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Heritage Hall

Heritage Hall – with its iconic collonnades – stands at the very heart of the USC campus. Opened in 1971 at a cost of $2.8 million, it has served as the home of USC’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for more than 40 years. Today, the building is undergoing a $35 million renovation that will make it the on-campus home of a world-class athletics museum and visitors center showcasing USC’s extraordinary achievements across 21 women’s and men’s sports.

As a major part of this renovation, Heritage Hall’s two-story ‘Heisman Lobby’ will be transformed into a state-of-the-art museum space. It will feature fixed and dynamic displays – including digital interactive content – that will engage, educate, and inspire visitors. Because of its close proximity to USC’s sports facilities, this space will be an essential part of the must-see tour for any serious USC sports fan.

The Heritage Hall renovation project also will enhance two outdoor spaces. Noble Plaza, located on the east side of the building, will provide visitors with a magnificent first impression and a seating area that will accommodate large gatherings. An improved Wood Plaza will create a strong connection to the McKay Center and provide a comfortable setting for student activities in Heritage Hall. Whether indoors or outdoors, the renovated Heritage Hall will ensure unforgettable experiences.

“Behind every celebrated winner is a great story that becomes part of the fabric of the university.”

-Patrick C. Haden, Director of Athletics
Charles Griffin Cale Director of Athletics Chair

Naming opportunities start at $25,000. For more information, please contact the athletic development office at 213-740-6563.


Uytengsu Aquatics Center

USC has long dominated collegiate swimming and water polo. USC men’s swimmers have captured nine NCAA championships and have won close to 90 Olympic medals, including more than 40 gold medals. The Women of Troy finished in the top 10 nationally 29 out of the last 35 years and won the NCAA title in 1997. The USC Men’s Water Polo team has clinched 19 conference championships and won four back-to-back national titles between 2008 and 2011. The Women’s Water Polo team at USC earned NCAA titles in 1997, 2004, and 2010.

USC’s Swim Stadium opened in 1983 in preparation for the Olympic Games, remains the centerpiece of USC’s Aquatics program. To continue to support the athletic excellence of our teams, the stadium will be transformed into a state-of-the-art facility. Fred Uytengsu ’83 – former captain of the USC Swim Team – and the Uytengsu family have made a generous leadership gift of $8 million to initiate the $16 million project. The gift was the largest ever made to the USC Athletics department by a former student-athlete.

The Uytengsu Acquatics Center will include a new stadium entry, diving and dryland training areas, men’s and women’s locker rooms, coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, a new scoreboard, permanent seating and renovation of the diving tower and pool deck.

“The design of the new facility will make the spectator experience so much more enjoyable, and USC student-athletes of today and tomorrow will have greater access to their coaches and trainers, and the unique opportunity to train in a world-class facility.”

-Dave Salo, Head Coach
Men’s and Women’s Swimming

Naming Opportunities start at $25,000. For more information, please contact the athletic development office at 213-740-6563.

 At a Glance


Uytengsu Aquatics Center

  •  Total square footage: 30,000
  • Project cost: $18,000,000
  • Naming opportunities range from $50,000 to $500,000


  •  New stadium entrance
  • Diving and dryland training areas
  • Men’s and women’s locker rooms
  • Coaches offices
  • Event space
  • Meeting rooms
  • New Scoreboard
  • The new Uytengsu Aquatics Center will feature a new scoreboard with video capabilities and a stadium with a shade structure that will seat up to 2,500.

Heritage Hall

  • Total square footage: 80,000
  • Project cost: $35,000,000
  • Naming opportunities range from: $25,000 to $5,000,000


  • Interactive exhibits highlighting the Trojan athletic heritage.
  • Sports Performance Center
  • Communications Center
  • Women of Troy student-athlete lounge
  • Heisman Lobby
  • Event space
  • Renovated administrative offices
  • The expanded building will include new event space, locker rooms, and a large lounge area. It will also create the inspiring two-story Heisman Lobby – a home for USC Athletics history and the foremost athletic mueum of its kind in the nation.


To date, the Athletic Department has amassed gifts and pledges which has allowed the Board of Trustees and the University’s senior administration to approve the start of construction. Now, we must finalize the funding for the projects.

 This is where you – and all Trojans – come in. There are many opportunities, among them the naming of coaches and staff offices, the Heisman Lobby, Hall of Fame Walk, Communications wing, Heritage Hall recruiting lounge, Dive tower, Scoreboards, Team Meeting rooms, Women of Troy lounge…and more!

 For more information or to make a donation contact:

 Don Winston, Sr. Associate Athletic Director, 213.740.4155jdennis@usc.edu

Ron Orr, Sr. Associate Athletic Director, 213.740.6563rorr@usc.edu

Scott Jacobson, Assistant Athletic Director, 213.740.2498jacobson@usc.edu

Alexandra Bitterlin, Director, 213.740.4168a.bitterlin@usc.edu