Over the years new light towers have been placed along the north and south rims.The large analog clock and thermometer over the office windows at either end of the peristyle were installed in 1955.Under the lease the University has day-to-day management and operation responsibility for both the Coliseum and Sports Arena properties.The 98-year lease took effect on July 29, 2013, and was signed by the parties on September 5, 2013.Designed by John and Donald Parkinson, the original bowl's initial construction costs were 4,873.When the Coliseum opened in 1923, it was the largest stadium in Los Angeles with a capacity of 75,144. The Olympic cauldron torch which burned through both Games remains above the peristyle at the east end of the stadium as a reminder of this, as do the Olympic rings symbols over one of the main entrances.The stadium is located in Exposition Park and across the street from USC.
A decorative facade bearing the Olympic rings was erected in front of the peristyle for the 1984 games, and the structure remained in place through that year's football season.
(The complete roster of honorees can be seen below).
A pair of life-sized bronze nude statues of male and female athletes atop a 20,000 pound (9,000 kg) post-and-lintel frame formed the Olympic Gateway created by Robert Graham for the 1984 games.
Los Angeles Christmas Festival (NCAA) (1924) UCLA Bruins (NCAA) (1933–1981) Los Angeles Dons (AAFC) (1946–1949) Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) (1958–1961) Los Angeles Chargers (AFL) (1960) Los Angeles Wolves (USA) (1967) Los Angeles Toros (NPSL) (1967) Los Angeles Aztecs (NASL) (1977, 1981) Los Angeles Raiders (NFL) (1982–1994) Los Angeles Express (USFL) (1983–1985) Los Angeles Dragons (SFL) (2000) Los Angeles Xtreme (XFL) (2001) Los Angeles Temptation (LFL) (2009–2011) The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is an American sports stadium located in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
The stadium serves as the home to the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans football team, and as the temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL).