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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Here are six tips to make sure you have a great game day experience:

  • Plan ahead and know how you are getting to the Coliseum.  Use navigation and traffic apps such as Waze or Google Maps.
  • Go Metro on Gameday.  Take advantage of the Expo Line with two stops adjacent to the Coliseum.
  • Exposition Park Lots are permit only.  There are no cash lots at Exposition Park during USC and Rams football events.
  • USC Campus has available parking during events.  Rates and availability may vary per event.
  • Get here early.  Review policies, be prepared for metal detector screening and have items clearly displayed in a clear bag.
  • Arrive at the gates no later than 30 minutes before kickoff.

ACCESSIBLE SEATING

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum can accommodate patrons in wheelchairs or with restricted mobility. The Coliseum features multiple areas at Street level that do not require ramps or lifts to access. Situated at a midpoint between field level and the uppermost rows of the Coliseum, these areas can be accessed directly through accessible tunnels, which lead into the seating area of the Coliseum. These locations are situated around most of the circumference of the venue.

People with mobility disabilities who require accessible seating because of their disability are permitted to purchase tickets for accessible seats. Tickets for accessible seats may be sold to individuals who require accessible seating themselves or to someone purchasing on their behalf. People with disabilities who do not require the specific features of accessible seating but merely have a preference for them are not entitled to purchase accessible seats. Reserved seating in designated sections is available in advance, on a season or individual game basis, based on availability.

On game day, patrons who previously purchased a non-accessible game ticket but require accessible seating will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, based on availability.

For assistance, please contact:

USC Trojans
(213) 740-GOSC(4672)

Los Angeles Rams
(818) 338-0011

All Other Coliseum Events
(213) 747-7111

Or visit the Box Office located at Gate 29 for resolution.

For guests that need additional assistance reaching upper level seats in the Coliseum, escalators are located adjacent to Tunnels 4, 11, and 19. During construction in 2018, the elevator is located adjacent to Tunnel 15 for disabled access only.

ACCESSIBLE DROP-OFF AND PICK UP

Drop-off and pick-up for guests with disabilities should be made Exposition Park Drive after entering from South Figueroa at W. 39th Street.  Please be aware drop-off and/or pick-up may be difficult due to heavy traffic and congestion. Due to post-game traffic patterns, pick-up in this area may be delayed up to 45-60 minutes after the game until streets can be re-opened for access.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

ADA accessible parking is available in Expo Park.  Marked ADA spaces may not be reserved in advance are subject to availability based on arrival.  USC permit holders may park in ADA spaces, provided they have a valid ADA placard to do so.  Due to an extremely high demand for accessible parking, Expo Park is 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.

CLOSED CAPTIONING

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum provides closed captioning services for all major events. To confirm that closed captioning service will be available, please email LA Coliseum with the event name and the date service is requested. Requests should be made at least one week in advance to the event date.

The service provides text of all public address announcements during the game. You can access the service from your browser on any smart phone or mobile device. Data rates may apply. To access the service from your mobile device go to www.CaptionedText.com and enter Confirmation: 2650 (for English) at the top of the page. If you need assistance during an event, please text to (213) 263-4007. Data rates may apply.

HEARING AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Assistive listening devices for fans with hearing or visual impairments are available for checkout at Customer Service located in the Coliseum West Administration Building across from Tunnel 11.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Service animals are welcome inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Service animals must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times unless either the handler is unable because of a disability to use a harness, leash, or other tether, or the use of a harness, leash, or other tether would interfere with the service animals safe, effective performance of work or tasks, in which case the service animal must be otherwise under the handler´s control (e.g., voice control, signals, or other effective means). If you intend to bring a service animal to the building, please notify your ticket representative at the time of purchase so that an aisle seat may be reserved for you if available. An animal relief area is provided at Gate 33 in the Olympic Plaza. Guests with service animals are responsible for cleaning up after their animals and for their appropriate behavior toward other guests and Coliseum personnel at all times. A failure to do may result in the animal’s removal from the stadium. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is not responsible for the care or supervision of a service animal.

WHEELCHAIR TRANSPORTS

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is proud to provide assistance inside the stadium for guests with special needs. This service is free and can be requested through Customer Service. Disabled assistance is available upon request at all entry gates. To minimize your wait, we suggest that you make arrangements prior to the event you are attending by calling 213-747-7111 or email lacoliseum@usc.edu. During event hours, please call or text 213 263-4007. So that we may assist multiple guests, please be aware that our staff will not remain with you during the event, and you are not allowed to remain in the wheelchair during the event. In addition, the Coliseum does not rent wheelchairs or crutches.

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

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.

Clear Bag Policy

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.

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 Coliseum Administration Building near Gate 11.

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 and 39th & S. Figueroa.  Exposition Park is managed by the Office of Exposition Park Management, a department of the State of California’s Natural Resources Agency.

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.  Free shuttles are provided from the USC Parking Center to the Coliseum.

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 the Coliseum does not manage or control these lots in any manner.

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 may vary per event.

TRANSPORTATION

Due to limited parking, fans are encouraged to take public transportation to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on game days.

 

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 and smoking implements are 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.

Tailgating is not allowed in Exposition Park during soccer events. This is consistent with policies that are in place for the LA Football Club and MLS events.

Ticket Booths are located outside Gate 1 and Gate 19 for ticket sales. Ticket booths normally open three hours prior to kickoff and close at halftime.  The Coliseum Box Office is located at Gate 29 and is open for ticket account services and resolution.

REPLACEMENT POLICY ON LOST, STOLEN, FORGOTTEN, AND/ OR DESTROYED TICKETS

The Coliseum Box 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 Coliseum Box Office reserves the right to refuse any replacement ticket request.

WILL CALL

Will Call is located at the Ticket Booth outside Gate 1. 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.

 

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