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Who wins in a deal between USC and the California Science Center?

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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The California Science Center’s governing board is expected to vote tomorrow on a 98-year-lease deal that would give USC control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC would have control over the majority of the parking garage for football games and other events held at the coliseum.

The school would also get the money from the parking that currently goes to the Science Center and the African American History Museum. The new lease would replace a 25-year deal USC signed in 2008. It has been modified from previous versions, but some Science Center trustees say the museums in Exposition Park will still be hurt by the terms of the deal.

Is this lease more beneficial for USC than the California Science Center?

Marvin Holen, Trustee, California Science Center Foundation; and a practicing attorney

Zev Yaroslavsky, L.A. County Supervisor, 3rd District, which covers Malibu, Hollywood, and parts of the San Fernando Valley