USC announces the 2022 spring game will be free and open to the public
USC’s April 23 Spring Game figures to be the talk of the town.
It’ll be coach Lincoln Riley’s debut on the field at The Coliseum. It’ll be the first chance to watch new quarterback Caleb Williams. It’ll be broadcast live on ESPN, with Matt Barrie, Kirk Herbstreit, Joey Galloway, and Molly McGrath on the call for the worldwide leader. And fans will get to take it all in for free.
OFFICIAL: The @USC_FB Spring Game on Saturday, April 23, will be FREE, open to the public, and will feature a robust fan fest!
Get your tickets at https://t.co/nw8uByj5no and get more info below ⤵️
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) April 13, 2022
The event, which will begin at noon PT that day, will feature “a robust fan fest” set to include giveaways, a surplus sale of official USC football team gear, a pregame food truck alley, and an opportunity for fans to take the field after the game for photos and player autographs.
USC is pulling out all the stops to make the day as big as possible.
(But it’ll still charge $25 for parking because, well, LA.)
“This is our fans’ lone opportunity to see our football team before they take the field for our home opener on Sept. 3,” said USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn in a statement. “Because of that, we want to invite our fans to enjoy complimentary access to the Coliseum, and it is important that we create a fan-focused event that is much bigger than just the action on the field. With the entire country watching as the only ESPN televised spring football game, we wanted to create a memorable experience for everyone involved. We can’t wait to see our fans next Saturday.”
The Trojans are expected to open the gates at 10:30 a.m. PT for fans to get in early. Pre-game will feature an hour of warm-up drills beginning at 11 a.m. PT before the action kicks off with what USC is calling a “live-game action scrimmage” just after noon.
“This is going to be a great opportunity for Trojan fans to get a first glimpse of the team before the start of the 2022 season,” Riley said in a statement. “We can’t wait to see the Trojan Family at the Coliseum for an afternoon of fun and football.”
More info on the day can be found here.