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Mapping the Potential Event Sites of the Boston Olympics

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Well, golly, it might actually happen: Our fair region could end up hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. The United States Olympic Committee nominated Boston to represent the United States in the international scramble for the Games. And, while said scramble may not be decided until 2017, we figured it was never too early to commence wildly speculating about where events might be held. Actually, this map of 10 would-be sites is not entirely wild: It comes via suggestions from Boston 2024, a partnership of civic and business leaders pushing the city's bid.

One quick note: The group has suggested that rowing competitions would be on the Merrimack River in Lowell because of the narrowness of some Charles River bridge passages; and Gillette Stadium up in Foxborough might end up hosting something called soccer.


· Initial Boston Olympic Bid Details Are Out [BostInno]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]

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1. Olympic Village

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University of Massachusetts Boston, 200 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 474-6000

Now the Bayside Expo Center.

2. Olympic Stadium

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100 Widett Circle
Boston, MA 02118

The new structure would "only" need to seat 60,000.

3. Tae Kwon Do, Table Tennis, Judo and Handball

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415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center has plenty of room, surely.

4. Archery

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

M.I.T.'s Killian Court has a lot of lawn.

5. Fencing

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

The event would be held in a building that M.I.T. has yet to construct.

6. Olympic Marathon

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Beacon Street & Charles Street
Boston, MA 02108

The marathon's route would likely not follow the rather-too-circuitous route of the Boston Marathon. But it would end near the Common.

7. Beach Volleyball

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Boston Common
Boston, MA 02116

Psych! Beach volleyball would not be on the beach at all, but on America's oldest public park.

8. Sailing

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Boston Harbor
Boston, MA

Duh. The Charles might also be used.

9. Equestrian Competitions

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1 Park View Street
Boston, MA 02121

The 527-acre Franklin Park should have plenty of room for horses and such.

10. Pentathlon

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450 Walnut Avenue
Boston, MA 02119

The stadium seats 10,000.

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1. Olympic Village

University of Massachusetts Boston, 200 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125

Now the Bayside Expo Center.

University of Massachusetts Boston, 200 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

2. Olympic Stadium

100 Widett Circle, Boston, MA 02118

The new structure would "only" need to seat 60,000.

100 Widett Circle
Boston, MA 02118

3. Tae Kwon Do, Table Tennis, Judo and Handball

415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210

The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center has plenty of room, surely.

415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

4. Archery

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

M.I.T.'s Killian Court has a lot of lawn.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

5. Fencing

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

The event would be held in a building that M.I.T. has yet to construct.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

6. Olympic Marathon

Beacon Street & Charles Street, Boston, MA 02108

The marathon's route would likely not follow the rather-too-circuitous route of the Boston Marathon. But it would end near the Common.

Beacon Street & Charles Street
Boston, MA 02108

7. Beach Volleyball

Boston Common, Boston, MA 02116

Psych! Beach volleyball would not be on the beach at all, but on America's oldest public park.

Boston Common
Boston, MA 02116

8. Sailing

Boston Harbor, Boston, MA

Duh. The Charles might also be used.

Boston Harbor
Boston, MA

9. Equestrian Competitions

1 Park View Street, Boston, MA 02121

The 527-acre Franklin Park should have plenty of room for horses and such.

1 Park View Street
Boston, MA 02121

10. Pentathlon

450 Walnut Avenue, Boston, MA 02119

The stadium seats 10,000.

450 Walnut Avenue
Boston, MA 02119