The L.A. Memorial Coliseum: Home to USC Football Since 1923
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Its where Zola Budd famously collided with U.S. track and fields Olympic golden girl, Mary Decker, and where Pope John Paul II held open-air mass for tens of thousands. And this fall the Los Angeles Rams, the citys prodigal NFL son, will return to the landmark, at least temporarily. But only the Trojans can call the Coliseum their longtime home, with decades worth of historic football games played against archrivals UCLA and Notre Dame (like the win over the then-undefeated Fighting Irish in 1938, inset).
Now with the facility marking its 93rd year and a lease agreement in place through 2111, USC plans a major renovation to update everything from plumbing to signage. Work is slated to start after the 2017 season and finish in time for the 2019 home opener.
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