Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Reviews
Football in Los Angeles Sep 07, 2009
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is not in the best neighborhood in Los Angeles. However, it is the home of the USC Trojans and is adjacent to the campus and student housing. Since Los Angeles does not have a football team, many LA residents attend USC football games to get their football fix. I root for USC because my friends are alums and they go to almost every game, however, when they play the Cal Bears, I put on my game face and root for the bears.
Tailgating at the Coliseum is great. There is plenty of parking and space to spread out the picnic, bbq grills and I’ve even seen tvs hooked up to satellite dishes. There are always tons of cars, trucks and even campers that set up areas to eat, drink and have fun. You could bypass the crowd and just watch the game in the parking lot.
The LA Coliseum was used in the Olympics in 1932 and again in 1984. It got a huge renovation before the 1984 Olympics and renovations have been planned in order to bring a NFL team to LA, with little results. The stadium itself is huge with more than 90,000 seats and for some football games, it seems that every seat is taken. The great thing about the stadium is the vibe. The crowd is always up for the games and the USC students, cheerleaders and yell leaders really get the crowd excited. The USC band is world famous and always puts on a great half time show. And whenever USC scores, Tommy Trojan rides his horse onto the field celebrating the score. It’s quite a show.
The seating in the Coliseum is decent. The further up you are, the more uncomfortable the seats get. The higher seats are bench seating with old wooden benches and no one really sits where they are supposed to, it seems to be more first come fist serve. The bathrooms at the stadium are great. There are restrooms are plentiful and each restroom has numerous stalls. I’ve never had to wait in line. There are also tons of different types of foods. You’ll definitely get whatever you want. There are food stalls every couple of feet that sell anything from chicken teriyaki to nachos to hot links, etc. However, since these are college games, no alcohol.
Since there are no NFL teams in LA, watching a USC game is a good alternative. If you don't have tickets, don't worry about it, there are tons of tickets available outside the stadium and at the stadium.
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Legendary college football stadium Jul 02, 2005
"The Grand Old Lady" is one of the most famous stadiums in the world and still continues to be the home of one of Los Angeles' premiere sporting events - USC Trojans Football. In addition to being the home of the University of Southern California since it opened in 1923, the Coliseum has been host to:
-- 2 Olympics
-- 2 Superbowls
-- 1 World Series
-- Inumerable other sports teams
-- Pope John Paull II
The stadium is a Los Angeles landmark for its architectural beauty and engineering splendor. However, if you really want to experience this place, the only way is to come to Los Angeles during the fall on a Saturday to catch a USC football game, especially against a rival team like Notre Dame or UCLA. Spend a morning partying with thousands of rabid fans at USC, then walk to Exposition Park across the street to experience one of the best sporting experiences in America at the 95,000 capacity Coliseum.
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