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WeAreSC Travel Guide: 2017 Rose Bowl Game – USC/Penn State

Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com

GAME THIRTEEN – THE ROSE BOWL: USC VS PENN STATE

JAN. 2: 2:10 p.m. PT/5:10 p.m. ET
Televised: ESPN
Location: Pasadena
Stadium: Rose Bowl
Capacity: 92,542
Surface: Natural Grass
Seating Chart: www.rosebowlstadium.com/seating-guide
Tickets: Sold out

Projected Rose Bowl Game Day Weather Forecast (UPDATED): Mostly cloudy with a high of 54, a low of 41, 10 percent precipitation, and 84 percent humidity.

Websites:  gopsusports.com/usctrojans.com

DIRECTIONS TO THE ROSE BOWL

FROM THE WEST VIA THE 134 FREEWAY
(SAN FERNANDO VALLEY)
-Exit Linda Vista/San Rafael
-Right on San Rafael Avenue
-Left on Colorado Boulevard
-Stay right under bridge onto Linda Vista Avenue
-Right onto Salvia Canyon
-Proceed to parking lots as directed

FROM THE SOUTH VIA THE 110 FREEWAY
(DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES)
-Take the 110 North and merge onto the 5 North
-Merge onto the 2 North, then the 210 East
-Exit Berkshire, Arroyo/Windsor or Lincoln Avenue/Washington Boulevard
-Proceed to parking lots as directed
-Washington Boulevard
-Proceed to parking lots as directed

FROM THE NORTH VIA THE 210 FREEWAY
(NORTH SAN FERNANDO AND SANTA CLARITA)
-Take the 210 East
-Exit Berkshire, Arroyo/Windsor or Lincoln Avenue/Washington Boulevard
-Proceed to parking lots as directed

FROM THE EAST VIA THE 210 FREEWAY
(SAN GABRIEL VALLEY/INLAND EMPIRE)
-Take the 210 West
-Stay right towards San Fernando
-Exit Seco/Mountain, Lincoln Avenue or Arroyo/Windsor
-Proceed to parking lots as directed.

DIRECTIONS TO PARSONS BLVD/RB SHUTTLE IN PASADENA

FROM THE WEST VIA THE 134 FREEWAY
(SAN FERNANDO VALLEY)
-Take the 134 East to the 210 East
-Exit Fair Oaks Avenue
-Right on Fair Oaks Avenue
-Right on Holly Street
-Proceed into Parsons parking lot

FROM THE SOUTH VIA THE 110 FREEWAY
(DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES)
-Take the 110 North
-Exit Fair Oaks Avenue
-Left on Fair Oaks Avenue
-Proceed north on Fair Oaks Avenue to Union Street
-Left on Union Street
-Proceed into Parsons parking lot

FROM THE NORTH VIA THE 210 FREEWAY
(NORTH SAN FERNANDO AND SANTA CLARITA)
-Take the 210 East
-Exit Colorado Boulevard
-Right at the stop sign
-Left on Walnut Street
-Proceed into Parsons parking lot

FROM THE EAST VIA THE 210 FREEWAY
(SAN GABRIEL VALLEY/INLAND EMPIRE)
-Take the 210 West
-Exit Fair Oaks Avenue South
-Left on Fair Oaks Avenue
-Right on Holly Street
-Proceed into Parsons parking lot

Tommy Trojan Game Day Tips:

The Rose Bowl Stadium is located at 1001 Rose Bowl Drive in Pasadena, California.

Driving to the Rose Bowl Stadium can be very dif­ficult due to general Los Angeles traffic and heavy Rose Parade and game day traffi­c flowing in and out of Pasadena.  Do not rely on GPS directions as they do not take into consideration traf­fic patterns or the location of the general parking lots. You might want to consider carpooling, using public transportation or the free shuttle service. Heightened security may also slow your entrance into the stadium.

Rose Bowl Stadium Parking: Rose Bowl Stadium Parking is $40 per car at the Rose Bowl Stadium for the 103rd Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. 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 4 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.

Parsons Parking Lot: There is a $45 parking charge per car at Parsons Parking Lot, located at the corner of Union Street and De Lacey Avenue with entrances off of Walnut Street and Holly Street in Pasadena. The 103rd Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual Shuttle Bus will pick-up location at the corner of Union Street and Pasadena Avenue will transport you to the Rose Bowl Stadium gates. The shuttle runs continuously from 10:00AM until approximately two hours after the end of the game. Reserved parking can be purchased in advance through LAZ Parking. Overnight parking is also available for $80. Bus parking and RV parking also available. Call LAZ Parking at 626-578-1705 for further details.

ADVISORY: Between 10:00AM and 11:30AM, there will be heavy traffic exiting Pasadena from Parsons Parking Lot and the adjacent Old Pasadena parking lots due to the Rose Parade. It is advisable to arrive in Pasadena before 10:00AM or after 11:30AM to avoid congestion.

TRANSPORTATION

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual Shuttle: Free shuttle buses will be available at Parsons Parking Lot, at the corner of Union Street and De Lacey Avenue in Pasadena. The shuttle runs continuously from 10:00AM until approximately two hours after the end of the game.

Metro 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 103rd Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual pick-up location at Parsons Parking Lot. 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.

Drop-off/Taxi Zone/Rideshare Services: 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 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual 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 will be required to pay the $40 parking fee.

Rose Bowl Fanfest (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.): Sponsored by Honda, the public Fanfest is located in Parking Section 1A and includes food, drinks, music with a DJ, interactive games, photos with the Rose Bowl Game Trophy, and giant big screens to watch the Outback and Cotton Bowls.

The Rose Bowl: Entrance gates into the Rose Bowl stadium will open at 11:30 a.m. and the pregame show begins at 1:00 p.m.

The Trojans Walk: The Trojans team busses should arrive outside Gate A between 11:15- 11:45 a.m.

Game Day Sports Bar/Restaurant

Buffalo Wild Wings

1000 S. Fair Oaks Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91105

626-933-6400



Greg Katz
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Greg Katz

Now in his 58th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football staff writer covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.


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