Gameday FAQ


1.  What time is the game?

  • The game starts at 5:00 p.m. ET.    
2.  Is the game televised?
  • The game will be televised on ESPN .  
3.  Can I listen to the game on the radio?
  • You can follow "The Voice of the Seminoles" Gene Deckerhoff, along with William Floyd and Tom Block on any of our Seminole IMG Sports Network affiliates. For a complete list of affiliates click here.
  • You can listen to the free live radio broadcast on NolesTV and on the official gameday app.
4.  Is the game broadcast on satellite radio?
  • The game will be broadcast on Sirius 83 and XM channel 83.  
5. Are there any special events surrounding the Rose Bowl Game?
  • The Official FSU Pregame Event! Before the big game, the Seminole Boosters will gather at the Brookside Golf Club (adjacent to Rose Bowl Stadium) for the official pregame tailgate party! Enjoy a hot buffet, beer, wine, bloody marys and entertainment before heading into the stadium. Runs from 10 am - 1pm. Tickets are $65 while children 18 & under are $45. Book now
  • Not in Pasadena? Don't forget to check out these local game watching parties
6. Are there any special travel packages for the game?
7.  How do I follow the Seminoles online?
  • should be your home for Florida State athletics online.  You can listen to the game on NolesTV and get live stats here.  You will also want to check back after the game as will have highlights featuring the call of Gene Deckerhoff and William Floyd. You can also watch postgame interviews with head coach Jimbo Fisher and selected players, as well as field level highlights on NolesTV.   
  • Download the free official FSU Gameday App for live audio, social streams, stadium maps, weekend, events, and much more. Download for iPhone & iPad, Download for Android
  • Follow the Seminoles on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
8.  What about parking?
  • Parking is $40 per car at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Parking lots open at 4 a.m. There is no reserved parking and cars may be stack-parked in rows of five (5) on a first-come, first-served basis. In-and-out privileges are prohibited in all parking areas.
  • There is a $40 parking charge per car at Parsons on game day. Reserved parking can be purchased in advance by visiting Bus parking and RV parking are available for one, two or three night stays. Call LAZ Parking at 626.578.1705 for further details.
  • Game day motorhome parking opens at 4 AM on January 1 and costs $200. Overnight motorhome parking will be available beginning at noon on December 28 and closing at noon on January 2. There is a one-time charge of $40 for tow vehicles. Motorhome parking is not available for purchase in advance.
  • Parking passes may be pre-purchased at a cost of $200 for limousines (or any commercial vehicle under 23' long) and $300 for buses (or any commercial vehicle over 23' long). Click here for the order form to pre-purchase your pass or call 626.397.4220. On game day, limousine parking is $250 and bus parking is $350.

9.  What about tailgating? 

Tailgating is an important part of the game day experience for you the fan. We are committed to creating a fan friendly environment that is safe for all to enjoy. For most fans, tailgating is a time for celebrating team and school spirit among family and friends. You as fans play an important role in helping to preserve tailgating as that type of experience. For your safety and the enjoyment of all, we ask that you please help by observing these tailgating guidelines:

