Photo Galleries: New Heritage Hall


The new Heritage Hall will be open to the public starting Monday, and all fans, students and faculty will be welcome inside the USC Athletics' museum from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

The $35 million renovation project turned a 48,000 square foot space into an 80,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility which includes an interactive two-story museum in the lobby as well as offices for USC athletic administrators and coaches, a sports performance center, a broadcast studio, a lounge for Women of Troy student-athletes, a rowing ergometer room and an indoor golf driving area, plus new locker rooms, meeting rooms, equipment room and event space.

And finally, the new Heritage Hall unveiled in two John McGillen photo galleries...

USC Heritage Hall 2014 - Images by John McGillen

USC Heritage Hall Basement - Images by John McGillen


This is great awesome and a privilege to be able to use and be part of I do hope these young people take full advantage of these facilities and that it motivates them toward excellence. Now all USC needs is a state of the art wrestling facility and a ace D 1 coach to get this fledgling club in top gear and help make the best h.s. wrestling state in the country the best collegiate wrestling state. USC can attract the best in the state if not the nation with the right coaching staff and facility. Fight on.

GREAT! I walked by today and peaked through the doors. Looks Super! Can't wait to see from the inside. Fight On!

great, how about some facilities for the 39,200 non-ncaa student athletes.

$35 mil to support scientific research or to improve the surrounding neighborhood would have been more meaningful.

To those complaining about money spent on athletics - first of all athletics is a revenue generating sport for USC, both in terms of actual operations and in terms of donations. Showcasing excellence is one of the best ways to continue to generate interest, support, and revenue. Football alone makes the university more profit in one year than the cost of this building and if you want to keep that revenue coming you need to continue to invest in your product. Not to mention the good will athletic success engenders in the minds of top students - which helps to raise the quality of students who ultimately attend USC, making it a more competitive and dynamic institution, which in turns attracts top faculty, grants, etc. One more way that athletics pays for itself. Don't even get me stared on the value of USC's athletic merchandise. Do you really think non-alums are walking around in USC gear because of our top ranked engineering program?

Second, athletics is as critical a part of human culture as the arts and humanities. It is a false dichotomy to suggest that one can invest in both. Further, it is naive to suggest that the same people who donated money for USC athletics would have donated that money to USC for other things. There are a LOT of people who support USC who never attended USC, simply because of their interest in USC's sports teams.

Finally, even ignoring my second point, USC is raising $6B in 6 years ($3.17B already raised as of the date of this post) for academic initiatives and there have been a dozen new academic buildings built over the last few years with over a dozen more already in the planning or construction phase. To suggest that USC doesn't invest in the other students on campus is at best wholly misguided, and at worst, intentional libel.

All of that said - and I did not have the good fortune to be an athlete during my time at USC. I just know a good thing when I see it and try not to bite the hand that feeds me.

I have an OJ Simpson jersey number 32 made by GOODMAN and I was wondering if I could bring it buy to get some history on it?

WCW - Well said sir.

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