Signing Ceremony for USC’s New Lease Agreement with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, Sept. 5

September 4, 2013

Contact: Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335 or

WHERE: The Peristyle at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Exposition Park


  • Fabian Wesson, Chair of the California Science Center Board of Directors for the state of California
  • C. L. Max Nikias, President of the University of Southern California
  • Don Knabe, President of the Coliseum Commission and supervisor for the fourth district of Los Angeles County

WHAT: In June, the governing board of the California Science Center unanimously approved the final part of a lease agreement for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, clearing the way for USC to operate and restore the historic landmark.

The agreement ensures the Coliseum will remain the home of Trojan football for the next 98 years. The deal also guarantees a restored public stadium for all Angelenos as USC committed to make at least $70 million in renovations. USC will also manage the operations of the Sports Arena in Exposition Park.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5

PARKING: Call (213) 740-9335 for instructions