College Stadium Review: Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl: Home of the Bruins
Los Angeles has two of college football’s most storied programs in the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins. Both of these programs play in two of the nation’s most iconic stadiums. The Trojans play in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Bruins play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.


Like the Coliseum, the Rose Bowl hold over 90,000 fans for UCLA football games. Also, like the Coliseaum, the Rose Bowl has been that large for decades. It hosts the annual Rose Bowl Game, the “Granddaddy of them All” and has hosted the Super Bowl on several occasions. In fact, the Rose Bowl has hosted five Super Bowl games which is the second most of any stadium. The Oakland Raiders won the Super Bowl in 1977 at the Rose Bowl over the Minnesota Vikings, The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Los Angeles Rams three seasons later, the Washington Redskins then won Super Bowl XVII over the Miami Dolphins and then the New York Giants beat the Denver Broncos in SB XXI. The last time the Super Bowl was held at the Rose Bowl was XXVII when the Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills.
The Rose Bowl was built in 1922 and the Rose Bowl game has been held there ever since except for 1942 when it was moved to the East Coast because of concerns about safety due to WWII. It has also hosted the BCS National Championship Game four times between 2002 and 2014. The 2006 championship game between USC and Texas was one of college football’s greatest games.
So when you go to a Bruins game, you are going to a stadium dripping in history and to an area accustomed to big games. The Rose Bowl is one of the most beautiful stadiums in the nation with the roses all around the outside. It sits in a valley of the San Gabriel Mountains which can be seen from both the inside and the outside of the stadium. When you walk into the Rose Bowl, be sure to check out the Court of Champions where you will see the history of the Rose Bowl. This is almost like a visit to the Hall of Fame.
Is there a better spot for tailgating than the Rose Bowl? No. Bruins fans line the stadium for one great tailgate party. During the game, the students keep the fans fired up while doing their famous cheers such as the U-C-L-A clap.
While at the Rose Bowl you can watch the exciting game while you enjoy your favorite concession items such as hot dogs, burgers, nachos, kettle corn, beer brats, chicken teriyaki bowls and tacos. These are some of the favorites but there is much, much more as there are stands all around the massive concourse area.
UCLA might be thought of as a basketball school because they have won more NCAA Tournaments than any other school, but make no mistake, the Bruins are also a great football school.
UCLA is the alma mater of many great NFL stars such as Troy Aikman, Maurice Jones-Drew, Kenny Easley, Mel Farr, Marcedes Lewis, and Brett Hundley are among the stars who have played for UCLA.
The Bruins have won the PAC 12 16 times in their storied history. They have participated in 35 Bowl Games and have won 17 of them. They have won the Rose Bowl game itself six times and played in it 12 times. The Bruins won the National Championship in 1954.
The home schedule includes games with Virginia on 9/5, BYU on 9/19, Arizona State on 10/3, Cal on 10/22, Colorado on 10/31 and Washington State on 11/14. All of those games are against big time opponents, so get your tickets to any of these games and you will be watching a great one.
Don’t miss out on any of the excitement of UCLA Bruins football in 2015. These tickets are sure to sell out fast! Don’t miss out!

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