Crews hustle to finish LA Coliseum renovation on time

The major renovations being made to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum are extensive. Highlights include replacing every seat, upgrading Wi-Fi infrastructure, increasing concessions, updating most mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, and erecting a new structure for suites, club seats, and loge boxes.

The home of the USC Trojans and still the home of the Los Angeles Rams for one more season, construction must be completed by August 1st. To accommodate the tightening deadline, a team of 500 tradesmen is working in two daily shifts, totaling 20 hours a day, 6 days a week. Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co. is serving as lead contractor.

Project costs have risen to $317 million, an increase from the original projection of $270 million. To help fund the construction, naming rights were sold to United Airlines, and the iconic venue will be known as United Airlines Memorial Coliseum when it reopens in August. Construction is approximately 50% complete, and it is still expected to be completed by the upcoming season.

 

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