For the first time since World War II, officials announced on Wednesday the 132nd Tournament of Roses Parade will not be held as scheduled on Jan. 1, 2021.
It is an annual parade to mark the start of the Rose Bowl Game, held mostly along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It has not been uninterrupted, despite World War I and the Great Depression, since 1945 due to World War II, and until this current COVID-19 pandemic which is forcing the cancellation.
Despite the cancellation of its iconic parade, the 2021 Rose Bowl game remains on college football’s New Year’s Day schedule.
Tournament of Roses CEO David Eads told The Los Angeles Times that plans for the College Football Playoff’s national semifinal at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena are proceeding as scheduled, whether at reduced capacity to accommodate social distancing or in a completely empty stadium.
The Rose Bowl has an official capacity of 90,888.
What are your thoughts on this cancellation almost 6 months before the parade? Will they play College Football this fall?