Rose Bowl (stadium)

Rose Bowl Stadium
Spieker Field at the Rose Bowl
America's Stadium
Rose Bowl (stadium) logo.svg
2018.06.17 Over the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA USA 0039 (42855669451) (cropped).jpg
Aerial view from south in 2018
Rose Bowl Stadium is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Rose Bowl Stadium
Rose Bowl Stadium
Location in the Los Angeles metro area
Rose Bowl Stadium is located in California
Rose Bowl Stadium
Rose Bowl Stadium
Location in California
Rose Bowl Stadium is located in the United States
Rose Bowl Stadium
Rose Bowl Stadium
Location in the United States
Address1001 Rose Bowl Drive
LocationPasadena, California, United States
Coordinates34°09′40″N 118°10′05″W / 34.161°N 118.168°W / 34.161; -118.168Coordinates: 34°09′40″N 118°10′05″W / 34.161°N 118.168°W / 34.161; -118.168
Public transitLAMetroLogo.svg L Line  Memorial Park (via shuttle bus)
OwnerCity of Pasadena
OperatorRose Bowl Operating Company
Record attendance106,869[1]
(1973 Rose Bowl)
Broke ground1922[2]
OpenedOctober 28, 1922
first Rose Bowl game:
January 1, 1923
Construction cost$272,198
($4.41 million in 2021[3])
ArchitectMyron Hunt[4]
Rose Bowl Game (NCAA) 1923–present
Caltech Beavers (NCAA) 1923–1976
Loyola Lions (NCAA) 1951
CSULA Diablos 1957–1960, 1963–1969
Los Angeles Wolves (NASL) 1968
Pasadena Bowl 1946–1966, 1969–1971
Los Angeles Aztecs (NASL) 1978–1979
UCLA Bruins (NCAA) 1982–present
Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 1996–2002
The Rose Bowl
Rose Bowl, panorama.jpg
Panorama in October 2004, hosting Arizona
NRHP reference No.87000755[5]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 27, 1987
Designated NHLFebruary 27, 1987[6]

The Rose Bowl[a] is an outdoor athletic stadium located in Pasadena, California. Opened in October 1922, the stadium is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and a California Historic Civil Engineering landmark.[6] At a modern capacity of an all-seated configuration at 92,542,[10] the Rose Bowl is the 16th-largest stadium in the world, the 11th-largest stadium in the United States, and the 10th-largest NCAA stadium. The stadium is 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

One of the most famous venues in sporting history,[11] the Rose Bowl is best known as a college football venue, specifically as the host of the annual Rose Bowl Game for which it is named. Since 1982, it has served as the home stadium of the UCLA Bruins football team. Five Super Bowl games, third most of any venue, have been played in the stadium. The Rose Bowl is a noted soccer venue, having hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup Final, 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, and the 1984 Olympic Soccer Gold Medal Match, as well as numerous CONCACAF and United States Soccer Federation matches.[12]

The stadium and adjacent Brookside Golf and Country Club are owned by the city of Pasadena and managed by the Rose Bowl Operating Company, a non-profit organization whose board is selected by council members of the city of Pasadena. UCLA and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses also have one member on the company board. The Chief Executive Officer and General Manager is Darryl Dunn, who has been there since 1999. Dunn announced that he will retire by the end of June, 2022.

  1. ^ 2002 NCAA Records book - Attendance Records Archived 2008-04-08 at the Wayback Machine page 494 (PDF)
  2. ^ "Dirt Moving For Great Stadium". Pasadena Star-News: 13. March 4, 1922.
  3. ^ 1634–1699: McCusker, J. J. (1997). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700–1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  4. ^ Charleton, James H. (October 18, 1984). "The Rose Bowl" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places – Inventory Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  6. ^ a b National Historic Landmarks Program - Rose Bowl Archived 2008-12-08 at the Wayback Machine United States National Park Service
  7. ^ Perego, Dylan. "Rose Bowl named 'Spieker Field' after UCLA alum donates $10 million". Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  8. ^ Bolch, Ben (19 September 2017). "Donor of $10 million to have name put on hedges of Rose Bowl field". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  9. ^ Rose Bowl Stadium on Facebook. "Welcome to Spieker Field at the Rose Bowl Stadium, ladies and gentleman!". Facebook. Archived from the original on 2022-02-26. Retrieved 6 December 2021. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  10. ^ "History". Rose Bowl Stadium. Rose Bowl Stadium. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Famed Rose Bowl to host FC Barcelona v LA Galaxy". FBBARCELONA.COM. FC Barcelona. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Rose Bowl Stadium". International Champions Cup. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.

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