3400 S. Figueroa Stret
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 740-0626
Phone: (213) 821-4253
Arena (opened 2006)
Seats 10,258 for basketball and volleyball.
About the Galen Center
One hundred and twenty-four years ago, USC founders envisioned an on campus arena to further unify the Trojan community. On October 21, 2006, that dream became a reality with the opening of the Galen Center - home to USC's basketball and volleyball programs.
The center puts the Trojan teams on an appropriately impressive stage, allowing the Trojans to strut their stuff in a 255,000 square-foot arena with 10,258 seats, and utilize new locker rooms for home and visitors, as well as a state-of-the-art weight room and medical training room. An attached 45,000 square-foot pavilion contains additional practice room with three sections with enough space for 4 full basketball courts or 9 volleyball courts as well as seating for 1,000 - along with space for coaches and administrative offices.
Galen also has function rooms, a ticket office, concession stands and merchandise stores for visitors to the new complex and will house the Athletic Department Hall of Fame.
Built with the entire community in mind, the Galen Center will open its doors to youth and high school sporting events when the Trojans aren't on center court. Still, athletics won't be the only events to touch down at the Galen Center, however. The venue also will play host to concerts, commencement ceremonies, community events, lectures, meetings, shows, pageants and more.
The Auditorium seats 3,029 with 2,020 on the floor (Orchestra) level and 1,009 in the balcony with a 75-foot ceiling height. The total stage area is 40 feet deep by 110 feet wide, also with a 75-foot ceiling.
The Auditorium is part of the Pasadena Center, which also includes a Conference Building (20 meeting rooms) and an Exhibition Building with a 31,000 sq.ft. main hall and a 17,000 sq.ft. annex.
•Location and parking:
The Galen Center is lcoated on Figueroa Street, with cross streets of Jefferson Blvd. and McCarthy Way. There are two structures that you can park in when visiting the Galen Center: Parking Structure 2 can be entered from Figueroa Street just south of McCarthy Way, or Parking Structure X located accross Figueroa Street from the Galen Center and can be entered at McCarthy Way.
On non-event days parking is $8 per car. On event days the parking varies. Contact USC Transportation Services at (213) 740-3575 for more parking information.
The Galen Center is managed by XX, its Chief Executive Officer. Inquiries concerning facility use should be directed to Richard Barr, GM, at (626) 793-2122, or by fax to (626) 793-8014. Ticket sales are handled by TicketMaster.
A classical theatre in shape, the Auditorium offers 3,029 seats as noted above. There are no locker rooms per se, but there are dressing rooms for theatrical production use. Load-in is accommodated through a drive-in door. Complete food service facilities are offered in the Auditorium and there is the elegant 3,139 sq.ft. Gold Room within the Auditorium proper that is available for administrative or hospitality use.
There is a complete package of lighting and audio support for theatrical production, but no scoreboard.