The inspiring Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2015 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the only venue in the world to host two Olympiads (1932 and 1984), two Super Bowls (I and VII) and one World Series (1959). The star-studded show will celebrate the true stars of the Games – the athletes of Special Olympics – with exciting entertainment, the Parade of Athletes and the culmination of the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and lighting of the Special Olympics cauldron. Broadcast internationally by ESPN, fans around the world will be able to participate in this memorable start to the World Games!
GATES OPEN: 3:00 PM
SHOW START TIME: 5:00 PM
Please arrive early to ensure time for security screenings and entry to the Coliseum in time for the start of the show. Services including Merchandise and Spectator Information will be provided starting at 3:00PM.
We encourage all spectators to use public transportation for this event. The recommended Expo Line Metro station is Expo Park/USC Station. Limited parking will be available at designated USC campus lots – please check back for further details on specific lot locations closer to the day of the event.Special Olympics Volunteers will be on-site to help direct to the main Spectator entry plaza. Please check back for a detailed event map closer to the event.