June 10, 2010
A public memorial service celebrating the life of Coach John Wooden has been scheduled for Saturday, June 26, in UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, beginning at 11 a.m.
The memorial service - expected to last approximately 90 minutes - will be broadcast live by Prime Ticket, which will provide a satellite feed allowing other outlets to also broadcast live. In addition, the service will be streamed live at www.ucla.edu.
Approximately 6,000 seats in Pauley Pavilion's middle and upper levels will be available to the public on a general admission basis. The doors to Pauley Pavilion will open at 9 a.m. Per University policy, no overnight camping will be allowed and anyone on campus prior to 5 a.m. will be asked to leave. Attendees will enter through the Intramural Field. The entrance to the IM Field will be from the east at Wilson Plaza between the John Wooden Center and the North Athletic Field.
Floor seats in Pauley Pavilion will be reserved for the Wooden family, Bruin basketball players and coaches, as well as other designated guests.
For those not admitted to Pauley Pavilion, the service will be shown live on two video boards in Drake Stadium.
Those planning to attend are reminded that this is a memorial service; please do not bring cameras into Pauley Pavilion, and refrain from using portable devices to shoot photographs or video.
Additional details on the service will be made available when finalized.
A separate announcement will be made about a pool arrangement for news media and other accommodations for journalists.