I love the Olympics, but not in my back yard

Megan Sweas| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare

I spend almost every weekend from April through October in Washington Park, the South Side location of Chicago's proposed "disposable" Olympic stadium.

My teammates and I practice Ultimate on a large open space that holds 14 softball fields, three football/soccer fields, and four cricket fields. I bet that thousands use the park every weekend.

Should Chicago win the bid 2016 Olympics today, all those playing fields will be gone--the center of a community destroyed.