PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, April 12, 2017



The Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. is extremely honored to have the Pasadena Tournament of Roses as a sponsor of the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame 2016-17 Induction Ceremony entitled "A Champions Toast" scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California.

The Tournament of Roses has given the residents of Pasadena, and the world, memories that live as modern day treasures. Be it from camping out on Colorado Blvd. with friends and families to watch the Rose Parade, or having the distinct honor of being crowned a Queen or Princess by this prestigious organization, the Tournament of Roses is very much a valued member of the fabric that makes up this great city we call "Pasadena." Besides for putting on the best show on earth, the Tournament of Roses is a strong advocate and supporter of youth sports and recreation in Pasadena.

April 15th, the Pasadena Tournament of Rose will gift us (the 2016-17 Class of Inductees, in particular) with an additional treasure..another memory to share with friends and family - near and far - with it's support of this year's induction ceremony.

Go, Pasadena!




www.pasadenasportshalloffame.org

 P.O. Box 91984, Pasadena, CA.  91109

Tele: 626.319.2443 / E-mail:Pashofpal@aol.com


PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, April 12, 2017



The Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. is extremely honored to have the Pasadena Tournament of Roses as a sponsor of the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame 2016-17 Induction Ceremony entitled "A Champions Toast" scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California.

The Tournament of Roses has given the residents of Pasadena, and the world, memories that live as modern day treasures. Be it from camping out on Colorado Blvd. with friends and families to watch the Rose Parade, or having the distinct honor of being crowned a Queen or Princess by this prestigious organization, the Tournament of Roses is very much a valued member of the fabric that makes up this great city we call "Pasadena." Besides for putting on the best show on earth, the Tournament of Roses is a strong advocate and supporter of youth sports and recreation in Pasadena.

April 15th, the Pasadena Tournament of Rose will gift us (the 2016-17 Class of Inductees, in particular) with an additional treasure..another memory to share with friends and family - near and far - with it's support of this year's induction ceremony.

Go, Pasadena!




www.pasadenasportshalloffame.org

 P.O. Box 91984, Pasadena, CA.  91109

Tele: 626.319.2443 / E-mail:Pashofpal@aol.com

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For Immediate Release:

Pasadena, California

October 1, 2017


Pasadena's Storied Rose Bowl Football Field get's a New Name?


Laurence Todd, President of the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame was featured in a Channel 4 news report on September 18, 2017, regarding the sale of the field naming rights to  the Rose Bowl.   The field in America's stadium, the Rose Bowl,  in exchange for a 10 million dollar  donation from a UCLA alumni identified as Richard "Tod' Spieker, will have a  name for the first time in history. 


For the next 25 years, Mr. Speiker's name will be highlighted on strategic areas surrounding the Rose Bowl field, including the end-zones.  Considering that the Rose Bowl field, as  recent as 2003, had a marketing/sponsoring value of 10 million dollars per year, the deal struck between The Rose Bowl Operating Company, and approved by Pasadena's City Council, with Mr. Spieker equates to  a mere $400k per year over 25 years.  While upgrades to sporting stadiums are not uncommon, it is rare that a stadium as prestigious as the the Rose Bowl (which is 5 years shy of its 100th birthday in 2022, and will co-host the 2028 Olympics) would  spend the next two decades  under a new name  purchased  for far less than other stadiums of similar stature.  Are there any other stadiums that compare to the Rose Bowl?   No.


Proponents of Mr. Spieker's gift believe that his donation, which is part of a 5 year/$40 million dollar fundraising campaign, will aide short term stadium upgrades such as Wifi upgrades ( $6 million dollars)  and stadium lighting upgrades (2.3 million dollars).   The yearly costs to maintain the Rose Bowl field ranges from $500k - $750k per year.  Mr. Spieker's donation doesn't even cover the maintenance fees for America's field....or other upgrades and expenses that will present themselves within the next 5 years; definitely within the next decade. 


Is there anything beside the Rose Bowl name that is worth selling?  That is worth 10 million more dollars?  That we don't have to handover for the next 25 years?  No. 


Mr. Spieker's exclusive naming honor will prevent the Rose Bowl Operating Company from fully maximizing its earning's capabilities for 25  years.   Hundreds of millions in revenue will go unaccounted for; revenue that could have impacted not just the Rose Bowl, but the Pasadena Unified School District and the numerous youth sports and recreational programs existing in the city of Pasadena, California. 


Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame  objects to Pasadena's valued assets being sold....particularly for less than it's value.  


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