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Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Pasadena attractions like Rose Bowl Stadium can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We recently attended the Rose Bowl to see Green Day in concert. It was an excellent venue with clean amenities. Parking could have been a little cheaper but is on par with other stadiums I guess.  more »
  • Located in a park which has a golf course. Right on the outskirts of Pasadena. . Unfortunately it was closed for a private event.  more »
  • Electric car guest drive at the Rose Bowl parking lot I. What a fun afternoon driving a ton of electric cars Tesla's Chevy bolt EVs BMW I3 and Chevy volts. This event was sponsored by Pasadena electri...  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.
  • I always wanted to see U2 in concert and when I heard they were redoing the Joshua Tree Tour again I had to go. So first we got there early traffic was not bad at all, second we had paid for preferred parking ahead of time just in case but parking was super easy we asked for directions and we were only two gates over and parking was super easy nice grassy area, since it was our first time at the Rose Bowl we asked the young lady at the gate where we park for more information about getting into the stadium to where we can get food and where the restrooms were, she was super nice and very very helpful. Inside the show was amazing everything and more than what I expected. Now when we were leaving we did wait in the car for a bit for traffic to clear up. Over all wonderful experience.
  • Saw U2 here on 5/20/2017. Sold out show. Sound was great. Staff was very friendly and helpful. If you are sitting up in the stands, be prepared for very minimal space around your seat, naturally. No drink holders on chair arms or in front of you, which, among other things, shows how old the stadium is. Parking is a nightmare, so we opted for rideshare instead.
  • 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.

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