Four Texas cities being considered for U.S. Olympic bid
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:51:21 GMT —
Four cities in Texas are among 35 being considered by the U.S. Olympic Committee to potentially host the 2024 Summer Games.
San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston all made the list but United States can only submit one city for consideration.
According to the U.S. Olympics Committee TMs website, the United States doesn TMt have to select a city or submit its bid until 2015.
Olympics officials will take applications from all over the world and vote at a later date.
The U.S. Olympics Committee sent out a letter to the 35 cities laying out the requirements.
The basic requirements for hosting the Olympics Games are:
45,000 hotel rooms An international airport An Olympic village that sleeps 16,500 5,000-person dining hall A workforce of up to 200,000 and more
The 35 cities being considered are:
Phoenix, Arizona Los Angeles, California Sacramento, California San Diego, California San Francisco, California San Jose, California Denver, Colorado Washington, D.C. Jacksonville, Florida Miami, Florida Orlando, Florida Atlanta, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Indianapolis, Indiana Baltimore, Maryland Boston, Massachusetts Detroit, Michigan Minneapolis, Minnesota St. Louis, Missouri Las Vegas, Nevada New York, New York Rochester, New York Charlotte, North Carolina Columbus, Ohio Tulsa, Oklahoma Portland, Oregon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Memphis, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee Austin, Texas Dallas, Texas Houston, Texas San Antonio, Texas Seattle, Washington