The 105th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual will take place on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Known as the oldest of bowls, "The Granddaddy of Them All", the Rose Bowl Game kicked off myriad college football legacies in 1902. Since then, the game has been home to 19 Heisman Trophy winners, produced 29 national champions, featured 212 consensus All-Americans and honored 121 college football legends by inducting them into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
The first Tournament of Roses football game, which was the first post-season football game in the nation, was staged at Tournament Park on January 1, 1902. The game matched the West Coast’s Stanford against Midwestern Michigan. (The teams would later become members of today’s Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences, respectively.) Michigan routed Stanford, 49-0, prompting the football contest to be replaced with Roman-style chariot races inspired by the literary classic Ben-Hur. Football was permanently reinstated as part of the Tournament’s traditions in 1916.
Parking: On January 1st, parking at the Rose Bowl Stadium is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cars are stacked, guests will not be able to exit prior to the end of the game. The only form of payment accepted is cash. Parking permits for buses and limos can be purchased by calling (626) 397-4220. Parsons Corporation’s parking lot will offer game day parking for a fee. The lot opens at 11:00am the day of the game. It is located at 100 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91124. Parking can be purchased in advance by calling (626) 578-1705. Free shuttles will run from Parsons to Rose Bowl Stadium.
Game Day Shuttle: Free shuttle buses will be located at Parsons Corporation, at the corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Holly Street. Shuttles start running at 10:00am and will continue until two hours after the end of the game. You do not need to park at Parsons or make reservations to use the complimentary shuttle service.
TIP: Between 10:00 and 11:30am, there will be heavy traffic from the Parsons parking lot and the adjacent Old Pasadena parking lots due to the Rose Parade. Arrive before 10:00am or after 11:30am.
Transportation: Take the Metro Gold Line to the game, exit at Memorial Park Station in Pasadena. Follow the signs to the shuttle area at Parsons Corporation, it is located two blocks away, signs will read "Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual". Shuttles will run directly to the Rose Bowl Stadium. For additional information on the Metro transportation services, please call the Metro information line at (323) 466-3876 or visit www.metro.net.
Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103 626.577.3100
The Rose Bowl Stadium is the proud home of the Tournament of Roses Football Game, UCLA Bruin Football, Americafest Fourth of July celebration, concerts, religious services, studio filming, and the World's Largest Flea Market (R.G. Canning). Just north of the world famous Rose Bowl Stadium is the 36-hole Brookside Golf Course and Club House, nestled in the golden foothills of Pasadena's Arroyo Seco. A National Historic Landmark built in 1922 and known for the New Year's Tournament of Roses Football Game, the Rose Bowl Stadium has also earned its world-class reputation by hosting five NFL Super Bowl Games, the 1984 Olympic Soccer Matches, the 1994 Men's World Cup, the 1999 Women's World Cup, numerous National College Football Championship Games, and countless other memorable events over the past eighty plus years.