The historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2023 with the launch of “Coliseum Forever,” a celebration of 100 years of historical moments and a look to the future, including the recent announcement of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.
Since opening in June 1923, the venue has been home to many important events. In honor of its 100th anniversary, the Los Angeles Coliseum will take a walk down memory lane with the people who lived those memories. The 70,000-seat venue will feature live performances, sporting events, ceremonies and “Coliseum Forever” fan giveaways in 2023. A list of events that will take place during the celebration include:
- 2022 USC home football games, including the rivalry game against Notre Dame in November
- East LA Classic High School Football Games in October
- Kx5 with Kaskade and deadmau5 in December
- The return of NASCAR’s Busch Light Clash in February 2023
- SuperMotocross World Championship in October 2023
- The 2023 USC football season, including the inter-city matchup against UCLA
“We are absolutely ecstatic to celebrate 100 years of storied operations,” said Dan Stimmler, vice president, USC Auxiliary Services, and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. “From being the home turf of the incredible USC Trojans to hosting endless awe-inspiring events, our historic venue has seen it all. We are thrilled to continue celebrating diversity, creativity, inclusivity and artistic excellence as we come into this great milestone and welcome in the next 100.”
In addition to the live events, the celebration will unveil a new logo and welcome special programs honoring important segments and organizations throughout the 100-year history. This will include legacy videos, community stories, academic initiatives and historical commendations.
“It is such an honor to be welcoming in this centennial anniversary at the LA Coliseum,” said George Pla, president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission. “We are delighted to continue the legacy of this historic venue and are looking forward to what’s to come.”