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Coliseum redesign proposal aims to boost noise of USC football fans




A general view of the exterior of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is seen prior to the start of the game between the Oregon State Beavers and the USC Trojans on September 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
A general view of the exterior of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is seen prior to the start of the game between the Oregon State Beavers and the USC Trojans on September 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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L.A. Memorial Coliseum officials will unveil renovation plans for the historic venue and home of USC football Thursday afternoon.

One proposed goal for the architects is to boost the acoustics to match the competitive pitch of other football stadiums across the country. Acoustical consultant Elizabeth Valmont told the LA Times the Coliseum is too open and exposed to hold on to sound.

Moreover, the graduated seating isn't steep enough and begins too far from the field. Valmont and her colleagues envision building canopies and steepers stands to reflect sound in a way that confuses visiting teams.

What do you think of the decibel levels during Trojans games?

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Thomas Curwen, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times