  • Public intoxication and alcohol impaired behavior will be addressed aggressively by law enforcement. If you see alcohol related behavior getting out of hand, please IMMEDIATELY contact tailgaiting Ambassadors, Police, or Parking Personnel or call 911 to report the location and to describe the incident. Pasadena Police, security and parking personnel will be present to ensure that you enjoy the game in a safe and comfortable environment.
  • Fights and threatening behavior against other fans will also be addressed aggressively by law enforcement.
  • Tailgating Ambassadors will continuously patrol the lots to provide information and assistance and to ensure that tailgaters comply with established guidelines. tailgaiting Ambassadors will be dressed in green uniforms and will be on bicycles.
  • General parking lots (golf course, ball diamonds, Area H, West Drive RV parking) open six (6) hours prior to kick-off. When entering the parking lot, it is important to follow directions from parking personnel. Please note that there are no “in and out” privileges for vehicles.
  • Overnight parking is prohibited.
  • Parking lots close 90 minutes following the conclusion of the game.
  • Parking is first come-first served. No saving of parking spaces is permitted.
  • Please be respectful to fans around you, other vehicles and stadium property.
  • Roadways, aisles and other parking areas must be kept clear of tailgaiting equipment so that other vehicles and emergency personnel may park or pass through.
  • Tailgating at your vehicle should not interfere with the normal flow of traffic. tailgaiting Ambassadors will patrol these areas to ensure compliance.
  • Guests must tailgate in front of or behind their vehicle only.
  • A small tent (not larger than 10'x10') may be erected in front of or behind your vehicle only.
  • Open flames are not permitted in any tailgate or parking area. Charcoal grills are not permitted in the RV parking area (West Drive). All barbecue grills must be raised off the ground.
  • Charcoal grills are permitted in most tailgate areas. Please dispose of charcoal properly after use.
  • Please do not use glass containers. All drinks should be placed in plastic/disposable cups.
  • Please do your best to clean up your tailgating area before entering the game. Bring trash bags with you to dispose of trash. Neatly tied trash bags can be left at your tailgate area or taken to dumpsters located throughout the parking lot areas. Please refrain from leaving loose trash and litter in the parking areas.
  • Playing of games that involve the consumption of alcohol or use of alcohol-related paraphernalia are prohibited.
  • Use of controlled substances and underage drinking are against the law.
  • The consumption of alcoholic beverages in tailgaiting areas after kick-off is prohibited.
  • Selling of items or soliciting of any promotional or marketing activities are prohibited without written authorization from the event promoter and the Rose Bowl Operating Company. For additional information, contact the Rose Bowl administration office at (626) 577-3100.
  • Excessively loud amplified music (such as DJ's or live entertainment) is prohibited. Music with inappropriate language is prohibited in the tailgating areas.
  • Box trucks, trailers, grill in-tow or any catering service from an outside source are not permitted in parking lots.
  • Tailgate areas are for tailgating only. Organized, large-scale parties will be accommodated only in specific areas of Rose Bowl parking lots and must be arranged in advance through Rose Bowl Management. Examples of organized, large-scale parties include, but are not limited to: tents larger than 10'x 10'; rental furniture, on-site catered food; fencing; reserved space; amplified sound; commercial grills, corporate or commercially sponsored parties. For more information concerning organized parties, contact RBOC (626) 577-3100.


If you need assistance or observe a potential problem, contact tailgating Ambassadors, Police, or Parking Personnel or call 911.

10.  What times do gates open?

  • Tickets purchased through the participating universities can be picked up on game day at the Will Call Booth outside of Gate A starting at noon. Tickets purchased through other authorized distributors can be picked up on game day starting at 10 AM at the Will Call Booth outside of Gate B. Picture identification will be required.
11.  Is the game sold out?

12.  Are student tickets available?

  • Student tickets are available and are $75.00 each. 
13.  Stadium Policies and Information:
  • There are no in-and-out privileges at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Once you exit the stadium, you may not re-enter.

  • The Rose Bowl Stadium, the Rose Bowl Game and Los Angeles Sports Council support the area’s outstanding collegiate sports teams. In order to ensure a safe and celebratory environment, we ask that fans refrain from the following behavior at all events:

    • Profanity or other offensive language, whether spoken or appearing on apparel
    • Smoking (The Rose Bowl is a non-smoking facility)
    • Intoxication or excessive alcohol consumption
    • Bringing prohibited items into the venue
    • Throwing of items or liquids
    • Entering the playing field or court at any time
    • Fighting or other threatening behavior
    • Failure to retain ticket and/or present it to event staff if requested to do so
    • Resale of tickets at the venue
    • Violation of state or local laws

    Failure to comply may subject you to ejection or arrest.

14.  What is prohibited in the stadium?
  • Noisemakers including thunder sticks, musical instruments, whistles, air horns and boom boxes
  • Weapons or projectiles
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Glass, metal or hard plastic containers of any size
  • Frozen beverage bottles
  • Hard or soft sided coolers of any size
  • Plastic drink containers (except 2 liters or less with factory seal intact)
  • Umbrellas
  • Backpacks, bags and purses larger than 14" square
  • Boxes or wrapped packages of any size
  • Unsliced fruits or vegetables
  • Animals (other than service animals required because of a disability)
  • Balls, toys or sports equipment (excluding commemorative footballs)
  • Banners, signs or flags
  • Helium balloons
  • Laser pointers
  • Poles or stickUnauthorized cameras with lenses longer than 3.5", interchangeable or telephoto lenses, video cameras, monopods or tripods
  • Skates, skateboards, scooters or bicycles
  • Note: Strollers are permitted but must be checked with an usher inside the stadium tunnel or at the Checked Items tent.