About the Event

CMN Sports and Relevent have partnered to present a blockbuster soccer match featuring 2018 World Cup contender Argentina vs. Guatemala on Friday, Sept. 7 at The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (8:00 p.m.). Tickets for the match will go on sale on Monday, June 18 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.  A portion of ticket sales will be donated to relief efforts in Guatemala following the eruption of the Volcano of Fire on June 3…

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CMN Sports and Relevent have partnered to present a blockbuster soccer match featuring 2018 World Cup contender Argentina vs. Guatemala on Friday, Sept. 7 at The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (8:00 p.m.).

Tickets for the match will go on sale on Monday, June 18 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. 

A portion of ticket sales will be donated to relief efforts in Guatemala following the eruption of the Volcano of Fire on June 3 which has left the nation devastated.

“We’re delighted to partner with Relevent and look forward to hosting this match featuring two very distinct but exciting teams,” said Henry Cárdenas, President of CMN Sports. “Argentina is a powerhouse and a favorite to win it all in Russia, while Guatemala’s young players are eager to compete again at the international level. It also gives us great joy to donate part of the proceeds from the game to relief efforts in Guatemala.”

Led by FC Barcelona star and five-time FIFA Player of the Year Lionel Messi, Argentina is set to open group play in Russia against debutant Iceland—a team they have never faced before—on June 16, followed by matches against Croatia (June 21) and Nigeria (June 26). La Albiceleste, which has qualified for the World Cup 17 times, secured its berth to Russia/2018 on Oct.10, 2017 off a Messi hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Ecuador. The CONMEBOL giant, with Jorge Sampaoli at the helm, holds the 8th spot in the FIFA World Rankings and hopes to lift soccer’s most prestigious showpiece this summer having already captured the title in 1978 (Argentina) and 1986 (Mexico). The team were runners up in 1930, 1990, and 2014. In Copa América action, Argentina has won the championship 14 times. Its world-class roster also boasts defender Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), midfielders Javier Mascherano (Hebei Fortune) and Angel Di María (PSG), and forwards Sergio Agüero (Manchester City), Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) and Paulo Dybala (Juventus).

“Relevent is committed to bringing the incredible culture and enthusiasm of international soccer to the U.S. and this match is sure to deliver that excitement to new and established fans alike,” said Charlie Stillitano, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Relevent. “We look forward to celebrating both of these national teams and their fans, while honoring all of those affected by the natural disaster in Guatemala.”

Guatemala have yet to appear in a FIFA World Cup. Los Chapines captured the CONCACAF (Gold Cup) Championship in 1967 and the Copa Centroamericana, contested by the national teams that are part of the Union Centroamericana de Fútbol (UNCAF), in 2001. They have made three appearances at the Olympic games (1968, 1976, and 1988) and 17 appearances at the Gold Cup, reaching the semifinals in 1996 and the quarterfinals in 2007 and 2011. FIFA recently lifted a two-year ban of the Guatemalan Soccer Federation (FEDEFUT) following a corruption scandal in 2016, clearing the way for the Central Americans to resume international competition.

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The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is located at:
3911 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037

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.

ADA 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.

All guests will be required to provide appropriate proof of age with one the following forms of identification:

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License
  • Any valid U.S. State or Federal Government issued I.D.
  • Any Valid U.S. Passport and/or Passport Card
  • U.S. Military I.D.
  • Valid Foreign Passport

Guests may not possess or purchase more than two (2) alcoholic beverages at a time. Shots may not be served at any time. Caps will be removed from all bottles. All glass containers must be poured into cups.

All concession stands and portable units will stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter. For non-football events, alcohol cut-off times will be determined by Coliseum management.

Alcohol of any kind may not be brought into or removed from the Coliseum.

Any guest who is determined to be deliberately concealing alcohol while entering the Coliseum will not be permitted to enter the building. A person exhibiting visible signs of impairment will not be permitted into the Coliseum. Any guest who exhibits behavior that distracts or inconveniences, or otherwise, interferes with another guest’s enjoyment of the event may be removed from the Coliseum.

