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The USC Trojans Spring Game, taking place in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, at Noon PT will be televised by ESPN. Kirk Herbstreit, Mark Barrie, Molly McGrath, and Joey Galloway will be on the call live.

At last, The Spring Game

“This is going to be a great opportunity for Trojan fans to get a first glimpse of the team before the start of the 2022 season,” said new USC head coach Lincoln Riley. “We can’t wait to see the Trojan Family at the Coliseum for an afternoon of fun and football!”

All offseason long fans have been bulging with uncontainable excitement. Boasting a new head coach, a new quarterback, and a new #1 and #2 wide receiver. The Trojans have kept fans away while the team has spent its practices preparing for the rigors of the 2022 schedule.

Warm-up drills begin at 11 a.m. PT and will last the first hour. Immediately followed by the scrimmage kicking off just after noon PT. Throughout the course of the game, USC Team Reporter Keely Eure and the Trojan Tailgate Crew of Jordan Moore, Shaun Cody, and Max Browne will conduct live interviews in-stadium with coaches, players, Trojans, and more.

Fans will be able to get their first views of Caleb Williams, Mario Williams, Brendan Rice, and the Trojan football team. Not on that, they will also be able to hang out with them at the end of the spring game. The best part about that is that it’s all free to the general public.

Fanfest

“This is our fans’ lone opportunity to see our football team before they take the field for our home opener on September 3,” said USC Director of Athletics Mike Bohn. “Because of that, we want to invite our fans to enjoy complimentary access to the Coliseum, and it is important that we create a fan-focused event that is much bigger than just the action on the field. With the entire country watching as the only ESPN televised spring football game, we wanted to create a memorable experience for everyone involved. We can’t wait to see our fans next Saturday.”

The pre-game family fan fest will begin when the gates open at 10:30 a.m. PT, and it will be held in the eastern end of the Coliseum by the Peristyle. The family fan fest will feature the following activities:

Carnival Games – Carnival activities such as bounce houses, temporary tattoo artists, and more will be located by the Peristyle.

Food Truck Alley – Six food trucks will be stationed around Olympic Plaza, including:
Richeese – Grilled Cheese and Melts
Deli Doctor – Deli Sandwiches
Made in Brooklyn – Pizza
Oaxaca on Wheels – Mexican
Messi Burger – Burgers and Fries
Palazzolo’s Gelato Truck – Gourmet Gelato

Surplus Sale – More than 10 years’ worth of official USC football team Nike products will be available for purchase at discounted pricing in a surplus sale presented by USC Athletics in partnership with the USC Bookstore. Over 7,000 items will be available for sale including polos, t-shirts (both short and long sleeve), shorts, pants, accessories (hats, gloves, beanies, backpacks, duffel bags), shoes, and jerseys.

Photo Opps – Numerous photo stations will be set up in front of the Peristyle and on the concourses, including the opportunity to take photos with Traveler and before a green screen recreating the backdrop of the Lincoln Riley press conference.

Fan Giveaways:

15,000 Posters – The exclusive 2022 spring football game poster will be distributed to the first 15,000 fans in attendance.
10,000 Shirts – 10,000 USC football shirts will be placed on seats on the north side of the stadium for early arrivers to the game.
Student Prizes – The following student prizes will be among those raffled off to students in attendance at the game: Nike gear, 2022 football season pre-game field passes, and an opportunity to travel with the team on an away game trip.Fan Engagement –ESPN’s commercial breaks will be filled with fun and engaging activities for fans including having the opportunity to compete against players and other fans in a variety of skills challenges.

The Trojan Marching Band – The Trojan Marching Band will be in attendance and playing all of the Trojan Family’s favorites.
DJ Mal-Ski – Fresh off DJing the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl run and the 2022 NCAA Final Four, DJ Mal-Ski will entertain the crowd as only he can.

Post-Game Activities:

Tower Tours – There will be a guided open house in the Scholarship Club Tower to allow all fans to check out the Coliseum’s newest additionSeason tickets for the 2022 USC football season start at $299 and are available at usctrojans.com/tickets.

Phil Robinson

Author Phil Robinson

Phil Robinson, has previously covered the Cal Bears and Stanford Cardinal football teams, as well as numerous other PAC-12 events. Born in Northern California, I have a healthy respect for the SC Trojans and the greatness of Troy. I’m Unphiltered, but fair and unbiased, with good knowledge of the game.

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