The Granddaddy of Them All
The Rose Bowl Game began in 1902 making it the oldest of bowls. The Rose Bowl traditionally takes place annually on January 1st at the Rose Bowl Stadium, unless it falls on a Sunday, in which case, the game will occur on January 2nd. Each year, the Rose Bowl Game immediately follows the Rose Parade, the two events occur each New Year in Pasadena, California as part of the Tournament of Roses.
Know Before You Go
Rose Bowl Schedule
- 4:00 AM | Stadium parking lot opens
- 11:30 AM | Gates to the stadium open
- 1:00 PM | Pregame activities begin
The following groups are the only authorized ticket distributors: Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (includes the City of Pasadena and ESPN), the participating institutions and conferences, Ticketmaster, and rosebowlpremiumseating.com.
- Rose Bowl Stadium Premium Seating
- OnLocation Official Ticket & Hospitality Packages
- Official Ticket Exchange, powered by On Location
Team Seat Locations
The Ohio State Buckeyes will occupy the west sideline (press box side) and have their colors painted in the north end zone, while the Utah Utes will occupy the east sideline and have their colors painted in the south end zone.
Pasadena offers different types of hotels for travelers:
- Courtyard by Marriott 1.6 miles from the stadium
- Residence Inn 1.6 miles from the stadium
- Westin Pasadena 2 miles from the stadium
- Sheraton 2.5 miles from the stadium
- Hilton 2.5 miles from the stadium
- Hyatt Place 2.5 miles from the stadium
- Langham Huntington, Pasadena 4.5 miles from Rose Bowl Stadium
- More Hotels
January 1st, parking at the Rose Bowl Stadium is available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 4:00 AM. Advance parking passes can be purchased at parkjockey.com. Cars are stacked, guests will not be able to exit prior to the end of the game. The only form of payment accepted is cash. Parking permits for buses and limos must be purchased in advance by calling (626) 397-4220.
- Cars $50 in advance, $60 game day
- RVs $200
- Limos $200 must be purchased in advanced
- Buses $300 must be purchased in advanced
Parsons Corporation‘s parking lot will offer game day parking starting at $45 per car, that lot opens at 11:00 AM the day of the game. It is located at 100 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91124. Parking can be purchased in advance by visiting LAZ Parking or by calling (626) 578-1705. Free shuttles will run from Parsons to Rose Bowl Stadium.
Game Day Directions
Traffic will be extremely heavy on January 1st, the city closes streets and redirects traffic patterns during this time—GPS may not be reliable during the Tournament of Roses for directions—instead use these Game Day Directions
Game Day Shuttle
Free shuttle buses will be located at Parsons Corporation, at the corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Holly Street. Shuttles start running at 10:00 AM and will continue until two hours after the end of the game. You do not need to park at Parsons or make reservations to use the complimentary shuttle service.
TIP: Between 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM, there will be heavy traffic from the Parsons parking lot and the adjacent Old Pasadena parking lots due to the Rose Parade. Arrive before 10:00 AM or after 11:30 AM.
Metro Gold Line — Public Transportation
Take the Metro Gold Line to the game, exit at Memorial Park Station in Pasadena. Follow the signs to the shuttle area at Parsons Corporation, it is located two blocks away, signs will read “105th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual“. Shuttles will run directly to the Rose Bowl Stadium. For help planning your trip, call (323) 466-3876 or visit this page .
Rose Bowl Game PreGame Activities
A free and open to the public fanfest takes place on game day beginning at 8:00 AM. Activities include interactive game, music, TV’s and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Alumni associations have designated areas for their official tailgate parties located at Brookside Golf Course (adjacent to the north side of the stadium), contact alumni associations for more details. Public tailgating starts at 8:00 AM on game day. Food and beverages vendors will be on site.
Pasadena Visitor Hotline
If you have questions during your visit, you can speak to a live person by calling the Visitor Hotline at 877-793-9911 (outside of the US, +1 626-795-9311).