AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“It’s unfortunate that the Coliseum Commission and USC are evidently at an impasse, and we recognize the goal of both parties to work things out,” said Rose Bowl stadium General Manager Darryl Dunn. “We think it’s likely they’ll be able to resolve their differences.” Any Trojan incursion into the lair of the Bruins would depend on UCLA’s comfort with the plan. “They’re our primary tenants,” Dunn said. While the Coliseum hopes for a professional league future with the NFL, Trojan football has been unable to secure commitments for renovations at the complex and long-term guarantees. Dickey denied the discussions have been a negotiating tactic with the Coliseum, and said he’s hopeful the Rose Bowl’s board will approve the deal when it meets Dec. 6. PASADENA – USC is seeking a two-year agreement to bring Trojan football to the Rose Bowl next year, stadium officials confirmed Tuesday. USC’s frustration with the Coliseum Commission has led to recent talks about bringing the team to Pasadena, which will culminate early next month at a meeting of the Rose Bowl Operating Company, according to USC Senior Vice President for Administration Todd Dickey. “Although we have been a faithful tenant of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for 80 years, we must now seek other alternatives for the good of our football program and our fans,” Dickey said. Rose Bowl management isn’t ready to count Trojan ticket sales before they’ve hatched, however. Ultimately however, USC’s interest in the Rose Bowl is secondary to remaining in the Coliseum. “We want our football program to stay at the Coliseum,” USC Director of Athletics Mike Garrett said in a written statement. “We’ll keep working to stay in the Coliseum, but until we have full support from the Coliseum Commission, we’re forced to pursue the option of playing in the Rose Bowl.” Even if USC doesn’t want a divorce from the Grand Old Lady, a Trojan presence in the Rose Bowl would be a marriage of convenience. For Pasadena’s part, USC would increase revenue for the cash-strapped stadium and could help bolster funding appeals for needed renovations. Having flirted with an NFL alliance until last year, the octogenarian Rose Bowl shares the Coliseum’s fear of old age. Renovation plans for the stadium are essentially stalled until funds are secured for improvements likely to cost $200 million to $300 million. email@example.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 www.insidesocal.com/pasadenapolitics160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!