This is Section 122B at the new Coliseum, which is near midfield behind the USC bench. And those green dots are all the available seats in that section for donors to purchase.
Now a few things to note:
- These seats require a $5,000 initial payment toward an annual contribution of $10,000
- There is also a $3,000 seat fee payable over four years
That said, the large amount of available seats tells me quite a bit about how fans feel about USC at the moment. It also provides some proof about the sagging ticket sales.
Some fans say these seats are available every season. Some will blame the seat fees. But do you really think there would be this many empty seats 10 years ago? How about two years ago?
Those are four seats in Row 6 on the aisle available.
Here’s something else to consider: The Coliseum tower displaced a lot of people who had good seats under the pressbox. They needed to move somewhere in a Coliseum that is going to be an all-time-low capacity of 77,500 seats. And still there are loads of seats available in Section 122B.
Something is wrong here.