The College Football Playoff semifinal scheduled to take place at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, has been moved to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Rose Bowl announced Saturday. The game will take place Jan. 1 and be broadcast by ESPN.
According to the release, the decision to move the game was based on the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Southern California, along with the inability for players’ and coaches’ families to attend because of state restrictions. Since March, all sporting events in California have been unable to host fans and participants’ families.
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EVERYTHING is moving to Texas.
Now the Rose Bowl.
We can send them some Tyler roses. https://t.co/LbAZ7oAWhw
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) December 20, 2020
Folks in California may as well get used to people, businesses, and events leaving that state for Texas and other places with saner governments. https://t.co/Xo4RCdnvSU
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) December 20, 2020
The Rose Bowl asked for an exemption to host fans in California.
They didn’t get one, and now the game is College Football Playoff semifinal game is headed to AT&T Stadium in Texas.https://t.co/qY3G8XiUPl
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) December 20, 2020