Rose Bowl

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INFO The Rose Bowl, nestled within the quiet hills of Pasadena, is a storied stadium that has hosted historic sporting events ranging from the Olympics to the World Cup to the Super Bowl. The stadium was built in 1923, and... ... read more

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    Pasadena, CA
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    1001 Rose Bowl Drive
    Pasadena, CA 91103

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Rose Bowl - Concert Venue | Stadium in Los Angeles.

The Rose Bowl, nestled within the quiet hills of Pasadena, is a storied stadium that has hosted historic sporting events ranging from the Olympics to the World Cup to the Super Bowl. The stadium was built in 1923, and has been the home field of the UCLA Bruins football team since 1982.

It is most renowned for holding the oldest bowl game in college football, which currently pits the winners of the Pac-12 and Big-10 conferences against each other on New Year’s Day at the Rose Bowl. The stadium is also home to the BCS College Football Championship game every four years.

With a seating capacity of over 92,000 fans, the Rose Bowl is commonly used for large-scale stadium concerts, and has seen the likes of Pink Floyd, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and U2 play within its walls.

This National Historic Landmark also harbors close ties to its surrounding community, hosting the Homecoming rivalry game between Pasadena High School and John Muir High School every year, as well as Americafest, one of the best July 4th fireworks celebrations in the country.

Not to be overshadowed, the famous Rose Bowl Flea Market claims to not just be the largest in the city, but on the entire West Coast. It takes over the stadium’s parking lots every other Sunday throughout the year.

