The significance of being awarded the competitions is huge, said Michelle DeMott, vice president of branding and knowledge management at Fairplex.
Being awarded the bid for the Modern Pentathlon is a boon for Fairplex
and all of Los Angeles County, DeMott
said in a statement.
Its also a big win for sports fans in the area.
Having such a sports competition at Fairplex
is huge, DeMott
This allow Fairplex
to play a role in exposing the public to the sport isnt as well known in the United States as it is in other countries, she
The significance of it is it positions Fairplex
as a premier Southern California venue for this sport, DeMott
If the Olympics come to Los Angeles Fairplex
wants to be there, DeMott
would like to develop a major sports complex as part of its vision for its facilities and that involves the creation of an aquatics complex that could be used for sports events but also for the local community programs such as learning to swim, DeMott
Well be assembling a local organizing committee, DeMott
The group will play a role in educating the public about the sport but also help attracting volunteers, which will be needed to help make the competition possible, she
The costs of putting on the event will be paid through a combination of tickets, sponsorships and fund raising, DeMott
Each international competition will bring economic benefits.
expects the Sheraton Fairplex
Hotel will be booked for eight days at athletes compete in preliminary, semi-finals and eventually the final competition.