The 102nd Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2016 returns to a traditional matchup between the top teams in the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Since the game is a “contractual sellout,” meaning the majority of tickets are reserved for the two participating universities for their fans, tickets are hard to come by. Other tickets are reserved for Pasadena City Council members to distribute to their constituents, and for a few members of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and celebrities. It’s not easy to get tickets, but it can be done.
A limited number of tickets for the 102nd Rose Bowl Game went on presale on Oct. 9 online at Ticketmaster or by calling (800) 653-8000. Prices start at $150 plus handling fees and the maximum number per person is four. All seats are reserved.
The Tournament of Roses offers Pasadena residents age 18 and older an opportunity to purchase two tickets each for the Rose Bowl Game one day only, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at 9 a.m. They are sold at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium box office, 300 E. Green Street. No line-ups will be allowed prior to 7 a.m. Purchasers must prove residency with a valid California driver’s license or California Identification card with a Pasadena address. No other form of ID will be accepted. Cash, Visa, MasterCard and American Express and Discover will be accepted, but checks will not.
Commercial ticket vendors
Tickets go can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com. There is a maximum of four tickets per person. Everyone who attends—even infants—must purchase a ticket. There are no child lap passes. Tickets cost between $170 and $252 each, including fees
PrimeSport packages run from $383 plus fees for individual tickets to several thousand dollars for suites, depending on the package. There is also a ticket exchange on the site where fans can buy and sell tickets.
Rose Bowl Stadium parking lots open at 4 a.m. and the gates open at 10 a.m. Pre-game activities in the stadium being at 1:30 p.m. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. Stadium parking is $40 per car, or attendees can park at Parsons on Walnut and Fair Oaks and take a free shuttle to the game.
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