USC Uytengsu Aquatics Center Begins Construction
The USC Uytengsu Aquatics Center begins construction this month, January 2013. The project is the renovation and expansion of the former USC McDonald’s Olympic Swim Stadium that opened in 1983 and served as the site of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. The Uytengsu Aquatics Center will include permanent seating for 1,500 spectators, new shade canopy structure, lighting for night time competitive events, and the ability to flex to accommodate 2,500 spectators for larger events. The new center will also provide an array of student-athlete and coach amenities including new locker rooms, team rooms, lounges and offices. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 2, 2012.