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2017 WeAreSC Travel Guide: Game Ten –– ARIZONA (HOMECOMING/REUNION WEEKEND)

No. 23 ARIZONA WILDCATS (6-2, 4-1 PAC-12 SOUTH) / No. 17 USC TROJANS (7-2, 5-1 PAC-12 SOUTH
NOV. 4: 7:45 p.m. PT/10:45 p.m. ET
Televised: ESPN
Location: Los Angeles
Stadium: Memorial Coliseum
Capacity: 92,348
Surface: Natural Grass
Seating Chart: www.lacoliseum.com
Tickets: 213-740-GOSC

The opening line: The Trojans opened a 9-point favorite over Arizona.

Projected Saturday Los Angeles Weather Forecast: Morning showers and evening rain with a high of 63, low of 55, 80 percent humidity, 40 percent precipitation.

Websites: arizonawildcats.com / usctrojans.com

DIRECTIONS TO THE COLISEUM

From the West
1.Take the 10 Freeway east

  1. 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: It’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, and does it get any better knowing the Trojans and Arizona will battling Saturday night for first place in the Pac-12 South Division? BTW, Saturday is supposed have showers in the morning and rain at night. Who cares? It should still be quite a Homecoming experience and speaking of experiences, 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. And because it’s Homecoming, expect some extra fan experiences and freebees, as well.

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. between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. for the traditional walk from their team busses to the Coliseum’s peristyle end and down into the stadium.

Coliseum Security Reminder: With a large Homecoming crowd 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. 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
Taylor’s Steakhouse, 3361 W. Eighth, L.A  213-382-6449



Greg Katz
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Greg Katz

Now in his 58th 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 staff writer 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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