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Rose Bowl Stadium

1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103-2813
+1 626-577-3100
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Maddening Venue

For its size (it can seat 100,000), its fame and constant usage for sports and rock concerts... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marc M
Los Angeles, California

Came for a concert and my goodness they are strict here with women's bags/purses. When they say a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fontana, California
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This famous stadium is the home of one of America's most popular annual college football games.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103-2813
+1 626-577-3100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For its size (it can seat 100,000), its fame and constant usage for sports and rock concerts, attending the Rose Bowl is an ordeal, like entering a one-street town dealing with an unexpected flood of tourists. Incongruously nestled in a residential neighborhood of narrow streets...More

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came for a concert and my goodness they are strict here with women's bags/purses. When they say a bag of 6inches or smaller they mean it. They will make you get out of line to go check ur bag in for a fee and waiting...More

Thank theyayaborjon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most famous and important stadiums in all of sports. That being said, Its a lousy old bowl design that was built almost a 100 years ago. I loved the experience and being there, but the stadium itself is lackluster. Its...More

Thank Randell G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the UCLA/Texas A&M game, and pre-purchased a golf course parking spot (very difficult to find though). This area is where most of the people tailgate, and can be a long walk to the stadium. We sat in the endzone, but didn't miss...More

Thank DebStr2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very surprised and disappointed in the Rose Bowl. It is a very old and out dated facility. The restrooms are mostly on the ground level. The PA system is attorcious. I could not understand anything that the announcer said during the game. The...More

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very similar to old Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas. Structure is very old, limited bathrooms, and must exit stadium for food or restrooms. This was a 'bucket list' visit for us and very disappointing. The 'bowl is one deck, but each row gets farther from...More

1  Thank ALH972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I attended a UCLA football game this labor day weekend. Let just start off by saying that the parking was horrible. Yes, there is people guiding you were to go, however the parking is on grass!! It's like a big park, and...More

1  Thank Fausto A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a college football game here. Always dreamed of going to the Rose Bowl, but the stadium itself is old, crowded, and rather run down. You literally have to leave the stadium to go to the bathrooms or concessions. And don't expect the big Jumbotron...More

Thank Lorine G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Depending upon what you want to see: UCLA football, soccer, rock concerts by top performers, and other special events, it all happens at the Rose Bowl. The Rose Bowl has become a major economic force in Pasadena after many years of sitting idle between New...More

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Attended Metallica concert on July 29th here and came away disappointed with the experience. Firstly, the location of the Rose Bowl is a major put-off. As someone that attends sports events and concerts regularly in the Bay Area, I expect stadiums with huge capacity to...More

Thank Arun Goud A
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Sheila H
14 September 2017|
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Response from DebStr2016 | Reviewed this property |
I definitely recommend pre-purchasing a parking spot if at all possible. If you can do this, I would recommend being there at least 2 hrs ahead. If you cannot get a parking pass ahead of time, I would get there 3 hours... More
3 July 2017|
Response from laurapoint | Reviewed this property |
The weather may be very hot. It was already hot in May. You should call for prices.
23 April 2017|
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Response from cherry t | Reviewed this property |
Hilton and Sheraton on a higher budget and several hotel/motels along Colorado Blvd. on a budget. Check the Colorado hotels out. I always see them full and they are not bad at all. Also check out hotels in Monrovia, Ca... More