The Rose Bowl will hold one of the two College Football Playoff national semifinals on Jan. 1, 2021, but not many people will be in the building to see it. The bowl announced Thursday that the event will be held without spectators due to COVID-19 restrictions set forth by the state of California, Los Angeles County and the city of Pasadena.
“While we are disappointed that the Rose Bowl Game will not be played in front of spectators, we are pleased that we are still able to hold the game this year, continuing the 100-year plus tradition of ‘The Granddaddy of Them All,'” said David Eads, Executive Director and CEO of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. “We continue to work closely with health department officials and the Rose Bowl Stadium to provide the safest possible environment for our game participants.”
The bowl requested an exemption to allow a limited