The Super Bowl is the biggest event for those who are fans of American pro football. This is the National Football League (NFL)’s annual championship game, which is currently played on the first Sunday in February. Also known as the Super Bowl Sunday, the Super Bowl is widely considered to be an unofficial American holiday and is among the most watched annual sporting events in the world. On average, there are more than 100 million people in the U.S. watching the game at any given moment.
Rose Bowl Stadium has hosted this big event five times. The first time was the 11th version of the Super Bowl in 1977, when the Oakland Raiders won over the Minnesota Vikings. The four other times were the Super Bowl XIV in 1980, the Super Bowl XVII in 1983, the Super Bowl XXI in 1987, and the Super Bowl XXVII in 1993.
When it comes to Olympic Games, Rose Bowl Stadium has hosted two Summer Olympic Games gold medal matches, including track cycling in 1932 and soccer in 1984.
The stadium is also one of the most iconic Los Angeles venues to be chosen to host the L.A. Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028.
Besides sporting events, Rose Bowl Stadium has hosted concerts by some of the biggest acts, including Metallica and Guns N’ Roses (1992), The Rolling Stones – Voodoo Lounge Tour (1994), Depeche Mode in 1998, Michael Jackson (Super Bowl XXVII halftime show), U2 (released as the 2010 concert film), The Monster Tour with Eminem and Rihanna; Beyoncé and Jay-Z – On the Run Tour (2014 and 2018), No Filter Tour (2019), and BTS (2019). Particularly, in September 2014, the world widely famous boy band One Direction sold out three consecutive nights at the stadium, the first music act to do so.