Coliseum Problems

This was the scene 10 minutes before kickoff Saturday. Remember USC runs the Coliseum and was supposed to make everything better after years of blaming everything on the Coliseum Commission.

The attitude seems to be “get there early or tough luck.”.And if you think getting in was the only problem, I’m including a fan’s account of how hard it was to get out of the Coliseum on Saturday night.

Note: This fan waited 15 minutes for pedestrian traffic to die down.

“Getting out was no picnic either, especially since I have to use a cane. I have seats in Section 12, so I thought I would be able to get out of Gate 14, and into Lot 2. Gate 14 was closed because I guess they wanted to set up early for media coming in for the Rams game the day after. I thought I could try getting out of Gate 16, but I couldn’t even get that far.

“There was too much of a bottleneck in front of the women’s restrooms in front of Section 14 and 15 for me to try. I had to walk back, and try to exit Gate 11, which was closed because it was the exit closest to where the buses were I believe. Then Gate 8 was closed because that was next to the Fox trucks, so I had to exit Gate 6. To get to Lot 2, I had to walk down Bill Robertson, alongside the West side of the Swim Stadium to south end of the Swim Stadium (Park Dr.). To boot, I had to walk upstream on Bill Robertson back to Lot 2, because only one sidewalk was open due to the buses.”

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  • Old Trojans never die

    hey don’t care how you get your bottom in a seat. They care that you pay to have it.

  • ItsAllAboutTheBall

    Gate 12 was closed after the Utah State game last year. Used to walk right in, say hi to Traveler then right to my seat. Looks like they have shut down the majority of gates.

    • grave soul

      They’re being cheap and don’t want to pay for the extra security guards to keep gates open and people safe.

      • CORTEZ THE KILLER

        ucla doesn’t have to worry about that, no one goes to the games

        • Michael Guarino

          Two security guards at Rose Bowl —one for each fan.

          • gotroy22

            Did you see this? If true we have a decade left…

            DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: The Quote Investigator Website explores if a statement by the late management consultant and author Peter Drucker regarding higher education’s future – or the lack thereof – is apocryphal or true.
            In 2011 an article in “The New Republic” about online education reprinted remarks of Drucker:

            As early as the Internet mania of the late ’90s, higher education has been singled out as ripe for a technology-driven revolution.

            And looking back at the grandiose predictions of the time, it’s fair to say that such claims deserve a dose of skepticism.

            In 1997, for instance, legendary management guru Peter Drucker predicted that “Thirty years from now the big university campuses will be relics. Universities won’t survive. It’s as large a change as when we first got the printed book.”

            Fourteen years later, the big universities are bigger and (after a stellar year for endowment investments) richer than almost ever before.
            In conclusion, Peter Drucker did deliver the quotation during an interview published in “Forbes” in 1997. The thirty year prediction runs until 2027.

          • Michael Guarino

            2027….sounds about right.

          • Grammymb

            Exactly what I was thinking.

  • grave soul

    usc team = #papertiger

    • CORTEZ THE KILLER

      ucla= toilet paper

      • grave soul

        Amazing comeback. OK, bud. Carry on.

        • CORTEZ THE KILLER

          Thanks Charlie !

          • grave soul

            Not a worry, Jack!

        • Gabby

          “Dope in a bottle” is that a Colorado thing?

      • JustOwns

        Yellowing toilet paper: what the bozo u voted FB NC’s are commemorated on and spitball stuck on the walls of Hubris Barn.

        • Grammymb

          You certainly would have first hand knowledge of yellowing toilet paper. Keep working on those urinals, then you get to do the stalls.

        • Gabby

          Owns is an expert on toilet paper. It’s a job requirement. The unsung hero of restrooms

    • Ed Garrett

      hi john, i dont get to go to the zoo ever sense the blue berry insident, is a paper tiger more fear some then a memphis tiger?

      • grave soul

        Yes, Ed…Yes, it is. Vewy scawy. Now, finish eating your chicken noodle soup and then it’s back to nappie time.

      • Gabby

        Please explain the ” blue berry insident,”, details

  • CORTEZ THE KILLER

    The earlier you get in the more money you spend inside

    • Pasadena Trojan

      Self discipline, u don’t have to spend money

  • Grammymb

    If you don’t want to be in that crowf then get in more than 10 minutes before game time. What the hell do you expect. FAKE NEWS.

  • Derek Reeve

    For what it’s worth, I sat in 21, use an electric wheelchair and had no problem exiting or entering for that matter.

    • Gabby

      Exactly!

      Fight on!

  • Gabby

    That fan was Wolf. He actually forgot where he parked his moped. He conveniently left that detail out

  • UCLA Dynasty

    #whitepeopleproblems

    • gotroy22

      Golly Noidd is racist to boot.

    • Pasadena Trojan

      No, it is everybody’s problem. That is how it should read

  • TireBiter

    Reading the bloggers posts the past two days…never knew being 3-0 could be so bad.

  • Pasadena Trojan

    Scooter, then why didn’t you help him to get to his car. They should have talked to security to help them

  • Pasadena Trojan

    Lmao, people want to see usc football. They surly don’t have this problem at the ugly games