Photographer's Note

I was lucky enough to attend the Rose Bowl Game between USC and Illinois in Pasadena, CA. This football college bowl game is one of the most historic and is known to have the best scenic sunsets during game time.

Some Stadium Information:

The Rose Bowl Stadium is located in the city of Pasadena, thirteen miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Located in an old river gorge called the Arroyo Seco, the Rose Bowl Stadium is situated on two 18-hole golf courses, with a backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Rose Bowl Stadium construction began in 1921. The first Rose Bowl Game was played in the Stadium on January 1, 1923 where USC defeated Penn State, 14-3. First built in a horseshoe configuration with a seating capacity of 57,000, the Stadium was given the name “Rose Bowl” by police reporter Harlan W. Hall, who had the Yale Bowl in mind when thinking of how an expanded stadium might look.

The current stadium capacity is more than 90,000. In addition to the Rose Bowl Game, the Rose Bowl Stadium is the home of UCLA football and has hosted five Super Bowls, a Men’s and Women’s World Cup Soccer Final, and the 1984 Olympics (soccer venue).


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