Fresno State vs. USC Tailgate


Exposition Park – Expo Lawn West
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

The Fresno State vs. USC Tailgate will be located in the Expo Lawn West area right about the Rose Garden and off of Exposition Blvd. It is a 10 minute walk to the Coliseum. View map of the venue.

Tailgate tickets:

The tailgate starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Online registration has closed. Still need your ticket? We will be selling tickets on-site.

*Tailgate pricing is $50 for adults and $25 for children

Tickets include a meal by Smoken Sams: BBQ pulled pork, smoked chicken, sweet Italian sausage links, southwestern corn, twice baked cheesy potatoes, coleslaw, green salad, dessert, water, and soda.
The Tap Truck will be on-site offering a range of no-host beer and cider options.

ESPN GAMEDAY LIVE show will be on-site broadcasting live.

Other activities include Photo opportunities, a visit from Victor E. Bulldog III, face painting and more.

Get your alumni game day tote - We will be selling our stadium-approved game day totes for $10. Make sure you pick one up at check-in. For stadium rules, please click here.

*All purchases are non-refundable
*Game tickets sold separately
*No outside alcohol allowed

Game Tickets:

Tailgate tickets do not include tickets to the game. If you still need a game ticket please contact the USC Ticket Office (213) 740-4672.

Pre-Game Party:

Will you be in LA the night before the big game? Help us kick off game day weekend and come hang out with your fellow Bulldogs on Friday, August 30th at Tom's Urban in LA Live for our Pre-Game Party!

*This is a no-host event where fans are responsible for purchasing their own food and beverage. A 20% gratuity fee will automatically be added to all checks.

Round-Trip Bus Transportation:

Pick up and drop off at Fresno State on August 31st. Tickets include game tickets and round-trip transportation from Fresno State to Exposition Park.

For details, reservations, and pricing information, please contact Tim Schiller at 559.225.3164. 

*Tailgate ticket not included*


Parking in and around the Exposition Park, the Coliseum and USC is extremely limited. All parking lots in the area have been reserved for USC fans and are not available. Some street parking may be available in the area, however, it is on a first-come-first-served basis and fees may range from $60 - $100.
We recommend using a ride share service, taxi or metro to the event.

Transportation Options:

Ride Share –use your ride share app of choice. Drivers should be aware of game day traffic patterns in the area.

DASH Downtown –Route F services Expositions Park, USC every 15 minutes from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Metro – Expo Park/USC Station on the Metro Expo Line. Train frequency is every 12 minutes on weekends. The last train departs Expo/USC Station around 2 a.m. on Saturday.

Please note if you need to transfer to other lines you will need to depart before the last train to make transit connections.

Hotel Information:

Fresno State fans are welcome to stay at:

Luxe City Center Hotel
1020 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 748-1291

If you decide to stay elsewhere, we suggest staying near L.A. Live as it is near the Friday night Pre-Game Party location and only a ten-minute drive from the L.A. Coliseum.

L.A. Coliseum Policies:


The Coliseum prohibits bags, backpacks and other containers from entering the venue, with the following exceptions:
• One bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and does not exceed 12" by 6" by 12", or;
• A one-gallon clear plastic storage bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
• In addition to one of the clear bags noted above, guests may also carry in a small clutch bag or purse approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap.
• An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.

Be prepared for metal detector screening and have items clearly displayed in a clear bag.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, oversized seat cushions with pockets or metal structures, computer bags, and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.


Bottles and cans of any kind are prohibited inside the Coliseum. Factory sealed bottles of water, 17 oz. or less, are allowed and limited to 2 bottles per person.


Children who are two years of age and under are admitted free as long as they are held in a lap and do not interfere with other guests' view of the event. Strollers are prohibited.


Stadium seating consists of individual chairs not bleacher seating. 


Please contact Nicole Traverso or 559.287.5723