Brick campaigns, those "come get your name on a brick and see it placed outside this landmark or at your alma mater" happenings, can inspire two distinctly different feelings.
One? A little envy, if you didn't order your brick when their was an opening.
Two? A little pride, if you did. And you can count on repeatedly visiting your brick each and every time you head to the venue in question.
Lots of famous places have followed the order-a-brick road in the past -- hi, Disneyland Resort -- and a new icon is set to join the brickish bunch: the Rose Bowl.
The Pasadena powerhouse has launched its Brick Campaign, "a joint effort between the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and Legacy Connections, a non-profit fundraising organization committed to preserving the the history of the Rose Bowl stadium and ensuring its viability for years to come."
"(P)ersonalized pavers and bricks" are currently available for purchase. As for their final stop? They'll be placed in the plaza at Gate A, meaning lots of people will be staring down, at the ground, for months to come once the bricks are laid. Oh, and that shall be soon: April 2014 is the date given for brick placement, so chop chop.
It's totally exciting when you find your brick, right? Snapshots shall ensue.
Bricks start at a hundred bucks, and there are various options. You can get a replica of your brick for your home, for an additional fee, which is pretty nifty.
To see some engraving suggestions and inspiration, and to find out where the money'll go -- "enhancements to public areas" is one goal -- read more about One Brick at a Time.