Rose Bowl User Reviews

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Great Place for Fun and Football
John K. Sep 17, 2013
The Rose Bowl is is a huge football stadium that hosts UCLA home games, the annual Rose Bowl game at the beginning of year, and various concerts and other events. It is a great venue to watch a game and the areas outside of the stadium set a great atmosphere for a day of fun for all ages. The stadium itself is large and somewhat spacious (compared to many other stadiums), which allows the big crowds to move easily and avoid major foot traffic. Security also ensures this by moving quickly and is never too much of a hassle. The food offered inside the gates is the classic stadium food such as hot dogs, burgers, pretzels, drinks (minus the alcohol), etc. The bathrooms are a little dated but they are large so you never have to wait too long. Just outside the gates of the stadium is a a huge golf course that is closed on Saturdays, which allows a massive area for tailgating. If you want a good spot to avoid walking long distances from your car to the stadium you'll have to pay a lot for a closer parking pass or you'll have to get there as early as possible because cars start piling in first thing in the morning. Overall a great place for all ages to hang out and have a great time.
Cool Spot to Watch Football
Duane L. Mar 25, 2013
As a UCLA student and a die-hard Bruin fan, I obviously have love for the Rose Bowl. It is UCLA’s home for football games, despite the fact that it’s over 30 miles away from Westwood. The stadium itself is pretty nice. I have not been to too many other football stadiums so comparison might be kind of difficult but to me it’s better than the Coliseum in Downtown LA or Qualcomm in San Diego. Parking at the Rose Bowl is kind of weird, since they utilized adjacent golf courses, but it all works out fine. Though the process of getting in and out can be slow at times, it was more efficient than my experience at Qualcomm at least. Parking isn’t so bad – just expensive ($20 for Bruin football games). Overall the Rose Bowl is a great spot to watch football, especially if you’re a UCLA fan.
Kimberly A. Mar 18, 2013
I go to UCLA and I love the weekends when there is a football game and we can go and tailgate at the Rose Bowl. My friends and I usually have to get there pretty early if we want to get a spot near the stadium. The stadium itself is pretty nice and I think its perfect size for college games. Even if you are far up in the seats you can still see the game really well. The only trouble sometimes is parking because it is expensive and you are basically parking on a golf course so its hard to find your car sometimes.
Football games at the Rose Bowl
Jasmit N. Feb 22, 2013
The best football stadium I have been to. It has an amazing field with amazing green grass. Any seat you sit you can still have a good view of the field. There are multiple scoreboards so you always know what score and down it is. Security is rally good and it feels safe when you enter the stadium. The food is a bit pricey for the quantity you get but it is cost of going to a good stadium. The cons are that it tends to be hot in Pasadena so the sun hits directly in the stadium. Another problem is parking, which can be a pain if you come late.
Renowned Venue
Nile C. Jan 31, 2013
Patrons are brought to the historically famous Rose Bowl stadium for a variety of reasons, and whether it be a UCLA football tailgate, the yearly bowl game, or an early-Sunday-morning flea market, the Rose Bowl rarely disappoints. Pros: - The setting: Tucked into the Pasadena hills, the Rose Bowl is among green hills and beautiful homes. - The tailgates: For game days, the Rose Bowl offers an expanse of golf course and grassy fields for tailgating, a refreshing change of pace from tailgating on cement. - The food: Apart from the standard stadium food (hot dogs, pretzels), the Rose Bowl also offers more unusual and unique halftime options, including Mexican food, hand-squeezed lemonade, and Dippin' Dots. Cons: - The temperature: Since the Rose Bowl is located in inland Pasadena, the temperature can be extreme on both ends of the spectrum. For those visiting during the summer, the Rose Bowl makes for an extremely hot and sweaty day outside- especially if your seats are in the sun. Likewise, the temperature can drop severely at night in some of the colder months and, even though it is still LA, require layers to enjoy the event. - The parking: Although parking is relatively easy (once you get through the long, long lines), it costs $20 cash. As someone else recommended below, carpooling can make this cost slightly more palatable. If you haven't yet had the opportunity, attending an event at the Rose Bowl will help you understand why this venue is world-renowned. Pack up for a tailgate, a flea market, or a game and enjoy this LA favorite.
Great place
Zoë C. Dec 3, 2012
Having grownup almost two thousand miles away from sunny southern California, I was always captivated by the beauty and pageantry of the New Years Day Rose Parade and the football game that culminated the day long festivities. Watching on our televisions in Tennessee, the incredibly decorated floats, the marching bands from across our country along with the occasional movie star or entertainer was something special. That said, when the opportunity recently arose to go to a football game at the Rose Bowl, I could not let it pass. Of course to many of you who have been there this may be old news but for those who have not, it is a real treat. Never mind that the stadium is the home turf of our archrivals across town. It is still without question a terrific setting to watch a football game and enjoy an important pastime in the whole college experience. Particularly to one, such as myself, who came from so far away.
So Many Great Things
Lauren B. Dec 3, 2012
Besides the fact that UCLA sometimes likes to "play football" here, I love the rose bowl! I've attended multiple soccer games and football games here and had a great time. I've sat both front row and student section and had a great time and a good view. They also have good pretzels to eat, but like most sporting venues has minimal food selections at higher prices. More importantly, the Rose Bowl Flea Market happens every second Sunday and is literally the most amazing flea market. I get all my vintage clothes/accessories/shoes there and never fail to get compliments when I wear any piece out. An amazing mix of high end and low end items as well as furniture and collectors items. One of my favorite things to do on the weekend!
Great football stadium
Maddy L. Nov 28, 2012
While the Rosebowl is no Coliseum (though I may be biased), it's still a great place to watch a sporting event. The bleacher's style of seats makes it easy to jump up when your team is winning and sit down in despair when a player misses a catch. The variety of food vendors is phenomenal, but make sure to bring cash! I didn't pass any vendors taking cards. The wait time to get into the stadium was minimal, and tailgating is traditional (in the parking lot).
UCLA's home stadium
Julie T. Nov 19, 2012
I will not even try to be impartial here, I am currently an undergrad at UCLA and my tears of joy bled blue and gold after last Saturday. The Rose Bowl is, for me, a lovely place full of ridiculous memories that I don't necessarily remember very well. It's a great place for a game and has plenty of space for tailgating since it has the wonderful golf course next to it that is used for parking during games. Other than overpriced food and water (that does taste deliciously satisfying), it has plenty of bathrooms that are usually pretty well stocked, and the stadium itself is pretty clean and beautiful. Tips: - You can bring in water that hasn't been unopened, and if it's a hot day, ESPECIALLY if you've been drinking, bring at least a quarter gallon of water and make sure the seal isn't broken - CARPOOL!! At least for the UCLA games, parking is $20 - Try not to bring glass bottles, they really don't like them...If you have them, be cool and discrete about it. I'm not sure why but they also aren't a fan of beer pong.....
a good place for a game
Callie S. Nov 19, 2012
This place is iconic. So much is always happening here. WIth the recent renovations, the place has become a much better place to see a game. I also love the Rose Bowl flea market, which not as many people are familiar with, but is probably my favorite thing that happens here (as i am not much of a football fan). Not only is the Rose Bowl a nice place, what makes it even better is its location. Pasadena is so much fun. It is sophisticated and also has a lot going for it. Old Town pasadena is very fun to walk around in and there are many good places to eat. If you go to the RoseBowl, make sure you go into Pasadena as well!
Los Angeles - Rose Bowl
Anonymous Oct 5, 2012
This iconic stadium is in the middle of a large renovation improvement project which it needed. Additional restrooms and concessions, additional aisles and wider tunnels are mostly completed It will have a new video board and a less cluttered stadium rim. But perhaps what I like most about the Rose Bowl is Pasadena. While sophisticated, it has a small town feel where I can walk to everything, expect nice interactions on the street and great restaurants and bars when I'm in town. In addition to the stadium, it is the home of the 36 hole Brookside Golf Course and club house and boasts the worlds largest flea market when the games or concerts are not in play.
Historic but overrated
Nick T. Sep 12, 2012
The Rose Bowl! Everyone knows what it is and what it signifies (the Rose Bowl champion - not UCLA's home stadium). It is a very cool place to be knowing all the history that has been made there and the setting in pasadena surrounded by palm trees and mountains is pretty top notch. However, the tailgating area leaves much to be desired as far as college tailgates go. Also, the interior of the stadium is not nice. The bench seating is outdated - and the stadium looks really bad when it is not jam-packed, which has been the case in past years for UCLA games. Luckily - they are in the process of renovating the stadium with new luxury boxes and such which should make the historic stadium a comfortable one to watch a game at as well.
The Grand Daddy of Them All
Matt Y. Aug 3, 2012
This is the premier place for any college football fan to watch a game. With so much history surrounding the Rose Bowl any fan is sure to have a great time soaking up the sun and watching a fantastic game of football. Make sure to pack your favorite jersey, some sunscreen and your favorite 6 (or 12) pack of beer. Get to the game early and tailgate with friends on the golf course. This is a must do on any fall weekend in southern California.
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