Behind the Scenes Tour of the Rose Bowl

  • October 6, 2013 · 1:45 PM
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Please Note: I am hosting this tour for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate. You MUST prepurchase your ticket in advance to attend this event. When you arrive at the venue, call me at:[masked]-4099. Do not text me.

Tickets cost $17.50 and can be purchased here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&=&user_input=rose+bowl+tours&q=rose+bowl+tours

Make sure to purchase the Sunday, October 6th tour at 2 PM.

I want the group to arrive by 1:45 PM, so that i can meet and greet all of you before the tour begins.

I have been to the Rose Bowl many times over the years - from Rose Parade floats viewing, to concerts, to festivals and of course their swap meet which is the best in California. I have never been to the non public accessible areas, so this tour gives us the chance to do just that. So come join me for the Behind the Scenes tour at the Rose Bowl!

From the Pasadena Patch:

"The first-ever public tours of the Rose Bowl began in June and Patch got a behind-the-scenes look at some of the tour locations and the new pavilion at the heart of ongoing $181 million renovations.

The new pavilion features three levels of premium seating, a posh loge lounge and media spaces on either side. Bristol Farms will be making all the pavilion food, which will include meat-carving stations and also casual food like hot dogs and sandwiches.

Other current renovations include:

*Eight widened tunnels that decrease exit time from 35 minutes to 13 minutes

*A redesigned scoreboard made to look like the 1948 scoreboard

*Upgraded concessions

Part of the purpose of ongoing renovations is to “bring the stadium up to a level with other stadiums,” Rose Bowl CEO and General Manager Darryl Dunn told Patch.

Stadiums at University of Oregon and Oregon State, among others, inspired Dunn. 

Other stadium renovations for the near future include removing some rows and creating a walkway next year. 

“I don’t think we’ll ever be done,” said Dunn, noting that tour revenue will ultimately help with Rose Bowl renovations. “It’s so important, it’s iconic status in the community.”

Rose Bowl Tours

Rose Bowl tours began this month and are about an hour and a half in length.

Tour guests can view locations like the newer UCLA locker rooms and the original 1920s locker room that was used for storage since the 1970s until recently.

Public tour guests can also step in the shoes of sports legends and see the post-game interview room, where they can stand behind the podium, take photos and pretend to answer questions from the press.

“It’s an interactive area,” Rose Bowl Tour Sales and Operations Coordinator Kayla Kilpatrick told Patch. “Once [people] are up there they ham it up and enjoy it.”

Tour locations are subject to change, Rose Bowl officials noted."

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