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Roosevelt High School Rough Riders and Garfield High School Bulldogs to Celebrate 87th Meeting of the East LA Classic at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum That Features a Halftime Concert by Black Eyed Peas Students, Administrators and Black Eyed Peas Gather to Celebrate Community and Scholarship On Friday, October 21, 2022,
The Roosevelt High School Rough Riders will host cross-town rival Garfield High School Bulldogs for the 87th annual meeting of the gridiron clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
This year’s game will feature a halftime performance by global music supergroup, Black Eyed Peas. Students, administrators, Coliseum officials and Black Eyed Peas bandmates will come together to preview the big game, which is the homecoming event for both Eastside schools.
The East LA Classic is a celebration of community, tradition and is a source of pride for many families from Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles. It provides a big venue to showcase student’s athletic ability and scholarship. Many months of collaboration between the students and staff from both schools go into making this a can’t miss showcase of East LA civic pride.
President of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission George Pla joined forces with LAUSD to bring the yearly anticipated game to the historic venue as one in a series of exceptional events that will take place this year at the Coliseum to honor its 100th anniversary.
Pre-Game Preview Press Day Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Peristyle 3911 Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90037 Enter at Gate 29 Media Parking Blue Structure
Black Eyed Peas – will.i.am, Ap, and Taboo
Monica Garcia – LAUSD School Board Member
Alberto Carvahlo – Los Angeles Unified Superintendent
George Pla, president – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission
Roosevelt and Garfield student body presidents Roosevelt and Garfield football team captains