The 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles will be held from July 14 to 30.

The 2028 Summer Olympics are officially six years away as organizers in Los Angeles have set dates for the massive international competition to take place at venues across Southern California.

Games will kick off with a double opening ceremony at the Colosseum and SoFi Stadium on July 14th and run until July 30th. They will be followed by the Paralympic Games, which will begin on 14 August. fifteen.

The announcement was made at an afternoon press conference Monday attended by Mayor Eric Garcetti and leaders of the International Olympic Committee.

“Los Angeles is a special place for sports,” said IOC Executive Director Nicole Howertz. “Confirming the dates of the Games now gives Los Angeles a clear deadline for when it needs to be ready to take on the world.”

So far, the LA28 Organizing Committee has spent much of its time negotiating deals with corporate sponsors such as Delta, Deloitte and Nike to help meet an estimated $6.9 billion budget.

Preparations will not include any major construction as organizers aim to cut costs by using existing venues such as the Crpyto.com Arena, Pauley Pavilion and Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.

A balanced budget will be critical because city and state lawmakers have agreed to serve as financial support, meaning taxpayers will have to pay for any cost overruns. The organizers vowed to use only private funds, insisting that they could counter a trend that had seen previous host cities pile up significant deficits.

Speaking at a public swimming pool next to the Colosseum, Garcetti said the city was “ready and excited” for its third Games.

After first hosting in 1932, Los Angeles played a pivotal role in Olympic history in 1984, when organization chairman Peter Ueberroth revolutionized the recruitment of corporate sponsors, not only balancing the budget of the Games, but also finishing them with a significant surplus. The city was named host in 2028 during an unusual call for proposals that ended with the IOC finding a compromise between the finalist cities, giving 2024 to Paris and asking Los Angeles to wait four years in exchange for financial considerations.

While the World Championships in Athletics were taking place in Eugene, Oregon, IOC President Thomas Bach stopped by in Southern California to meet organizers, tour several venues, and see youth sports programs funded by $160 million in donations from LA28 and IOC.

“I was really impressed with the progress and creativity of the LA28 team,” Bach said.

The 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games will include 800 events in at least 40 sports, totaling over 3,000 hours. About 15,000 athletes from around the world are expected to gather in Southern California.