A city — and USC’s neighborhood — celebrates the Super Bowl champs

The world-champion Rams and their fans take to the streets around the University Park Campus to celebrate a long-awaited title. You don’t often see so much blue and gold in this part of town.

February 16, 2022 Gus Ruelas, David Medzerian

Rams parade: Sean McVay and Cooper Kupp
Rams head coach Sean McVay, next to Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp (in an L.A. Lakers Kobe Bryant shirt), shares a big smile during the parade. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Fans of the world champion Los Angeles Rams turned out in University Park on Wednesday to celebrate with their Super Bowl-winning team.

Wednesday’s celebratory parade wound its way past the USC University Park Campus, from the Shrine Auditorium to Figueroa Street and on to Exposition Park, where a rally was held in front of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

It was a homecoming of sort for the Rams: USC’s storied stadium was home to the Rams from 1946 to 1979, and again from 2016-2019 while SoFi Stadium in Inglewood was under construction. The Coliseum itself holds a special place in Super Bowl history: It hosted the very first AFC-NFC championship game, now known as Super Bowl I.

And while it may have been disconcerting to see so much blue and gold in cardinal-and-gold territory, the neighborhood played a proud host.

Rams parade: blue and gold shirts
Unfamiliar colors are seen on the streets around the USC University Park Campus during the Rams parade. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)