There will be no Rose Parade in 2021, and due to COVID-19 restrictions, the game will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington instead of at the Rose Bowl Stadium. The 2021 Rose Bowl will be one of two national semifinals for the College Football Playoff, with the winner of this Jan. 1 game taking on the Sugar Bowl victor for the national title on Jan. 11. This year’s edition will feature No. 1 Alabama against No. 4 Notre Dame, with the SEC champions taking on the loser of the ACC championship game.
The other major storyline for this year’s Rose Bowl will be its location. Instead of being played in Pasadena, California, it’ll be played in the home of the Dallas Cowboys. It’s only the second time in a century-long history that the Granddaddy of Them All will be played outside Pasadena. It’s also not immediately clear whether the game will maintain its Rose Bowl name for this year’s edition. Here, you’ll find the info you need to know about watching the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2021, along with what to expect in The Granddaddy of Them All.
When is the Rose Bowl 2021?
Date: Jan. 1
Time: 5 p.m. ET
TV broadcast: ESPN
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
The 2021 Rose Bowl is one of two bowl games serving as the national semifinals in the College Football Playoff, and it’s the first to kick off on Friday, Jan. 1. The winner of this year’s Rose Bowl advances to the national championship game, where it’ll face off with the winner of the Sugar Bowl, which kicks off at 8:45 p.m. ET on Jan. 1.
Who plays in the Rose Bowl 2021?
The 2021 Rose Bowl will feature No. 1 Alabama against No. 4 Notre Dame as one of two national semifinals in the College Football Playoff. The winner will face the victor of Clemson vs. Ohio State.
Where is Rose Bowl being played in 2021?
The COVID-19 pandemic moved the 2021 Rose Bowl from Pasadena, California to Arlington, Texas. The game will be played at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. The move came after multiple coaches expressed concerns about playing in the game if players’ families weren’t allowed to attend.
The Tournament of Roses had already announced on Dec. 3 that there will be no fans at this year’s version of the game. They also canceled the 2021 Rose Parade.