARLINGTON

600ft
200m

above
Boston Common
Precinct Plan

8. Test Event Construction:


We anticipate construction for a test event.

10km

9. Accessibility Options:
The Boston Common is located in the heart of the city. Boston
Common connects Beacon Hill and Government Center, the
Public Gardens, Back Bay, Chinatown, the Theater District and the
Financial District. Olympic athletes and spectators visiting the
Boston Common will be perfectly positioned to enjoy the diverse
offerings of each of these neighborhoods. From the Boston
Common, athletes and spectators will be able to see the golden
dome of the Massachusetts State House, the historic houses
of Beacon Hill, the Swan Boats of the Public Garden and the
skyscrapers of the Back Bay and Downtown. The Starting Line for
the Marathon will be located adjacent to the Boston Common.
This venue will be served by the Olympic Route Network via I-90
to Stuart Street and Charles Street. The site is also exceptionally
accessible via public transportation. It is within walking distance
of the Red, Green and Orange Lines.
2,000

A1

left
Locus Map
below
Course Diagram
opposite page
Cycling - Road Plan

ATHLETES VILLAGE

250km (12 laps)

BOSTON COMMON

LOGAN
AIRPORT

CAMBRIDGE
HARVARD

A1
START/FINISH
BOSTON

90

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

BE AC ON ST RE
ET

R1
C1

G2

G2

G2

M3
G3

F3

F3

V2

V2

A3

M5
A6
A7

A5

R1

A5

R1

A3 A4
S3

S2

S2

A2

F2

M2

F2

C1
S2

S2

C2
S2

CHARLES STREET

M4

S2

A1

S3
S3
S1

S1

S1

PUBLIC
GARDEN
Cycling - Road Start
Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

67

133
30

200ft
60m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

V1
1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

F1

91

STONY
BROOK

G1
S1

William J. Devine Golf Course


GREEN
STREET

Equestrian Cross Country

SE

G5

Status:

Franklin Park, Boston

2. Venue + Support Acreage:

City of Boston

4. Venue Access/Use:
Use of the William J. Devine Golf Course for Equestrian events
has been reviewed with the city administration.
5. Projected Land Use Cost:

M1

RE

ET

G5

V1

S1 G1
G5

A1
C1

$0.1 M (shared)
M

Oct. 2023 - July 2024

F1

H IL L A

ER

I CA

BLUE

NL

EG

ET

IO

RE

NH

ST

VENU

WY

TO

OR

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection
and economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation
and integration of Games infrastructure. No specific permitting
hurdles are anticipated.

733

1466
330

2200ft
660m

above
Franklin Park
Precinct Plan

8. Test Event Construction:


We anticipate construction for a test event.
9. Accessibility Options:
The William J. Devine Golf Course is located within Franklin Park
and will be served by the Olympic Route Network via Columbia
Road. This site is within walking distance of the Orange Line and
the Fairmount, Franklin and Needham Commuter Rail Lines.
10. Planned Seating Capacity:

ST

261.0 ac

3. Land Owner:

6. Construction Timeline:

G5

ER

AM

1. Venue Location:

Temporary

AV

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Equestrian - Cross
Country Plan

60,000

ATHLETES VILLAGE
FRANKLIN PARK

92

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

R1
C2

C2
A6

C2

THE
WILDERNESS

G3

A7

S1

V2

G1

FRANKLIN PARK
ZOO

G2

V1

A4

A1

A5

A3
G3

S2
S3

M4

G3

S1

S2

A2
F2
M2

C1

S3

G1

B1

G3

F3

F4

S2

F1
M1

G3

AV E N

UE

S3

H IL L

S2

TO

BLUE

OR
N
ST
RE
NL

EG

IO

NH

WY

ET
I CA

G3

AM

ER

M5
M3
Equestrian - Cross Country Course
Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

250

500

750ft

125

250m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

93

C2

G1 A1
M1 F1
V1

Merrimack River Course

Rowing
Status:

