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Old January 11th, 2012, 09:03 PM   #161
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For the upteenth time, it would cost more to renovate the Coliseum than it would to build a new stadium. The NFL isn't going to play at the Coliseum anytime soon.
Um, we're just talking?
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Old January 12th, 2012, 08:59 AM   #162
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For the upteenth time, it would cost more to renovate the Coliseum than it would to build a new stadium. The NFL isn't going to play at the Coliseum anytime soon.
Of course not. Any expansion/upgrade to the stadium will be Olympics specific and would benefit the Universities in the region more than the NFL.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #163
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Hey everyone. Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead.

But I have one question.

Is it true that the Coliseum is located in a sketchy neighborhood?

I've heard many Los Angeles residents say that the University Park area is a bad place to be, unlike L.A. Live in South Park.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #164
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The Coliseum is not in a great neighborhood. But it's not the worst either. It's right across the street from USC, which is a pretty safe campus considering the location. That area is up and coming though with the new Village development.

http://village.usc.edu/
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Old February 11th, 2012, 10:04 PM   #165
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Hey everyone. Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead.

But I have one question.

Is it true that the Coliseum is located in a sketchy neighborhood?

I've heard many Los Angeles residents say that the University Park area is a bad place to be, unlike L.A. Live in South Park.
Nowhere near as bad as people like to say.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 01:04 AM   #166
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The Coliseum is not in a great neighborhood. But it's not the worst either. It's right across the street from USC, which is a pretty safe campus considering the location. That area is up and coming though with the new Village development.

http://village.usc.edu/
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Nowhere near as bad as people like to say.
Thanks for the info, guys.

A lot of my friends in Orange County are hesitant to go to the Bruce Springsteen concert at the Sports Arena, because (as they say) the surrounding area is not really safe.

But I don't see how University Park could be all that different from South Park in terms of safety.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:56 AM   #167
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Thanks for the info, guys.

A lot of my friends in Orange County are hesitant to go to the Bruce Springsteen concert at the Sports Arena, because (as they say) the surrounding area is not really safe.

But I don't see how University Park could be all that different from South Park in terms of safety.
Well when the Coliseum last had a NFL team South Park was exactly the same as it. There was no LA Live and it was sketchy too. Since, Staples Center, LA Live and the rest of the development has gone up, making it a great area. University Park isn't the worst area, but it hasn't grown and developed quite as quickly as South Park. When some of the planned development in the area is done though, it will be great. Going to the Sports Arena for a concert will be just fine.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:59 AM   #168
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Of course not. Any expansion/upgrade to the stadium will be Olympics specific and would benefit the Universities in the region more than the NFL.
Now that it looks like USC is going to get the master lease to the stadium there is a chance that it can get the necessary renovations. If the Coliseum Commission somehow manages to maintain control of it though, no chance. They just wouldn't have the money to make it happen. Even if/when USC gets the master lease though, they're not going to upgrade it to make it viable for an Olympics. That's a renovation well beyond what they need, want and can afford.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #169
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I have another question, guys.

The Coliseum has an official capacity that is around 2,000+ more than the Rose Bowl's official capacity.

I would imagine that the Trojans sell out all of their games.

Has there ever been a non-sporting event that didn't manage to sell out at the Coliseum?

I ask this because U2 held a huge concert at the Rose Bowl back in 2009. I wanted them to perform at the Coliseum, but I was afraid that not even U2 could fill up a stadium that is bigger (capacity-wise) than the Rose Bowl.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #170
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I have another question, guys.

The Coliseum has an official capacity that is around 2,000+ more than the Rose Bowl's official capacity.

I would imagine that the Trojans sell out all of their games.

Has there ever been a non-sporting event that didn't manage to sell out at the Coliseum?

I ask this because U2 held a huge concert at the Rose Bowl back in 2009. I wanted them to perform at the Coliseum, but I was afraid that not even U2 could fill up a stadium that is bigger (capacity-wise) than the Rose Bowl.
There were over 93,000 fans at the Gold Cup Final at the Rose Bowl last year, so the official capacity isn't accurate. After the renovations the Rose Bowl is going down to about 88,000 though, so the Coliseum will have a much higher capacity then.

I imagine there have been plenty of events at the Coliseum that didn't sellout, like raves and motocross.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 08:54 PM   #171
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I have another question, guys.

The Coliseum has an official capacity that is around 2,000+ more than the Rose Bowl's official capacity.

I would imagine that the Trojans sell out all of their games.

Has there ever been a non-sporting event that didn't manage to sell out at the Coliseum?

I ask this because U2 held a huge concert at the Rose Bowl back in 2009. I wanted them to perform at the Coliseum, but I was afraid that not even U2 could fill up a stadium that is bigger (capacity-wise) than the Rose Bowl.
Raves are big at the Coliseum though now banned.


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Old February 14th, 2012, 02:21 AM   #172
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Maybe it's just me, guys.

But every time I see a picture of the Coliseum, it looks bigger than the Rose Bowl AND the Texas Memorial Stadium.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 06:48 AM   #173
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Maybe it's just me, guys.

But every time I see a picture of the Coliseum, it looks bigger than the Rose Bowl AND the Texas Memorial Stadium.
it IS huge. In fact, if the stands circled the east end as they do the west it would seat about 120,000.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 09:35 AM   #174
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yup, a preseason Dodgers game a couple years ago had an amazing attendance of 115,000!!

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Old February 14th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #175
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yup, a preseason Dodgers game a couple years ago had an amazing attendance of 115,000!!
Were there actually 115,000 people is attendance, or did they just distribute 115,000 tickets? The account I read pointed to the latter, with right around 100K actually there.
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The attendance for the exhibition game on March 29, 2008, between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers, was 115,300,[29] setting a new Guiness World Record for attendance at a baseball game. The previous record of an estimated 114,000 was in the 1956 Summer Olympics at Melbourne Cricket Ground for an exhibition game between teams from the USA Military and Australia.
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Hey everyone. Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead.

But I have one question.

Is it true that the Coliseum is located in a sketchy neighborhood?

I've heard many Los Angeles residents say that the University Park area is a bad place to be, unlike L.A. Live in South Park.
If you are still interested, here is a 3D flythrough of all the projects proposed and/or complete in University Park (USC). Quite a few of these are complete. The entire area around USC is changing dramatically and with the Expo Line recently opening (with 3 stops on campus), USC is truly being a urban university.





And The Village at USC
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Old June 17th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #179
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If you are still interested, here is a 3D flythrough of all the projects proposed and/or complete in University Park (USC). Quite a few of these are complete. The entire area around USC is changing dramatically and with the Expo Line recently opening (with 3 stops on campus), USC is truly being a urban university.
Thanks man.

So Exposition Park (where the Coliseum is located) is not officially part of the USC campus?
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This is my favorite as well. I found an article that explained the proposed renovation here http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/P...C/newindex.htm. Very nice design. Basically all the exterior walls would be left intact. I like how it still has that classic look but all the modern amenities. It still looks like it could be part of the original plans unlike Soldier Field. By reading the article the renovation would have great flexibility. Seating 68,000 for NFL and being to expand to 80,000 for college games. It also went on to say the field could be adjusted for a future Olympic bid. I'm not familiar with Los Angeles, and when I did visit I did visit the Coliseum, but I think renovating this stadium would be nicer than building a new stadium. Not being from LA I'm not sure the benefits of building a new stadium.
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