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The 2017 college football season is over, and as promised, USC has started work on its $270-million renovation to the Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumA live camera perched above Exposition Park offers a bird's-eye view of the progress.

The iconic 93,000-seat stadium, built in 1923, ranks among the most storied sporting venues in American history, having played hoste= to multiple NFL teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers and both USC and UCLA football.  Most notably, it figured prominently in both the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics, and will once again have a central role in the 2028 Games.

With designs by DLR Group, USC's renovation will include:

  • New seats and handrails throughout the stadium
  • New aisles and increased leg room
  • A new structure on the south side of the stadium to contain suites, loge boxes, club seats a concourse and a press box
  • A restoration of the peristyle to more closely resemble its original design
  • Wi-Fi throughout the stadium
  • Improved audio and video equipment, including two large screens at the east and west ends of the stadium
  • New and improved concession stands
  • Upgraded entry concourses
  • New field and stadium lighting

Completion is expected to occur in time for the 2019 USC football season.

Also visible in the background of the live camera is Banc of California Stadium, LAFC's new 22,000-seat venue.

Image via OxBlue
Rendering by DLR Group
Rendering by DLR Group
Rendering by DLR Group
Rendering by DLR Group
Rendering by DLR Group

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