Temporary

1. Venue Location:

Lowell, MA

3. Land Owners:
City of Lowell / City of Chelmsford

UMass - Lowell / Commonwealth of Massachusetts

ESEX S
TREET

6. Construction Timeline:

S1

M IDD L

4. Venue Access/Use:
Boston 2024 has engaged all public owners in ongoing dialogue
about temporary control of all land required for this venue site.
Representatives of the Commonwealth, the City of Lowell and
the University of Massachusetts - Lowell are supportive of the
2024 Olympic effort and the use of land currently controlled by
individual public agencies.
5. Projected Land Use Cost:

S1

277.0 ac

G1 A1
M1 F1
V1

$0.1 M (shared)
May 2024 - July 2024

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
Following designation as the official USOC applicant city for the
2024 Summer Games, community engagement with residents
can be completed. Preliminary studies on minimizing the rivers
flow has shown that appropriate flow is achievable. The venue
plan will have environmental impacts along rivers edge;
however, the Boston 2024 team legacy is an expanded and
improved river walk for the City of Lowell.

9. Accessibility Options:
The Merrimack River and the City of Lowell will host the Canoe
Sprint event. Lowell is located just off I-495 and U.S. Route 3.
Transit access between Boston and Lowell is provided by the
Lowell Commuter Rail Line. This site will offer supplemental
shuttle services for workforce, volunteer and spectator access key
transit stations and intercept parking locations.

94

800

1600
400

2400ft
800m

above
Merrimack River
at UMass Lowell
Overall Plan

61 km

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Rowing Plan

8. Test Event Construction:


The venue site has been used for the U.S. Rowing Masters
National Championship in the past and will continue to host
these events post-Games.

10. Planned Seating Capacity:

C1

PAWTUC KET BOULEVARD

2. Venue + Support Acreage:

ATHLETES VILLAGE
LOWELL, MA

24,000

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

S3

S2

S3
S2

G1 A1
M1 F1
V1

STR

EET

MERRIMACK
RIVER

EX

M5

M I DD

PAWTUCKET BOULEVARD

LES

A3
M3

G2
F3

F2

S3

LESE

A2

X ST
REE

C1

S2

S3

PA W TU CK ET

M I DD

M2

BO UL EVAR

V2

S2
C1
S2

S1
S2

S2

A1
G1
F1
M1
V1

S2

S2

S3

S2
S2

S3
F3

S3
S2

MERRIMACK
RIVER

M3

S2

S3

S1

C3
A4

S1

A5

S2

S3

C3

Rowing - Starting Line


Ground Level
Block Plan

Rowing - Finish Line


Ground Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

0
0

266

533

800ft

133

266m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

95

Castle Island Sailing Course

Sailing
Status:

Temporary

1. Venue Location:

Boston Harbor

2. Venue + Support Acreage:


3. Land Owners:

62.5 ac
Massport / City of Boston

4. Venue Access/Use:

G1

Venue access and use has been reviewed with Massport and the
City of Boston.
5. Projected Land Use Cost:
6. Construction Timeline:

A1
F1

S1

M1
V1

PLEASURE
BAY

C1
C2

$0.1 M
March 2024 - July 2024
BOSTON
HARBOR

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection and
economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation and
integration of Games infrastructure.

500

8. Test Event Construction:


We anticipate construction for a test event.

1500ft
500m

above
Castle Island
Overall Plan

9. Accessibility Options:
Castle Island, a public park located in Boston with coast line
facing the Boston Harbor, will host the Sailing event. The site
will be served by the Olympic Route Network via William J. Day
Boulevard. It is anticipated that this site will be served by the
Silver Line and will also offer supplemental shuttle services
for workforce, volunteer and spectator access from key transit
stations and intercept parking locations.
10. Planned Seating Capacity:

1000
250

10km

left
Locus Map
below
Course Diagram
opposite page
Sailing Plan

Access Channel
Restricted Area

6,500

Check Point Markers


Secure Perimeter
Access Control Line

ATHLETES VILLAGE
CASTLE ISLAND

C1

C1
C1

C1
C2 C1

96

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

M3
M3
G2
G2 V2
F3
F1

G2
M3

A4

M1

A4

G2
A4

A5
G1

A1

G2

A4
G3

G3

M5

A4

A5

A4

A6
A3

A7

G3

V2

F1

V1

G1 M1
V1 A1
S1
S1

BOSTON
HARBOR

S3

S3

CASTLE
ISLAND
PARK

S3

S2

B1

S3
PLEASURE
BAY

S3

Sailing Venue
Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

S2

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

133

266

400ft

66.5

133m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

97

BOSTON
HARBOR

Long Island Shooting Ranges

S1

Shooting
Status:
1. Venue Location:

