Good news, football fans.
USC and UCLA will offer full-capacity seating at football games this season at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Rose Bowl, respectively, the universities announced Tuesday.
The announcements come on the day California lifted statewide COVID-19 rules restricting capacity at businesses and event venues. The Los Angeles Dodgers will take advantage of the relaxed regulations Tuesday night, welcoming a full-capacity crowd.
Specific policies governing attendees at USC and UCLA games — such as mask-wearing requirements — haven’t been announced.
“We are beyond excited to welcome the Trojan Family back to the Coliseum for the first time since 2019,” USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn said. “Our home games were not the same last year, and the gameday experience at the Coliseum is so special primarily because of the fans. Our players and coaches can’t wait to see fans and family in the stands and that energy is a difference-maker for us on the field.”
UCLA Athletic Director Martin Jarmond said, “We are excited to welcome back students, alumni and fans to the Rose Bowl and our other outside sporting events. Getting the COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged to provide the safest environment for everyone. We will continue to follow local and state health and safety protocols in order to maintain a safe environment for our fans.”
Both universities will exclusively rely on mobile ticketing, with both partnering with the ticketing company Paciolan. More details will be released at a later date.
UCLA opens its home season on Aug. 28 with a game against Hawaii. USC takes on San Jose State in its first home game on Sept. 4.
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