Sports bring people together. Residents of Pasadena\r\nCalifornia can attest to that every 2nd of January when the annual Rose\r\nBowl Game is played. It was first played in 1902 and has been played annually\r\nsince 1916. It’s safe to say our grandparents’ parents probably enjoyed this\r\nspectacle too. If football isn’t enough to bring you to Rose Bowl Stadium, a parade just\r\nmight. The Rose Bowl Parade is an unsurpassed celebration that takes place\r\nhours before the game, kicking off the long day ahead. In January 2017, Pasadena\r\nwill be hosting the 103rd Rose Bowl Game and the 128th\r\nRose Bowl Parade. It can easily be described as a fiesta of flowers, music and\r\nsports. Aside from college football games, the Rose Bowl Stadium has hosted\r\nfive Super Bowls, gold metal matches for two Summer Olympics, two FIFA World\r\nCup Finals and performances by some of the biggest names in music. Sports games are\r\nnothing without a little friendly rivalry. The Rose Bowl Stadium is a home base\r\nfor the well-known UCLA Bruins. The Rose Bowl Stadium has hosted multiple\r\nrivalry games between UCLA and USC, presenting the winner of the game\r\npossession of the Victory Bell; a 295 pound brass bell from a Southern Pacific\r\nrailroad train. If you are a history buff, the stadium also offers tours—an\r\nup-close look at this historical landmark. It is the perfect way to spend an\r\nafternoon in SoCal. Top tour stop locations are the 1922 locker room, playing\r\nfield and press box. If you find yourself in the area, it is worth the minor\r\ndetour! A fun day for the entire family!