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America's Best College Football Stadiums

America's best college football stadiums: Rose Bowl

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Rose Bowl: Pasadena, CA

The Bruins haven’t been a top team in years, but the laid-back southern California ambience still makes the Rose Bowl an appealing place for college football. It also helps that this nearly 90-year-old behemoth (opened 1922) is a National Historic Monument. Follow the lead of fans who tend to tailgate in leafy Arroyo Seco Park, watch the sunset over the hills behind the stadium as the game winds down, and then party hard in downtown Pasadena afterward.

Team Tradition: Cheering the bear mascots Joe and Josephine Bruin and, on occasion, vandalizing the Tommy Trojan statue on rival USC's campus.

Typical Chant: “U-C-L-A Fight! Fight! Fight!” (Bruin 8 Clap.)

Biggest Rivals: USC and Cal.

Postgame Hangout: Barney’s Beanery in Pasadena.

Stadium Capacity: Approximately 94,000; uclabruins.com.


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