Alcohol will not be served to any underage person or visibly impaired guest. Alcohol beverage sales may be curtailed or prohibited at the discretion of management. During USC football games, alcohol must remain within the Coliseum Club, Suite, or other defined hospitality areas.

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” by 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 www.lacoliseum.com/beclear.

To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite guest entry into the venue, the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will implement a new clear bag policy this year that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the Coliseum for all events.

The clear bag policy affects the type and size of the bags permitted into the stadium — not the items (keys, makeup, combs, phones, wallets, and credit cards) that you would normally bring to a game. Guests can still carry these items in their pockets. Guests will also be allowed to openly carry a blanket or jackets into the stadium, though they will be subject to search. For the fastest way to enter the stadium, we strongly encourage guests to not bring any type of bags, but if you must, outlined below are the specific types of bags that will be allowed inside the venue:

One bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and does not exceed 12” by 6” by 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.

Children who are two years of age and under are admitted free as long as they are held in a lap and do not interfere with other guests’ view of the event.  Strollers are prohibited.

Child ID bands are available at customer service locations.  It is suggested that the band, ticket stubs, a nametag and/or any other additional information be pinned to the clothing of any young child that might require assistance. These measures will assist any USC personnel in reuniting guests should it become necessary.

To report a lost child, please contact the nearest police officer or USC staff member, or go to customer service located at the Administrative Building near Gate 11.

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.

Exposition Park:

There are a limited number of public parking spaces in Exposition Park. Public parking sells out quickly and rates may vary per event. Entrances to Exposition Park are located at MLK & Hoover, 39th & Figueroa. Due to construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the entrance from W. 39th St & Vermont is closed. Exposition Park is managed by the Office of Exposition Park Management, a department of the State of California’s Natural Resources Agency

Overnight parking and camping is prohibited

There is no re-entry for parking. Vehicles may not leave and re-enter the parking lot.

Vehicles parked on city streets are subject to citation. This includes Vermont Avenue, Bill Robertson Lane, Figueroa Street, Exposition Blvd. or Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

During USC Football games:

Parking lots open at 8:00 AM (may be subject to change without notice depending on kickoff times). Public parking is available in Lot 1 for $25 cash only, and can be accessed from W. 39th Street and Vermont Street entrance. Buses, RVs and over-sized vehicles must reserve space in advance by calling Classic Parking at 213-749-5654.

Bus & RV Parking:

Bus and oversized vehicle parking is by reservation only. Availability is very limited and there is a fee to park. Contact USC Game Management at 213-740-4174 for more information.

USC Campus:

The USC Campus provides additional parking opportunities and is located one block north of the Coliseum on the north side of Exposition Blvd. Entrances are located at 36th Street and Vermont, South Figueroa Street and McCarthy Way.

During USC Football parking on campus is mostly reserved in advance. Public parking may be available at the USC Parking Center (3401 Grand Avenue) on a first-come first-serve basis for $25 cash only (prices subject to change without notice), with shuttle service to the game provided 3-hours prior to kickoff, and resuming at the start of the 4th quarter until 1 hour after the game.

Other Public Lots:

Public parking is also available in surrounding surface lots on Figueroa Street and Vermont Avenue at the Browning Street Garage located at Browning Street and Vermont (across from EXPO Park, Lot 2). Parking may be available in other lots near LA Live and the LA Convention Center. Take Metro for transport to USC/Exposition Park.

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 http://www.lacoliseum.com/beclear.

Smoking, smokeless tobacco and smoking implements (including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, lighters, vaporizers and e-cigarettes) are prohibited in all areas of the Coliseum. The use of smokeless tobacco is prohibited for all events (LAMC 41.50.1). Violators may be subject to eviction and/or citation.

Strollers are prohibited inside the Coliseum.

Public parking lots in Exposition Park that surround the Coliseum are managed by the Office of Exposition Park Management, a department of the State of California’s Natural Resources Agency. Please help us keep a safe environment and positive guest experience for all guests in the park.

