By Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com staff
GAME ONE – ARKANSAS STATE RED WOLVES
SEPT 5: 8:00 p.m. PDT/11:00 p.m. EDT
Televised: Pac-12 Networks
Location: Los Angeles
Stadium: Memorial Coliseum
Surface: Natural Grass
Seating Chart: www.lacoliseum.com
Projected Los Angeles Weather Forecast: Sunny with a high of 79 and a low of 62.
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 parking lots.
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.
Metro Express Lanes
In case you still don’t know, eleven miles of carpool lanes on the 110 Harbor Freeway have been converted to High-Occupancy Toll lanes, known as Metro Express Lanes. There will be no tollbooths. The tolls are collected electronically by a pre-paid FasTrak transponder. All toll lane users must have a FasTrak installed in their vehicle regardless of vehicle occupancy.
To learn more and sign up for FasTrak, visit: www.metroexpresslanes.net.
Parking is available on campus at the parking structures until they sell out of spaces. The rate is $25 for all lots. Public parking in the Exposition Park/Coliseum lots is $25 and is available in Lot 1, 2, & 3.
Skip the traffic and Go Metro on game day. Expo Line trains run every six minutes before and after games. Metro’s Silver Line also provides service to the 37th St/USC Station, just a short walk from the stadium.
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. For more details and to plan your trip, please check out www.metro.net/usctrojans.
Tommy Trojan Game Day Tips:
USC Campus: Being the first game of the season, we suggest you arrive early on campus and enjoy listening to the Trojans Marching Band, which will be playing at various spots on campus. For an added shot of adrenalin, following the band across the street all the way to the Coliseum and you’ll feel part of the festivities.
For more information: www.usc.edu/dept/band/gameday_routine,html
Tailgate/Fan Fest: The Trojans Fan Fest is located on Christmas Tree Lane just east of the Coliseum, with everything a USC fan could want – food trucks, music, games, merchandise, free giveaways, vehicle displays, and more! Check out the Ralphs Ultimate Tailgate inside the Fan Fest to see how to qualify for free food and drink, dinner and pub seating, plus TVs with college football games for you to enjoy! The Trojans Fan Fest opens four hours prior to kickoff at every home game.
Trojans Walk: The 2015 Trojans should arrive on Figueroa Blvd. at approximately 5:30 p.m. for the traditional walk to the Coliseum’s peristyle end. Get there early to get a good spot behind the ropes.
Game Day Restaurant
The Original Pantry (Los Angeles)
877 S. Figueroa