Funding Secured for US Stadium Renovation

17 October 2010 (Last Updated October 17th, 2010 18:30)

The Pasadena City Council has approved a $152m plan for the renovation of the 88-year old Rose Bowl Stadium in California, US. Luxury seating will be increased from 500 to 2,500, and plans for improved safety, a new scoreboard and more restrooms are all part of the renovation. <

The Pasadena City Council has approved a $152m plan for the renovation of the 88-year old Rose Bowl Stadium in California, US.

Luxury seating will be increased from 500 to 2,500, and plans for improved safety, a new scoreboard and more restrooms are all part of the renovation.

The work will be delivered in three phases, beginning in January, and is scheduled for a 2013 completion.

Funding has been secured from federal stimulus funds, a bond issue, money from the Tournament of Roses and profits from previous games.

The council also approved 30-year lease extensions with the University of California and the Tournament of Roses to continue playing at the bowl, according to the Associated Press.