Rose Bowl Stadium to Host Open House at New Pavilion
Milestone in renovation of historic stadium will be celebrated with ribbon cutting, open house on Saturday, June 8
PASADENA – The iconic Rose Bowl Stadium will open its doors to the public for a special look inside the new Pavilion, the apex of the 90-year-old landmark’s renovation.
Mayor Bill Bogaard, members of the City Council and the Rose Bowl Operating Company Board of Directors will host the open house on Saturday, June 8. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a ribbon cutting at noon.
“With the completion of the Pavilion, Pasadena has achieved a milestone,” Bogaard said. “We’re proud to share this wonderful moment with the citizens and businesses of our community who have supported this ambitious project from the start.”
The Pavilion houses the Stadium’s premium seating, as well as a state-of-the–art press box, sound system and security operations. Although portions of the structure were open in time for the 2012 football season and the Jan. 1, 2013, Rose Bowl Game, the open house marks the first public viewing of the Pavilion since its substantial completion this spring.
In addition to the Pavilion, the $181 million renovation includes improved access into and out of the Stadium, a state-of-the-art video board, reconstruction of the Rose Bowl’s 1940s vintage scoreboard and needed improvements to the 90-year-old building’s infrastructure.
“These renovations have helped preserve this National Historic Landmark known to people throughout the world, while improving the comfort, safety and security of fans,” said Victor Gordo, a Pasadena City Council member and president of the RBOC Board. “Thanks to the support of the Pasadena community, our children and their children will be able to enjoy what we’ve all been blessed with all these years.”
The Rose Bowl Stadium was designed by famed architect Myron Hunt and completed in 1922. The Stadium hosts the annual Rose Bowl Game – the “Granddaddy of Them All” – as well as UCLA home football games. Over the years, it has also hosted five Super Bowls, men’s and women’s World Cup finals, Olympic events, concerts and the largest Fourth of July fireworks show west of the Mississippi.
In January 2014, the Rose Bowl will host its fourth BCS Championship Game.
Visitors to the open house and ribbon cutting are asked to enter through Gate F and follow the directional signs.
To RSVP or for more information, please contact Mary Henderson at (626) 577-3107.
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