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Old Posted Sep 11, 2019, 2:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Martin Pal View Post
This is the pool built for the 1932 Olympics. You can see the Coliseum in the upper right.

TimeOut


In this aerial the swim stadium is at upper right.

WikiWand


The Front:

Wikipedia

It is now called the LA84 Foundation/John C. Argue Swim Stadium.
Some great photos of the location at this link:
https://archinect.com/firms/project/...epicc/80607707


The 1984 Olympics built a new swim stadium, with help from McDonald's, on the USC Campus, near Heritage Hall, I believe. For near thirty years it was called the McDonald's Swim Stadium until it was refurbished and now has a new name, the Uytengsu Aquatics Center. I can't find an aerial showing it's proximity to the Coliseum, but here's a photo of it.

Daily Trojan


Here's a temporary design for the next L.A. Olympics. It would cover USC's baseball field, Dedeaux Field, and would be a temporary facility.

Dedeaux Field

As you can see, the McDonald's Swim Stadium/Uytengsu Aquatics Center is on the center left. I believe it would be used for training. It looks like they
want to sell more tickets, hence a temporary stadium. Also, in the distance, the Los Angeles Coliseum is on the horizon.
Wow, I didn't know about this. I wonder if the USC Baseball team will have to play elsewhere for the 2028 season (they generally play into mid-May, and the games would probably be in July or August like 1984, I suspect they would need more than 2-3 months for construction.

Unlike the 1984 games, I won't be in the middle of all that working (I worked for the USC Bookstore back then). In 2028, I will have been retired for several years (and also I no longer live in Southern California)
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