The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is an American outdoor sports stadium located in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Conceived as a hallmark of civic pride, the Coliseum was commissioned in 1921 as a memorial to L.A. veterans of World War I. Completed in 1923, it will be the first stadium to have hosted the Summer Olympics three times: 1932, 1984, and 2028. It was declared a National Historic Landmark on July 27, 1984, the day before the opening ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics.Make Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum part of your personalized Los Angeles itinerary using our Los Angeles road trip app.
The stadium serves as the home to the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans football team of the Pac-12 Conference. USC, which operates and manages the Coliseum, granted naming rights to United Airlines in January 2018; after concerns were raised by Coliseum Commission, the airline became title sponsor of the playing field, naming it United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The stadium is located in Exposition Park, which is owned by the State of California, and across the street from USC. The Coliseum is jointly owned by the State of California, Los Angeles County, City of Los Angeles and is managed and operated by the Auxiliary Services Department of the University of Southern California.
It was the home of the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL) from 1946 to 1979, when they moved to Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim. The Coliseum served as their home stadium again from 2016 to 2019 prior to the team's move to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. The facility had a permanent seating capacity of 93,607 for USC football and Rams games, making it the largest football stadium in the Pac-12 Conference and the NFL.
The stadium also was the temporary home of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball from 1958 to 1961 and was the host venue for games 3, 4, and 5 of the 1959 World Series. It was the site of the First AFL-NFL World Championship Game, later called Super Bowl I, and Super Bowl VII. Additionally, it has served as a home field for a number of other teams, including the 1960 inaugural season for the Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Raiders of the NFL, and UCLA Bruins football.
From 1959 to 2016, the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena was located adjacent to the Coliseum; the Sports Arena was closed in March 2016 and demolished. Banc of California Stadium, a soccer-specific stadium and home of Major League Soccer's Los Angeles FC, was constructed on the former Sports Arena site and opened in April 2018.
USC began a major renovation of the stadium in early 2018. During the renovation project the seating capacity was 78,467 and became 77,500 upon completion in 2019. The $315 million project was completed by the 2019 football season and was the first major upgrade of the stadium in twenty years. The project included replacing the seating along with the addition of luxury boxes and club suites.
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Even though we lost the game and our QB, we really enjoyed the atmosphere. Fans, security, vendors and pretty much everybody was SUPER nice, both before and after the game. I was glad I got to go to.... more »
It’s probably the last time I will see the Rams at their original home. At the end of 2020 they move to play at their brand new multi-billion dollar home in Inglewood. Where the sound of “Whose house.... more »
First time at the Coliseum. Enjoyed the experience overall. The seats, which I believe are new, were nice and our view from 314 was pretty good. Lots of food choices but the lines were long although the stadium wasn’t full for the preseason Rams game. Very much worth the visit to a historic building.
Nice Upgrades-. The remodel has brought new seats throughout the stadium, suites, more legroom between rows and other freshening up measures. Last night's game they had not dialed in the audio. Sound seemed off. There were also frequent times when they were playing music on jumbo tv and two bands playing at same time making for a real mess. Lastly, small section of seats on both sides of press box seem to have restricted views. Overall the upgrades make for a more comfortable experience.
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