The kickoff times for games will be announced during the season, usually within a 12-day window but occasionally within a 6-day window. This is determined by the Pac-12 agreement with conference media partners ESPN and Fox.
Starting in 2018, Exposition Park will be undergoing a massive transformation with the opening of the Banc of California Stadium (Home of the Los Angels Football Club) and the beginning of construction for the Coliseum renovation project, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and additions to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. While the projects have different phases, starting in January 2018, all of the surface lots on the west side of the Coliseum (Lot 1, 1A, 2 and 3) are no longer available as they become the footprint of the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. New multi-level garage structures will be built as part of the construction, but will not open until 2019.
PARKING (Subject to change)
All Exposition Park Lots open at 6:00 AM (for kickoff prior to 3:00 PM) or 8:00 AM (for kickoff after 3:00 PM). The majority of parking lots surrounding the Coliseum in Exposition Park are reserved for our Trojan Athletic Fund Members. Each Trojan Athletic Fund Member is allocated a parking space based on their membership level. Information on parking lot selection was distributed via e-mail this summer. The passes you received are for a specific lot.
Parking is available on the USC campus at the parking structures until they sell out of spaces. All USC Campus Parking Lots and Structures are open to the public and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The rate is $25 for all lots. All USC Campus Lots and Structures open at 6:00 AM. Free shuttles are provided from the USC Parking Center to the Coliseum.
A state owned public garage is located at Browning and Vermont Ave., one block north of Martin Luther King Blvd. which is $30 per space. There are also a variety of privately owned and operated lots nearby the Coliseum. While you are welcome to use these lots, please understand that USC does not control these lots in any manner.
Disabled patron accessible parking is available in Expo Park. By law, these spaces cannot be reserved in advance and on game day are offered to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to an extremely high demand for accessible parking we are unfortunately unable to accommodate all of our guests, so please arrive early to ensure that you have a space in a lot. Please arrive with your state issued placard and identification, and parking personnel will guide you to your parking area. The fee for parking is $25.
METRO EXPO LINE
Skip the traffic and GO METRO on game day! Metro’s Expo Line provides a convenient service via the Expo/Vermont and Expo Park/USC Stations. Metro’s Silver Line also stops at the 37th
St/USC Station, just a few blocks from the Coliseum. Save even more time by getting a Metro Day Pass on a reusable TAP card before game day. They are available at hundreds of sales outlets. If you already have a TAP card, you can load it with a pass online in advance of the game. For more details and to plan your trip, please check out www.metro.net/usctrojans.
When driving to the venue please carpool with 3 or more people,and plan your travel ahead of time. Please use the following suggested routes:
From the North via the 110 Freeway:
Exit Exposition Blvd. – Turn Left on Flower St. – Turn Left on Figueroa St. – Follow Signs to the Coliseum parking.
From the South via the 110 Freeway:
Exit Martin Luther King Blvd. – Turn Left on Figueroa St. – Follow Signs to the Coliseum parking. The Express Lane exits directly to 39th St. and the entrance to Exposition Park.
From the East via the 10 Freeway:
Exit Vermont St. – Turn Left on to Vermont St. – Continue past the USC Campus – Follow Signs to the Coliseum parking.
From the West via the 10 Freeway:
Exit Vermont St. – Turn Right on to Vermont St. – Continue past the USC Campus – Follow Signs to Coliseum parking.
Eleven miles of carpool lanes on the 110 Harbor Freeway have been converted to High-Occupancy Toll lanes, known as Metro ExpressLanes. The tolls are collected electronically by a pre-paid FasTrak® transponder. All toll lane users must have a FasTrak installed in their vehicle regardless of vehicle occupancy.
Motorcycles and carpools that use the ExpressLanes with FasTrak will not be charged a toll, but solo drivers may choose to use the lanes by paying a toll. General purpose lanes will continue to remain toll-free. Vehicles without a FasTrak Transponder will be automatically sent a ticket.
To learn more and sign up for FasTrak, visit www.metroexpresslanes.net
DISABLED PATRON INFORMATION
For guests that need additional assistance reaching upper level seats in the Coliseum, escalators are located adjacent to Sections 4, 11, and 19. There is also an elevator located at Tunnel 6 for disabled access only.
Prior to game day, reserved the USC Ticket Office (213-740-GOSC) on a season or individual game basis, based on availability. On game day, patrons with a game ticket who need wheelchair seating will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, based on availability.
