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.
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Thomas Curwen, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times