Southern Football Report Stadium Countdown: #10 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Home of the USC Trojans

USC Logo 2Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Built – 1922
Capacity – 93,607
Record Capacity – 115,300 (2008, MLB)

There is only one team in college football who can claim that their home stadium has hosted two Olympiads because there is only one stadium in the world that has done so: The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. There are plenty of college football programs that have impressive endzones but few compare to The Coliseum’s Olympic Cauldron and surrounding facade. Not only has The Coliseum hosted the USC Trojans since it was built but has also hosted Super Bowls & World Series and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1984. It must stink to be a UCLA fan and have your team play in The Rose Bowl and it not be the best stadium in town.

Aerial view of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, California.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum isn’t owned or operated by the university but the state has recently revised the master lease to give full control of upkeep and renovations to USC making them responsible for any upgrades without any public funding. This was a huge move that really benefits the Coliseum and Trojan athletics because now USC boosters can privately raise money for upgrades to the beautiful 93 year old stadium. Even though the stadium has definitely stood the test of time, it wouldn’t hurt to get a little face lift here and there. I mean it is Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Home of the USC Trojans
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Home of the USC Trojans

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