Opposition to Boston 2024: “Everything Is on the Table”

Not everyone is happy that Boston was selected as the United States' bid city for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Opponents of Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics say they'll keep fighting efforts to bring the Games to Boston and could even seek a ballot initiative.

Liam Kerr, co-chair of No Boston Olympics, says his group has a team in place he's confident could handle a ballot initiative, should that be the best tool. "Everything is on the table," he said.

Kerr also said he's confident public opposition will grow more vocal as residents get more specifics about the proposal to host in 2024.

"I think people will certainly coalesce against it, even more strongly than they already are," he said, adding that polling showed public opinion against hosting the 2024 Games.

No Boston Olympics co-chair Chris Dempsey says Boston is a great sports city already, but doesn't need the investments in stadiums to prove it.

"We think that the reason that Massachusetts is great is because we've always made investments in education and health care. We've invested in our people, rather than stadiums," he said.

Dempsey says his opposition won't be viewed as raining on the region's parade.

"We love Boston, we're from Boston," he said. "We just think this is really bad public policy. We don't think the people of Massachusetts support it." 

Stay with necn as this story develops. 

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