Today is the day a bunch of rookies are at the Coliseum to take pictures for trading cards and other promotional work. Above is JuJu Smith-Schuster’s new card at the Coliseum. Yes, Coliseum. Not United Coliseum.
Below is a group photo. Apparently, Adoree Jackson was not in attendance.
USC originally had some plans for the Coliseum to have “towers” on both sides of the field. Imagine how much of a relocation that would cause? Instead of the current 9,000 it would have been twice that. Or more.
Is USC going to remove “Los Angeles” from the title of the Coliseum? It intends retain the “Memorial Coliseum,” which is big of the university to allow the tribute to World War I veterans. Originally, the Coliseum was a tribute to “Los Angeles” veterans of World War I.
So does it become United Memorial Coliseum? United Airlines Memorial Coliseum? Will it become a memorial to those assaulted on United flights? The good part is the Coliseum is too iconic for USC to really alter its name in the eyes of the public. I hope.
The new Rams-Chargers stadium in Inglewood will not open until 2020, a year later than planned. So that means the Coliseum will have the Rams for an extra season. Does USC intend to give its fans a break on tickets with the extra year of rent from the Rams?