The Conco Companies is providing a range of concrete services for the renovation of the historic Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. As a host venue for the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans football team, two Olympics, two Super Bowls, and a World Series, this iconic stadium is undergoing the largest renovation in its 95 year history to prepare for the 2028 Olympic games in Los Angeles. The 270 million dollar upgrade includes an eight-story modern structure with press boxes and luxury suites as well as new lighting, updated audio, WiFi and video scoreboards.
Along with the renovations, USC, which manages the stadium on lease from the city and county of Los Angeles, announced a 16 year naming rights deal with United Airlines. The stadium’s name will change to United Airlines Memorial Stadium when the renovations finish in August 2019 . “Together with United, we can ensure the Coliseum’s future as a world-class venue and true community asset,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias at the groundbreaking ceremony.
The project is being developed by the DLR Group with architect David Sakaguchi and general contractors Hathaway-Dinwiddie and Hunt-AECOM. Conco, selected for this project because of their previous stadium experience and working relationship with Hathaway-Dinwiddie and Hunt-AECOM, is providing concrete finishing, concrete pumping, concrete formwork, construction trucking and shotcrete services.
The LA Coliseum is a high-profile project that includes a number of unique challenges requiring Conco’s experience in planning and executing complex projects. This included the difficult task of staging the construction in such a fashion as to not impede the 2018 and 2019 football seasons of both the USC Trojans and LA Rams. Conco provided a forward-thinking plan to meet the demanding schedule, and our experienced team is looking forward to the challenge of modernizing the stadium.
Conco is one of the foremost suppliers of concrete services for the Western U.S. We got our start in 1959 in the Bay Area by offering clients the best value on a broad range of concrete services and products. Since that time, we have taken a leading role as top concrete contractors in the region. We have regional offices serving California, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado and Washington.