USC ground game makes a stop in Park City next week |

USC ground game makes a stop in Park City next week

The USC Trojan ground game will make it to Park City next week.

A USC rally is scheduled on Main Street on Wednesday, the day before the Trojan football team plays the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. City Hall staffers approved the event.

The USC traveling marching band and Trojan fans will walk the length of Main Street starting at the Brew Pub lot and ending at the trolley turnaround at the bottom of the street. The event is scheduled between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

There will be short traffic delays as the USC group descends the street. Park City officials said the street will not close and no disruptions to parking are expected.

Max Paap, who directs special events for City Hall and handled the application, said a few hundred people are anticipated in the parade. There will be between 20 and 25 band members, he said. USC players will not take part.

An alumni organization made the arrangements.

USC plays Utah on Thursday evening. It is a key game for both teams as USC attempts to reassert itself nationally after a loss to Stanford on Sept. 15 and the Utes try to avert consecutive losses in the Pac-12 schedule.

USC is ranked 13 in the AP Top 25. The Utes are unranked.

Boosters from a series of elite football schools have scheduled rallies in Park City as their teams prepare to play the Utes or Brigham Young University. USC and Notre Dame held events in Park City in 2004 while Florida State fans rallied in 2009.

Paap said there is a chance of more rallies during football season with Utah now a member of the Pac-12.

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