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The Rose Bowl - UCLA's Home Football Stadium



  • Directions to The Rose Bowl
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    The nation's most famous college football stadium -- The Rose Bowl -- is now in its 19th season as the home of the UCLA Bruin football team. One of the finest football stadiums in America, the Rose Bowl was built specifically for football, but was used for portions of the 1932 Olympic Games and was also the soccer site for the 1984 Olympics. The Rose Bowl has also been the site of four Super Bowls, most recently Super Bowl XXVII on January 31, 1993, and was a venue for the 1994 World Cup and 1999 Women1s World Cup soccer tournaments, including the championship games. It is currently the home of the Galaxy of Major League Soccer.

    In 1998, new individual chairs were installed in the seating areas between the end zones as part of a plan to bring the Rose Bowl into the 21st Century as America1s premier college football stadium. Also, improved seating areas for the physically challenged have been installed, as has a new sound system.


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    In 1997, a state-of-the-art video board, as well as new matrix-style scoreboards, were added to the the Rose Bowl. Construction that began last year on additional concession stands and restrooms has been completed. In addition, team dressing rooms have recently been renovated.

    Prior to the 1992 season, the Rose Bowl built a new three-level press box. In addition to modern facilities for the print and electronic media, the new press box has two levels of executive and club suites, some of which are still available for lease. Three elevators service this state-of-the-art facility.

    In addition, the Rose Bowl also received a new state-of-the art lighting system prior to 1992 season. The system included new lights, fixtures and towers.


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    Completed in 1922, the Rose Bowl was first used for the USC-California game that year. The stadium was horseshoe shaped and seated 57,000 persons when it hosted the 1923 Rose Bowl Game. The south end was enclosed prior to the 1929 game and enlarged to seat 76,000 spectators. Demands for more and more seats led to further enlargements, to 83,677 in 1932 and to 100,807 in 1949.

    With the new seating configuration, the current seating capacity is 91,136, though a record 106,869 witnessed the 1973 USC-Ohio State Rose Bowl contest.

    In conjunction with UCLA1s move in 1982 and the Olympics, a Rose Bowl improvement program resulted in the refurbishing of the press box, adding permanent concession stands and backs for more than 50,000 seats. In recent years, all of those areas have enjoyed additional enhancements.


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    The Rose Bowl has many firsts to its record. On Jan. 1, 1927, radio stations across the nation were linked together for the first time in a coast-to-coast broadcast. On Jan. 1, 1954, the UCLA-Michigan State Rose Bowl Game was the first west-to-east color telecast on a nationwide hookup.

    The Rose Bowl has 77 rows of seats. It measures 880 feet from the north to south rims and 695 from east to west. Its circumference around the rim is 2,430 feet, compared to 1,350 feet at field level. It took 28 miles of lumber to provide the original seats. There are 79,156 square feet of natural grass on the floor of the stadium.

    UCLA1s Rose Bowl Record

            Rose Bowl   Road
    Year    Record      Record
    1982    *6-0-1      4-1-0
    1983    *3-1-1      4-3-0
    1984    4-3-0       5-0-0
    1985    *5-0-0      4-2-1
    1986    4-2-0       4-1-1
    1987    6-0-0       4-2-0
    1988    5-2-0       5-0-0
    1989    2-4-0       1-3-1
    1990    3-3-0       2-3-0
    1991    4-1-0       5-2-0
    1992    4-2-0       2-3-0
    1993    *3-4-0      5-0-0
    1994    4-2-0       1-4-0
    1995    4-2-0       3-3-0
    1996    3-2-0       2-4-0
    1997    5-1-0       5-1-0
    1998    *5-1-0      5-1-0
    1999    4-2-0       0-5-0
    Totals  74-32-2     61-38-3

    * Includes Rose Bowl contest



    Directions to The Rose Bowl

    ROSE BOWL
    1001 Rose Bowl Drive
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    Parking at the Rose Bowl is $10 per vehicle and $20 per motor home. Buses park free of charge.

    To reach the golf course on the west (press box) side of the Rose Bowl, the best routes are as follows:
    From West L.A. via the 134 Freeway: Exit Linda Vista/San Rafael off ramp, right off exit, left on Linda Vista and proceed to Salvia Canyon. Right on Salvia Canyon to West Drive and into the lots as directed.

    From the 110 Freeway: Exit Orange Grove off ramp, turn left to Holly, left on Holly to Linda Vista, right on Linda Vista to Salvia Canyon to West Drive and into the lots as directed.

    From S.F. Valley via 210 Freeway: Exit Berkshire/Oak Grove off ramp, follow Rose Bowl signs to Linda Vista, turn left on Linda Vista to Salvia Canyon, turn left and continue down the hill to West Drive and into the lots as directed.

    From S.G. Valley via 210 Freeway: Continue to the 134 Freeway and then to Orange Grove Blvd. off ramp. Continue straight across Orange Grove to Holly St. to Linda Vista, turn right to Sylvia Canyon, then right on Salvia Canyon and continue down the hill to West Drive and into the lots as directed.

    To reach parking Area H or golf parking on the east side of the Rose Bowl the best routes are as follows:
    From West LA via the 134 Freeway: Exit Orange Grove Blvd. off ramp, left on Orange Grove to Rosemont Avenue, down the hill to lots as indicated on signs.

    From 110 Freeway: Exit Orange Grove Blvd. off ramp, left on Orange Grove to Rosemont Avenue, down hill to lots as indicated on signs.

    From the San Fernando Valley via the 210 Freeway: Exit at the Mountain off ramp, right turn down the hill to Rosemont Avenue, follow directional signs to Area H or golf course lots.

    From the San Gabriel Valley via the 210 Freeway: Exit at the Mountain off ramp, left turn down the hill to Rosemont Avenue, follow directional signs to Area H or golf course lots.


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