rose bowl in pasadena
The Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Photo by John Schreiber

Psst: Wanna buy some Rose Bowl tickets for January 1, 2018?

They went on sale Friday, but they aren’t cheap.

The least expensive tickets start at $185, but that’s not including “fees.” And it’ll be months before you even know which teams will be playing.

Officials didn’t say what the most expensive tickets cost.

The Rose Bowl is still the granddaddy of New Year’s Day bowl games, but now it’s also a major game in the race for the national college football championship

Tickets for the 2018 Rose Bowl Game were going on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Friday online at or by calling (800) 653- 8000.

A maximum of four tickets per person will be available. Individual ticket prices start at $185 plus Ticketmaster handling fees.

The Rose Bowl Game will serve as one of the two College Football Playoff Semifinals. It will match either the first- and fourth-place teams in the College Football Playoff Selection Committee’s final rankings or the second- and third-place teams.

The winners of the two semifinal games will advance to play in the College Football Playoff National Championship in Atlanta on Jan. 8.

More information about the 2018 Rose Bowl Game is available at

—Staff and wire reports

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