USC Trojans will march down Main Street
The Trojans will march down Main Street the day before University of Southern California football fans hope they march down the field at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
USC plans a rally in Park City on Oct. 24 as the team prepares to play the University of Utah in Salt Lake City the next day.
City Hall recently approved an application for an event running from 5 p.m. until 5:20 p.m.
Mac MacQuoid, a Park Meadows resident and an alum of USC, said approximately 15 members of the marching band are expected to perform during the event. The band and other USC boosters will march down Main Street from the Brew Pub parking lot to the Main Street trolley turnaround. The band will stop briefly several times along the way, he said.
The event will cause short traffic delays on a rolling basis as the group marches down Main Street, MacQuoid said.
MacQuoid said he anticipates the event will draw at least several hundred spectators.
USC held similar events on Main Street in 2012 and 2004, a report to Mayor Jack Thomas and the Park City Council indicates.
The Historic Park City Alliance, a group that represents the interests of businesses along Main Street or nearby, offered support for the event in a letter to City Hall. Alison Butz, the executive director of the group, said in the letter the march "will add vitality to the street during a slower season."
"This event will welcome and introduce the visiting team and spectators to Main Street, subsequently driving positive economic activity," Butz said in the letter.
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