May 30, 2014
Pasadena to host public meetings in June for Rose Bowl Music Festival
By Lauren Gold, Pasadena Star-News
PASADENA>> The city will host two public meetings next month to discuss the environmental impact report for the proposed music festival at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
The meetings will be an opportunity for the public to give input that will be considered in the environmental study process. The meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. June 12 and at 10 a.m. June 14 in the Loge Lounge at the stadium’s Terry Donahue Pavilion. Both meetings will provide the same information.
Parking will be available on the concourse by Gate F, enter at Gate C.
Rose Bowl officials announced the proposed multi-day weekend music festival earlier this year as a “third tenant” for a more stable source of income. The festival could begin as early as summer 2015. The stadium is testing the theory of concerts as a money maker this summer with seven concerts lined up in August and September.
The music option would replace a controversial proposal to temporarily host an NFL team at the stadium should one choose to come to Los Angeles. The proposal sparked community controversy and a lawsuit filed by the neighborhood groups surrounding the stadium.
The environmental impact report will look at the impacts of the music festival, which will extend to the Brookside Golf Course. It will also look at the impact of more annual large events at the stadium; right now the council must approve any event over 12 in a year.
For more information about the meetings, visitwww.rosebowlstadium.com orwww.cityofpasadena.net/RoseBowlMusicFestival. Those that cannot attend the meetings can call 626-744-6756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.