The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California is one of the most famous venues in the United States. The venue annually plays host to the Rose Bowl game, which is one of college football’s most prestigious annual events and the oldest bowl game in the game’s history that was first played back in 1923.
As of the College Football Playoff era, it serves as one of the New Year’s Six bowl games that host semifinal games every third year that determine who plays in the College Football Playoff Championship.
Below, you can find the most detailed Rose Bowl Seating Chart information, including seat views, row numbers, team sections, and other helpful tips for the match-up between the Big Ten champion Ohio State Buckeyes and the Pac 12 champ Utah Utes.
Rose Bowl Seating Chart
(hover over any section for a row-by-row breakdown)
Ohio State Buckeyes Team Bench & Fan Sections for the Rose Bowl
The Alabama team bench is located in front of sections 18 & 19. The fans will be occupying at minimum the front half closest to the field of sections 12-19, so if you are looking to cheer with your fellow Crimson Tide, you’ll want to make sure that you sit in those sections.
Utah Utes Team Bench & Fan Sections for the Rose Bowl
The Utah Utes team bench is located in front of sections 4 & 5. The fans will be occupying the lower two-thirds or so of sections 1-4 and 26-28, so if you are looking to cheer with your fellow Utah fans, you’ll want to make sure you sit in those sections.
Obstructed and Partial Seat Views at the Rose Bowl
Unlike most stadiums, the first set of rows start with row K and end in row A. After row A is row 1 which goes all the way up to 77. Rows K-A are not marked obstructed view, however, these rows are structurally flat, meaning that the people in front of you (both fans and players /staff) can block your view. We DO NOT recommend sitting below row 10 for the Rose Bowl if you’re given the choice.
The Best Seats at the Rose Bowl
The best seats for the Rose Bowl are located in sections 3-6 and 17-20, in between rows 20-40. The structure of the Rose Bowl has a very gradual slope, so sitting in between these sections will give the right amount of height in order to see all the plays fully develop.
Seat Backs and Bleacher Seating at the Rose Bowl
Like many college football stadiums, the Rose Bowl has both bleacher seating and full seats. The sections that provide seatbacks are along the sidelines in sections 1-8 and 15-22. These seats are obviously more comfortable and have more legroom than the bleacher seat sections. Note: The fringe sections (1, 8, 15, 22) may not have seatbacks in the seats farthest from the 50-yard line.
The Bleacher sections are located in the end zones, sections 8-15 and 22-28. These seats are much less comfortable and the sightlines are worse as well. If you’re willing to pay a bit more, we strongly recommend purchasing tickets along the sidelines.
Rose Bowl Seat Numbers
The Rose Bowl has one of the more unique seat number configurations. For example, let’s assume you are trying to sit closest to the 50-yard line, in sections 1-4, seat 116 in each of those sections will be closest to the 50-yard line. Therefore, seat 101 is closer than seat 1, but seat 1 is closer to the 50-yard line than seat 16 (within a section). How? The chart to the right will help you wrap your mind around it.
The same logic holds true for sections 13-18; however, it’s the exact opposite for sections 19-24 or 5-10.
This means that seat 16 will be closest to the center of the field, and seat 116 will be the furthest. If that was too much to handle, give our support line a call at 845-538-4567 and we can make sense of it all.
Parking at the Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl parking situation is known to be terrible, and things will only be worse on January 1st. We recommend buying tickets that include a parking pass and any VIP access is more valuable than you can imagine. You can find more parking information here.
Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive Pasadena, CA 91103
Handicapped & ADA Seating at the Rose Bowl
For those who are confined to a wheelchair and/or those looking to attend a game at the Rose Bowl with somebody who is, is some important information that you’ll want to know. If you’re seeking ADA or handicapped seating, you’ll find that there are accessible rows at the top of most sections within the venue and spread throughout. If necessary, folding chairs will be provided to guests, such as ones looking to sit with a fan confined to a wheelchair. One trick you can use to filter tickets that are handicapped or ADA accessible is by using our “Additional filters +” button on the event page that allow you to select “ADA (wheelchair accessible),” which shows all seats that the seller has marked as handicapped seating.
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