The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has two separate ground leases, dated January 3, 1956, with the State of California for the Memorial Coliseum and Memorial Sports Arena properties. On September 3, 2003, the Commission extended both leases to December 31, 2054. The rental terms for the 49-year extension were subject to a separate negotiation between the Commission and the State. The rental terms were stated in a subsequent amendment executed by the Commission and the State on February 13, 2008. Until December 31, 2054, the State, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles each possess a one-third interest in the buildings and improvements. On January 1, 2055, full ownership of the two facilities reverts to the State.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission and the University of Southern California (USC) implemented the Second Amendment to Lease and Agreement By and Between the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission and University of Southern California effective July 29, 2013, which transferred the responsibility for the long-term operation and maintenance of the Memorial Coliseum and Memorial Sports Arena to USC.
The Commission is a governmental entity created by a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, and the California Science Center (State of California).
George L. Pla (President)
Michael F. Fleming
Assemblymember Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer, Sr.
State Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas
Under the current Joint Powers Agreement, the Memorial Coliseum Commission is comprised of six (6) voting members: two (2) members appointed by the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles; two (2) members appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; and two (2) members appointed by the Governor of the State of California. The City Council President, Board of Supervisors and Governor may each appoint one (1) alternate.
The Executive Office of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors provides administrative support to the Coliseum Commission to help manage the Commission's responsibilities.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission
3911 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Al Naipo, Executive Director
500 West Temple Street, Room 383
Los Angeles, CA 90012