LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A ceremony was held Monday to mark the beginning of the two-year $270 million renovation of the famous Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The extensive project aims to enhance visitor experience with the installation of new seating, more legroom, a new concourse and press box, new and upgraded concession stands and LED lighting.

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The Coliseum last underwent significant renovations over two decades ago in order to repair damage caused by the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

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Renovations are expected to be complete in time for USC’s 2019 home opener.

The Coliseum is also getting a new name — United Airlines Memorial Coliseum. USC President C.L. Max Nikias announced the new name at Monday’s ceremonial groundbreaking

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