Here’s your Rose Bowl game travel primer

The Rose Bowl in Pasadena could be a potential short-term host for an NFL team while a stadium in being built elsewhere in the L.A. area.
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Ohio State and Washington will meet in the 105th Rose Bowl game Tuesday at 2 p.m. Parking around the stadium will be limited. Ticket holders are encouraged to use public transportation or carpool and to arrive early.

Getting to the game

Drop-off for taxis, ride-hailing services


No drop-offs or pickups, including taxi and ride-hailing services, are allowed at the stadium. The drop-off location is on Holly Street between Fair Oaks Avenue and Raymond Avenue. From there, all attendees may use the free Rose Bowl shuttle or walk to the stadium.

Gold Line

The Memorial Park station is a three-block walk from the Parsons Corp. parking lot shuttle stop. The free shuttle stops near gates B and C at the stadium. For more information on public transportation, call (323) 466-3876.

Parking and shuttle services

Arrive early. Fans driving to the stadium on game day can expect significant delays and long walks. To avoid traffic congestion from the Rose Parade, arrive before 10 a.m. Parking is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.


-- General stadium parking is $40 per car in advance and $60 on event day for golf course parking at the Rose Bowl stadium. Parking lots open at 4 a.m. There is no reserved parking and cars may be stack-parked in rows of five on a first-come, first-served basis. In-and-out privileges are prohibited in all parking areas.

-- Motor home parking: Game day motor-home parking opens at 4 a.m. on Tuesday and costs $200. Overnight motor-home parking is $400 on Sunday and $300 on Monday. There is a one-time charge of $40 for tow vehicles.

-- Bus and limo parking: Parking passes may be pre-purchased at a cost of $200 for limousines (or any commercial vehicle under 23 feet long) and $300 for buses (or any commercial vehicle over 23 feet long). On game day, limousine parking is $250 and bus parking is $350. Call (626) 397-4220 for more information.

For further information:, (626) 449-4100.

Prohibited items and clear bag policy


12-by-6-inch clear plastic bag

One-gallon plastic freezer bag

Clutch with wrist strap or shoulder strap (not larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches)

Diaper bag, as long as accompanied by a child

Not allowed


Camera case

Mesh bag


Clear backpack

Tinted plastic bag

Oversized tote bag

Printed pattern plastic bag

Fanny pack

Binoculars case

Public FanFest

Activities from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in parking lot 1A north of the stadium include:

-- Music/DJ and interactive games

-- Photos with the Rose Bowl game trophy

-- TV walls to watch the Rose Parade and other bowl games

-- Secure zone for expedited entry into the stadium

Sources: Tournament of Roses, Rose Bowl Operating Co.