Arena Info

Galen Center opened its doors on October 21, 2006, realizing a 126-year dream of the USC founders: to strengthen the bond between the University of Southern California and its neighboring communities. USC’s newest arena is also an anchor for the USC campus, extending and unifying the Trojan community.

Arena Features

Galen Center is an impressive facility that maximizes every inch of its 300,000 square feet. With a seating capacity of 10,258 and a majestic view of downtown Los Angeles through its six two-story windows, Galen Center offers a unique experience. Our state-of-the-art facility incorporates a 4-sided, 220-square foot HD Video Screen; 11 private luxury suites, with optional full catering available; 4 feature-laden player lounges; ample concessions; spacious restrooms; a Merchandise Store; a weight room; a medical training room and other top-of-the-line amenities. The gem of Galen Center is the 5,400 square foot Brian & Susan Kennedy Founders Club, which boasts a full bar; 3 projectors and display screens; (3) 63” HD LCD Flat-Screen Television; 4 microphones as well as DVD/CD/VHS playback capabilities for events-as well as a myriad of possibilities- Galen Center is ideal for your next event.

Key Features

  • 255,000 Square Foot Arena
  • 45,000 Square Foot Pavilion
  • 10,258 Arena Seats
  • 6 two-story North Arena Windows
  • 5,400 square foot Founders Club with Full Bar and state-of-the-art amenities

Main Arena

Situated in the Entertainment Capital of the world and renowned for its high-end production facilities, Galen Center has swiftly become one of the brightest gems in downtown Los Angeles. Along with a multitude of sporting events from the community and University, Galen Center offers a professional filming space for a vast array of television shows, concerts and other choice events. Galen Center was consciously designed as a multi-purpose venue. It can accommodate sports, entertainment, academic and community events as well as conferences and trade shows. Capitalizing on the proliferation of Los Angeles’ sports and entertainment scene, Galen Center has already enjoyed hosting a number of special events and performances since it’s opening. Galen Center rest on a location highly visible from one of Los Angeles’ central freeways and busiest thoroughfares.

Main Arena Features

  • 255,000 Square Foot Arena
  • 4-sided Oversized HD Video Screen
  • 10,258 Arena Seats
  • (10) 16-Patron Private Suites
  • (1) 32-Parton Event Suites
  • (2) 75-Patron Corporate Suites
  • 7 Concession Stands
  • 12,500 Square Foot Floor Space
  • 20 Restrooms (9 Women, 8 Men, 3 Family)
  • Merchandise Store


The design of Galen Center enhances any event that occupies its two-tiered seating bowl. The unique architectural features of Galen Center add a dynamic element to every event. It accommodates large audiences even as it allows talent to intimately interact with them. Galen Center’s flexible custom floor-seating options maximize the entertainment experience.


  • 40ft x 60ft stage comprise of 4ft by 8ft sections to accommodate your event’s specifications
  • Seating capacity at 7,500 with full stage
  • 600 to 800 Floor Seats including removable seating
  • Removable seating: 1st and 2nd rows on east and west side of the arena


Galen Center’s spacious arena provides 10,258 fixed seats on two tiers. An additional 600 guests can enjoy sumptuous dinning during the show, watching their favorite artists performing just feet away. Setting the desired mood for all of our clientele. Optional floor seating is available during concerts to maximize the event experience. The ambiance is second to none. Galen Center adds opulence and intimacy to any occasion that values greater interaction between the talent and the spectators.


  • 40ft x 60ft stage comprised of 4ft by 8ft sections to accommodate your event’s specification
  • Seating capacity for 700 with full stage
  • 540 to 600 Patron Dinner Seating
  • Dinner capacity on arena floor for 600 Patrons
  • Removable Seating: 1st and 2nd rows on East and West sides of the arena

The Brian & Susan Kennedy Founders Club

The Brian & Susan Kennedy Founders Club

The Brian & Susan Kennedy Founders Club is the perfect environment for conferences and meetings. The Founders Club provides high definition flat-screen television and projectors that support presentations with enhanced visual aids. With flexible seating options to fit any size audience, The Founders Club also offers the optimal environment, from lectures to discussion groups, or private dinners and other intimate engagements. Your event will come to life in this impressive setting of vaulted ceilings and dark cherry wood pillars. But your experience is not only inside, it continues onto the larger outdoor patio, which can be subdivided with privacy walls. With a fully stocked bar and additional amenities to pamper your clientele, the Brian & Susan Kennedy Founders Club is one of the crown jewels of Galen Center.


  • Fully Stocked Bar
  • Seating Capacity of 400
  • (5) 40” HD LCD flat-screen televisions
  • 3 Projectors/projection Screen
  • 4 microphones
  • Blu-Ray Player
  • DVD/CD/VHS playback
  • PC input for projectors
  • 4 Dish Network Receivers

Athletic Pavilion

Situated on the concourse level, south of the main arena, the 45,000 square foot Athletic Pavilion offers unobstructed viewed for large events, athletic competitions, as well as film and broadcasting productions. When fully utilized, the Athletic Pavilion offers nine full-sized volleyball courts or four regulation-sized basketball courts for simultaneous competitions, which is ideal for tournament play. The Athletic Pavilion utilizes an automated wall system that can retract vertically into the ceiling pockets when necessary. The Pavilion also offers optional bleacher seating for up to 1,000 spectators. Galen Center’s unique advantage is that multiple teams or events can take place simultaneously and privately.


  • 45,000 Square Feet
  • 4 Full Basketball Courts
  • 9 Volleyball Courts
  • Seating for 1,000
  • Separates into 3 sections to fit your meeting or competition needs
  • Section walls are 95% sound proof
  • Sections 1: 9,631 square feet
  • Section 2: 9,730 square feet
  • Section 3: 14,688 square feet

Luxury Suites

As luxury is an accent to the social life of Los Angles, our private luxury suites facilitates your needs for comfort and solitude. Indeed, this was a priority in planning the fourteen suites located on the East side of the arena. Galen Center’s luxury suites offer an all-inclusive experience with unlimited possibilities for spectators. Every luxury suite presents spectacular sightlines to the entire arena. Sumptuous full catering is available to your esteemed guest. There is no better way to enjoy a unique engagement like a concert or a game, than from an elevated vantage point, as your banquet is prepared in-suite. Galen Center’s private luxury suites transform a special event into an extraordinary experience.


  • 10 Private Luxury Suites (12 fixed seats) with Capacity for 16 Patrons
  • 1 Events Suites (24 fixed seats) with Capacity for 32 Patrons
  • 40” HD LCD Flat-screen Television in each suite