BCS Game Day Central

    Download the full BCS Game Day Guide (PDF)


    Ticket Information

    Ticket Price

    VIZIO BCS National Championship tickets are $325 or $385; depending on location. All seats are reserved.


    Authorized Distributors of VIZIO BCS National Championship Tickets

    The following groups are the only authorized ticket distributors: Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (includes the City of Pasadena and ESPN), the participating institutions and conferences, Ticketmaster and rosebowlpremiumseating.com. The VIZIO BCS National Championship also has an official ticket relationship with PrimeSport and TeamTix.


    Tickets for Infants

    All persons attending the VIZIO BCS National Championship must have a full-price reserved seat ticket for admission. Lap passes are not issued for children.


    Lost & Stolen Ticket Policies

    Lost game tickets WILL NOT be replaced. Stolen tickets must be reported prior to game day to the authorized distributor from which they were received for replacement. Please report stolen tickets to law enforcement immediately. On game day, stolen tickets will not be replaced.

    Directions & Maps

    Visit the Directions page for driving directions to Rose Bowl Stadium, Parsons (Parking and Shuttle), and all Rose Bowl Stadium Lots.

    Public Transportation

    Gold Line Light Rail Service

    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates a light rail service to Pasadena via the Metro Gold Line.

    If you would like to take the Metro Gold Line to the game, exit the train at Memorial Park Station in Pasadena. Follow the signs for two blocks to the VIZIO BCS National Championship Shuttle pick-up location at Parsons. This shuttle will take you directly to the Rose Bowl Stadium. After the game, simply reverse your route.

    For help planning your MTA trip, call 323.466.3876 or visit www.metro.net.



    Metrolink trains arrive into Union Station where passengers must transfer to the Gold Line to get to the Rose Bowl Stadium.  Visit www.metrolinktrains.com for more information.


    VIZIO BCS National Championship Shuttle and Parsons Parking

    On January 6, free shuttle buses will be available at Parsons, at the corner of Union Street and De Lacey Avenue, in Pasadena. The shuttle runs continuously from 1:30 p.m. until approximately two hours after the end of the game.

    There is a $45 charge per car at Parsons on game day.  No advance parking will be available for purchase. No bus or RV parking is available for the VIZIO BCS National Championship.


    Drop-Off / Taxi Zone

    The designated drop-off, pick-up and taxi zone is on Holly Street between Fair Oaks Avenue and Arroyo Parkway. Passengers may take the free VIZIO BCS National Championship Shuttle to the stadium. There are no provisions for drop-offs and pick-ups at the stadium. All taxis or passenger cars entering the Rose Bowl Stadium area on January 1 will be required to pay the $50 parking fee.

    Rose Bowl Stadium Parking

    Parking is $50 per car at the Rose Bowl Stadium for the VIZIO BCS National Championship. Cars are parked on a golf course, north of the stadium. There is no reserved parking and cars may be stack-parked in rows of five (5) on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking lots open at 8 a.m. Other than designated overnight motorhome parking, there is no overnight parking at the Rose Bowl Stadium. In-and-out privileges are prohibited in all parking areas. Once you exit the parking lot, you will be required to pay the full parking fee upon re-entry.


    Premium Seating Parking

    Parking is available for all Premium Seating holders in Lot 5A and 5B. Lot 5A is designated for Luxury Suite and Loge Box holders, while Lot 5B is designated for Club Seat holders. Each lot will be identified by signage with its own entrance on game day. In the event of rain, the golf course lots may not be available for parking. Instead, street parking will be managed by the Pasadena Police Department. In inclement weather, please check the BCS Game Day Central or follow the Rose Bowl Stadium on Twitter (@rosebowlstadium) for up-to-date  parking and traffic information. Be sure to allow yourself additional time for parking or use the VIZIO BCS National Championship Shuttle.


    RV Parking

    Motorhomes will only be allowed into the Rose Bowl Stadium area via Linda Vista Avenue and Salvia  Canyon Road. Parking will be directed along West Drive or in Brookside Park based on availability. The game day motorhome parking fee is $250. Game  day motorhome parking opens at 8 a.m. on January 6.

    Prior to game day, overnight motorhome parking will be in Brookside Park, south of the Rose Bowl Stadium, beginning at noon on January 2, and closing at noon on January 7. Rates are based on date of arrival and are as follows: January 2 - $850; January 3 - $700; January 4 - $550; January 5 - $400; January 6 - $250, plus a one-time charge of $50 for tow vehicles.

    Limousines and Buses

    Download the Bus and Limousine Parking Order Form

    On game day, bus parking (or any commercial vehicle over 23’ long) is $350 and limousine parking (or any commercial vehicle under 23’ long) is $250.

    Buses and limousines with pre-purchased parking passes will be allowed to enter the Rose Bowl Stadium via Seco Street from Linda Vista Avenue or by pre-designed parking directions accompanying the pre-purchased parking pass. All buses and limousines buying parking on game day must enter the Rose Bowl Stadium via Salvia Canyon Road from Linda Vista.

