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$152 Million Rose Bowl Renovation Begins

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The $152 million Rose Bowl renovation got underway with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday. Upgrades and updates include wider tunnels, new restrooms, new concession stands, concourse improvements, press box improvements, new scoreboards and video boards, and a museum reports CBS Local.

The project, which was unanimously approved by the Pasadena City Council on Oct. 11, is being funded from bonds issued by Pasadena. Said Tournament of Roses President Rick Jackson to CBS Local, "The enhancements commencing today will help keep the Rose Bowl Game the premier bowl game annually for our participants, spectators and broadcast audience throughout the world." The project is being carried out between football seasons and is expected to be completed by August 2013.