THE ICONIC LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM SET TO MARK ITS HISTORIC CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY WITH “COLISEUM FOREVER” CELEBRATION
August 12, 2022
The legendary venue will celebrate the momentous milestone with an all-new logo and website, as well as exciting events and programming slated through the end of next year
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The historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, located in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, will welcome its centennial anniversary in 2023 with the launch of “Coliseum Forever,” a celebration of 100 years of epic moments and a look to the future as the venue welcomes a number of iconic events, including the recent announcement of the 2028 Summer Olympics. Since opening in June 1923, the world-renowned venue has been home to some of the greatest and largest events the world has ever seen, becoming an iconic destination to Angelenos and visitors alike. In honor of its 100th anniversary, the Los Angeles Coliseum will welcome exceptional events, memorialize stories from notable and iconic figures who contributed to the venue’s unparalleled legacy and bring the community together through extraordinary programs – making for a centennial celebration that will be remembered for years to come.
“We are absolutely ecstatic to celebrate 100 years of storied operations,” said Dan Stimmler, Vice President, USC Auxiliary Services and COO of the Los Angeles Coliseum. “From being the home turf of the incredible USC Trojans to hosting endless awe-inspiring events, our historic venue has seen it all. We are thrilled to continue celebrating diversity, creativity, inclusivity and artistic excellence as we come into this great milestone and welcome in the next 100.”
Over the years, the legendary venue has stood the test of time and has proven to be one of the most diverse venues in the industry. Showcasing its endless capabilities to host any type of event and completing innovative renovations throughout the complex, the Memorial Coliseum remains to be the venue of choice for all sporting, live music and memorable events as everyone hopes to be in the presence of history.
“To be celebrating this incredible milestone is a great feat,” said Joseph Furin, General Manager of Los Angeles Coliseum. “We are excited to welcome our centennial year with a new look and countless can’t miss events from now until the end of 2023.”
In honor of the incredible centennial achievement, the 70,000-seat venue will feature a full list of live performances, sporting events and ceremonies that will welcome special recognitions at each event, “Coliseum Forever” fan giveaways and more slated through 2023. A current list of events that will take place during the centennial celebration include:
- Rammstein in September
- The 2022 USC Trojans home football games, including the anticipated match-up against Notre Dame in November
- East LA Classic High School Football Games in October
- Kx5 with Kaskade and deadmau5 in December
- The return of NASCAR’s Busch Light Clash in February 2023
- SuperMotocross World Championship in October 2023
- The 2023 USC Trojans football season, including the awaited match-up against UCLA
In addition to the live events, the celebration will unveil an all-new logo and welcome special programs honoring important segments and organizations throughout the 100-year history which will include legacy videos, community stories, academic initiatives, historical commendations and much more.
To stay up to date with all the “Coliseum Forever” updates, celebrations, and events, please visit coliseumforever.com.
About The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a living memorial to all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War I, has been a civic treasure for generations of Angelenos. Located in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, the Coliseum is a 77,500-capacity multi-purpose stadium that opened in 1923. Home to the USC Trojans, the legendary stadium has been named as one of the nation’s 40 best stadiums to experience college football by Sporting News and ranked USC football at the Coliseum as the nation’s No. 3 stadium experience by StadiumJourney.com. Following a recent renovation in 2019, the stadium is now home to a newly added seven-story suite and press tower which includes luxurious suites, loge boxes, club seats, a new press box, and the rooftop 1923 Club with a 360-degree view of the Los Angeles basin; along with several upgrades including new seating, updated technology and concession stands, additional food options for guests and much more.
The legacy of events and individuals hosted in nine-plus-decades reads like no other, including the only venue to host two Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and the Track and Field Competition for the Summer Olympics (Xth Olympiad in 1932, XXIIIrd Olympiad in 1984) and soon a third (XXXIVth Olympiad in 2028); home to college football’s USC Trojans since 1923 and the UCLA Bruins (1928-1981); professional football’s Los Angeles Rams (1946-1979 and 2016-2019); appearances by U.S. Presidents Franklin D Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan; and international dignitaries such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, and Nelson Mandela, to name a few. Additionally, the Coliseum, designated a National Historic Monument in 1984, has hosted some of the greatest acts in entertainment, including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Prince and many more. For more information please visit lacoliseum.com.