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Date Opened Oct. 8, 1922
Venue Capacity 92,542
Venue URL
Venue Address 1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103

Venue Information

The stadium was designed by architect Myron Hunt in 1921.

The Rose Bowl was under construction from 1921 to 1922.

The natural grass playing field runs in a north-south configuration and sits at an elevation of 825 feet (251 m) above sea level. The stadium is a National Historic Landmark. It was designed based upon the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut.

The first game was a regular season contest on October 28, 1922 when Cal defeated USC 12-0.

Originally built as a horseshoe, the stadium was expanded several times over the years. The southern stands were completed in 1928, making the stadium a complete bowl.

The name of the stadium was alternatively "Tournament of Roses Stadium" or "Tournament of Roses Bowl", until being settled as "Rose Bowl" before the 1923 Rose Bowl game.

The stadium seating has been reconfigured several times since its original construction in 1922. The South end was filled in to complete the bowl and more seats have been added. The original wooden benches were replaced by aluminum benches in 1969.

The maximum stated seating capacity was 104,594 from 1972 to 1997.

The current official seating capacity is 92,542.

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