Earlier this week, I had the privilege to attend the groundbreaking for the $270 million Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum renovation. As president of the Coliseum Commission, my priority is to protect and preserve the Coliseum so the public can safely enjoy and appreciate this iconic facility for generations to come. I can honestly say this was a magnificent day for the City and all Angelenos—not to mention a vital step forward to a more dynamic 9th District.
Considered one of the sports world’s most beloved historical landmarks and home of the USC Trojans, the Coliseum will be restored with 21st century amenities. The list of improvements include additional aisles, handrails, wider seats, more legroom, cup holders, updated Wi-Fi, concession expansion, along with updated electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. Audio and video systems also are being upgraded.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is the only venue in the world to have hosted two Olympiads, two Super Bowls and a World Series. But the story doesn’t end there. The iconic Coliseum will be home to both opening and closing ceremonies, as well as athletic events (track and field) for the 2028 Olympics.
Curren D. Price, Jr.
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