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Los Angeles Coliseum on July 25th
Come cheer on more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries and enjoy the star-studded show that will officially launch the World Games.
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Headlining talent includes:
Stevie Wonder • Avril Lavigne • O.A.R. • Cody Simpson • Nicole Scherzinger •
J Balvin & Becky G • Cassadee Pope • Siedah Garrett
First Lady Michelle Obama & Jimmy Kimmel • Eva Longoria • Lauren Potter • Michael Phelps • Yao Ming • Greg Louganis and many more…
About Opening Ceremony
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!
Headlining talent includes Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne, O.A.R., Cody Simpson, Nicole Scherzinger, J Balvin and ‘Reach Up LA’ theme song creator Siedah Garrett. The show will be directed by Emmy Award Winner, Debbie Allen and produced by FiveCurrents with appearances by Jimmy Kimmel, Eva Longoria, Lauren Potter, Michael Phelps, Yao Ming, Greg Louganis, Stephanie McMahon and many more…
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.
To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster at: http://bit.ly/1dyHBWh
Due to increased security and the high level of local and international dignitaries in attendance; most of the lots near or around the coliseum will be unavailable for spectator parking. Bill Robertson Way will be closed for security purposes and other streets around the Los Angeles Coliseum will be impacted due to the magnitude and operational needs of the event.
Go Metro. 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 see below a detailed map of the Coliseum for the Opening Ceremony.
Bags and backpacks larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by 16 inches
PROHIBITED ITEMS LIST:
• Hard or soft coolers or baskets and bottles or cans
• Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs
• Weapons including firearms, knives, explosives, fireworks and laser pointers
• Professional cameras with lenses longer than 3 inches, video and/or audio recording equipment
• Banners, Sticks and Poles, Inflatables, Umbrellas, Balloons, Strollers and folding or beach chairs
• Horns or other noisemakers, musical instruments or large music players
• Frisbees, balls, skateboards or hard fruit Pets (service animals ok)