South Los Angeles
South Los Angeles is a 51.08-square-mile region of Los Angeles County and is comprised of 25 neighborhoods. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena are both located in South Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s $270 million Makeover:
The Coliseum was built in 1923 and is one of the country’s most storied sporting venues. This venue can seat approximately 93,607 individuals and has been home to several NFL teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers, USC football programs, and the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympic Games. The Coliseum renovations will be implemented over a two-year period (2017 to 2019) and will include the following:
- Replacing all seats and installing handrails:
- New aisles with wider seats and increase legroom; seats and a new press box;
- A new structure, which will include house suites, club seats and a new press box;
- Improving audio and video capabilities;
- Updating the entry concourse;
- Installing new field and stadium lighting; and
- Replacing all the electrical, Mechanical and plumbing systems.
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena to be Replaced by Soccer Stadium:
The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena has plans to be developed into an internationally-renowned football stadium. Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) plans to build a new soccer stadium on the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena’s Current site in South Los Angeles.
The new development will have an estimated value of $250 million and will consist of the following: an approximately 22,000-seat venue and more than 100,000 square feet of new restaurants, a conference center, office space, and a soccer museum. Construction is scheduled to be completed by 2018 for LAFC.