USC To Operate, Restore Coliseum

USC_Coliseum_2013After years of public and private negotiations, USC finally has control over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the next century.

The final hurdle was cleared Wednesday when the California Science Center gave final approval to a deal that not only grants the university control over the publicly owned Coliseum but also the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and nearly all of its revenue.

In June, the governing board of the California Science Center unanimously approved the final part of a lease agreement for the Coliseum, paving the way for USC to operate and restore the historic landmark. USC took over the operations of the Coliseum and Sports Arena in Exposition Park in July.

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