The College Football Playoff Rose Bowl semifinal, which was set to be held in Pasadena, will be moved to Texas this year due to Covid worries in California.
This is the first run through the game won’t be held in Pasadena since World War II.
The transition to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas was reported on Saturday night by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, because of the “developing number of COVID-19 cases in Southern California alongside the powerlessness to have player and mentor visitors at any game in California.”
“We are thankful to Rose Bowl authorities and the City of Pasadena,” leader head of CFP Bill Hancock said. “They have endeavored to tune in to the worries of the CFP, the groups that may have played there, and their state and government authorities. The Tournament of Roses has acted to the greatest advantage of the individuals who live in Southern California. Also, we’re thankful to Cotton Bowl and AT&T Stadium authorities for their capacity to do this late switch conceivable. Add this to the rundown of ways 2020 has requested adaptability and a minute ago convenience from everybody in school football. Given all the complexities and challenges included, this is the best result for everybody concerned.”
The semifinal will even now be played on January 1, yet it isn’t yet certain whether it will in any case be known as the “Rose Bowl,” which is co-claimed by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the City of Pasadena, given the area change.
The other CFP semifinal is the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, which additionally set for January 1.