Nov 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of fireworks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the playing of the national anthem before the NCAA football game between the Stanford Cardinal and the Southern California Trojans. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC Announces Coliseum Upgrades for 2014

USC revealed a number of upgrades for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum set to begin for the 2014 football season as part of the university’s plan to improve the stadium experience for Trojan fans. The upgrades include two new pre-game clubs, improved concession stands, food offerings, parking and new content for the videoboards.

From start to finish, the changes are designed to make game days easier. Here’s a run down of what to look forward to:

  • Mobile tickets which can be scanned straight from a smart phone will be available for purchase.
  • A “refined” parking plan which should lead to less congestion and quicker entering and exiting has been put in place.
  • A taxi stand will be available on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
  • Two Coliseum Clubs at Gates 6 and 19 with free access to live televised sports and an offering of food and beverages will be open to the public before kick off. Trojan Athletic Fund members will have exclusive access to the clubs from kickoff until one hour after the game ends.
  • Concession stands will have more registers, redesigned queues, and new options including smoked ribs, sliced steak sandwiches, artisan sausage, signature pizza, fried chicken and funnel cakes. Vegetarian and gluten-free items have also been added.
  • Ground level restrooms have been upgraded with new fixtures, lighting and paint.
  • The antenna system has been improved to boost wireless coverage inside the stadium.
  • LED signage boards have been added at the 10-yard lines on the north sideline wall.
  • Live interviews with Steve Sarkisian at kickoff, halftime and fulltime will air on the videoboards. The TunnelVision pre-game show from USCTrojans.com will also air live an hour before kickoff.

Players and the press can will also enjoy upgrades to the locker room and press box while fans will notice new and improved signing and landscaping around the stadium.

USC promised renovations and improvements when it signed the new lease agreement with the Coliseum Commision last year which gave the university management of the stadium so expect even more upgrades to come.

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