I'm not an UCLA fan, but I've been to many Rose Bowl games on January first, as well as the last national championship and the upcoming one this January. I always have the best time ever at the events there. The staff is great and I have never had any problems getting through security or dealing with security while tailgating. Its a huge place, but at the same time seems so small as you're guaranteed to run into someone you know. I also learned how to drive stick shift in the parking lot, as well as played soccer games on the outside lawn. There is also a great aquatic center, and I've seen a lot of people going for hikes or runs around the area. Great times had by all anytime you go to view a football game!