Temporary

C1

Boston Harbor Islands

2. Venue + Support Acreage:

57.2 ac

3. Land Owner:

City of Boston

4. Venue Access/Use:
Venue access and use has been reviewed with the City of Boston.
5. Projected Land Use Cost:
6. Construction Timeline:

$0.1 M
Jan. 2020 - Jan. 2024

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection and
economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation and
integration of Games infrastructure.

G1

S1

M1

V1

F1

A1
RAINSFORD
ISLAND

8. Test Event Construction:

733

We anticipate construction for a test event.

2200ft
660m

above
Long Island
Overall Plan

9. Accessibility Options:
The Shooting events will be located on Long Island in the
Boston Harbor. The site will be served by the Olympic Route
Network via I-93 to Quincy Shore Drive to Moon Island Road.
The bridge serving the island will be restricted for Olympic use
only during the Games. Ferry service from the South Boston
Waterfront and Downtown Boston will provide transportation for
workforce, volunteer and spectator access.
10. Planned Seating Capacity:

1466
330

10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Shooting Plan

7,000

ATHLETES VILLAGE
LONG ISLAND

98

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

SPECTATOR SEATING
FOR SAILING IN BOSTON HARBOR

R1

R1

BOSTON
HARBOR

R1

FORT
STRONG

G3

S1

G3
S3

S1

C1

B1
M3
M5
M1
F1
F4

G1

V1

F3
A1

C1

S3

G3

V2

C1

G3

A4
C1
A5

C3

A3

A4

M4

A6
A7

ANDREW HOUSE
+ SHELTER

Shooting Ranges
Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

200

400

600ft

100

200m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

99

HARVARD
SQUARE

G5

Tennis Complex

G5

Tennis

SO

Status:
1. Venue Location:

Harvard Playing Fields


61.0 ac

IEL

CHARLES
RIVER
DR

OA

Harvard University

5. Projected Land Use Cost:

M1 A1
V1 F1

$1.0 M
M1
A1
V1
F1

Jan. 2024 - July 2024

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
No specific permitting hurdles are anticipated.

CA

8. Test Event Construction:


We anticipate partial construction for a test event.

MB

G
RID

T
ES

RE

ET

S1
G1

I-90

9. Accessibility Options:
The Tennis Complex will be conveniently located within the
University Cluster at the Harvard University playing fields. It
will be served by the Olympic Route Network from I-90 via a
new interchange under development by the state. This site is
within walking distance of the Red Line, the Green Line, and the
Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Line at the proposed
West Station.
10. Planned Seating Capacity:

SF

G1
S1

C1

4. Venue Access/Use:
Venue access and use of the Harvard playing fields, Allston
Landing and Beacon Yards has been reviewed with senior
administrative officials of Harvard University.
6. Construction Timeline:

IER

Temporary

2. Venue + Support Acreage:


3. Land Owner:

LD

0
0

500

1000
250

1500ft
500m

WEST
STATION
( PROPOSED)

above
Beacon Yards
Precinct Plan
10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Tennis Plan

20,000

ATHLETES VILLAGE
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

100

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

M3
M3
G3
G3

A1
G1

A3

M1

R1

A5

R1

R1

C2
C3

A4

C1
R1

C1
R1

R1

C1

S2

A4 S2
M2
V2

R1

V2 F2

F3

C1

A3
A4
A1

S2

S2

A5

S3

R1

M2

A7 A6

M2

M4

S1

M3
C1
G2

S2

G1

S3

M2
0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

F1 A1

M1

S1

S3

S2

M5

Tennis Complex
Ground Level
Block Plan

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

R1

100

200

300ft

50

100m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

101

CHARLES
RIVER

Magazine Beach Course

Triathlon
Status:
1. Venue Location:

Cambridge, MA

2. Venue + Support Acreage:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

4. Venue Access/Use:
Venue access and use of the land has been reviewed with the
City of Cambridge and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
5. Projected Land Use Cost:
6. Construction Timeline:

A1
C1

S1 G1

$0.1 M (shared)
March 2024 - July 2024

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection
and economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation
and integration of Games infrastructure. No specific permitting
hurdles are anticipated.

