PASADENA — The City Council this week agreed to allow a motocross event at the Rose Bowl despite neighbors' protests that previous rallies have been among the noisiest events there.
Council members approved the World Supercross Series event on a 6-2 vote, with council members Steve Madison and Joyce Streator, whose districts surround the bowl, dissenting.
The supercross, an event in which dozens of the world's top riders race over a course of dirt mounds, will be held Nov. 20. A crowd of 25,000 is expected.
Rose Bowl stadium officials say that the city stands to net about $162,000 from the event, more than from an entire L.A. Galaxy soccer season. Event promoters have also agreed to pay $81,000 for new sod on the field after the event, which stadium officials say the city usually has to pay.