The Coliseum Commission approved USC’s plan to upgrade the LA Coliseum bringing the Trojans one step closer to proceed with renovations.
USC is just one step away from having the full go-ahead for the $270 million renovation of the LA Coliseum after the Coliseum Commission gave the university approval to proceed with their plan.
Next up, the Trojans will put the plan before the LA City Council. Since USC’s renovations are part of Los Angeles’ overall bid for the 2024 Olympics, and includes no tax-payer funding, it’s likely that they will get that approval and move forward.
That’s good news for USC, which is set to begin construction immediately following the 2017 season, but bad news for fans who are not in favor of the plan to decrease the Coliseum’s capacity from around 90,000 to 77,000 seats or to build a new structure with suites and club seating.
USC recently announced the necessity to re-seat all season-ticket holders at the Coliseum as a result of the new Scholarship Club Tower as well as other upgrades including wider seats and aisles.
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That process will take place over the next 15 months with more details set to emerge as relocation packets are distributed to season-ticket holders.
Renovations are actually already underway as the restoration of the Peristyle began this spring with the removal of video boards.
Though major construction is scheduled to begin in December and continue through 2019, the Trojans will be able to play the 2018 season at home. Construction will be scheduled to allow games to be played without interruption.
The project is scheduled to be completed in time for USC’s 2019 home opener against Fresno State.