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Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena

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Fun & Games Sports Complex
While in California, visit Rose Bowl Stadium, one of the world's most iconic sports venues. Built in 1922, the stadium has hosted an amazing selection of famous events, including two Olympics, two FIFA World Cups, and numerous Super Bowls. It's also a regular concert venue for some of the world's biggest music stars. In addition to a multitude of events, guided tours of the stadium are available for all who want to take a behind-the-scenes look and go on a journey through history. See all of the stadium's features, from the original locker rooms to the modern amenities, and hear the stories of the notable moments that occurred here. Tours take place twice a day, and you can either purchase tickets at the stadium or acquire them online. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Pasadena holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rose Bowl Stadium and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I've read numerous negative reviews about seeing concerts at the Rose Bowl, mostly pertaining to the traffic getting into and out of the stadium. All of this is true and I shared similar frustrations ...  more »
  • We have been here before for UCLA football games and expected things to be the same. We got there early to wait in line, they had announcements about the bag policy (which was different there than wha...  more »
  • Wonderful experience to watch a game or a concert at the Rose Bowl. It seats more than 90.000 people, even more on concerts. Lots of facilities and parking available, although you must be prepared to ...  more »
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  • I attended the U2 Concert May 21, 2017 and because I had been to the Rose Bowl in October of 2009 for the U2 360 Tour I knew pretty much what to expect. We were directed well by parking attendants who guided us to an area most close to our entry gate for the concert. I knew getting out would take at least 2 hours so we planned ahead with an SUV, blankets, pillows, snacks and just waited it out. Staff was helpful and the people were friendly and our visit to the Rose Bowl went very well. Just expect a delay in entering, exiting, and parking at this venue when attending a large or sold out event. Plan ahead for comfort and snacks if you've got kids (or in my case myself and three teenagers) and expect to walk quite a bit so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Has been improved from it dated condition and is a premier outdoor bowl to view sports and concerts. Parking is an issue, because no matter what entry way you try, it's slow getting in and it backs up to the streets, where there is No parking. Once situated, tailgating, relaxing whatever, you are safe and sound in this small valley that's it's built in. I love the place the surroundings and wouldn't miss any event there. Concessions are as everywhere, pricy.
  • U2 put on an incredible concert and lights projection and sound were great but this venue is nothing but money and aggravation. Took TWO hours to get out. No logic to exit strategy. Whole interior vibe by vendors leaves much to be desired. Warning: they make you check your bag and charge $10.
  • U2 concert was great, Rose bowl management planned everything great. Almost no wait to get in and plenty of security, facilities,food and pre-concert entertainment. Communication was clear and well covered prior to event. I only give it 4 stars because exiting was chaos, they needed​ more staff directing cars how to exit the parking. Other than that it was a great day, safe and fun.
  • Full Disclosure- I gave it 5 stars without actually having been there. It's June, nowhere near football season, and I'm thinking about how much I'd like to visit this place. That for me is worth 5 stars. Reading some of the other reviews has made me want to visit even more.