A rendering of a potential Olympic stadium in Boston.

Courtesy of Boston 2024.

The man who is spearheading Boston’s Olympic aspirations has said his group will support a statewide referendum on the bid for the 2024 games in the fall of 2016.

Boston 2024 Chairman John Fish made the statement at a Tuesday morning Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast. He said his group would endorse a ballot question on the November 2016 statewide ballot. That ballot will decide a presidential election.

The comments from Fish, who is the CEO of Suffolk Construction Company, comes after WBUR poll released earlier this month showed only 36 percent of Boston area residents supported the idea of a 2024 Olympics.

The announcement follows a series of full-page ads the group took out in in the Boston Globe and Boston Herald newspapers Monday where the group stated it would not make a final bid unless a majority of Massachusetts residents gave their approval.


A recent poll showed that a majority of Boston-area residents oppose hosting the Olympics.