The Rose Bowl Stadium Prepares for Coldplay Concert

Posted on October 5, 2017 in

PASADENA, Calif. –The Rose Bowl Stadium will host Coldplay on Friday, October 6, 2017. The concert is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. (PST) with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. (PST). It is strongly recommended that concert goers arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST).


  • Rose Bowl Stadium Parking Opens: 3:00 p.m.
  • Picnic in the Park Opens in Area H: 3:00 p.m.
  • Park & Ride Shuttle Operations Begin: 4:00 p.m. 
  • Gates Open: 5:30 p.m.
  • Opening Act Begins: 6:45 p.m.

The Pasadena Police Department and the Rose Bowl Stadium are committed to serving their fans by providing a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience in and around the stadium on event day.  In this joint effort, you will notice that during event day, the lower Arroyo parking lots and Rose Bowl Stadium will have a heightened security presence including assistance from federal, state, and local agencies.

“Spectator safety and security is paramount. In light of recent events, there are no specific, credible threats related to the Coldplay concert at the Rose Bowl Stadium.  The Pasadena Police Department will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners from state and federal agencies to evaluate threat levels and ensure the safety of everyone in attendance,” Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez said.

The Rose Bowl Stadium is a clear bag venue, so all bags entering the stadium will need to be compliant. To ensure that attendees can be in their seats at the beginning of the concert, all patrons should allow for extra time to pass through security screening. Visit the Rose Bowl Stadium website at for a complete list of stadium rules, including the Clear Bag Policy, and prohibited items for entry.

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The Pasadena Police Department and the Rose Bowl Stadium urge fans to arrive early and consider  carpooling, taking shuttle buses or utilizing other means of shared transportation to reduce travel time, traffic and delays entering the Arroyo Seco.  As with all well-attended events at the Rose Bowl Stadium, traffic can be expected, so patrons are advised to plan their trip in advance.

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.

It is strongly recommended that fans take advantage of the Shuttle Bus Operation originating from Old Pasadena at Parsons Engineering, located at Union Street and De Lacey Avenue. Shuttle buses begin runs to the Rose Bowl Stadium three (3) hours prior to the concert and continue 90 minutes after the end of the show. Parking is available at Parsons Engineering, entrance off Union Street at De Lacey Avenue, or in any nearby parking lot in Old Pasadena. Be sure to bring extra money for parking.

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 stop conveniently located two blocks from the free shuttle to the Rose Bowl Stadium.  Go online to 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.


Media Contacts for More Information:  Lt. Art Chute (626) 744-4280 OR  Meredith Thomas, External Relations Director for the Rose Bowl Stadium, (626) 524-2533