Pasadena Rose Bowl Tailgating Guide

Rose Bowl Tailgating Guide

2018 Rose Bowl Tailgating Guide

There’s a reason why NCAA College Football Fans show up early to the Pasadena Rose Bowl game ballgames, and it’s not just to get 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 as well as eat 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 a lot of traffic both too and from the Stadium. We highly recommend getting to the stadium as early as possible to avoid all delays, plus this will give you a chance to tailgate with your fellow fans.

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 will be addressed aggressively by Pasadena law enforcement.

Need Assistance? Tailgating Ambassadors at the Rose Bowl continuously patrol the lots to provide fans 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 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 larger than 10’x10.

Rose Bowl stadium tailgate tent

Although your tent should be a bit bigger than this.

Grilling at your 2018 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 area’s 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 2018 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. 2018 Rose Bowl Pre-Game Activities Begin

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. 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 Sugar Bowl live. Tickets are $175.00 per person, click here for more information.

Inside the Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl Oklahoma Sooners Side

Oklahoma Sooner Fans

Oklahoma Sooner Fans image by Nate Billings, THE OKLAHOMAN ORG


The Oklahoma Sooners will occupy the Rose Bowl west sideline (Sections 15-22) and have their team colors painted in the north end zone (sections 9-14)

Georgia Bulldogs

Oklahoma Sooner Fans

Oklahoma Sooner Fans image by John Bazemore/Associated Press

The Georgia Bulldogs are on the east sideline of the Rose Bowl (Sections 2-7) and have their team colors painted in the stadiums south end zone (23-28)

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

About Chris Cabrera

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