SOCCER FANS ENCOURAGED TO ARRIVE EARLY FOR GOLD CUP HOME OPENER DOUBLE HEADER FEATURING CANADA vs. MARTINIQUE AND MEXICO vs. PANAMA AT THE ROSE BOWL STADIUM SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013
Come Early to Tailgate and Enjoy FUTBOL FIESTA from 12 p.m. to Kickoff
PASADENA, Calif--Rose Bowl Stadium officials, the Pasadena Police Department and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) are encouraging fans to arrive early for Gold Cup Home Opener match between Canada and Martinique at the Rose Bowl Stadium. A crowd of over 60,000 is expected for this game. Heavy traffic and congested streets are anticipated around the Rose Bowl Stadium for this event. SUM, the Rose Bowl Stadium and the Pasadena Police Department advise all those attending the event to arrive at the Rose Bowl prior to 4 p.m. to help avoid traffic delays and to take advantage of the opportunity to bring a picnic or tailgate on the Rose Bowl grounds or adjacent golf courses.
In addition, Futbol Fiesta will open at 12 p.m., and run all the way up to 5 p.m., in Lot H in front of the Rose Bowl Stadium, featuring live music, a Fan Fun Zone with interactive elements, face painters, and interactive sponsor booths with giveaways, plus food vendors and a beer garden.
Alternatively, we recommend that fans consider carpooling or utilizing alternate means of transportation. Information on the Metro Gold Line and the free spectator shuttle bus from Old Pasadena is below.
In order to make your visit more enjoyable, please read the information below, which has been provided by the Rose Bowl Stadium management.
Getting to the Rose Bowl:
· Click here for directions to the Rose Bowl Stadium
· Click here for Freeway Access Map
· Metro Gold Line: The Metro Gold Line will operate its normal service to and from Pasadena's Memorial Park Station every 20 minutes. The Memorial Park Station is just two blocks from the shuttle bus pick up point in the heart of Old Pasadena. The last Gold Line train from the Memorial Park Station departs at 12:38 a.m. The last Gold Line train departure that connects to the Red Line departs Memorial Park Station at 11:38 p.m.
· Shuttle to the Stadium: The Old Pasadena Shuttle Bus is a quick and convenient alternative to driving to the Rose Bowl. Shuttle Busses will operate from adjacent to Parsons Engineering parking lot (including ample handicap parking), located at 100 W. Walnut Street in Pasadena (cross street is Fair Oaks), to Lot B at the Rose Bowl. The bus ride to and from the stadium will take about 10 minutes along a special designated route. The bus will drop you off within 100 feet of the Rose Bowl's Gate B entrance. All buses are wheelchair and handicap accessible. Although the Shuttle Bus is free, parking at Parsons is $20. Parking is also available as low as $6 at nearby public parking lots. The shuttle will begin at 3 p.m. and run continuously until 90 minutes after the end of the game.
· Taxis: The designated passenger drop off point for Rose Bowl events is located on Holly St (one block south of Walnut) between Fair Oaks and Raymond Ave. The drop off is just 1 block from the Shuttle Bus loading point (see above). There are no drop offs allowed in or around the Rose Bowl Stadium. All vehicles, including taxis, will be charged the parking fees upon entering the stadium area.
· GPS: Please be advised that setting your GPS to the Rose Bowl Stadium will not be accurate to get you to the parking area. Please follow the directions as found on the Rose Bowl Stadium website or follow the Cal Trans guide signs that are on the freeways to guide you to the parking area. Most often there are several exits to get you to the parking areas – do not stack up behind the line of cars in front of you at the first off ramp.
· Click here for a Rose Bowl Parking Map
· 75% of the available general parking is located on two golf courses north of the stadium; the walk from these golf courses to the stadium may be as much as 1.5 miles. As a result, guests who arrive at the stadium after 4 p.m. are likely to experience a long walk to the stadium and may miss a portion of the match.
· Parking costs: $20 for cars and $40 for busses, RV's and limousines.
· Parking lots open at 12-Noon, Thursday, June 23.
· Handicap parking: Available at the listed rates at the Rose Bowl, at Parsons Engineering (near the free Shuttle Bus to the stadium), and other public lots in Old Pasadena. All busses are handicap/wheelchair accessible. All patrons displaying handicap placards will be required to produce the accompanying disabled personal identification card.
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Contact: Lauren Hall- Rose Bowl Stadium
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ROSE BOWL STADIUM TO HOST LARGEST MARIACHI SERENADE IN AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® TITLE DURING OPENING OF 2013 CONCACAF GOLD CUP
Boxing Legend Oscar De La Hoya, Los Camperos, and Sebastian De La Cruz to Join 600 Mariachi Performance at Halftime of Mexico vs. Panama Soccer Match on July 7
LOS ANGELES, __ July 2013 – The Rose Bowl Stadium and The City of Pasadena are set to host a truly “Golden Evening” for the opening doubleheader of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup this Sunday, July 7. Los Camperos and "El Charro de Oro" Sebastian De La Cruz have joined the record-breaking attempt at halftime of the Mexico vs. Panama match, with legendary boxer “The Golden Boy” Oscar de la Hoya as guest of honor.
Los Camperos, one of Los Angeles’ most popular mariachi groups and Sebastian De La Cruz – singer of the U.S. National Anthem in San Antonio during the 2013 NBA Finals – will lead The City of Pasadena’s record-breaking attempt of 600 mariachis. Representatives from Pasadena, local cities, the Mexican and Panamanian consulates, and 10-time world champion in six weight classes and Gold Medal winner at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona Oscar De La Hoya, will attend this historic event. De La Hoya, the pride of East Los Angeles, CA, is president of Golden Boy Promotions. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® officials will also be on hand to validate the new record.
The current world record (set in 2010 by 555 mariachis in Tucson, AZ) will be challenged at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena–America’s Stadium and proud home of the annual Rose Bowl Game, UCLA Bruin Football and various high-profile events. Fans and media are invited to enjoy the highly-anticipated matchup between two of the region’s best national soccer teams as they vie for the bi-annual championship, as well as the incredible halftime mariachi performance. FIFA ranks Mexico and Panama within the Top 50 in the world, representing two of the most competitive squads in the CONCACAF region.
Media should RSVP with Brent W. Latham, Manager of Press Operations and Media Services at CONCACAF, no later than 5 p.m. PDT on Thursday July 4. Please send credential requests to Brent.Latham@concacaf.org and write “Mariachi World Record Event” in the subject; add the media company’s name, and requester’s name and function to the body.
Follow the record-breaking attempt at www.mariachirecord.com and www.facebook.com/MariachiRecord.
For more information about the Rose Bowl Stadium, visit www.rosebowlstadium.com.
For more information about the City of Pasadena, visit www.cityofpasadena.net or www.VisitPasadenaCA.com.