Jan. 25, 2011: Project breaks ground.
April 2011: Unanticipated foundation work increases project’s price tag to $156.5 million.
December 2011: Cost estimate climbs to $160.7 million after contracts for press box and seating pavilion work come in over budget.
January 2012: Press box and seating area demolition work begins.
June 2012: Workers finish placing steel beams for press box and seating construction; projected cost of work approved in 2010 reaches $176.9 million.
September 2012: Stadium officials approve a $6-million change order for pavilion work that increases the project budget to about $184 million.
November 2012: Estimated cost of completing renovation plans reaches $194.8 million. Rose Bowl officials postpone many upgrades planned for 2013 after bids for construction work exceed projections.
January 2013: Stadium officials have committed to more than $160 million in construction contracts with about $135 million to pay for them. Pasadena City Council members approve $30 million in additional borrowing so the stadium can pay its bills.
2014 to 2018: Stadium revenue is expected to pay for $16 million in work, increasing total renovation spending to $181 million in 2018. About $14 million in planned upgrades are on indefinite hold pending additional funds.
Source: Rose Bowl Operating Co. and City of Pasadena documents
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