LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 4 December 2009

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a large outdoor sports stadium in the University Parkneighborhood of Los Angeles, California at Exposition Park that is home to the University of Southern California Trojans football team. It is located next to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arenaadjacent to the campus of the University of Southern California (USC). The stadium is jointly owned by the State of California, Los Angeles County, and the City of Los Angeles; it is currently managed by the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, which has board members drawn from the three ownership interests.[1]

The Coliseum has the distinction of being the only stadium in the world to host the Olympic Gamestwice, in 1932 and 1984. It is also the only Olympic stadium to have also hosted Super Bowls andWorld Series. Typically this is not a sight that is seen or requested on Los Angeles guided tours, yet it was declared a National Historic Landmark on July 27, 1984, the day before the opening ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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