Los Angeles Coliseum – Home of the USC Trojans
Trojan Football and Olympics History at the Los Angeles Coliseum Impress our Tour Guests
Los Angeles is blessed to have two historic stadiums still in regular use. We have written about the Rose Bowl Stadium in nearby Pasadena (14 miles away). The other is the Los Angeles Coliseum in downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the University of Southern California whose Trojans call the Coliseum home. Since its completion in 1932 the Coliseum has also been home to the Los Angeles Rams and L.A. Raiders NFL teams, and for a short time to the Dodgers baseball team. The very first NFL/AFL Championship Game (later renamed the Superbowl) was played here in 1967. The record for highest attendance at a baseball game (115,300) was set in 2008 when the Dodgers hosted the Boston Red Sox (the Green Monster in left field in this case replaced by a very tall net – see below). Two Olympics were staged at this facility, large musical concerts, soccer matches, political rallies. Los Angeles weather permits year round use of this grand facility. Our helicopter route on the aerial portion of our air + ground private Los Angeles tour takes us right over the Coliseum just after we see the skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles.