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The Bear Goes Everywhere- Pasadena Rose Bowl


The Bear Goes Everywhere- Pasadena Rose Bowl

Every year on New Year’s Day, two teams play for a championship at the Rose Bowl. The game is known as “The Grandaddy of Them All” because it is the oldest of America's college football postseason bowl games. 

This year, the 105th Rose Bowl game hosted theOhio State Buckeyes versus the Washington Husky Football Congrats on the win, #Buckeyes!

The Rose Bowl Stadium is recognized as a National Historic Landmark. It has hosted a multitude of important games such as: Five NFL Super Bowls, two Gold Medal Summer Olympic Soccer games, two FIFA World Cup Games, and four BCS National Championship Football games. The UCLA Bruins football team also plays home games at the Rose Bowl. 

The Bowl has also hosted many concerts and “Americafest,” an annual Independence Day festival.

The stadium was built in 1922 by architect Myron Hunt, and was originally designed to look like a horse shoe. In 1923, the Rose Bowl hosted its first college football game and was baptized with the name that same year. 

The Sheriff's Department provides various specialized contract law enforcement services to a wide array of entities, the most visible being to the City of Pasadena.

During the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl, the Sheriff's Department provides more than 1000 members to assist the Pasadena Police Department. These international and highly visible events are judiciously staffed, as security is a primary concern.

If you end up at the Rose Bowl for an event and you happen to see one of our deputies working the venue, please be sure to say, “Hello!”