Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Earthquake Renovation Project

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Seismic Renovation project consisted of:

  • Demolition of earthquake-damaged elements
  • Seismic renovation of the entire stadium interior and exterior
  • Completion in nine months

Project Highlights:

  • Secured and managed $105 million FEMA funding and served as primary FEMA liaison
  • National Historic Landmark property
  • Maintained profit and loss, scope, tracking logs, contract administration and project approvals from FEMA, OES and SHPO
  • Managed the design team and contractor for this design-build project, including all review and negotiation of change orders
  • Scope included the preservation of the exterior wall, the emblematic peristyle on the east end of the stadium, and as much of the seating fabric and bowl geometry as possible.
  • Used load-cell technology for fast-track setting of  48 “A” frame caissons
  • Repaired all ground floor tunnels with epoxy injection Hilti products for seismic strengthening
  • Replaced scoreboard structures (matrix and videos) as well as elevator, escalators and press box
  • Replaced upper-level restrooms, concessions, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, including the addition of three new L.A. Dept. of Water and Power high voltage substations on the lower concourse level

Owner and Contact Information:


Project/ Construction Management Team:

Cordell Corporation/ Beezley Management

Beezley Project Representative/ Role:

Jonathan Levy, Assistant Project Manager



General Contractor:


Dollar Value:

$105 Million

Construction Dates:

1994 – 1996