About the Galen Center
One hundred and twenty-six years ago, USC founders envisioned an on campus arena to further unify the Trojan community. On October 21, 2006, that dream became a reality with the opening of the Galen Center – new home to USC’s basketball and volleyball programs.
The center puts the Trojan teams on an appropriately impressive stage, allowing the Trojans to strut their stuff in a 255,000 square-foot arena with 10,258 seats. An attached 45,000 square-foot pavilion contains additional practice room with three sections with enough space for 4 full basketball courts or 9 volleyball courts as well as seating for 1,000 – along with space for coaches and administrative offices.
Built with the entire community in mind, the Galen Center opens its doors to youth and high school sporting events when the Trojans aren’t on center court. The venue also plays host to concerts, special commencement ceremonies, community events, lectures, meetings, shows, pageants and more.