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Title
Rose Bowl, 1953
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1953
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
After crowds out-grew Pasadena's Tournament Park, architect Myron Hunt drew up plans for the construction of the Rose Bowl stadium in 1921. The Arroyo Seco dry riverbed was selected as the location for the stadium, which was under construction from 1921-1922. The Rose Bowl was opened on October 8, 1922 at a cost of $272,198, but was officially dedicated on January 1, 1923 with the first Rose Bowl game between USC and Penn State (USC defeated Penn, 14-3). The stadium was originally built as a horseshoe and was expanded several times over the years; the design was intended to accommodate as many patrons as possible. The southern stands were completed in 1928, making the stadium a complete bowl. For many years, the Rose Bowl had the largest football stadium capacity in the U.S., and from 1972 to 1997, the maximum seating capacity was 104,594. Current official seating capacity is 92,542. In the years that followed, the Rose Bowl game grew to become the "granddaddy" of all bowl games, because of its stature as the oldest of all the bowl games. The Rose Bowl stadium is a National Historic Landmark, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1987 - #87000755.
At the 39th Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 1953, the USC Trojans play the Wisconsin Badgers; the final score was USC 7, Wisconsin 0.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00036166
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Pasadena-Stadiums-Rose Bowl; S-002-311.2 4x5
CARL0000039040
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/97304
Subject
Southern California Trojans (Football team)
Wisconsin Badgers (Football team)
Rose Bowl Stadium (Pasadena, Calif.)
Rose Bowl (Football game)
Football players--United States
College football players--United States
Football fans--California--Pasadena
Stadiums--California--Pasadena
Football--California--Pasadena
Spectators--California--Pasadena
Crowds--California--Pasadena
Hunt, Myron,1868-1952
Pasadena (Calif.)

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