Rose Bowl Tickets

February 23, 2009

Rose Bowl tickets

EventVenue Date/Time
College Football National Semifinal: Rose BowlRose Bowl - Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
Monday
1/1/2018
2:00 PM
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College Football National Semifinal: Rose Bowl - Packages & HospitalityRose Bowl - Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
Tuesday
1/2/2018
TBD
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About the Rose Bowl

In 1902, the Tournament of Roses Association decided to enhance the day’s festivities by adding a college football game. They invited a west coast team (Stanford University) and an east coast team (University of Michigan) to play. It ended up to be a total lopsided game, when Stanford was steamrolled by the Wolverines 49-0! The game was so lopsided it prompted the Tournament to give up college football in favor of Roman-style chariot races.

However, in 1916, college football returned to stay and became so popular that the crowds soon outgrew the stands in Tournament Park. William L. Leishman, the Tournament’s 1920 President, envisioned a stadium similar to the Yale Bowl, the first great modern football stadium and he made plans for a stadium in Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco area.

The original stadium, a 57,000-seat horseshoe open on the south end, cost $272,198.26. The Tournament financed the project by offering ten-year subscription tickets for $100 each. Once it was completed, it was deeded to the city of Pasadena.

Local newspaper reporter Harlan “Dusty” Hall, who also served as the Tournament’s press agent, came up with the name “Rose Bowl” for the stadium, and on January 1, 1923, the Tournament held its first football game there.

The stadium grew with the Rose Bowl Game’s popularity. In 1928, the south end was filled in, increasing the seating capacity to 76,000. Further enlargements took place in 1932 (83,677), 1949 (100,807) and 1972 (104,696). The current seating capacity is approximately 93,000, although stadium room was found for a record crowd of 106,869 on January 1, 1973.

The Rose Bowl Stadium has been the site of many “famous firsts” throughout its history, including the first wirephoto transmission of a bowl game (in 1925), the first transcontinental radio broadcast of a sporting event (in 1927, on NBC), the first Los Angeles telecast of a college football game (in 1948, on KTLA), the first national telecast of a college football game (in 1952, on NBC), the first coast-to-coast color telecast of a college football game (in 1962, on NBC), the first satellite television broadcast to Europe of a college football game (1968), and the first live satellite telecast of a bowl game to the Far East (in 1978). The first live Spanish-language broadcast of the game took place in 1988, and in 1989, the Tournament of Roses celebrated the 75th anniversary.

Nicknamed “The Granddaddy of Them All”the Rose Bowl Game has been a sellout attraction every year since 1947. That year’s contest was the first game played under the Tournament’s exclusive agreement with the Big Ten and Pacific Coast Conferences. (The Pacific Coast Conference’s name was changed to Pacific-8 in 1968, and to Pacific-l0 in 1978.) The 1998 Rose Bowl Game was the 52nd anniversary of that agreement, the longest standing tradition of any collegiate conference and a bowl association.

Following the 1998 regular season Big Ten and Pac-10 Teams were eligible to compete for the national championship in an arrangement with the Bowl Championship Series. The Rose Bowl hosted the National Championship Game in 2002, 2006 and will host it again in 2010.

Rose Bowl Results

Below is a list of the Rose Bowl results. The first game was played in 1902 in Tournament Park before moving to the Rose Bowl in 1923. The game was also played in Duke Stadium in 1942, due to wartime restrictions following the attack at Pearl Harbor.

