LOS ANGELES (CNS) - USC announced today that it received state and county public health approvals to open its remaining outdoor home spring sports events to a limited number of family members and guests of participating student-athletes and coaches beginning tomorrow.
Seating will be limited so that USC can comply with updated state public health guidance for higher education and college athletics that has been adopted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, as well as city, county and campus COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
In addition, all spectators must be California residents and seating will be confined to blocks of six or fewer seats with members of a single household or audience group (audience groups must be limited to a total of six people made up of a maximum of three household units).
“All spectators will be required to attest that they reside in the state and that their pod is comprised only of members of a single household or audience group. All spectators will be required to adhere to all physical distancing guidelines, sit only in their assigned seats, and wear face coverings at all times, except when actively eating or drinking,'' according to a USC statement.
Baseball has the most home games left to play this spring -- more than a dozen. Other outdoor sports with remaining home competitions are women's soccer, men's tennis, women's water polo and women's lacrosse. Complete schedules are available at www.USCTrojans.com.
The university also announced that the Trojan football team's Spring Showcase in the Coliseum this Saturday will be open to about 5,000 family members, guests and fans. Football season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the spring game, which will feature four 12-minute quarters of live contact play, with the Trojan roster split into Cardinal and Gold squads.
The game will be televised live on Pac-12 Network, with kickoff at 1 p.m.
“With the exception of the Spring Showcase, USC Athletics events will not be available to the general public due to facility capacity limitations, and non-ticketed guests should not come to the USC campus remains closed to the general public.
USC will communicate with student-athletes and coaches regarding the process and protocols for their family members and guests to attend outdoor home events.
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