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Experience the 101st Rose Bowl Game like never before in 2015 when the "Granddaddy of Them All" takes on the role of host for the first-ever College Football Playoff semifinal game on Jan. 1 in Pasadena. With action at Rose Bowl Stadium set for the afternoon on New Year's Day, this semifinal matchup will mark the very first event in the inaugural College Football Playoff, which is making its debut in place of the previous BCS format. The day's other semifinal game will take place in the evening in the form of the Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the prevailing programs from each semifinal contest will in turn earn a spot in the Jan. 12 College Football Championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Rose Bowl Stadium Seating Information
While exact seating arrangements at Rose Bowl Stadium are subject to change, most standard seating areas around the venue are expected to be available for this semifinal contest. Those unfamiliar with the venue are advised to check out the seating map on this page and more detailed information also can be found within the listings. Oval in shape, the stadium consists of Sections 1-28, which in turn boast a varying set of lettered and numbered rows. The video board is located behind Sections 10-11, while the scoreboards can be found near Sections 12-13 and 26-27, and the press box, suites, sky boxes, and more are by Sections 16-21.
Rose Bowl Stadium General Information
Guests attending the 2015 Rose Bowl will be expected to abide by all stadium rules or risk being denied entry at the gate. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the standard venue rules which include a list of prohibited items such as umbrellas, weapons, any kind of noisemaker, large bags and backpacks, coolers, banners, signs, flags, strollers, and video cameras, among other things. The use of personal, non-professional cameras is generally allowed, but some restrictions may apply. Be advised that Rose Bowl Stadium is a non-smoking facility.
Rose Bowl Stadium Parking Information
Whether you're looking to drive to the semifinal contest or opting for public transportation, many different options should be available on game day. In regards to parking, numerous on-site lots are located around the venue but typically on a first-come, first-served basis only unless a pass has been purchased in advance. No overnight parking will be permitted. While tailgating is usually allowed, guests are advised to check with Rose Bowl Stadium staff in advance as rules and guidelines may change per event. Public transit and other outside options usually include the Gold Line Light Rail Service, Metrolink, Uber, and taxis, though the latter two must use other designated pick-up/drop-off areas away from the venue.
Rose Bowl Stadium Gate Times
Rose Bowl Stadium gates tend to open three hours before the scheduled start time for events, however, this is subject to change in conjunction with the needs of the staff for the Rose Bowl playoff semifinal on Jan. 1.