Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1984 for its contribution to the history of California, and the country. It’s one of the oldest stadiums still in use today, and is the home of the University of Southern California Trojans football team, and the temporary home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum opened in 1923, and since then, it’s hosted a myriad of historic and significant events including two Olympiads, two Super Bowls, one World Series, a Papal Mass and visits by three U.S. presidents. It has also played host to a number of concerts by the legends in the music industry. In 2008, the stadium set a Guinness World Record for the largest attendance ever at a baseball game with a crowd of 115,300 witnessing the game between Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox.

Los Angeles Coliseum has a seating capacity of up to 93,607, consisting of one seating deck surrounding the playing field. The entrance to the coliseum features two life-sized bronze nude statues of male and female athletes, as well as Olympic rings symbols. The Olympic Cauldron Torch was added at the east end of the stadium, and 54 “Court of Honor” plaques, located between the double arches, recognize the events and participants in the coliseum’s history. Amenities include about 20,000 parking spaces within walking distance to the coliseum, 62 permanent concession stands and up to 26 portable concession stands. Self-guided and guided tours of the facility are available from Wednesday to Sunday.

The Coliseum is part of the 17-acre Exposition Park complex located just a few minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The park boasts an array of attractions including the California African American Museum, the Exposition Park Rose Garden, the California Science Center, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Jesse Brewer Jr. Park and the Expo Center. It’s also just a few minutes away from Staples Center, Grammy Museum, Los Angeles Central Library, L.A. Fashion District and the Grand Central Market.
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3939 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
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Date/Year Built/Opened:
May 1, 1923