The Rose Bowl is played each January at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Since 1916 the Rose Bowl has treated millions of fans to some of the most exciting bowl games in college football. The game matches up one of the top teams from the Big Ten Conference with a peer from the Pac-12 Conference. The Rose Bowl is sponsored by Vizio, and has been sponsored in the past by AT&T, Sony, and Citi. Check out our Rose Bowl history page for more information on this historic bowl game. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Rose Bowl tickets.
2014 Rose Bowl Preview
The Rose Bowl will be played on Wednesday, January 1st at 2:10 PM PST between the Stanford Cardinal and the Michigan State Spartans. Check back soon for a preview of the 2014 Rose Bowl.
In the 2013 Rose Bowl, the Stanford Cardinals defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 20-14. Stanford came out to a commanding 14-0 lead in the first quarter, and while Wisconsin battled back they couldn’t get the last touchdown that would have won them the game. Stanford RB Stepfan Taylor won offensive MVP honors while his teammate Usua Amanam won the defensive MVP. Attendance was 93,359 for the game.
Check out our Rose Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous Rose Bowl games.
Rose Bowl at the Rose Bowl Address: 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, California, 91103
The Rose Bowl Stadium is in Pasadena, not far from all that the city of Los Angeles has to offer. The stadium is one of the last iconic bowl-style venues left in the country and produces great views from every seat. The capacity of the Rose Bowl is approximately 94,392, and that split into two “levels” though one look at the venue and it looks like just one big section all the way from the field to the last row. The home sideline is by sections 3-7, while visitors sideline is in front of sections 17-21.
Seating at the Rose Bowl
There are 28 sections at the Rose Bowl, with each section divided into a lower and upper portion. The rows in the lower section start lettered (in reverse order) and then move from rows 1-25. That means that row A and row 1 are right next to each other. On the ends of the field, row N is typically the 1st row closest to the field. The same holds true on West side of the stadium (Sections 17-19) and East side of the stadium (Sections 3-5). The low rows on the side of the field can often be obstructed by players on the field, in-fact for UCLA home games they tarp off the lowest rows on East Side and start at row B. The upper sections are generally numbered from row 29 to row 77 (49 rows) on the sides of the field, while the upper sections on the ends of the field are generally numbered from row 30 to row 77 (48 rows). Sections 1-8 and 15-22 contain seatbacks. The rows at the Rose Bowl can be a bit confusing, contact us at TicketCity if you need help determining how close to the field your seats are located.
Rose Bowl Event Guide
Where is the best place to stay around the Rose Bowl?
Pasadena is close by, but lacks some of the attractions of other surrounding cities. Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and Santa Monica are all within 30 minutes (no traffic) and provide a lot of cool options for lodging, dining and entertainment. Just keep in-mind that the L.A. traffic will likely require 1.5 hours to get to the stadium on gameday, so leave early. Check out our event guide to see more what what’s around when it comes to lodging and stuff to go.
Where is the best place to sit inside the Rose Bowl?
The Rose Bowl is true bowl stadium, which means it’s wide compared to the modern stadiums that are built straight up in the air (e.g.- AT&T Cowboys Stadium in Dallas). The advantage of this wide setup is that fans often say there isn’t a bad view in the house, or at least that the view is consistent as you get higher in rows. The one area to be careful is with the lowest rows on the side of the field, some of your view may get blocked out by the players on the sideline.
What are the best games in Rose Bowl history?
There are so many too choose from when it comes to the Rose Bowl, including three #1 vs. #2 games. Most recently #2 Texas won what some call the greatest college football game of all time when they beat USC 41-38. In 1969, #1 Ohio State beat USC 27-16. Both winning teams were voted national champions. Find more information on our notable Rose Bowls page.
Who are the most famous players to play in the Rose Bowl?
Some of the best to ever play the game have starred in the Rose Bowl, including Dave Leggett, Jim Plunkett, Warren Moon and Keyshawn Johnson. Check out our past champions page for more info on past Rose Bowl games.
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First Bowl Game Experience I recently graduated from UW-Madison, and will always be a die-hard Badger fan. Since moving to Texas, I haven't been able to attend as many games. When the Badgers made it to the Rose Bowl, I convinced my dad that we had to go. Neither of us have ever been to a bowl game, and figured we couldn't pass up this opportunity. The Badgers played against TCU and the game was great. The stadium is absolutely beautiful, so historic, and the fans for both teams made the game even more exciting because they were all so passionate. I even had a chance to run into some friends from college who also made the trip to California, which made for a fun reunion. Badger fans really know how to travel! It almost felt like a home game. Despite a loss, I'm so glad I had a chance to see the stadium and attend a BCS football game. Definitely something I'll always remember. July 7, 2011