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2017 WeAreSC Travel Guide: Game 12 – UCLA

UCLA BRUINS (5-5, 3-4 Pac-12 South)/ No. 12 USC Trojans (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12 South)

NOV. 18: 5 p.m. PT
Televised: ABC
Location: Los Angeles
Stadium: Memorial Coliseum
Capacity: 93,607
Surface: Natural Grass
Seating Chart: www.lacoliseum.com
Tickets: 213-740-GOSC

The opening line: The Trojans opened a 15-point favorite over UCLA.

Projected Saturday Los Angeles Game Day Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny with a high of 71, low of 54, 34 percent humidity, and 0 precipitation.

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 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.

Tommy Trojan Game Day Tips:

USC Campus: The No. 12 Trojans have clinched the Pac-12 South Division and on their way to the Pac-12 Championship Game on Dec. 1, but that will have to wait because this week it’s crosstown rival UCLA Bruins, and you know what that means. There’s nothing quite like the experience of a Trojans/Bruins football confrontation, especially when it’s a USC home game and the campus is jumping. So, start the Saturday rivalry by attending the Trojan Family Game Day Experience. The Trojan Family Game Day Experience 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. 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 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/

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 2017 Trojans should arrive on Figueroa Blvd. at approximately 2 -2:30 p.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.

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


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 should 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: Just pick a spot at nearby LA Live or head over to the new Trojans eating and shopping complex, the University Village, across the street from campus on Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street. You’re sure to find something to appease your appetite along with all the cardinal and gold surroundings.

Greg Katz
Greg Katz

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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