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Reminders for fans attending Saturday’s football season opener

Alcohol sales return to the Coliseum, while on-campus tailgating is prohibited.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum revamp
The Julia and George Argyros Plaza recognizes the $7.5 million gift to restore the stadium’s iconic columns and Olympic torch. (Illustration/Courtesy of USC Athletics)

Football fans headed to the Trojans’ Sept. 4 opener against San Jose State are reminded that USC will permit no on-campus tailgating or other game-day activities before this weekend’s game. USC will assess the public health situation on campus and consult with public health authorities before making decisions about future games.

People wishing to walk across the University Park Campus on their way to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will need to display their completed Trojan Check badge.

Other things to keep in mind for Saturday’s game:

USC game day at the Coliseum

• People ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a face mask at large outdoor events including USC football games. Masks may be removed briefly while actively eating or drinking. Read the full announcement from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

• The Coliseum will open for spectators 90 minutes before kickoff.

• Beer and wine will be available for purchase throughout the Coliseum. Sales will end after the third quarter, and transactions will be limited to two drinks per person — the norm at concerts and sporting events.

• All ticketing this year is electronic: Fans should remember to bring their smartphones with them to enter the stadium.

• The Coliseum has a policy limiting fans to one bag — which must be clear — and a small purse or clutch.

• Glass items are prohibited.

Getting there

• Traffic and parking are always a challenge, so allow plenty of time.

• Parking permits may be purchased in advance for the Downey, Royal, Shrine and Grand structures.

Follow USC Transportation on Twitter for live updates during football season.

• Better yet, take the Metro E Line (formerly Expo Line) directly to the Expo Park/USC or Expo/Vermont stations.

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