Club: none | Opening: 1922 | Capacity: 92,542 seats
History and Description
Rose Bowl Stadium opened in October 1922. It got built by the City of Pasadena to host College football games and in particular the annual Rose Bowl game, after which it got named, which had been held since 1902 and has been held at the stadium ever since.
It initially had the shape of a horseshoe and could hold 56,000 spectators, but became a proper bowl a few years later in 1928 when the south stand got added. Further extensions in the two decades following raised capacity to over 100,000 spectators.
Over the years, several smaller renovations were performed but the overall shape of the stadium has remained the same.
In 1994, the Rose Bowl hosted the final of the 1994 World Cup between Brazil and Italy (0-0).
Between 1996 and 2002, the Rose Bowl was the home of LA Galaxy, before they moved to Dignity Health Sports Park.
The stadium has furthermore hosted five Super Bowls, multiple Concacaf Gold Cup Finals, the 1999 Women’s World Cup final, and is the home of college team UCLA Bruins.
The Rose Bowl has been selected as one of the playing venues of the 2026 World Cup.
How to get to the Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl is located in Pasadena, a Los Angeles suburb north-east of downtown LA.
The stadium lies just under 2 miles north-west from Old Town Pasadena, which is about a half an hour walk. Old Town Pasadena, in turn, is on the Gold Line light rail which connects with downtown LA and other destinations through a transfer to other metro lines at Union Station.
It takes just under half an hour to reach Pasadena from downtown LA on the light rail. Get off at station Memorial Park.
On event days, shuttle buses may run from Old Pasadena near Parsons Engineering Complex.
Address: 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103
Rose Bowl Tours
Rose Bowl Stadium offers stadium tours that last app. 2 hours. Tours run on the last Friday of the month but make sure to check current schedules.
Tours can be booked online. The tour costs $17.50.
Photos of the Rose Bowl Stadium
Useful Internet links
Rosebowlstadium.com – Official website of Rose Bowl Stadium.
Visitpasadena.com – Pasadena tourist information.
Metro.net – LA metro information.