Stanford Cardinal take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in the 2016 Rose Bowl Game


Throw on your favorite jersey and kick off the New Year with some football as you watch Pac-12 champion Stanford take on Big Ten runner-up Iowa at the 102nd Rose Bowl Game. Located less than 15 miles from the Rose Bowl Stadium, Hotel Normandie is the perfect place to stay for a weekend in the heart of LA and a day of football in Pasadena!


About The Rose Bowl

Known as the oldest of bowls, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses started a college legacy in 1902 with the first Rose Bowl game at Tournament Park where Midwestern Michigan clobbered Stanford 49-0. Since then, the game has been home to 19 Heisman trophy winners, produced 29 national champions, featured 208 consensus All-Americans, and honored 113 college football legends by inducting them into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. The Rose Bowl Stadium is a National Historic Landmark built in 1922. The stadium has earned its world-class reputation by hosting the annual Rose Bowl Game, Super Bowl games, Olympic soccer matches, World Cups, BCS National Championship games and numerous other events.


This collegiate classic has been the occasion of many firsts! The Rose Bowl Game was the occasion of:

  • 1926- The first local radio broadcast of an East-West bowl game
  • 1927- The first transcontinental radio broadcast of a sporting event
  • 1948- The first local telecast of a college football game
  • 1952- The first national telecast of a college football game
  • 1962- The first coast-to-coast color telecast of a collegiate football game


The 127th Rose Parade Presented by Honda will start at 8am on gameday. The 5.5-mile parade down Colorado Boulevard will feature floral floats, marching bands, equestrians, and more. Grandstand reserved seating for the parade is very limited and available through Sharp Seating Company. Reserved parking for the event is available online for $40 and also includes parking for the game. Check out a list of other various post-game activities here.


Game time is 1:30 PT (5pm ET). Tickets are extremely limited, and can be purchased online through Ticketmaster. For more details on the game, click here.


About the Teams

Stanford Cardinal are making their third Rose Bowl appearance in the last 4 seasons against Iowa Hawkeyes after beating out the USC Trojans at the Pac-12 Championship game, 41-22. The Cardinal finished the 2015 season with an overall record of 11-2. Stanford is no stranger to the Rose Bowl; the team will be making its 15th appearance in the bowl since it began in 1901, hoping to get its 7th Rose Bowl victory in Pasadena this year.


No. 5 team and Big Ten runner-up Iowa Hawkeyes will be going head to head with the Cardinal in their first Rose Bowl appearance since 1991. The Hawkeyes finished the 2015 season with an overall record of 12-1, after losing to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game, 16-13. This is the 6th time the Hawkeyes will compete in the bowl, and the team is hoping to bring home their 3rd victory in Pasadena this year.


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2016 Rose Bowl: Stanford v. Iowa

Where: Pasadena, California

When: Friday, January 1st; 5pm ET (1:30 PT)



Where to Stay


Hotel Normandie

Located just 3 miles from the Staples Center, Hotel Normandie is a perfect place to stay. This historical hotel, first built in 1926, has been restored to reflect its roots of having a sleek and comforting design. Located within the Wilshire District, the Normandie is centrally located in Los Angeles and is surrounded by great dining, shopping, and attractions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Fox and MGM’s studios. 605 South Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90005. 213.388.8138