Pasadena approves Olympic soccer games
The Pasadena City Council Monday unanimously approved a plan to allow Olympic soccer games to be played at the Rose Bowl in 2024 — if the games are awarded to Los Angeles.
Despite past controversies involving usage of the venerable stadium, Monday’s City Council meeting was sparsely attended. City Councilman John Kennedy was absent.
Rose Bowl Operating Committee General Manager Darryl Dunn will now submit a guarantee letter to the Los Angeles Exploratory Committee (LA24).
In exchange for capital improvements, the stadium will agree to host seven soccer matches. Mayor Terry Tornek will submit a letter to the International Olympic Committee acknowledging Pasadena’s support for the games in Los Angeles.