133

367

500ft

75

150m

above
Magazine Beach
Overall Plan

8. Test Event Construction:


We anticipate construction for a test event.
9. Accessibility Options:
Magazine Beach is a public park located in the Cambridgeport
neighborhood. Situated on the Charles River, the site features
a number of fields and recreation areas along a half-mile
of waterfront. Olympic athletes and spectators visiting this
location will be in the center of the University Cluster venues,
with easy access to the Olympic events occurring on the MIT,
BU and Harvard campuses. Magazine Beach is located a short
walk from the Green Line and the Red Line. The venue will also
be accessible via the pedestrian pathway along the Charles
River and will be served by the Olympic Route Network via
Massachusetts Avenue to Memorial Drive.
10. Planned Seating Capacity:

F1
M1
V1

MEMORIAL DRIVE

3. Land Owner:

6.5 ac

SOLDIERS FIELD ROAD

Temporary

10km

left
Locus Map
below
Course Diagram
opposite page
Triathlon Plan

Swim 1.5km (4 laps)


Bike 40km (6 laps)
ATHLETES VILLAGE

Run 10km (3 laps)

MAGAZINE BEACH

2,500
CAMBRIDGE
HARVARD

MIT

A1

START/FINISH

102

CHARLES
RIVER

BOSTON

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

CHARLES
RIVER

A4

A7

A6 A3

A5

M4
M2

A1

F4

G4
M2

M5

F2

F1
M1
V1

M5

F2
A2

V3

M3

C1
S3

G2

S3

MEMORIAL DRIVE

S2

G3

S3

S1 G1

S3
S3

Triathlon Course
Ground Level
Block Plan

0
0

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

50

100

150ft

25

50m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

103

PARK
STREET

G1
M1

Volleyball Arena

S1

Status:

Temporary

1. Venue Location:

Boston Common

2. Venue + Support Acreage:


3. Land Owners:

S1

BE AC ON ST RE
ET

Volleyball Beach

BOSTON
COMMON

G5

17.9 ac

C1

City of Boston (land) / MCCA (garage)

V2

4. Venue Access/Use:
Venue access and use has been reviewed with the City of Boston
and the MCCA who both enthusiastically support the Boston
2024 planning efforts.
5. Projected Land Use Cost:
6. Construction Timeline:

CHARLES STREET

$3.4 M (shared)

V1

Jan. 2024 - July 2024

F1

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
We will pursue omnibus state legislation to coordinate
permitting at the local and state levels. This legislation will
carefully consider land use, zoning, transportation, historic
preservation, cultural celebration, environmental protection
and economic benefits to ensure the successful implementation
and integration of Games infrastructure. No specific permitting
hurdles are anticipated.

ARLI NGTO N STRE ET


0
0

200

400
100

104

ARLINGTON

600ft
200m

above
Boston Common
Precinct Plan
10km

9. Accessibility Options:
The Boston Common is located in the heart of the city. Boston
Common connects Beacon Hill and Government Center, the
Public Gardens, Back Bay, Chinatown, the Theater District and the
Financial District. Olympic athletes and spectators visiting the
Boston Common will be perfectly positioned to enjoy the diverse
offerings of each of these neighborhoods. From the Boston
Common, athletes and spectators will be able to see the golden
dome of the Massachusetts State House, the historic houses
of Beacon Hill, the Swan Boats of the Public Garden and the
skyscrapers of the Back Bay and Downtown. The Starting Line for
the Marathon will be located adjacent to the Boston Common.
This venue will be served by the Olympic Route Network via I-90
to Stuart Street and Charles Street. The site is also exceptionally
accessible via public transportation. It is within walking distance
of the Red, Green and Orange Lines.

A1

PUBLIC
GARDEN

8. Test Event Construction:


We anticipate partial construction for a test event.

