USC to rename Memorial Coliseum to United Airlines Field

The University of Southern California announced a new partnership with United Airlines that will concurrently change the name of Memorial Coliseum.

Memorial Coliseum will be renamed United Airlines Field this summer, said officials.

In a series of tweets, USC noted that the historic landmark memorial would be renamed as a dedication to WWI veterans.

"The naming of the field is a significant step in USC's efforts to usher in a modern era for this historic landmark and preserve its legacy. Through this process, USC was guided by doing the right thing for the community as we continue to honor our veterans," said USC interim President Wanda M. Austin.