USC’s Football Spring Showcase On April 17 In Coliseum Will Be Open To Approximately 5,000 Fans
LOS ANGELES — The Spring Showcase, USC football's 2021 spring football game this Saturday (April 17) at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum featuring four quarters of live contact play, will be open to approximately 5,000 spectators, including family members and guests of USC players and coaches.
After family members and guests of USC players and coaches are allotted tickets, priority will be given to USC football donors and season ticket holders, who will receive an email from USC's Ticket Office with information for obtaining tickets to the Spring Showcase.
USC will communicate with players and coaches regarding the process for their family members and guests to attend.
Seating at the Coliseum will be limited so that USC can comply with state, county, city and campus COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Per state guidelines, attendance must be limited, 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 6 persons 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.
The Spring Showcase will kick off at 1 p.m. PT and will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks. It will feature four 12-minute quarters of live contact, with the Trojan roster split into Cardinal and Gold squads.
USC is coming off a pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign in which it went undefeated in the regular season and won the Pac-12 South Division title before falling by a touchdown in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
Sixteen starters return from that team, plus the punter and kicker, and they will be joined by a Top 10 recruiting class (including the nation's No. 1 recruit) and some talented transfers. Among the Trojans' top returnees are quarterback Kedon Slovis, a Heisman Trophy candidate who has completed 70% of his career passes for nearly 5,500 yards and 50 touchdowns, wide receiver Drake London, who has 72 career receptions with 8 TDs, pass rush specialist Drake Jackson at outside linebacker (he has 17 career tackles for loss, with 7.5 sacks), safety Isaiah Pola-Mao, who has 121 tackles and 5 interceptions in his career, and cornerback Chris Steele.
USC's 12-game schedule in 2021 features seven home games, including visits from non-conference opponents BYU and San Jose State (both finished in the final AP Top 25 last year) and Pac-12 foes UCLA, Stanford, Utah, Arizona and Oregon State.