Rose Bowl Game Information

Rose Bowl Game

Known as the The Granddaddy of Them All, the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO kicked off a myriad of college football legacies in 1902. Since then, the game has showcased 17 Heisman Trophy Winners, produced 29 national champions, featured 195 consensus All-Americans and honored 103 college football legends by inducting them into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
Just a few hours after the Rose Parade, two of the nation’s top college football teams meet to challenge each other in an exciting match at the Rose Bowl Stadium before an on-site audience of more than 89,105 fans. Part of the Bowl Championship Series, the Rose Bowl Game is known as “The Granddaddy of Them All”® because of its beginnings in 1902, when it became the first national, post-season collegiate football game. 
Game Facts
DATE:         Saturday, January 1, 2013
TIME:         Pre-game activities begin at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST)

Broadcast exclusively on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio
ATTENDANCE:    For the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO, seating capacity is 89,105.
The majority of game tickets are distributed  by the participating teams and conferences. A limited allocation of tickets becomes available to the general public in December through Ticketmaster. 213-365-3675,
The Tournament of Roses will offer Pasadena residents a limited number of tickets to the 2013 Rose Bowl Game. The sale will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Pasadena Center Box Office (located at 300 E. Green Street).  Pasadena residents ages 18 and older must show a picture ID with a valid Pasadena address (this will be the only acceptable proof of residency).
Driving to the Rose Bowl Stadium can be very difficult due to the heavy Los Angeles traffic and game day traffic flowing in and out of Pasadena. Please do not underestimate the time it takes to drive in and around the Los Angeles area.
Parking is very limited at the Rose Bowl Stadium, so please consider alternative game transportation.
Rose Bowl Stadium Parking
Please refer to this flier for Rose Bowl Game day parking tips.
Parking is $40 per car for the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. Cars are parked on a golf course, north of the Rose Bowl Stadium. There is no reserved parking and cars are stack parked in rows of five on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking lots open at 4 a.m. Other than designated overnight motorhome parking, there is no overnight parking at the Rose Bowl Stadium. There are no in-and-out privileges in any parking areas. Once you exit the parking lot, you will be required to pay the full parking fee upon re-entry.

In the event of rain, the golf course lots may not be available for parking. Instead, street parking will be managed by the Pasadena Police Department. If it is raining, please allow yourself sufficient additional time for parking or use the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO Shuttle.
Motorhome Parking

Motorhomes will only be allowed into the Rose Bowl Stadium area via Linda Vista Avenue and Salvia Canyon. Parking will be directed along West Drive or in Brookside Park based on availability. The game day motorhome parking fee is $200. Game day motorhome parking opens at 4 a.m. on January 1.

Prior to game day, overnight motorhome parking will be in Brookside Park, south of the Rose Bowl Stadium, beginning at noon on December 28, and closing at noon on January 2. Rates are based on date of arrival and are as follows: December 28 - $600; December 29 - $500; December 30 - $400; December 31 - $300; January 1 - $200 plus a one-time chargeof $40 for tow vehicles.


Bus and Limo Parking
Buses will only be allowed into the Rose Bowl Stadium area via Linda Vista Avenue, Seco Street or Arroyo Boulevard.
Prior to game day, bus parking can be purchased for $250 and limo parking for $175 by calling 626-397-4220. On game day, bus parking can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis for $300 and limo for $230.
(Please note: Vehicles under 23’ will be charged the limo rate. Vehicles 23’ and larger will be charged the bus rate).
Limousine and bus drop-offs are not available. All buses and limos entering the Rose Bowl Stadium area will be charged the full game day parking rate of $300 and $230, respectively. There are no in-and-out privileges in any parking areas. Once you exit the parking lot, you will be required to pay the full parking fee upon re-entry.


Brookside Park
360 N. Arroyo Blvd.
No-hookup parking for holiday season only.

East Shore RV Park
1440 Camper View Rd.
 San Dimas

Fairplex KOA
2200 N. White Ave.


Visitors Center
300 E. Green St.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Pasadena Museum of History
Official Year-Round
Tournament of Roses
470 W. Walnut St.

Tournament of Roses
391 S. Orange Grove Blvd.

Sharp Seating Company
Official Tournament of
Roses ticket distributor
1737 E. Colorado Blvd.
(enter in back)

Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.