Published : Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 11:11 AM
For the first time in its history, the Rose Bowl Stadium, in coordination with the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, will host a celebration that will kick-start the official countdown towards the venue’s 100th birthday in 2022.
The “Party of the Century” will be held on April 18, 2020, on the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium field to celebrate the life and moments of the venue’s global history, while generating support to protect, preserve and enhance its future as a National Historic Landmark.
The event will raise funds towards the on-going Legacy Foundation Centennial Capital Campaign (www.INSPIRE2022.org) that has a goal of generating 40 million in new philanthropic support.
“Over the past almost-100 years, the Rose Bowl, ‘The Granddaddy of Them All,’ has touched not only our lives but the lives of countless others,” event co-chairs Angel Throop and Angie Miller said in a statement. “This historic venue has fulfilled dreams and created memories that will last a lifetime for those both within the USA and around the world. We are excited, humbled and honored to be involved in the start of the Centennial Celebration of this historic venue, which has been and will continue to be a big part of our lives.”
The “Party of the Century” will welcome a Roaring ‘20s theme to celebrate the 1920s – the decade when the stadium was built. Guests will experience an unforgettable evening together enjoying the Stadium in a 1920s grand fashion. The evening will include a 1920s speakeasy, gourmet dining, entertainment, high profile guests and many more exciting surprises.
The event is expected to be a sellout, so it is highly recommended that interested attendees visit the official website: partyofthecentury.org to join the priority list. Tickets will go on sale on April 18th – one year prior to the “Party of the Century” event.
“Bringing the community together is something that the Rose Bowl Stadium has done for a nearcentury. It’s time that we celebrate the venue as a unifier and celebrate our vibrant future,” said Chief Development Officer Dedan Brozino.
About the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation
Formed in 2010, the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization whose primary goal is to financially ensure the protection, preservation and enhancement of the future of the Stadium as a National Historic Landmark. The Foundation has established funding for key capital improvement initiatives, educational programming and heritage protection due to the generosity of supporters from around the world who are invested in its premier future.
About the Rose Bowl Stadium
The Rose Bowl Stadium is the proud home of the Tournament of Roses’ Rose Bowl Game, UCLA Bruins football, AmericaFest Fourth of July Celebration, concerts including Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and U2, international and Premier League soccer matches and the World’s Largest Flea Market. A National Historic Landmark built in 1922 and known around the world, the Rose Bowl Stadium has earned its world class reputation by hosting five NFL Super Bowl games, the 1984 Olympic Soccer matches, the 1994 Men’s World Cup, the 1999 Women’s World Cup, four BCS National College Football Championship Games and the College Football Playoff Semi-Final game.