The Los Angeles Dodgers will conduct USC Night at Monday’s game against the Miami Marlins, including giving fans the opportunity to take pictures with the Victory Bell in the Right Field Plaza before the game.

The USC Song Girls will also be in the Right Field Plaza. Former USC football players Robert Woods and Nickel Robey-Coleman, now both members of the Los Angeles Rams, will be interviewed from the field and featured during pregame activities.

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, a graduate of the USC Gould School of Law, will declare, “It’s time for Dodger baseball.”

The team is offering a ticket package that includes a three-quarter sleeve Dodgers-USC shirt. Fans must purchase the ticket pack through Dodgers.com/USC to receive the shirt.

The Victory Bell, a 295-pound bell originally hung atop a Southern Pacific freight locomotive, is annually awarded to the winner of the USC-UCLA football game.

The bell was given to the UCLA Alumni Association in 1939. In 1941, it was taken by a group of USC students who hid it in a variety of locations for more than a year.

Following an intervention by school administrators, the student body presidents of both schools signed an agreement in 1942 providing that the winner of the football game would keep possession for the next year, a tradition that has continued, along with painting the bell’s carriage in the school color of the winner.

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