MEDIA ADVISORY: USC breaks ground on $270 million Coliseum renovation
January 24, 2018
USC kicks off a game-changing renovation that honors the Coliseum’s rich history, while adding amenities to vastly enhance the visitor experience. Improvements include new seating, more legroom, a new concourse and press box, new and upgraded concession stands, and LED lighting. Wi-Fi is being improved throughout the venue. Construction of the Scholarship Club Tower on the Coliseum’s south side will provide suites, loge boxes and club seats.
WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for two-year, $270 million Coliseum renovation project.
WHEN: Jan. 29, 2018 at noon. Media crews are asked to arrive by 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Memorial Coliseum Peristyle.
- USC President C. L. Max Nikias
- USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann
- Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
- Los Angeles City Council member Curren Price
- USC Trojan Marching Band
PARKING: Media may enter at the West 39th Street and Figueroa Street entrance.
About the renovation
This is part of USC’s commitment to the long-term viability of the Coliseum, a community treasure that hasn’t seen major renovations in over two decades. The two-year Coliseum renovation project, which officially kicks off Jan. 29, will create a first-class experience for fans and athletes, while preserving the integrity of this historic landmark. The $270 million renovation will be funded by sponsorships, gifts and donations. The iconic peristyle will be fully restored.