Tuesday, November 27, 2007

USC Set to Move Games to the Rose Bowl

USC is negotiating to move home games beginning in 2008 to the Rose Bowl, the Los Angeles Times reports.

USC approached the Rose Bowl because officials have grown frustrated with the lack of progress on a lease agreement to remain in the L.A. Coliseum, which first played host to a Trojan home game in 1922. USC's potential move has the blessing of rival UCLA, which is the primary tenant of the Pasadena venue.

The Times reports that USC had offered to fund a minimum of $100 million over 10 years toward the repair and restoration of the Coliseum, which is adjacent to the USC campus. As part of that deal, the school would be in charge of running the venue. Coliseum officials have said no to the proposal.

If USC moves, Saturday's game against UCLA could be the last for the Trojans in the Coliseum, the historic venue that has played host to two Olympic games.

Thanks to Image of Sport.

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