Website proposing Oregon bid for 2028 Summer Olympics suggests using UO venues
A new website proposes a bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics that would take place in three Oregon cities—Portland, Eugene, and Corvallis—and suggests using Hayward Field, Matthew Knight Arena and Autzen Stadium for events.
The website, oregon2028.com, has laid out the costs, revenues, potential venues, and other suggestions detailing how and why Oregon could, and should, be the next host.
“It might seem like Portland and Oregon are too small to host the summer Olympics, but we’re actually the perfect size. We’re already bigger than many of the most successful Olympic hosts were when they hosted,” the website states.
A new high-speed railway is also included in the proposal, along with five new venues to house the Olympic events.
The cost, according to the website, would be “$10B in total costs, but only $1b from city and state funds.”
The website is owned by Pepper Foster Consulting in Portland, a “strategy and project execution consulting firm,” according to their website.
No information is available on who Pepper Foster’s client is. The Emerald reached out to Pepper Foster, but as of this publication no reply has been received.
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