- Address: 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 92,000
- Opened: 8 October 1922
- Main use: American football
- Tenants: UCLA Bruins (American football)
Extra stadium info – Rose Bowl Stadium
The Rose Bowl Stadium is a National Historic Landmark. The American football team of the UCLA Bruins use the venue for home matches. Their main rivals are the USC Trojans from Los Angeles. On January 1 1973, the Rose Bowl Stadium hosted an American football match between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the USC Trojans, which was won by the USC Trojans. 106,000 people attended the game, which became a record attendance for the Rose Bowl Stadium. 103,000 spectators attended the first-ever Super Bowl at the venue on 9 January 1977. That day, the Minnesota Vikings became the first NFL club with four Super Bowl appearances.
Olympic football and the 1994 FIFA World Cup
In 1984, the French Republic won the Olympic gold medal match for football after beating Brazil at the Rose Bowl Stadium in front of a crowd of 101,000. It became a record attendance for a football match in the United States. In 1994, the venue hosted FIFA World Cup matches of the national football team of the Argentine Republic, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Colombia, Romania, Sweden and the United States. The first-ever FIFA World Cup match at the stadium was won by Romania after beating Colombia. On 17 July 1994, the venue hosted the prestigious FIFA World Cup final, which was won by the national football team of Brazil after defeating the Italian Republic in front of 94,000 fans.
The 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup
The Rose Bowl Stadium hosted the first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup final in the United States in 1999. 90,000 people attended the match, which was won by the women’s national football team of the United States after defeating China. The United States reached the final after winning against Brazil and China reached the final after winning against Norway.
The LA Galaxy and David Beckham
The Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy used the Rose Bowl Stadium for home games between 1996 and 2003. They won the MLS Cup various times. In 2001, the LA Galaxy were crowned football champions of North America for the first time in their history. In 2007, they signed the world famous football star David Beckham. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End and Real Madrid before he signed with the LA Galaxy. Beckham also played for the Italian side AC Milan and the French side Paris Saint-Germain. He scored various goals for the national football team of England.
In 1999, David Robert Joseph Beckham won the FA Cup, the Premier League, the UEFA Champions League and a world championship title with the English football club Manchester United. He won the UEFA Champions League, the European football championship for clubs, after beating the German side FC Bayern München. Beckham won the world championship title after beating SE Palmeiras from Brazil.