UCLA Games at the Rose Bowl Stadium
The UCLA Bruins play their home football games at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. The stadium holds over 92,000 fans for big Bruins home game and even more for the Rose Bowl Game played on New Year's Day. Watching a UCLA game at the Rose Bowl is one of the quintessential college football experiences a fan can have and fans come from all over the West Coast to see the Bruins play at home.
The Rose Bowl Stadium is a throwback in the style as it's a simple oval shaped venue with sections that span from the field to the top of stadium. There are 28 sections in the Rose Bowl, which start with Section 1 near the corner and circle the field. The most desirable places to sit for a UCLA home game are in Sections 16-21 on the UCLA sideline or in Sections 2-7 which are sideline seats behind the visitors bench. The cheapest tickets for a UCLA football game will be the high rows in the corner or endzone. The majority of sections at the Rose Bowl start with single digit letters (H to A) and then run from Rows 1-77. Row 77 is the top row in majority of sections, so fans seeking premium seats will want to shop between Rows 1-30 or so. The UCLA home bench moved to the shady side of the stadium in 2016, so players, home fans and the student section can shout out the famous UCLA Eight Clap without staring into the setting sun. The home sideline is now located below the Terry Donahue Pavilion along sections 15 through 22.
UCLA home games are truly unique in college football in that they are played in bucolic suburban neighborhood of Pasadena, just north of Los Angeles, one of the largest metro areas in the world. Separate from the main campus by a 25 mile drive, plan for extra time getting in and out of the area on game days. Los Angeles offers an exciting road trip for visiting fans, full of entertainment and food options. West-side Bruins prefer the beachside Santa Monica/Venice area with renown shopping and dining along Third Street Promenade. The world famous Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Downtown LA districts are all within a short drive of the main UCLA campus and the Rose Bowl.