    Bus and limousine drop-offs are not available at the Rose Bowl Stadium. In-and-out privileges are prohibited. Once you exit the parking lot, you will be required to pay the full parking fee for buses and limousines upon re-entry.

    Disability Services


    Parking for disabled guests is immediately adjacent to the Rose Bowl Stadium in Lot F, B and D. All vehicles entering these parking lots must display a valid handicap placard and be prepared to present identification upon entry. Disabled parking opens at 8 a.m. and is $50 per car.


    Paratransit Vehicle Drop-Off Area

    Disabled guest drop-off is available at Parsons parking lot free of charge. Guests will then board the VIZIO BCS National Championship Shuttle that will take them directly to the stadium. Disabled guest parking at Parsons is $45 parking charge per car. Shuttle buses are handicapped accessible.


    Disabled Guest Seating

    Disabled guest seating is available through any of the authorized ticket distributors of the VIZIO BCS National Championship. Please see “Ticket Information” on page 8 for further details. Disabled guests should request seating in the disabled patron seating area when purchasing their tickets. One companion ticket may be purchased for a seat beside each accessible seat. Guests with disabilities who are purchasing tickets through one of the participating institutions should request seating in the disabled patron seating area prior to game day to ensure that seating is available in the area adjacent to

    the participating institution’s seats. Remaining seating for disabled guests may be exchanged on game day inside the stadium, on a first-come, first-served basis, by going to our customer service booth, located at Tunnel 28.


    Stadium Gate Entry

    Guests who are disabled may enter through any of the eight (8) stadium entry gates.


    Assistive Listening & Closed Captioning Devices

    Assistive listening and closed captioning devices are available to guests upon request. Please visit the Rose Bowl Stadium Administrative Offices between Tunnel 28 and 1 for additional information.

    Rose Bowl Stadium Policies

    There are no in-and-out privileges at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Once you exit the stadium, you may not re-enter.

    The following items are not permitted into the Rose Bowl Stadium:

    Noisemakers including thunder sticks, musical instruments, whistles, air horns, boom boxes, weapons or projectiles, alcoholic beverages, any glass, metal or hard plastic containers of any size, frozen beverage bottles, hard or soft sided coolers of any size, plastic drink containers (except for two liters or less with factory seal intact), backpacks, bags and purses larger than 14" square, boxes or wrapped packages of any size, unsliced fruits or vegetables, animals (other than service animals required because of a disability), balls, toys or sports equipment, banners, signs or flags, helium balloons, laser pointers, poles or sticks, umbrellas and unauthorized cameras with lenses longer than 3.5 inches, interchangeable or telephoto lenses, video cameras, monopods or tripods, skates, skateboards, scooters or bicycles.

    Note: Strollers are permitted but must be checked with an usher inside the stadium tunnel or at the Checked Items tent. The VIZIO BCS National Championship and Rose Bowl Stadium are not responsible for checked items.


    Southern California Fan Code of Conduct

    The VIZIO BCS National Championship, the Rose Bowl Stadium and the Los Angeles Sports Council support the area’s outstanding collegiate and professional sports teams. In order to ensure a safe and celebratory environment, we ask that fans refrain from the following behavior at all events:

    • Profanity or other offensive language, whether spoken or appearing on apparel
    • Smoking, which is prohibited in the stadium
    • Intoxication or excessive alcohol consumption
    • Bringing prohibited items into the venue
    • Throwing of items or liquids
    • Entering the playing field at any time
    • Fighting or other threatening behavior
    • Failing to retain ticket and/or present it to event staff, if requested to do so
    • Reselling of tickets at the venue
    • Violating of state or local laws

    Failure to comply may subject you to ejection or arrest.

    Fans are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior to venue personnel. We welcome your help in our efforts to provide an enjoyable experience for all guests.


    Security Measures

    In order to provide a safe environment for our fans, the following security measures may be in effect:

    Searches at the entry gates will include inspection of all items that are carried into the stadium. Patrons may be subject to metal detectors, wand searches or full searches of your person, also known as “pat downs.”

    Searches may cause delays in entering the stadium.

    Each entry gate will include several “express lanes” to expedite entry for those who do not carry personal belongings. You are encouraged to secure belongings in your vehicle whenever possible.

    Law enforcement personnel may conduct inspections of vehicles parking near the stadium.

    If you see something suspicious on your way to the game or at the stadium, please report it immediately to local law enforcement or call 9-1-1.


    Stadium Entry Gates

    There are eight (8) stadium entry gates that service the VIZIO BCS National Championship: “A” through “G” and “N” (North). Your game ticket allows access through any gate.


    Stadium & Ticket Seating Facts

    There are 77 numbered rows in the stadium. The lettered rows begin below Row 1, starting with Row “A” and descending down. The tunnels enter the stadium at Row 28. Each section is divided between low seats (1, 2, 3, etc.) and high seats (101, 102, 103, etc.). If you are standing in the tunnel facing the playing field, the low seats are to your left and the high seats are to your right.


