Rose Bowl (stadium)

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Rose Bowl
Facility statistics
Location 1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, California 91103
Broke ground 1921
Opened 1922
Closed Open
Demolished N/A
Owner City of Pasadena
Operator Rose Bowl Operating Company
Surface Grass
Construction cost $272,198 USD
Architect Myron Hunt
Former names
Rose Bowl Game (NCAA) (1923-Present)
UCLA Bruins (NCAA) (1982-Present)
Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) (1996-2003)
Seating capacity
For English cricket ground, see Rose Bowl, Southampton.

The Rose Bowl is a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California.

The Rose Bowl was designed by architect Myron Hunt in 1921. His design was influenced by the Yale Bowl (New Haven, Connecticut, built 1914). The Rose Bowl was under construction from 1921-1922. The stadium was dedicated on January 1, 1923 when Penn State played USC.

Its current official capacity is 92,542.

It is best-known in the United States for its hosting of the Rose Bowl, the most famous college football postseason bowl game. The Rose Bowl Game is commonly referred to as "The Granddaddy of Them All" because of its stature as the oldest of all the bowl games. The facility, however, has hosted countless other events. It has been the site of five Super Bowls, and has also been the home football field for UCLA since 1982. It was also the home ground for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer from the team's inception in 1996 until it moved into the soccer-specific Home Depot Center in 2003. It also hosted the soccer events for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, drawing the largest crowds ever to see soccer games on the North American continent.

Perhaps the stadium's most unusual honor is that it is one of two stadiums to have hosted the FIFA World Cup finals for both men and women. The Rose Bowl hosted the men's final in 1994 and the women's final in 1999. The other stadium with this honor is the Råsunda Stadium near Stockholm, which hosted the men's final in 1958 and the women's final in 1995. Interestingly, both Rose Bowl finals were scoreless after extra time and decided on penalty shootouts.

The 1999 women's final was the most-attended women's sports event in history, with an official attendance of 90,185.

The Rose Bowl is a National Historic Landmark.

The stadium has hosted the Super Bowl five times. The first being in 1977, Super Bowl XI when the Oakland Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings 32-14. They also the game in 1980(Super Bowl XIV), 1983(Super Bowl XVII), 1987(Super Bowl XXI) and 1993(Super Bowl XXVII).

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