About The Rose Bowl
There are famous sports arenas all around the world, but let’s be honest: when it comes to one of the most beloved modern stadiums of all time, the honor has to go to Pasadena’s legendary Rose Bowl. Known most well for its tireless hosting of NCAA football for nearly a century, this venerated and venerable outdoor arena has been the site of so much history it’s not even funny.
History of the Rose Bowl
Built back in 1922, the Rose Bowl was, technically, not even a bowl at first – it was a horseshoe-shaped arena. It wasn’t until a planned expansion in 1928 added those last few seats that give the venue its iconic bowl shape that it’s so well known for. Once it was completed, and after a number of renovations over the years to keep it in good condition, the Rose Bowl was at one time the largest football arena by capacity. At its peak, this outdoor arena could hold more than 104,000 fans. That’s a whole lot of people – and even more traffic!
What’s So Special About Rose Bowl Events?
Have you ever caught an event at a venue that’s older than your grandparents? Someplace that’s been standing through countless decades of history? Been caught in a massive traffic snarl because there’s only one road going in and out? No? Then you won’t understand what’s so special about going to the Rose Bowl for an event. Don’t miss your chance if you ever get one. It’s not every day you get to be a piece of history!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Rose Bowl located?
Rose Bowl is an outdoor stadium, located in Pasadena, California, a northeast suburb of Los Angeles.
What kind of events does Rose Bowl host?
As one of the most famous venues in sporting history, Rose Bowl sporting events mainly include college football and soccer. A number of other events have taken place in the past, such as the Rose Bowl Game, the Super Bowl, Fifa World Cup Final, and Olympic matches.
Which team is playing at Rose Bowl?
Since 1982, it has also served as the home stadium of the UCLA Bruins football of the Pac-12 Conference at the NCAA Division I.
Where can I park for free at Rose Bowl?
There are numerous lots that surround the stadium, providing fans with ample parking opportunities. General parking is sold on a first-come-first-serve basis and starts at $30 per car - depending on the lot you park at and Rose Bowl type fo event. Fans searching for cheaper parking can turn to the Parsons complex parking lot, which is located further away from the stadium. Access to the stadium is available through the use of a shuttle service which runs three hours prior to kick-off until one hour after the event.
What is the seating capacity of Rose Bowl?
Rose Bowl events have a capacity of 92,542 fans making it the 15th-largest stadium in the world.
Who owns Rose Bowl?
Rose Bowl is owned by the City of Pasadena.
How do I get to Rose Bowl using public transport?
If you’re looking for a way to save some extra cash when attending Rose Bowl events, avoiding parking is the way to go. You can catch the Metro’s Gold Line to stops Del Mar and Memorial Park, which will both drop you off just a short walk away from the stadium.