About Galen Center
A multipurpose indoor arena with a maximum capacity of over 10,000, the Galen Center is located in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, owned and operated by the University of Southern California, and is right across the street from USC campus.
The History of Galen Center
USC had been looking for an opportunity for an indoor sports venue that existed on campus for decades before breaking ground on the Galen Center in 2004. Prior to that, the university would use other nearby venues not associated with the school, such as the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and the Shrine Auditorium. The funding for the Galen Center came in major part from Louis Galen, a successful banking official and longtime fan of USC collegiate sports, donated literally tons of money to the project to ensure his name went up on the building when it finally opened in 2006.
What Makes Galen Center Events So Special?
Galen Center is across the street from the USC campus, making it easy to find. It’s also just barely over 10 years old, making it one of the newest buildings on the block and chock full of the kinds of amenities you’d expect from a newly-constructed indoor arena. You can’t help but have a great time at this venue!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Galen Center located?
Galen Center is located in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California.
What kind of events does Galen Center host?
The venue is almost exclusively used by Trojans basketball and volleyball, but it’s also a highly popular choice for other events as well. It’s held concerts for major performers like Morrissey, showcased sports events like LA Lakers practice games and professional boxing matches, e-sports championship semifinals, press conferences for Microsoft, award shows such as the Kid’s Choice Awards, and even more. Even the premiere for High School Musical 3 was held here. Meanwhile, future plans include being slated to be one of the competition spaces for the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Which team is playing at Galen Center?
Galen Center is the newest and most expansive home of the USC Trojans, the school’s NCAA teams.
Where can I park for free at Galen Center?
There is abundant parking available for Galen Center sporting events. Fans can park at the Figueroa Street Parking Structure, a 1,200 space garage between the USC Hotel and Flower Street.
What is the seating capacity of Galen Center?
Galen Center sporting events can host up to 10,000 cheering fans.
Who owns Galen Center?
Galen Center is owned by the University of Southern California.
How do I get to Galen Center using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Galen Center events by public transport are in luck. The stadium is easily accessible by the Metro. Take the Metro to Jefferson/USC, and you’ll be dropped off right by the venue.