Pasadena Rose Bowl Tailgating Guide

Rose Bowl Tailgating Guide 2022

2022 Rose Bowl Tailgating Guide

There’s a reason why NCAA College Football Fans show up early to the Pasadena Rose Bowl game. It’s not getting the best parking spaces. Rose Bowl tailgating parties are an essential part of the game day ritual.

Tailgating gives both teams fans the opportunity to socialize, eat, energize before they head into the Rose Bowl stadium to watch their team play in the Granddaddy of them all.

Over 100,000 fans will descend to the Pasadena Rose Bowl, this means much traffic both to and from the Stadium.

We recommend getting to the stadium as early as possible to avoid traffic delays. Arriving early will give you more time to tailgate as well.

Rose Bowl Game Tailgating Guidelines

Pasadena Rose Bowl tailgate tips
Rose Bowl Tailgating 101 Know your Alcohol limit!

Know your alcohol limit! In Pasadena, Public intoxication and alcohol-impaired behavior at the Rose Bowl is dealt with aggressively by Pasadena law enforcement.

Need Assistance? Tailgating Ambassadors at the Rose Bowl continuously patrol the lots to provide fans with information and assistance if needed.

The ambassadors at the stadium are on bicycles and dressed in green uniforms.

Rose Bowl Tailgate Parking Lots

Rose Bowl Grass golf course parking
Parking lots close 90 minutes following the conclusion of the game.

Overnight parking at the stadium is prohibited.

Parking at the Rose Bowl is first come-first served, and the is no saving of stadium parking spaces is permitted.

General parking Rose Parking lots, including the golf course, Area H, ball diamonds, as well West Drive RV parking may open at different times on the game depending on the event. If you need Public parking passes or RV parking, you can check out ParkJockey.

When entering the Rose Bowl Stadium parking lot, it is essential to follow directions from stadium parking personnel.

Pasadena Rose Bowl Tailgating Map

Pasadena Rose Bowl game Tailgating Map
Rose Bowl Tailgating Map

If you are bringing a tent, it must be no larger than 10’x10.

Rose Bowl stadium tailgate tent
Although your tent should be a bit bigger than this.

Grilling at your 2022 Rose Bowl Tailgating Party

Open flames are not permitted in any Rose Bowl tailgate or parking area.

Pasadena Rose Bowl Tailgating Fails
Self Explanatory!

Charcoal grills are not allowed in the stadium’s RV parking area which is at West Drive.

All barbecue grills at the Rose Bowl must be raised off the ground.

Grilling at Pasadena Rose Bowl game
Tailgating California Style

Charcoal grills are allowed in most tailgate areas. Please dispose of charcoal properly after use.

All drinks in the Rose Bowl tailgating areas must be in plastic or disposable cups. Please do not bring glass when tailgating at the Rose Bowl.

Please do your best to clean up your Rose Bowl tailgating area before entering the big game. Bring trash bags with you to the Stadium to dispose of trash.

Schedule of 2022 Rose Bowl Events.

4:00 a.m. Stadium Parking Lots Open.
7:00 a.m. Merchandise Booths Open.
8:00 a.m. Public Rose Bowl Tailgate Opens in Lot 1A (5 min walk from Stadium.
10:00 a.m. Ticketmaster Rose Bowl Game Will Call Opens (Gate B).
10:00 a.m. Shuttle to the stadium from Parsons Begins.
11:00 a.m. Universities Will Call Opens (Rose Bowl Stadium Gate A).
11:30 p.m. Rose Bowl Gates Open.
1:00 p.m. Public Tailgating lots Close.
1:00 p.m. 2019 Rose Bowl Pre-Game Activities Begin.
2:00 p.m. The 2019 Rose Bowl Game begins.

Official Rose Bowl Hospitality

The Primesport Hospitality party is in Lot H of the Official Rose Bowl Hospitality Village.

The club offers unlimited wine, soda & beer. There is an enormous Bloody Mary bar as well as BBQ Rose Bowl tailgate lunch. Official Pasadena Rose Bowl Hospitality Village is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The village opens again after the Rose Bowl for fans to skip the post-game traffic, eat and drink while watching the Pasadena Rose Bowl live. Tickets are $175.00 per person.

Check out our Where to sit at the Rose Bowl for a breakdown of the good and bad seat locations.

Directions to the Rose Bowl Stadium.

Rose Bowl Game:
Rose Bowl Game Tickets.

Rose Parade Tickets

UCLA Bruins:
UCLA Bruins Tickets.

UCLA Bruins Football Tickets.

Rose Bowl Stadium Events:
Rose Bowl Stadium Events Tickets.

Stadium Seating Chart:
Rose Bowl Stadium Seating Chart.

21 thoughts on “Rose Bowl Tailgating Guide 2022

  1. Hi Chris. We are in a 23 person minibus and were told to purchase a parking pass for the limousine lot. Do you happen to know if they allow tailgating in the limo lot? Can’t find any specific restrictions online. Thank you!

  2. Can you tailgate in any lot or is it specific lots for the Rose Bowl 2020? If it is specific, where can you acquire these parking passes?

  3. I’ve been to the Rose Bowl twice in the last ten years and am returning this year with an RV. Where is the best place for the time befoer and after you can rent RV parking there/

    1. Hi David, Yes. There are certain parking lots for each team.. but I think the teams gravitate to whichever parking lots. If they are alumni or of that nature, it is best that they contact the person in charge of their tickets to find out which lot. Maybe even since it’s Monday the Rose Bowl committee can tell you or it will be online.

  4. Hi Chris, We are driving in (two cars) from about 5 miles west of the stadium. How early do you think we need to arrive? Is it better to wait for the Parade traffic to die down (since the parade starts at 8, I was thinking of leaving the hotel at 8:30). Thanks for the guide!

  5. Hi Chris,
    Is there a way to pre-buy a ticket for parking or can you tailgate in all the lots and just arrive early that morning and be sure spots are available? We are driving down from Seattle with all our tailgate gear and want to make sure we have a spot. Kind of sounds like we can, I just want to double check as it’s a long way to come and not get to tailgate before the game. Thank you!

  6. Hi there! Thanks for the great info! Do you know if there are food truck options while tailgating?

  7. Hello! This is great information. Thank you.
    I purchased a parking pass in lot H for the Rose Bowl game. I’m told we are guaranteed that lot (price was $60) but spaces are first come first serve. Is that your understanding?

    1. Hi Dan, yes parking is first come first served. We recommend you get there as early as possible just because it should be a huge traffic jam all the way around the Rose Bowl. Who are you cheering for?

  8. Are you aware of any other tailgate party options other than the $175 option. We are a family of 4 including 2 teenagers, so $175 each for kids not drinking is a bit much to spend. Thanks for any help and guidance. We are Georgia fans…so if you hear of other organized options to buy into for our situation please let me know! Thanks!

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