    Premium Seating

    The new Terry Donahue Pavilion, located on the west side of the Rose Bowl Stadium, offers exclusive comfort, premium seat amenities and the most upscale sports experience in Southern California. The premium seat experience includes convenient VIP parking, a private entrance, climate controlled indoor lounges, upscale dining, HD televisions, full bars, with wider, cushioned outdoor seating, extra legroom and cup  holders. For more information or to purchase premium seats, go to rosebowlpremiumseating.com or call 626-585-6800.


    Will Call Booths

    Tickets purchased through the participating universities can be picked up on game day at the participating institution’s Will Call booth, located outside of Gate A. Player guests may also pick up their tickets at the participating institution’s Will Call booth. Please look for the banner with the name of the participating institution at the top of the booth. Participating institution and player guest Will Call booths open at 2:30 p.m. and picture identification will be required.

    Tickets purchased through other authorized distributors will be at the Rose Bowl Stadium Will Call booth located outside of Gate B. This booth is only used for game day Will Call, not for the days leading up to the game. Third-party Will Call will not be accepted. On game day, the Will Call booth opens at noon and picture identification will be required.


    Tailgating Guidelines

    Tailgating is an important part of the game day experience for you, the fan. We are committed to creating a fan-friendly environment that is safe for all to enjoy. You, as fans, play an important role. For your safety and the enjoyment of all, we ask that you please help by observing these tailgating guidelines.


    Vehicle Tailgating

    • No in-and-out privileges for vehicles.
    • No overnight parking, unless in designated RV lots.
    • Parking lots close 90 minutes concluding the game.
    • No saving of parking spaces. Parking is first-come, first-served.
    • Roadways, aisles and parking areas must be kept clear of tailgating equipment so vehicles and emergency personnel may park or pass through.
    • Guests must tailgate in front of or behind their vehicle only.
    • Vehicle tailgates should not interfere with the flow of traffic.
    • No box trucks, trailers, grill in-tow or catering services from outside sources permitted in parking lots.
    • Individual tents or pop-ups are not permitted.


    Food, Fire and Refuse

    • No open flames permitted in any tailgate or parking area.
    • Charcoal grills are permitted in most tailgate areas.
    • All barbecue grills must be raised off the ground.
    • Please clean up your tailgating area before entering the game.
    • Trash bags can be left at your tailgate area. Please recycle when possible.



    • No consumption of alcohol in tailgating areas after kickoff.
    • No drinking games or use of alcohol-related paraphernalia (For example: No beer bong funnels or beer pong).
    • Please do not use glass containers. All drinks should be placed in plastic/disposable cups.
    • No underage drinking.



    • No music with inappropriate language.
    • No amplified music.



    • Selling of items or soliciting of any promotional or marketing activities is prohibited.
    • Please be respectful to fans around you, other vehicles and stadium property.
    • If you need assistance or observe a potential problem, contact Tailgating Ambassadors, police or parking personnel or call 9-1-1.


    Failure to comply with these guidelines, along with all applicable city, state and federal laws, stadium or game management policies may result in citation or arrest as well as loss of tailgating privileges and/or game tickets.

    Stadium Locations

    Fan Assistance/Customer Service

    Should you need assistance prior to entering the Rose Bowl Stadium, please visit one of our Fan Assistance booths located throughout the Arroyo. Once inside the stadium, please contact the nearest usher or visit our customer service booth located at Tunnel 28.


    First Aid/Lost and Found/Police Headquarters

    These services can be found in the Public Safety building located south of Gate “B” across from Tunnel 28.



    Restrooms are located at the entrance to most stadium tunnels. Please refer to the map above for locations.



    Inside the Rose Bowl Stadium gates, ATMs are located on the concourse at Tunnel 1, 3, 6, 11, 17, 20 and 24 and at the Rose Bowl Stadium Will Call booth, located outside of Gate B.


    Checked Items

    Items that are not allowed into the stadium must be returned to your vehicle or checked at the Checked Items booth located outside Gate “C.” Your items will be available for pick-up after you exit the stadium. The VIZIO BCS National Championship and Rose Bowl Stadium are not responsible for checked items.


    Smoking Policy

    Smoking is not permitted in the Rose Bowl Stadium.


    Tag-A-Kid Program

    Obtain a free identification bracelet at our customer service booth located at Tunnel 28. The bracelet will indicate your child’s name and seat location. If your child becomes lost, he or she can be returned to the proper seat.


    Stadium Public Paging

    There is no public paging at the VIZIO BCS National Championship.


    Official VIZIO BCS National Championship Merchandise Locations

    Show your team pride by purchasing officially-licensed Rose Bowl Game merchandise at the various merchandise booths located throughout the Arroyo and on the concourse inside the Rose Bowl Stadium.

    Official Rose Bowl Game merchandise will be available starting on December 28 through January 1.

    • Pre-Game Day Sale Locations (December 28 – December 31)
      • Lot I: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Lot H: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Starting on December 29)
    • Game Day Sale Locations (January 1)
      • Rose Bowl Drive, south of gate A.
      • Gate B, next to the Will Call office
      • Gate 1A, north end of Lot D.
      • North Gate, on the golf course.
      • Gate E, on the golf course.
      • Pac-12 Participant Tailgate Party.
      • Big Ten Participant Tailgate Party.
      • Lot K
      • Lot H
      • Brookside Golf Shop