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2015 WeAreSC Travel Guide: UCLA

By Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com


NOV. 28: 12:30 p.m. PT
Televised: ABC/ESPN2 (depending on your region)
Location: Los Angeles
Stadium: Memorial Coliseum
Capacity: 93,607
Surface: Natural Grass
Seating Chart: www.lacoliseum.com
Tickets: 213-740-GOSC

Projected Los Angeles Game Day Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny with a high of 59, Low of 45.

Websites: uclabruins.com/usctrojans.com


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

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.

Expo Line

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: The Pac-12 South Division title is on the line against the Bruins, and 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 title game adrenalin, follow the band across the street all the way to the Coliseum, which will make you really feel you’re part of the crosstown rivalry festivities.

For more information: www.usc.edu/dept/band/gameday_routine,html

Let’s eat: The Trojans Marching Band is offering a BBQ food bonanza Saturday before the UCLA game. Called Bosko’s Band Barbecue, five hours before kickoff you can have an all-you-can- eat and drink celebration (Beef tri-tip, grilled, fried and BBQ chicken, hot dogs, baked beans slaws and salads, fresh fruit and veggie platters, and a variety of ice cream.

Let’s eat – Part 2: If you wish to partake in the Trojans Marching Band BBQ and enjoy a pregame concert by the band and Song Girls, the cost is $65 per person and $5 for children 10 and under. Location of the BBQ is north of the Rose Garden in Exposition Park across from campus. For info and RSVP info, contact Sandy Johnston at 562-824-9821. All proceeds benefit the TMB Travel Fund.

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 10:00 a.m. for the traditional walk to the Coliseum’s peristyle entrance. Get there early because the intensity for the USC-UCLA game should be electric, and it could be a three-deep crowd.

Game Day Sports Bar/Restaurant

The Palm Restaurant

1100 S. Flower Street

Los Angeles



Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.

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