There are many ways to enjoy New Year’s Day, but by far the best way to do so is to watch the Rose Bowl, or better yet, personally be there. Taking place at the Rose Bowl Stadium, the Rose Bowl is an annual postseason tradition that started in 1902, more than qualifying it for the epithet “The Granddaddy of Them All,” the oldest and most storied of the college bowl games, often making it hard to find Rose Bowl parking on New Year’s Day. The Rose Bowl Stadium proper was constructed in 1921-22, first in a horseshoe shape before being made whole by a renovation that completed the South end of the arena. Like the ancient amphitheatre, the Rose Bowl is a place of drama and triumph, with each team battling the other in the earliest beginnings of the new year. For a long time, the Rose Bowl Stadium was the largest football stadium in the US, and still ranks at #7, with a capacity wavering between 91-94,000 screaming fans. In addition to the annual postseason match, the stadium also hosts the UCLA Bruins football team, and also hosted FIFA and Summer Olympics events in the past. Nevertheless, the annual game in January is what makes this arena so venerable, though it makes it difficult to find Rose Bowl parking if one shows up late. If you plan ahead and use ParkWhiz, you don’t have to be circling around a parking lot on New Year’s day.
The first Rose Bowl Game took place in 1902, between the Michigan Wolverines and Stanford, the former winning 49-0. This inaugural match was played at Tournament Park, as the Rose Bowl Stadium was not constructed until 1922. Since then, the Rose Bowl has always occurred in the Rose Bowl Stadium with the exception of the 1942 game, which took place in Durham, North Carolina out of an abundance of caution following the Pearl Harbor attack the previous December. Due to the arrangement of the Bowl Championship Series, the Rose Bowl also functioned as the BCS National Championship Game in 2002 and 2006. Under this scheme, the team selection for the Rose Bowl Game is comprised of the champions of the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences, with the exception of those who are going to the national championship. This tournament scheme ends on Jan. 6, 2014, after which the Rose Bowl Game will function as a semifinal game of the new College Football Playoff series once every three seasons. No matter what the arrangement, the Rose Bowl Game is prestigious, and along with New Year’s traffic, the whole area makes it hard to find parking. If you don’t want to show up halfway through the game, it is best to make use of ParkWhiz and book a Rose Bowl or UCLA parking spot long before the game.
ParkWhiz is as easy as watching the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, except with no plant allergies. All you have to do is log onto the ParkWhiz website, find the game or event that you need Rose Bowl parking for, book your Rose Bowl spot and print your parking pass. When you bring your ParkWhiz parking pass with you, you won’t have to stop and smell the roses - you can get right to the game.
ParkWhiz offers the ability to reserve the largest nationwide inventory of parking at the lowest prices. Whether it's online, in-app, or in-dash, an amazing parking space is never far away. Our easy-to-use platform and ultra-friendly team of parking professionals make getting where you need to go simpler than it's ever been.
ParkWhiz is the leading transactional platform that enables drivers, fleets and connected vehicles to find and book parking. The company offers the largest inventory of parking spaces for drivers to reserve before reaching their destinations, saving both time and money. Working with all major parking operators, it delivers transactional parking as a value-added service to major brands in sports and entertainment, travel, automotive and navigation. ParkWhiz has built partnerships with brands including Ford, Ticketmaster, Groupon, Madison Square Garden and others. The company operates two consumer-facing brands of its own—ParkWhiz and BestParking—available for Apple, Android and Amazon Alexa. ParkWhiz has parked over seven million vehicles and is operational in over 190 cities in North America and expanding rapidly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the refund policy?
All parking passes are eligible for a no-questions-asked full refund prior to the start time on the pass.
To cancel, simply log in to your account on web or in the app, view your passes, and click "cancel".
You can also do this using the "cancel " link at the bottom of the pass itself.
Alternatively, just click the "cancel" link from your confirmation email.
Please keep in mind, once the arrival time has passed, all bookings are non-refundable.
Parking purchased on a partner website or as part of a parking package are non-refundable.
How do I apply a discount code?
If you received a promotional discount code from ParkWhiz, you'll want to be logged into your ParkWhiz account before applying the code on the checkout page. Make sure you’re using the same email address to log in as the one where you received that coupon!
Note that all discount codes will come from ParkWhiz directly. If you received your code from a third-party website, there's a significant chance it will not work. Unless specifically noted, discount codes cannot be used for monthly parking.
If you were issued ParkWhiz credit, the credit will automatically deduct from your total on the checkout page before your next purchase. Be sure you're logged in under the account to which the credit was issued before confirming that purchase, to see the credit applied.
How do I present my my pass on-site?
Easy peasy! As the vast majority of locations in our network accept a mobile pass, this means you can use your phone or other smart device to show proof of your prepaid purchase once you arrive at the parking facility. To be sure, verify the instructions on your pass to confirm the validation method. That section is titled "When You Arrive" in-app or "How To Park" if viewing on a desktop or mobile web.
For a seamless, no-printer-required experience, check out the ParkWhiz app! Thousands of space at your fingertips. Rest assured that if searching and booking on a mobile device, we won't show you any locations that require a printed pass! At least not until cars come equipped with printers!
If your location does not accept mobile passes, you'll need to print the pass before leaving the house.
Do I have in-and-out privileges?
In most instances, no. The majority of locations on ParkWhiz, including all those in New York City, do not allow re-entry.
If any specific parking facility does allow for you to come & go during the reserved timeframe, you'll see a "Reentry Allowed" amenity icon listed; this is shown in the details section both pre-purchase and post-purchase.
If you don't see anything on the listing page pertaining to specifically to reentry privileges, it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to come and go throughout the duration of your parking pass.
Are there any additional fees on site?
Generally, no. What you see online is what you pay as long as you park within the timeframe on your parking pass. Any time parked outside the arrival or departure listed on your pass will likely incur an additional onsite fee, as determined by the parking provider. ParkWhiz purchases include tax.
The only exception to the above pertains to oversize vehicle fees, which may apply to any vehicle larger than a sedan. Fee amounts vary between individual Parking Operators, and will be assessed on-site if you do not prepay for an oversize vehicle through our platform.
Although pricing structures are determined individually by the facility owner/operator, ParkWhiz prices tend to be cheaper than drive-up in most cases! If you ever feel the rate on ParkWhiz was more expensive than drive-up, take a photo of the price on-site and send us an email! We love deals as much as you do and are eager to ensure you're getting a fair rate.