Both USC’s and crosstown rival UCLA’s football teams are joining the ranks of the sane, announcing this afternoon that they’ll allow 100 % capacity inside their stadiums this fall.
OFFICIAL: The Coliseum will be at 100% capacity this fall! #FightOn— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) June 15, 2021
USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn said the following in a statement released by the school, per Yahoo: “We are beyond excited to welcome the Trojan Family back to the Coliseum for the first time since 2019. 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.”
The Trojans play their home games in the LA Memorial Coliseum which seats 77, 500 fans. Roughly 15 miles away, the Bruins welcome their fans back to the Rose Bowl, which has a capacity of 80,000 attendees.
UCLA, which kicks off the season August 28th by hosting Hawaii released the following statement from athletic director Martin Jarmond: “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.” Reporting via Yahoo.
OutKick’s Clay Travis sees this as another sign that ALL stadiums will be at 100% capacity sooner rather than later.
If USC is already announcing 100% capacity in June, every football stadium in the country will be at 100% capacity this fall. https://t.co/5jMr3FaspC— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 15, 2021
The Bruins and Trojans are slated to meet November 20th at the Coliseum in front of what should (finally) be a full house.