Tournament Park

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The very first Rose Bowl Game
Panorama from the 1921 Rose Bowl

Tournament Park is a private park maintained by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. It was simply known as the "town lot" before renamed Tournament Park in 1900.[1] It is best known for being the site of the first Rose Bowl Game in 1902, and the second to eighth Rose Bowl Games from 1916 to 1922 before the Rose Bowl opened in 1923. Its capacity at the time was 43,000 people. It, along with the Rose Bowl, served as the venue for Caltech's football team until the school dropped football.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tournament of Roses History". Retrieved 2007-01-01. 

External links[edit]

  • Tournament Park — California Institute of Technology, Facilities Management Department
Preceded by
First site
Host of the
Rose Bowl Game

1902, 1916-1922
Succeeded by
Rose Bowl Stadium

Coordinates: 34°8′3″N 118°7′39″W / 34.13417°N 118.12750°W / 34.13417; -118.12750