The Legacy Foundation
As one of the great sports towns in the United States, Dallas has been blessed with world-class sporting facilities. The newly completed Cowboys Stadium in Arlington is the equal of any modern Olympic stadium. Several other key venues that have been built since our city’s last Olympic effort include the American Airlines Center, Gerald J. Ford Stadium, and both the Dr Pepper StarCenter and Pizza Hut Park in Frisco. Our existing resources as a potential host city are second to none. As a result, Dallas could easily host The Olympic and Paralympic Games without requiring a major building program solely dedicated to creating new sports venues. This is undoubtedly one of the strengths of the new Dallas bid.
Building on those strengths, The Olympic Games will prove a boon to the region’s infrastructure. Imagine, for example, an Olympic Village located next to Fair Park. This will provide much-needed mixed-use inner city housing and create new momentum in the community. Likewise, DART would greatly benefit from The Games. The logistics needed for moving large numbers of foreign visitors around North Texas certainly will give that agency the opportunity to accelerate its present expansion plans, likely by freeing up Federal dollars to assist the effort.
Hosting The Olympic and Paralympic Games will dramatically improve our community and be an impetus to complete landmark infrastructure projects. Fair Park will be the ideal location for a large number of Olympic events. As the home of the Cotton Bowl and less than two miles from downtown, Fair Park has hosted countless amateur and professional athletic events, including many college bowl and professional football games, and the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Fair Park is also the home of the State Fair of Texas, attracting over three million attendees to this annual three-week event. The Olympics will create a lasting legacy for future generations.
The Dallas 2024 Committee is a grassroots organization formed by area Olympians, business leaders and other members of our community who share a common goal of engaging all of North Texas with the ideals of Olympism and are preparing to initiate an Olympic bid on behalf of the City of Dallas and all of North Texas.
We exist to facilitate unity, transformation, and impact through the Olympic ideals:
- Pursuit of Excellence: Body, Mind, Spirit
- Joy in Effort: Faster, Higher, Stronger
- Fair Play: Respect, Sportsmanship, Cooperation
- Service: Sport for All, Solidarity, Development
- Peace: Unity, Friendship, Non-violence
Dallas 2024 Committee is a Texas Non-Profit Corporation (501(c)3 status pending)
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