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Pasadena police outline security measures for Rose Bowl

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Today the Pasadena police and Fire Chiefs provided public safety tips, reminders and event information for the 127th Rose Parade and 102nd Rose Bowl game held on January 1, 2016. 

Officials for the City of Pasadena, California want to make sure people planning to attend the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game are aware of the existing and new event regulations so they can plan accordingly. 

With such large events, it is important to make sure the public understands about the existing and new safety requirements. For example, drones are not allowed at either event, per federal regulations. Selfie sticks and umbrellas are not allowed in the secured areas of the Parade Route at TV Corner or inside the Stadium. 

What you can do: 

  • Overnight camping for the parade is permitted only on the night of Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.
  • A position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at noon Dec. 31.  All persons and property, such as blankets, chairs and personal items, must remain on the curb until 11 p.m.  At 11 p.m., parade spectators may move out to the blue “Honor Line” but not past it.
  • Small, professionally manufactured barbecues elevated at least 1 foot off the ground are allowed on the parade route as long as they are 25 feet from buildings and other combustibles.  A fire extinguisher must be readily available at all times.
  • Minors under 18 may be on the parade route from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. only if supervised by an adult.
  • Dress for cold weather!  Children and seniors may need extra layers of clothing to avoid hypothermia.  Remember hats and gloves.
  • Drink healthy fluids and consume nourishing meals to avoid dehydration.
  • “See Something, Say Something!”  Call (626) 744-4241 to report suspicious activities and packages; or contact emergency authorities along the parade route.
  • For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1.  Remain calm; listen to all questions asked; provide short answers and know the address or easily identified landmarks from where you are calling.
  • Use common sense; celebrate responsibly and always designate a driver!

What you can't do: 

  • Appearance in the parade is prohibited for anyone who is not approved by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.  Stay off the street and do not pass the blue “Honor Line.”
  • The parade route and stadium are “No Drone Zones” and aircraft is subject to being impounded.
  • Any tent, sofa or box that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited on parade route.
  • Unoccupied chairs are not allowed and will be removed from the parade route.
  • Bonfires are strictly prohibited and considered “illegal burns.”
  • ALL Fireworks are prohibited except as part of scheduled official events.
  • No items may be sold along the parade route without a City permit.
  • Selling space along the parade route, other than grandstand seating, is illegal.
  • It is illegal to buy, sell or give away horns on the parade route.
  • No public areas—sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets, ramps—may be cordoned or roped off.
  • No ladders or scaffolding may be used as elevation for viewing the activities.
  • Pets are not recommended along the parade route; keep them safe at home!
  • Throwing any object into the parade; or at passing vehicles or pedestrians the night before the parade is dangerous and prohibited.  Violators will be cited and property seized.
  • No unauthorized parking.  Vehicles blocking emergency travel lanes or parked in restricted areas will be towed at the owner’s expense, no exceptions.  Pay attention to where you park and double-check for temporary No Parking signs and other restrictions.
  • No open containers of alcohol are permitted on public streets, sidewalks and all other public areas.  Violators may be cited or arrested.
  • Sale, possession and use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated.
  • Smoking is prohibited along the parade route.

A full video copy of the press conference is available online at

For more specific details about parking, on-site activities and enhanced security at the Rose Bowl Stadium, including the stadium’s “Clear Bag” policy, go to:  For detailed information about the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, go to:

if you need to get a hold of the Pasadena Police Department the number is  (626) 744-4241.

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