The Rose Bowl is one of the best-known stadiums in the country. Since the landmark was first built in 1922, Rose Bowl tickets have consistently sold out quickly; this should come as no surprise since over the years the stadium has hosted everything from five Super Bowl games to Olympic soccer matches to the annual Fourth of July festivities. This stadium in Pasadena, California has been a major tourist attraction for both its historical associations and the stellar entertainment it still provides. The selection of hotels near the Rose Bowl will make your visit a breeze and allow you to enjoy other local California attractions as well, such as Disneyland and the Aquarium of the Pacific.
The Rose Bowl is home to a number of annual events that are highly anticipated. The New Year’s Day Rose Bowl Game, coupled with the Tournament of Roses Parade, is an annual event that locals and visitors alike really look forward to. Other popular Rose Bowl tickets include UCLA Bruins football games, concerts, religious ceremonies, and even the world’s biggest flea market. A number of special events over the last 80 years have drawn visitors to hotels near the Rose Bowl, including men's and women's World Cup games in 1994 and 1999, respectively.
The Rose Bowl is a massive stadium with a seating capacity of more than 90,000. With approximately 77 rows of seats, the stadium was built for a great game-day environment. A little known fact about the stadium is that between the stadium and the fence there are over 100 varieties of rose bushes growing, so once you've purchased your Rose Bowl tickets, be sure to stop and smell the roses on your way into the game. If you bought tickets at the last minute and find yourself in the nosebleed section, it may make you feel better to know that the press box is even higher up than you. Located at the highest point in the stadium at 100 feet above ground, the Press Box has the ultimate nosebleed address.
Stepping inside the Rose Bowl, you are visiting a true historic landmark. History of the stadium reveals that the idea for building this arena in Pasadena began in 1897, when the city purchased 10 acres of land to be the future home of Rose Bowl events. More than 20 years later, in 1922, the first football game was played in the stadium. Throughout the years, the stadium has remained focused on community involvement, and extra efforts have been taken over the years to ensure that the upkeep of the stadium is executed well and to maintain comfort for fans.
There are a variety of price options available for hotels near the Rose Bowl, including Courtyard by Marriott, the Westin Pasadena, the Sheraton, the Hilton, and the Comfort Inn. Thinking about splurging on tickets for a luxury suite at the stadium? These suites can accommodate 14 to 18 people, have great television monitors, offer in-suite catering, and include VIP parking passes. If the luxury suites aren’t in the budget for your visit to the Rose Bowl, don’t worry—there are plenty of good concessions and a fantastic atmosphere from the crowd to make your day.