Rose Bowl
Photo by John Schreiber.

Those attending Friday’s Coldplay concert at the Rose Bowl will see an enhanced security presence as officials Wednesday promised extra precautions in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

The concert begins at 6:45 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30 p.m., and officials strongly recommend that attendees arrive no later than 5 p.m., according to Pasadena police.

All general parking lots open at 3 p.m. and close 90 minutes after the event ends.

“Spectator safety and security is paramount,” Pasadena Police Department Chief Phillip Sanchez said.

“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.”

The enhanced law enforcement presence will be visible in the lower Arroyo parking lots and the stadium itself, police said.

As is standard at the venue, all bags entering the stadium need to be transparent and patrons should arrive early to be sure they are seated when the show begins.

A complete list of stadium rules and prohibited items is available at

–City News Service

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