Let’s talk about the Olympic-size elephant in the room.
John Fish, who runs Suffolk Construction Co., is not so quietly leading the charge to explore whether it makes sense to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston.
Fish and other powerful types, like Mitt Romney and Bob Kraft, consider it an opportunity to put sports-obsessed Boston on a world stage. Pulling it off would be an enormous undertaking requiring billions of dollars to construct everything from a showcase venue for opening and closing ceremonies to an aquatics center and an Olympic village to house 16,000 athletes. And then there’s the massive upgrade of our creaking public transportation system.
Who in the private sector stands to benefit most from all this work? Construction companies, of course, and there would be no bigger winner than Fish himself.
“I can’t argue they are wrong because we are a construction company,” he said wryly, anticipating the question on everyone’s mind.
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