3911 S Figueroa Street • Los Angeles, CA

Known as “The Greatest Stadium in the World”, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a living memorial to World War I Armed Forces and has been a civic treasure for generations of Angelenos. The legacy of events and individuals hosted in nine-plus-decades reads like no other: the only venue to host two Summer Olympics (1932 and 1984) and soon a third (in 2028); home to college football’s USC Trojans since 1923 and the UCLA Bruins from 1928-1981; professional football’s Los Angeles Rams (1946-1979 and 2016-2019), Raiders (1982-1994) and Chargers (1960); hosting three NFL Championships and two Super Bowls; home to the Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-1960) and the 1959 World Series; appearances by U.S. Presidents and world reknowned international figures such as Franklin D Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, and Nelson Mandela.  From Mick Jagger to the Harlem Globetrotters, the Grateful Dead to Billy Graham, Evel Knievel to Pele, the Memorial Coliseum has been the stage for the unbelievable, the unforgettable, the iconic, and the best in human endeavor and achievement.

Now YOU can join the long history of the Coliseum when you participate in the YMCA's Stair Climb.


  • Sprint - 1100 steps, compare to a 1 mile run
  • Olympic - 2560 steps, compare to a 5k run
  • Ultra - 4100 steps, compare to an 8k run
*step counts include ascending and descending stairs
**teammates are not required to choose the same course - teams will be ranked by average steps per minute



LA 2021 Stair Climb Event Map



Please do not carry large items that could interfere with other climbers on the course. You may drop these items with gear check or with a friend when participating in the YMCA Stair Climb.


Parking will be available at the California Science Center lot.

To avoid traffic and parking, go Metro! Both the Expo Park/USC station and the Expo/Vermont station of Metro's Expo Line are a short 5 minute walk from the Stair Climb entrance on the East side of the Coliseum. Plan your Coliseum Metro trip here.