STANFORD CARDINAL (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12)
SEPT. 9: 5:30 p.m. PDT/8:30 P.M. ET
Location: Los Angeles
Stadium: Memorial Coliseum
Surface: Natural Grass
Seating Chart: www.lacoliseum.com
The opening line: The Trojans are favored by 5 ½ over Stanford.
Projected Saturday Los Angeles Weather Forecast: Sunny with a high of 83 degrees, 62 percent humidity, 0 precipitation and a low of 67 degrees.
Websites: gostanford.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 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: It’s the Pac-12 opener for both the highly nationally ranked Trojans and Cardinal, and the campus will be charged with excitement. Both private universities are undefeated (1-0), and Saturday’s winner will help get a leg up in their respective conference divisions with CFP implications, as well. Get into the big game atmosphere by attending the Trojan Family Game Day Experience, which is 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. It all 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), there is face painting, crafts and interactive games.
TROJAN MARCHING BAND
Join the Trojan Game Day spirit 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 around 3 p.m. Get there early to view the Cardinal and Gold in person and up-close. They enter the historic venue through the peristyle end below the famous torch.
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. We ask that all items are 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
Pacific Dining Car, 1310 W. Sixth Street, L.A.