It looks like the United Airlines naming rights deal with the Coliseum is not going away soon.
At today’s Coliseum Commission hearing, no decisions were made on what the commission would request but a lot of comments were delivered.
“I cannot imagine an airline wanting the name ‘memorial’ attached to the name of their airline. Just saying,” said one member of the public who spoke at the meeting.
Los Angeles city councilman Curren Price said he met with new USC president Carol Folt and expressed opposition to the “United Airlines Memorial Coliseum” name change.
“I have faith that USC and United Airlines will have an open mind and open heart as we move forward,” Price said.
USC also had supporters speak.
“We didn’t do anything when this stadium was falling apart & it was the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. USC is making this stadium worthy of the veterans who fought and died,” said one speaker who identified himself as a veteran.