Los Angeles’s Coliseum gets its name from the historic coliseum of ancient Rome — and with nearly 100,000 spectator seats it upholds the tradition of mass entertainment. It is the home of the University of Southern California’s Trojan football team, and is the only stadium in the world to have hosted two Olympic games. While football is its main attraction, there are also concerts and special events held in the stadium on occasion. It is also a center of athletics history, having hosted a number of Super Bowl and World Series games.
Until 2015 the Coliseum was only available to visit by holding a ticket to one of its hosted events. It is now open to the public, with many of the medals and trophies won by teams that have played here on display. The stadium is well-maintained and its sheer size is impressive. It is soon also to be the temporary home of the new Los Angeles Rams team.
The Coliseum is located in downtown Los Angeles, within walking distance from the USC campus. Tours are given Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Traffic from other parts of Los Angeles can make for longer driving times, especially around games or events. Parking can be challenging as well, though various lots run by the university offers spots starting at $20. It is also accessible via the Metro Silver Line.