Jan. 1, 2009 Southern California 38, Texas Tech 24
Jan. 1, 2008 Southern California 49, Illinois 17
Jan. 1, 2007 Southern California 32, Michigan 18
Jan. 4, 2006 Texas 41, Southern California 38
Jan. 1, 2005 Texas 38, Michigan 37
Jan. 1, 2004 Southern California 28, Michigan 14
Jan. 1, 2003 Oklahoma 34, Washington State 14
Jan. 3, 2002 Miami 37, Nebraska 14
Jan. 1, 2001 Washington 34, Purdue 24
Jan. 1, 2000 Wisconsin 17, Stanford 9
Jan. 1, 1999 Wisconsin 38, UCLA 31
Jan. 1, 1998 Michigan 21, Washington St 16
Jan. 1, 1997 Ohio St 20, Arizona St 17
Jan. 1, 1996 Southern California 41, Northwestern 32
Jan. 2, 1995 Penn St 38, Oregon 20
Jan. 1, 1994 Wisconsin 21, UCLA 16
Jan. 1, 1993 Michigan 38, Washington 31
Jan. 1, 1992 Washington 34, Michigan 14
Jan. 1, 1991 Washington 46, Iowa 34
Jan. 1, 1990 Southern California 17, Michigan 10
Jan. 2, 1989 Michigan 22, Southern California 14
Jan. 1, 1988 Michigan St 20, Southern California 17
Jan. 1, 1987 Arizona St 22, Michigan 15
Jan. 1, 1986 UCLA 45, Iowa 28
Jan. 1, 1985 Southern California 20, Ohio St 17
Jan. 2, 1984 UCLA 45, Illinois 9
Jan. 1, 1983 UCLA 24, Michigan 14
Jan. 1, 1982 Washington 28, Iowa 0
Jan. 1, 1981 Michigan 23, Washington 6
Jan. 1, 1980 Southern California 17, Ohio St 16
Jan. 1, 1979 Southern California 17, Michigan 10
Jan. 2, 1978 Washington 27, Michigan 20
Jan. 1, 1977 Southern California 14, Michigan 6
Jan. 1, 1976 UCLA 23, Ohio St 10
Jan. 1, 1975 Southern California 18, Ohio St 17
Jan. 1, 1974 Ohio St 42, USC 21
Jan. 1, 1973 Southern California 42, Ohio St 17
Jan. 1, 1972 Stanford 13, Michigan 12
Jan. 1, 1971 Stanford 27, Ohio St 17
Jan. 1, 1970 Southern California 10, Michigan 3
Jan. 1, 1969 Ohio St 27, Southern California 16
Jan. 1, 1968 Southern California 14, Indiana 3
Jan. 2, 1967 Purdue 14, Southern California 13
Jan. 1, 1966 UCLA 14, Michigan St 12
Jan. 1, 1965 Michigan 34, Oregon St 7
Jan. 1, 1964 Illinois 17, Washington 7
Jan. 1, 1963 USC 42, Wisconsin 37
Jan. 2, 1962 Minnesota 21, UCLA 3
Jan. 2, 1961 Washington 17, Minnesota 7
Jan. 1, 1960 Washington 44, Wisconsin 8
Jan. 1, 1959 Iowa 38, California 12
Jan. 1, 1958 Ohio St 10, Oregon 7
Jan. 1, 1957 Iowa 35, Oregon St 19
Jan. 2, 1956 Michigan St 17, UCLA 14
Jan. 1, 1955 Ohio St 20, Southern California 7
Jan. 1, 1954 Michigan St 28, UCLA 20
Jan. 1, 1953 Southern California 7, Wisconsin 0
Jan. 1, 1952 Illinois 40, Stanford 7
Jan. 1, 1951 Michigan 14, California 6
Jan. 2, 1950 Ohio St 17, California 14
Jan. 1, 1949 Northwestern 20, California 14
Jan. 1, 1948 Michigan 49, Southern California 0
Jan. 1, 1947 Illinois 45, UCLA 14
Jan. 1, 1946 Alabama 34, Southern California 14
Jan. 1, 1945 Southern California 25, Tennessee 0
Jan. 1, 1944 Southern California 29, Washington 0
Jan. 1, 1943 Georgia 9, UCLA 0
Jan. 1, 1942 Oregon St 20, Duke 16 (at Durham, North Carolina)
Jan. 1, 1941 Stanford 21, Nebraska 13
Jan. 1, 1940 Southern California 14, Tennessee 0
Jan. 2, 1939 Southern California 7, Duke 3
Jan. 1, 1938 California 13, Alabama 0
Jan. 1, 1937 Pittsburgh 21, Washington 0
Jan. 1, 1936 Stanford 7, SMU 0
Jan. 1, 1935 Alabama 29, Stanford 13
Jan. 1, 1934 Columbia 7, Stanford 0
Jan. 2, 1933 Southern California 35, Pittsburgh 0
Jan. 1, 1932 Southern California 21, Tulane 12
Jan. 1, 1931 Alabama 24, Washington St 0
Jan. 1, 1930 Southern California 47, Pittsburgh 14
Jan. 1, 1929 Georgia Tech 8, California 7
Jan. 2, 1928 Stanford 7, Pittsburgh 6
Jan. 1, 1927 Alabama 7, Stanford 7
Jan. 1, 1926 Alabama 20, Washington 19
Jan. 1, 1925 Notre Dame 27, Stanford 10
Jan. 1, 1924 Navy 14, Washington 14
Jan. 1, 1923 Southern California 14, Penn St 3
Jan. 2, 1922 California 0, Washington & Jefferson 0
Jan. 1, 1921 California 28, Ohio St 0
Jan. 1, 1920 Harvard 7, Oregon 6
Jan. 1, 1919 Great Lakes 17, Mare Island 0
Jan. 1, 1918 Mare Island 19, Camp Lewis 7
Jan. 1, 1917 Oregon 14, Pennsylvania 0
Jan. 1, 1916 Washington St 14, Brown 0
Jan. 1, 1902 Michigan 49, Stanford 0