10. Planned Seating Capacity:

BOYLSTON
STREET

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Volleyball - Beach
Plan

ATHLETES VILLAGE
BOSTON COMMON

16,000

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

G1

M1

S1

S1

S3

S3
G3

G2

M2

S2

G2

G2

F2

A2
S4

S2

G3

A2
S2

C1

S3

G4

R1

S2
M5

R1

S2

M3

S2

R1
M4
M3

F3

V2

A3
C2

R1

A4

A5
A6
A7

CHARLES STREET

A1

V1
F1
PUBLIC
GARDEN

Volleyball Arena
Ground Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

67

133
30

200ft
60m

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

105

HARVARD
SQUARE

Water Polo Arena

Water Polo

SO

Status:
1. Venue Location:

10.3 ac

IEL

CHARLES
RIVER
DR

OA

Harvard University

5. Projected Land Use Cost:

G5

M1 A1
V1 F1
C1

$0.1 M

CA

8. Test Event Construction:


We do anticipate construction for a test event.

MB

G
RID

T
ES

RE

ET

S1
G1

I-90

9. Accessibility Options:
The Water Polo Arena will be conveniently located within the
University Cluster at the Harvard University playing fields. It
will be served by the Olympic Route Network from I-90 via a
new interchange under development by the state. This site is
within walking distance of the Red Line, the Green Line and the
Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Line at the proposed
West Station.

0
0

500

1000
250

1500ft
500m

G5
M1
A1
V1
F1

Jan. 2024 - July 2024

7. Anticipated Hurdles:
No specific permitting hurdles are anticipated.

10. Planned Seating Capacity:

SF

G1
S1

Allston Landing, Boston

4. Venue Access/Use:
Venue access and use of the Harvard playing fields, Allston
Landing and Beacon Yards has been reviewed with senior
administrative officials of Harvard University.
6. Construction Timeline:

IER

Temporary

2. Venue + Support Acreage:


3. Land Owner:

LD

WEST
STATION
( PROPOSED)

above
Beacon Yards
Precinct Plan
10km

left
Locus Map
opposite page
Water Polo Plans

5,000

ATHLETES VILLAGE
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

106

F easibility S tu d ies + P lans N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S 1 D E C E M B E R 2014

R1

R1

S3

M5

R1

M1

S3

S3

S3

M1

S3

M4
S3

S3

C1

S2

G2
M3

A3

V2

V1 F1

F3
G3

G1 S1

A1

C2

M1
M3
M1
A1
V1
F1

G3
S3
S3

Water Polo Arena


Ground Level
Block Plan

A2

M2
F2

0
0

300ft
100m

C1

C1
S2

S2

S3

S1

S1

G1

G1

Water Polo Arena


Spectator Level
Block Plan

C1 FIELD OF PLAY
C2 WARM-UP AREA
C3 RESIDENT CENTER

V1 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION /
OFFICIAL ENTRANCE
V2 IF/OFFICIAL OFFICE/AREA

A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7

F1
F2
F3
F4

ATHLETE ENTRANCE
ATHLETE SEATING
ATHLETE CHANGING ROOMS
SPORT EQUIPMENT
ATHLETE LOUNGE
MEDICAL/MASSAGE
DOPING CONTROL

200
50

S2

A2

Water Polo Arena


Concourse Level 2
Block Plan

100

OLYMPIC FAMILY / VIP ENTRANCE


OF/VIP SEATING
OF/VIP LOUNGE
OF/VIP PARKING

B1 SCOREBOARD / VIDEOBOARD

M1
M2
M3
M4

MEDIA ENTRANCE
MEDIA SEATING
MEDIA OPERATION
MIXED ZONE (INTERVIEW)

M5 BROADCAST AREA
S1 SPECTATOR ENTRANCE
S2 SPECTATOR SEATING
S3 SPECTATOR SERVICES

R1 REMAINING OVERLAY STRUCTURES

1 D E C E M B E R 2014 N U M B E R 4: S P O R T S + V E N U E S F easibility S tu d ies + P lans

G1 STAFF/OPERATIONS ENTRANCE
G2 STAFF/VOLUNTEERS
G3 BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS
G4 CEREMONY
G5 SHARED STRUCTURES
SECURE PERIMETER/FENCE LINE
ATHLETE ARRIVAL
FOH/BOH BOUNDARY
ZONE SEPARATION
MBTA RAIL STATION

107