Project Description

USC Coliseum


The USC Coliseum originally opened in 1923, hosted the Olympics, two Super Bowls, World Series, a Papal Mass, and presidential visits in addition to USC football. This historic venue now has an impressive renovation including new seating, concourse, press box, and LED lighting to accommodate the addition of LA Rams home games until their new stadium is complete. This project includes a 240,000 SF, 7-story building within the existing bowl and which showcases 20 luxury suites, 24 loge boxes, 1110 premium club seats, two club level party decks, restaurants, catering kitchen, press facilities, and a rooftop party deck. 80,000 seats are also being replaced. SME Steel is honored to be part of this historic landmark renovation project.


  • Steel Fabricator and Erector: SME Steel
  • 77,500 seats for regular season games
  • 2,131 tons
  • $10.1 Million
  • 94 CoreBrace BRBs
  • Owner: State of California, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles
  • Operator: University of Southern California
  • Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie | AECOM Hunt
  • Architect: DLR Group
  • Engineer: Nabih Youssef Structural Engineers
  • Date of Completion: 2018