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2017 WeAreSC Travel Guide: Game Three – Texas

TEXAS LONGHORNS (1-1, 0-0 Big 12)

SEPT. 16: 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET
Televised: FOX
Location: Los Angeles
Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Capacity: 92,348
Surface: Natural Grass
Seating Chart: www.lacoliseum.com
Tickets: Sold out

The opening line: The Trojans opened a 17-point favorite over Texas.

Projected Saturday Los Angeles Weather Game Forecast: Sunny with a high of 79, 63 percent humidity, 0 precipitation, and a low of 65 degrees.

Websites: texassports.com / usctrojans.com

DIRECTIONS TO THE COLISEUM
From the West

1. Take the 10 Freeway east

2. Exit Hoover St. and turn right
3. Turn left on Jefferson St.
4. Turn right on Figueroa St.
5. Continue past campus and follow directional signs to Coliseum and parking.

From the North

1. Take the 110 Freeway south
2. Exit Exposition Blvd., turn left on Flower St.
3. Follow the directional signs to Coliseum and parking.

From the South

1. Take the 110 Freeway north
2. Exit Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
3. Turn left on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and follow directional signs to Coliseum or USC campus parking lots. The Express Lane exits directly to 39th St. and the entrance to Exposition Park.

From the East

1. Take the 10 Freeway west
2. Exit Los Angeles St.
3. Turn left on Broadway St. or Hill St.
4. Follow directional signs to Coliseum and parking.

Parking: Parking is available on campus at the parking structures until they sell out of spaces. The rate is $25 for all lots.

Metro Expo Line: Skip the traffic and Go Metro! Metro Expo Line provides a convenient service via the Expo/Vermont and Expo/USC Stations. For more info: www.metro.net/usctrojans Save time by getting a Metro Day Pass on a reusable TAP card before game day. They’re available at hundreds of sales outlets. And if you already have a TAP card, load it with a pass online prior to the game.

 Metro Express Lanes: Eleven miles of carpool lanes on the 110 Harbor Freeway have been converted to High-Occupancy Toll lanes, known as Metro ExpressLanes. All users must have a FasTrak installed in their vehicle regardless of vehicle occupancy. To learn more: www.metroexpresslanes.net

Tommy Trojan Game Day Tips:

USC Campus: Two of the nation’s most storied college football programs will get together early Saturday evening, and there’s nothing like a matchup like this to arouse the cardinal and gold spirit on the Trojans’ campus. However, expect to see plenty of “burnt orange” and some big cowboy hats roaming the campus and some “Hook’em Horns” buttons, as well. The No. 4 Trojans, however, will be ready, and Trojans fans will be inspired to rock and roll. Gear up for the game with the Trojan Family Game Day Experience, a safe, family-friendly on-campus tailgate that is free and open to the public. Kids can play free games and make Trojan crafts while parents can sit back, relax, and enjoy live out-of-town football games on one of the 60″ plasmas. The area has plenty of shade, tables, and chairs for adults and children, along with affordable tailgate food and beverages (non-alcoholic, wine and beer) available for all fans to purchase. Opens four hours prior to kickoff and closes 30 minutes before kickoff Located in Alumni Park on USC’s campus (In front of the Doheny Memorial Library) Face painting, crafts and interactive games.

Trojan Marching Band: Get into the Trojan Game Day spirit of the big game by watching the Trojan Marching Band at one of their pre-game performances through-out campus, and then follow the band to the LA Coliseum. For more information, visit www.uscband.usc.edu/gameday-routine/

Coliseum Tailgate/Fan Fest: The Trojans Fan Fest is located on Christmas Tree Lane just east of the Coliseum, with everything a Trojans fan could want – food trucks, music, games, merchandise, free giveaways, vehicle displays, and more. And make sure to stop by the Ralphs Ultimate Tailgate inside the fan fest to see how to qualify for free food and drinks, dining, and pub seating, plus TVs of other college football games to enjoy. Trojan Fan Fest opens four hours prior to kickoff at every home game.

Trojans Walk: The Trojans team busses should arrive at the Coliseum between around 3 p.m. Get there early to get a good spot to see the Cardinal and Gold up-close. The Trojans will enter the Coliseum through the peristyle gates.

Coliseum Security Reminder: With a sellout expected, fans are encouraged to enter the Coliseum gates early to avoid being caught in massive security lines with the metal detectors and bag checks.

BAG POLICY – IMPORTANT: The Coliseum prohibits bags, backpacks and other containers from entering the venue, with the following exceptions:

  • One bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and does not exceed 12” by 6” and 12”, or;
  • A one-gallon clear plastic storage bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • In addition to one of the clear bags noted above, guests may also carry in a small clutch bag or purse approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, oversized seat cushions with pockets or metal structures, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. These measures are designed to promote public safety while encouraging guests to limit the items they bring into the venue to create a more efficient screening and entry process. all items must be visible when entering the venue. The fewer items that are concealed, the quicker the process becomes. All approved bags are subject to inspection upon entry. For more information on the Coliseum Bag Policy, please visit www.lacoliseum.com/beclear

Game Day Sports Bar/Restaurant: Lawry’s The Prime Rib, 100 No. La Cienega, L.A., 310-652-2827



Greg Katz
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Katz started off at WeAreSC in the early 2000's with his "Obvious-Not-So Obvious" column, and is a member of the Football Writer's Association of America.


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