Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is an outdoor sports stadium located in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. The stadium is home to the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans football team, and will be the temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL), beginning in 2016, until their new stadium in Inglewood is completed. The Coliseum was previously home of the Rams from 1946 to 1979. The facility has a listed seating capacity of 93,607, making it the largest football stadium in the Pac-12 Conference and the NFL.
It is located in Exposition Park next to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and across the street from USC. The Coliseum and Sports Arena are jointly owned by the state of California, Los Angeles County, and the city of Los Angeles. Both facilities are managed and operated by the University of Southern California Auxiliary Services Department.
The Coliseum is the first stadium to have hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice, in 1932 and 1984 and has been proposed to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The stadium was the temporary home of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball from 1958 to 1961 and was the host venue for games 3, 4, and 5 of the 1959 World Series. It was the site of the First AFL-NFL World Championship Game, later called Super Bowl I, and Super Bowl VII. Additionally, it has served as a home field for a number of other teams, including the Los Angeles Raiders of the NFL, and UCLA Bruins football. It was declared a National Historic Landmark on July 27, 1984, the day before the opening ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, which consists of three voting members appointed by the three ownership interests and meets on a quarterly basis, provides public oversight of the master lease agreement with USC. Under the lease the University has day-to-day management and operation responsibility for both the Coliseum and Sports Arena. The 98-year lease took effect on July 29, 2013, and was signed by the parties on September 5, 2015. The agreement requires the University to make approximately $100 million in physical improvements to the Coliseum, pay $1 million each year rent to the State of California, maintain the Coliseum's physical condition at the same standard used on the USC Campus, and assume all financial obligations for the operations and maintenance of the Coliseum and Sports Arena Complex.(Wikipedia)