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College football playoff semifinal moved from Rose Bowl to Texas

The Rose Bowl requested the state for an exception to the restriction however was denied twice.

CALIFORNIA, USA — The Faculty Soccer Playoff semifinal scheduled to be performed on the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 1 is transferring to the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium in Texas.

Faculty Soccer Playoff govt director Invoice Hancock stated Saturday night time that the CFP administration committee and Event of Roses mutually agreed to relocate the sport due to the rising variety of COVID-19 instances in Southern California.

“The sport in Dallas will nonetheless be performed within the mid-afternoon window on New 12 months’s Day,” Hancock stated in an announcement. “We’re happy that oldsters and family members will now be capable to see their college students play within the sport.”

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California state well being restrictions have banned the Rose Bowl from having followers in attendance for the sport. Coaches and faculty officers from playoff contenders have complained about gamers’ mother and father not being permitted to attend the sport.

The Rose Bowl requested the state for an exception to the restriction however was denied twice. The restrictions have been in place since March and UCLA has performed its residence video games on the Rose Bowl since November, together with its regular-season finale Saturday night time.

“We all know that the choice was not a straightforward one to make,” stated David Eads, Event of Roses CEO and Government Director. “Whereas we stay assured {that a} sport might have been performed on the Rose Bowl Stadium, as evident within the different collegiate {and professional} video games happening within the area, the projection of COVID-19 instances within the area has continued on an upward pattern.”

Hancock stated it had not but been decided if the sport performed in Arlington will nonetheless be known as the Rose Bowl. The identify is a part of the licensing settlement and is co-owned by the Pasadena Event of Roses and the Metropolis of Pasadena.

If not, it will be the primary time in additional than 100 years no Rose Bowl sport was performed after a school soccer season. The primary Rose Bowl was performed Jan. 1, 1902.

The final time the Rose Bowl sport was performed exterior Pasadena, California, was 1942. The sport between Oregon State and Duke was performed in Durham, North Carolina, as a result of the West Coast was deemed unsafe after the assaults on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

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