Thursday Night Football


For the first time in the BCS era, USC will host a weeknight game at the Coliseum on Thursday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. against Arizona.  While the game poses some logistical issues, we are taking every step to make sure that our fans enjoy a memorable night of Trojan football.


The university has not canceled classes, so with school in session, tailgating or picnicking of any kind will NOT be permitted on campus which includes campus buildings, fraternity row, parks and plazas.  In addition, football game attendees will NOT be allowed to park on campus in lots, structures or otherwise.

With that in mind, here is what you CAN DO, and some changes we have made to accommodate our fans.

  • Tailgating at the Coliseum and Exposition Park will be allowed as on a normal game day.
  • The Cardinal & Gold picnic in and around the Sports Arena will be open to ALL game ticket holders for $60 per person.  Reservations are based on availability. For more info, call (213) 740-4155.
  • We will also host a special catered pregame tailgate at Galen Center for $25 per person, which is open to all fans.  Click here to email your reservation for the Galen Center party.
  • If you choose to park at LA Live (see below), the restaurants will be open and welcoming USC fans.  In particular, the Lawry's Carvery is offering USC vs. Arizona ticket holders 10% off on the day of the game.   


  • Parking at the Coliseum will remain the same for pass holders of those lots. 
  • In addition, the USC Parking Center (Jefferson & Grand), PS1 (Flower next to the Radisson), PS2 (Exposition and Figueroa) and the Shrine Lot (Jefferson across from Gate 4) will be open.  Campus season parking passes will be honored at these lots.
  • LA Live is opening up lots 6 and 7 (Figueroa between 11th and 12th) to USC game attendees.  Shuttles from LA Live to the Coliseum will be FREE to all USC game ticket holders. 
  • Finally, the St. Vincent Elementary School on 2333 S. Figueroa St. (Adams Blvd.) will open its lot at 4 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis. 


  • CID Entertainment is providing a park and ride Trojan Express Bus from locations around Los Angeles and Orange County.  The buses will drop-off and pick-up at the Coliseum (Exposition Blvd. between Pardee Way and Bill Robertson). 
  • Shuttles will originate from Anaheim, Pasadena, Ontario, Ventura and Gardena/South Bay.  Click here for all the specific info and to reserve tickets.
  • Public transportation via the Metro Expo Light Rail is also recommended.  Click here for more info.

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The email link to Galen Center for the Thursday night game does not work. We want to make a reservation for the buffet at Galen for pre-game


Public transit usually ends at 10 PM. How can we be sure that we won't be stranded?

its a shame that USC took the money to play on a thursday night and then turn around and not let fans enjoy a regular "game day."

combine this with the team's current level of performance, we'll be lucky to get 30k fans to the game.

Is there anything else we can do for the Pac 12? Equal network revenue sharing, losing national exposure with non-existent cable deals and now a Thursday game in LA!!? Just great!!

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