Exposition Park Tailgating Policy

Tailgating is defined as; the use of any item (including tables, chairs, free-standing canopies or umbrellas, awnings attached to recreational vehicles, coolers, barbeques, grills, games, generators, televisions, sound systems, food or drink, food or drink preparation or serving equipment, or other items as identified by the General Manager (or designee) for the purpose of an outdoor gathering by one or more people prior to, during or after a scheduled event.

Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Tents or canopies exceeding an 8’ x 8’ footprint are not permitted.
  • Tailgating is limited to the area directly in front of or behind your vehicle only.
  • Box trucks, trailers, grill in-tow, or any catering service from an outside source, are not permitted in parking lots.
  • Generators and grills must have a fire extinguisher present while in operation. Please use care when storing flammable materials and please be courteous to neighboring parking spaces in regards to noise and exhaust.
  • Tailgating cannot impede vehicle or foot traffic.
  • Tailgating may not lock or restrict access to portable toilets. The use or creation of personal toilets or unregulated bathroom facilities is prohibited.
  • Tailgating will cease after kickoff.
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol is prohibited.
  • All guests must be in possession of a valid event ticket or credential.
  • Amplified sound is prohibited.
  • Glass containers or bottles are prohibited in all areas of Exposition Park. All drinks and items should be placed in plastic or disposable containers.
  • Barbecue grills cannot be set-up in areas of overhanging tree limbs or areas that have mulched ground-cover or wood-chips.
  • Barbecue grills cannot be left unattended.
  • Makeshift barbecue grills or stand-alone fire pits will not be allowed.
  • Open flames in the Visitor Parking Structure (VPS) are prohibited.
  • Empty spaces may not be reserved or used for the purpose of tailgating.
  • Appropriate receptacles must be used for the disposal of hot coals.
  • Barbecue grills with covers are allowed.
  • All Guest Code of Conduct and parking policies are in effect.

These practices will be strictly enforced by on-site law enforcement and the Los Angeles Fire Department. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in a revocation of tailgating privileges.

Ticket Booths are located on the outside between Gate 1, Gate 4 (Visiting Team Only) and Gate 19, open three and two hours prior to kickoff, respectively and close at halftime.

Game Day tickets are based on availability at all three locations.

Phone: (213) 740-GOSC
Email: uscto@usc.edu
Web: www.usctrojans.com/tickets

REPLACEMENT POLICY ON LOST, STOLEN, FORGOTTEN, AND/ OR DESTROYED TICKETS
The USC Ticket Office will address lost or stolen ticket issues with the primary account holder on record. Reprints may be issued upon approval of the primary account holder. The USC Ticket Office reserves the right to refuse any replacement ticket request.

TICKET TRANSFER & TICKET TURNBACK
USC Athletics offers two great options for fans if you cannot attend the game. Ticket Transfer simplifies the process of transferring your ticket to a friend, and Ticket Turnback sends the tickets back to the Athletic Department so they can then be donated to local charity and non-profit groups that would otherwise not be able to attend USC events.  For more info, visit uscticketoffice.com, click “Account login” and then select “Trojan Ticket Transfer” or “Trojan Turnback.”

WILL CALL
General Will Call is located outside between Gate 1 and Gate 4. Will Call opens three hours prior to kickoff and closes at halftime. Please present a valid Photo ID
and the credit card you paid with to claim all will call tickets. Arrive early to avoid long lines right before kickoff.

USC Player guests may pick up their tickets at the will call area located inside of Gate 28B (location subject to change). These booths open two hours prior to kickoff.

Visiting team guests may pick up their tickets at Gate 4 starting two hours before kickoff.

A valid Photo ID will be required for all ticket pickups. Due to NCAA Compliance Bylaws, names cannot be changed and every person picking up a ticket is required to show Photo ID.
All guests must enter their respective gate upon receipt of their stubbed ticket. There are no exceptions.

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

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