Rose Bowl Stadium Prepares for Taylor Swift Concert

Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour will be at the Rose Bowl May 18 and 19. – Courtesy photo / Prayitno (CC BY 2.0)

The Rose Bowl Stadium will host the Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19. The concert is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m., with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. The police department and Rose Bowl Stadium strongly recommended concert-goers arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

The Pasadena Police Department and Rose Bowl Stadium urge fans to arrive early and consider either carpooling, taking shuttle buses, or utilizing other means of shared transportation to alleviate travel time, traffic, and delays entering the Arroyo. As with all well-attended events at the Rose Bowl Stadium, patrons can expect traffic delays, so the police department recommends pre­planning travel options. It is particularly important to arrive early on Friday, May 18th, due to the already congested Friday commuter traffic in the greater Los Angeles area.

The Rose Bowl Stadium is a clear bag venue. Therefore, all bags entering the stadium will need to be compliant. Fans should allow for extra time to pass through security screening to ensure being in their seats at the beginning of the concert. Please visit the Rose Bowl Stadium website for a complete list of stadium rules and prohibited items for entry.

All general parking lots open at 3:00 p.m., including RV and parking for disabled patrons. To save time on event day, patrons can pre-purchase parking passes online. All parking lots close 90 minutes after the conclusion of the concert. Disabled parking is available at various locations at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

The Rose Bowl Stadium strongly recommends taking advantage of the Shuttle Bus Operation originating from Old Pasadena at Parsons Engineering located at Union St. and Delacey Street. Shuttle buses begin running to the Rose Bowl Stadium beginning 3 hours before the concert and continue 90 minutes after the end of the event. Parking is available at Parsons Engineering, entrance at Union St. at Delacey St., or in any nearby parking lot in Old Pasadena.

Public transportation is a great alternative for getting to the concert. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) Gold Line is available with the Memorial Park Station conveniently located two blocks from the free shuttle to the Rose Bowl Stadium. Please visit and search “Gold Line” for light rail information.

Carpooling is crucial. The small difference between four versus three people riding per car results in 8,000 fewer vehicles on the road, greatly streamlining traffic and parking.

May 18, 2018

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