This Saturday, there is an event at the Rose Bowl for season ticket holders called Bruin Viewin’. It started in 2016, and the idea was to bring fans into the Rose Bowl, give them up close access to coaches, players, and the locker room, and cap off the night with a movie and some family fun time.
The movies of the past two years have been 42 and Remember the Titans, and this year’s movie is Toy Story, which won out over Finding Nemo, Little Giants, and Monsters University (movies are voted on via UCLA Athletics twitter).
Here’s the thing—I haven’t seen a whole lot of information coming out of Morgan Center regarding rules and regulations for gathering at this event (like, I can’t even find anything when I Google the event), so I thought I’d help us all out a bit.
Having gone the last two years, here is what was done in the past:
- The gates open at 6:00 p.m., with the movie starting just before dark.
- No large rolling coolers. We stop at Subway for sandwiches on the way and bring chips and drinks in a really small bag cooler.
- Popcorn and water have been provided for free, and there are a few movie snacks available for purchase. But don’t expect to buy your dinner there.
- There is a small amount of merchandise available for purchase on the field.
- Chairs that sit you up like you’re tailgating aren’t allowed. I’d suggest the seats used for sitting in the stadium and just using them on the ground.
- Strollers are ok, you’ll just have to park them off to the side.
- A few players have been there in the past signing autographs.
- The locker room is available for perusing, and in the past, coaches have been in there talking to fans.
- The best place to enter is through Gate A, so park on that side of the stadium.
- This event is free (again, for season ticket holders); you just have to log in to your UCLA Athletics ticket account to request tickets by email. You get one ticket for every season ticket you have, but I have heard some season ticket holders can get additional tickets. Please look at your account or call (310) UCLA-WIN and speak to someone at the Central Ticketing Office for more information.
That’s about it—this event isn’t complicated and just gives Bruins a chance to gather in the middle of summer so we can get a bit of Rose Bowl time to keep us until we meet again September 1. Please chime in below if you have any additional information or if you remember something from past years I forgot.
Update, 8:00 p.m., 7/12/18: Parking lot F opens at 4:30, and parking is free. The first 500 guests will receive free candy, and as stated above, popcorn and water is sponsored. The first 1,000 guests will receive a football schedule poster, and all guests will receive autograph cards.
The locker room (tunnel 23A) will feature a uniform display, interactive photo booth, and the three NCAA National Championship trophies the Bruins took home this past year. You are also encouraged to bring a football to toss around.
Also, check out the Rose Bowl 1922 Locker Room Museum in Tunnel 15A.
No alcohol will be allowed into the stadium, but a cash bar will be available in the locker room, as well as on the field where movie concession food will also be available for purchase.
The official list of banned items for the evening includes: alcoholic beverages, picnic baskets or coolers larger than 15” by 22” long by 15” high, ice chests with wheels, glass, animals, banners, signs, flags, wrapped packages, weapons, boxes, drones, balloons, laser pointers, noisemakers, skates, skateboards, hoverboards, scooters, bicycles, or selfie sticks.
The clear bag policy will not be in effect.