The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation Opens New Office Space at America’s Stadium
PASADENA, Calif. (March 6, 2019) The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, the Rose Bowl Stadium’s 501(c)3 non-profit, will call a new office space within the Stadium property, home in early March 2019. The new office space will be referred to as the Legacy Center and located within the second of two original locker room spaces at the venue. Clients and guests will be able to access the Legacy Center by entering Tunnel 7A, The Stanford Tunnel, located on the northeastern side of the Stadium, closest to Gate D.
“We are very excited about the new Legacy offices, as our family has been part of the Legacy Foundation since inception,” said donor Dan Rothenberg on behalf of his family. “We have always believed in the mission and know that this new space will help further support Legacy's efforts. We believe that these new offices are going to be an important milestone in the growth and life of the Legacy Foundation.”
The locker room, one of two original spaces at the stadium and was used by football teams between 1922-1928, when the venue first opened. Approximately 800 square feet in size, it is believed to have been used by Penn State during the venue’s first official Rose Bowl Game in 1923 by Coach Glenn ‘Pop’ Warner and his 1925 Stanford squad and Wallace Wade’s Alabama Crimson Tide during their very first National Championship in 1926. The history and tradition of this space speaks directly to the mission of the Legacy Foundation of preserving, protecting and enhancing the future of the Stadium as a National Historic Landmark.
The “1922 Locker Room”, the other original locker room at America’s Stadium, is located on the northwest side of the venue. It was dedicated on August 28, 2017 and serves as a mini-museum that displays key stadium memorabilia, photographs and historic artifacts. Additionally, this space is used for event day hospitality, private meetings and is the first stop on the Stadium’s popular public tour program.
The new Legacy Center will be formally dedicated during a private ceremony in late April to honor the donors of the project.
“The support of the Rothenberg family has been nothing short of amazing since Legacy was founded in 2010,” said Legacy’s Chief Development Officer Dedan Brozino. “Their commitment helped us bring a vision to life and create a new, vibrant space that will no doubt assist in our fundraising initiatives to protect America’s Stadium. It is such a critical investment for our future.”
For more information on the Legacy Foundation’s centennial campaign, please visit here.
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, TaylorSwift 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.