Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation Announces Naming of the Angelo Mazzone Ticket Office…
Sep 8, 2016
Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation Announces Naming of the Angelo Mazzone Ticket Office at the Rose Bowl Stadium
PASADENA, Calif. (September, 2016) –
The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Rose Bowl Stadium, announced today that the Ticket Office, as well as the Premium Hospitality Entrance near Gate F, at the Rose Bowl Stadium have been formally named in honor of a generous gift by Advisory Committee member, Angelo Mazzone. A private ceremony will be formally held in October to recognize the gift, while pin letters are already displayed at each location.
As a Co-Founder of PrimeSport, Inc., a company providing customers with VIP hospitality experiences at major sporting and entertainment events, Mr. Mazzone has been a key part of the milestone events and games at the stadium for many years.
“Some of the most memorable events in my life have taken place at the Rose Bowl and it’s been an integral part of my life since coming to Los Angeles in 1968,” said Mazzone. “When I was presented with an opportunity to support capital improvements to the Stadium through the Legacy Foundation, there was no hesitation; I felt compelled to give back.”
In continuation of highlighting the Stadium’s heritage, beautiful graphics will be displayed in the escalator wells on all levels of the Terry Donahue Pavilion, the Stadium’s premium seating area, to focus on the ‘evolution of the ticket’. The graphics will showcase ticket stubs from UCLA Football, the Rose Bowl Game, National Championships, concerts, Olympics, Super Bowls and other key events in the venue’s lineage that have shined the spotlight on the City of Pasadena.
“Angelo understands the iconic nature of the facility to UCLA, to the to the surrounding community, and to the landscape of premier entertainment,” said Rose Bowl General Manager, Darryl Dunn. “We are fortunate to have his continued support.”
This is not the first time that Mazzone has given back to the National Historic Landmark. Mr. Mazzone has had close ties with UCLA, having worked for the Department of Athletics early in his career. He developed enduring relationships with many Bruin family members, including his long-time friend and former UCLA Coach Terry Donahue, whom the Rose Bowl named the new pavilion at the stadium in 2014 in his honor. Mazzone and others helped lead a fundraising campaign for the pavilion also in recognition of Terry Donahue's contributions and accomplishments.
“The Foundation’s mission is to support this venue and make it better for future generations to enjoy and Angelo’s energy epitomizes that vision,” said the Foundation’s Executive Director Dedan Brozino. “Our hope is that his support, both philanthropically and in spirit, inspires others that this venue has emotionally affected to make additional commitments towards protecting its future.”
“The Stadium became especially meaningful to me when UCLA Football made America’s Stadium its official home (in 1982),” added Mazzone. “The games were like a family outing and it has become part of my Los Angeles DNA.”
About Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation
The Rose Bowl Legacy Connections is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization whose primary purpose is to financially ensure the appropriate honoring of a historic past, while building a premier future through making the venue and surrounding areas even more distinguished and iconic as America’s Stadium and a National Historic Landmark. Any gift to the Legacy Connections is tax-deductible minus any benefits actually received.
About the Rose Bowl Stadium
The Rose Bowl Stadium was built in 1922 to host the increasingly popular East-West college bowl game that followed the annual Rose Parade. It was to be a grand venue that would showcase beautiful Pasadena to the entire country, and ultimately, the whole world. It has succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.
The Rose Bowl Stadium is in the midst of completing the largest, most comprehensive improvement project in its 90+ year history. This project is providing new revenue sources to fund long-term improvements, improve public safety, and modernize facility operations while maintaining the stadium’s National Historic Landmark status. The goal of the enhancements is to retain the stadium’s storied history while becoming current and improving the stadium and the Arroyo Seco for future generations of athletes, fans and television viewers.
There are many historic places across the nation, but only a small number have meaning to all Americans, denoted as our National Historic Landmarks. The Rose Bowl Stadium represents great American ideas and ideals –that with the vision of the City’s fathers, intent and hard work, greatness can be achieved. These ideas and ideals are embodied in the structure, the residents, the people and the events that are a part of the Rose Bowl Stadium throughout the last century. It is the duty of all of us, to preserve this icon for future generations of Americans.
For information on the effort to protect the Stadium’s future, visit http://rosebowllegacyfoundation.org/