Disabled patron Accessible parking is available in Expo Park. By law, these spaces cannot be reserved in advance and on game day are offered to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to an extremely high demand for accessible parking we are unfortunately unable to accommodate all of our guests, so please arrive early to ensure that you have a space in a lot. Please arrive with your state issued placard and identification, and parking personnel will guide you to your parking area. The fee for parking is $25.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
The Coliseum prohibits bags, backpacks and other containers from entering the venue, with the following exceptions:
- One bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and does not exceed
12” by 6” and 12”, or;
- A one-gallon clear plastic storage bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
- In addition to one of the clear bags noted above, guests may also carry in a small clutch bag or purse approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap.
- An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.
Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, oversized seat cushions with pockets or metal structures, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.
These measures are designed to promote public safety while encouraging guests to limit the items they bring into the venue to create a more efficient screening and entry process. We ask that all items are visible when entering the venue. The fewer items that are concealed, the quicker the process becomes. All approved bags are subject to inspection upon entry. For more information on the Coliseum Bag Policy, please visit lacoliseum.com/beclear
We want all fans (including those cheering for the visiting team) to enjoy their game day experience. We ask for your support as we strive to create and maintain a safe and enjoyable stadium environment. So please remember to be considerate of those seated near you, cheer constructively, support your team, and be mindful of good sportsmanship. Behavior that is disruptive to others may result in ejection from the stadium. Fans are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior to Management Personnel. For assistance call or text 213-263-4007 with a
description of the situation and seat location. This number will only be active on game day. Message and data rates may apply.
FAN CODE OF CONDUCT
In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment, we ask that fans refrain from the following behaviors:
- Profanity or other offensive language or gestures, whether spoken, written or appearing on apparel
- Smoking (including vaporizers, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco)
- Intoxication or excessive alcohol consumption or signs of substance impairment that results in irresponsible behavior
- Bringing prohibited items into the venue
- Throwing of items or liquids
- Entering the playing field or court at any time
- Fighting or other threatening behavior, including verbal or physical harassment
- Failure to retain ticket and/or present it to event staff if requested to do so
- Resale of tickets at the venue
- Violation of state or local laws
- Failing to follow instruction of stadium personnel or stadium policies
Failure to comply may result in ejection or arrest. Fans are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior to Management Personnel. For assistance, call or text 213-263-4007. Message and data rates may apply. We welcome your help in our efforts to provide an enjoyable experience for all guests.
USC Football kickoff times are subject to change for television broadcasts. Visit usctrojans.com for updates.
All persons and their belongings are subject to metal detector screening and bag inspection prior to entering the Coliseum. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to avoid delays. All prohibited items will not be allowed inside the Coliseum. The following items are NOT ALLOWED in the Coliseum:
- Bags, Backpacks or Purses which do not meet Bag Policy guidelines. Hard or Soft Coolers, Baskets, Packages or Containers;
- Alcoholic Beverages, Bottles or Cans. (Factory sealed bottles of water, 17 oz. or less, are allowed; limit 2 per person);
- Illegal Drugs and Weapons including Firearms, Knives, Explosives, Fireworks, Lighters and Laser Pointers;
- Professional Cameras (lenses longer than 3”) and Camera Equipment, Selfie-Sticks, Tripods and Video or Audio Recording Equipment;
- Banners, Sticks, Poles, Inflatables, Frisbees, Balls, and Unsliced Fruits or Vegetables;
- Umbrellas, Balloons, Strollers, Skateboards and Folding or Beach Chairs;
- Pets (Service Animals are allowed);
- The Coliseum is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is prohibited in any area of the Coliseum.
Please do not conceal items. Have all items clearly visible inside an approved bag. All bags must meet Bag Policy guidelines and are subject to inspection upon entry. For more information on the Coliseum Bag Policy, please visit: lacoliseum.com/beclear.
Gate 1 will-call, ticket sales, and ticket services will open up 3 hours prior to kick-off.
Visiting Team Will Call is located outside of Gate 4.
VIP Will Call is located outside of Gate 4.
Gate 19 ticket sales and services will open two hours prior to kick-off.
The Ticket Office inside the Student Union will open three hours prior to kick-off.
A photo ID is required to pick up Will-Call tickets.
More information can be found at these websites:
USC Gameday on Campus: gameday.usc.edu
USC Athletics: usctrojans.com/gameday
LA Coliseum Building Policies: lacoliseum.com/building-policies
Clear Bag Policy: lacoliseum.com/beclear
USC Football Experiences: usctrojans.com/ot/experience