USC announced the Coliseum “will operate at full 77,500-seat capacity for the 2021 season.”
“We are beyond excited to welcome the Trojan Family back to the Coliseum for the first time since 2019,” Mike Bohn said in a statement. “Our home games were not the same last year, and the gameday experience at the Coliseum is so special primarily because of the fans. Our players and coaches can’t wait to see fans and family in the stands and that energy is a difference-maker for us on the field.”
In reality, this means for some games the Coliseum will get 45,000 fans in a stadium where 77,500 are now allowed. I still hear from people who did not renew their season tickets purely for football reasons, not COVID-19 reasons. The Helton Effect!