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USC Football: Coliseum renovation looks stunning on live construction cam

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: The USC Trojans take to the field before their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: The USC Trojans take to the field before their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The live construction cam for the Coliseum renovations shows the stunning changes to USC Football’s home venue as demolition begins.

If you watched any coverage of USC’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Coliseum renovation, you may have seen the eye-opening changes to the old stadium which have already taken place. But nothing shows the full extent of the demolition like the LA Coliseum Renovation live cam.

Maybe you’ve already seem some of the images of the renovation, but it’s worth taking some time to explore. You can view a split screen of one stage of construction versus another or get extra fancy with the “overlay” mode, using a sliding scale to wipe back and forth between two perfectly aligned images from different days or times.

By far the best feature of the live cam is the regularly updated time-lapse video of the construction. You can watch as the Coliseum field is covered in dirt, bulldozers begin the process of tearing out seats and then the real demo begins as the press box is torn away.

The hardest part is trying to imagine what the Coliseum will look like when football returns in the fall. With construction due to be finished ahead of the 2019 season, USC will play in an unfinished stadium for a year and details have been scarce as to what condition the stadium will be in come September. After all, a large chunk of the south side of the stands is currently dirt.

Here’s a few examples of what you can see on the live camera:

OxBlue LA Coliseum Renovation Live Cam
OxBlue LA Coliseum Renovation Live Cam
OxBlue LA Coliseum Renovation Live Cam
OxBlue LA Coliseum Renovation Live Cam
OxBlue LA Coliseum Renovation Live Cam
OxBlue LA Coliseum Renovation Live Cam

That’s what will make keeping an eye on the Coliseum live cam so interesting over the offseason. Since it’s all but certain USC won’t be playing the annual Spring Game in the normal venue, the camera will be the only way for Trojan fans to glimpse into what is going on within those gray walls.

The $270 million renovation will include new seats, additional aisles and hand rails, luxury boxes and a new press box in the Scholarship Club Tower as well as other improvements. However, it will also result in a capacity reduction down from 93,000 to 77,000 seats.

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The Trojans’ first game of the 2018 season is Sept. 1 against the UNLV Rebels. The first game in the newly-dubbed United Airlines Memorial Coliseum, with renovation completed, is scheduled for Aug. 31, 2019 against the Fresno State Bulldogs.

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