Pauley Pavilion - Home To Bruin Basketball, Volleyball And Gymnastics
Some of the top names in the history of college basketball players such as Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), Bill Walton, Ed O'Bannon, Sidney Wicks, Marques Johnson, Reggie Miller, Baron Davis, Ann Meyers, Denise Curry and Pete Maravich and coaches such as John Wooden, Dean Smith and Denny Crum have appeared in Pauley. Numerous star athletes in other sports have enhanced Pauley's reputation as perhaps the nation's most famous collegiate sporting facility. In addition, many world-class competitions, including the 1984 Olympic gymnastics and a historic table tennis match between the United States and China, entertainers such as Bob Dylan, Bob Hope, Henry Mancini, Frank Sinatra, Luciano Pavoratti, Bobby Brown, Eric Clapton, Guns and Roses and the Grateful Dead have graced the Pavilion.
UCLA's longest winning streak in Pauley Pavilion was 98 games, including 15 victories in 1970-71, 17 wins in 1971-72 and 1972-73, 16 wins in 1973-74 and 1974-75 and the first 17 victories of 1975-76 before ending on Feb. 21, 1976 when Oregon defeated UCLA, 65-45.
During the 1995-96 school year, UCLA won its 16th NCAA men's volleyball championship (its ninth in Pauley Pavilion). In 1987-88, Pauley was the site of the men's NCAA Basketball West Regional first and second rounds. In 1986-87, the Pavilion served as the site of the inaugural Pacific-10 Conference Post Season Tournament. Other 1986-87 highlights included the Bruin men's gymnastics team winning its second NCAA team championship in the Pavilion and the UCLA men's volleyball team winning its 12th NCAA title.
The Pavilion was the site of three NCAA championship events in 1984-85 Men's and Women's Volleyball finals and Women's Basketball regionals. During the 1983-84 school year, Pauley served as the site of five NCAA events Men's and Women's Gymnastics championships, Men's Basketball regionals, Women's Basketball Final Four and Men's Volleyball championships. The Pavilion also is used for intramural sports and Fine Arts events throughout the school year.
Overall, the Pavilion has been the site of three NCAA first and second round men's basketball playoffs (1979, '81 and '88), five NCAA men's basketball West Regionals (1966-69-73-76-84), one NCAA women's basketball Final Four (1984) and two West Regionals (1985 and '95), 11 NCAA men's volleyball championships (1970-71-75-77-79-84-85-87-89-93-96-99-2005), two NCAA men's gymnastics championships (1984 and '87), three NCAA women's gymnastics championships (1984-1998-2004) and three NCAA women's volleyball championships (1981, '84 and '91).
Pauley Pavilion was introduced to the University at the June 1965 Commencement exercises, at which time it was dedicated and named for Regent Edwin W. Pauley, the principal donor to the building fund.
Total cost of the Pavilion was provided as follows: $2,000,000 by the State, $1,000,000 by the student body and in excess of $2,000,000 by the alumni with $1,000,000 of the alumni contribution donated on a matching basis by Regent Pauley. In October of 1990, a highly-efficient lighting system was installed that doubled the lighting capability in the Pavilion. In 2000, a state-of-the- art video scoreboard was installed in the multi-purpose facility.
Pauley contains 10,337 permanent upholstered seats and retractable bleachers for 2,482 spectators. The Pavilion has a basketball capacity of 12,819. The single-game attendance record of 13,478 was set on Feb. 23, 1997 (UCLA vs. Duke).
Cars and vans may park for $10 per vehicle in Lots 6, 7 or 4. Parking attendants are available at the entrance to each lot approximately one hour prior to most UCLA Athletic events. Early arrivals should visit the parking kiosks to obtain parking passes (Westwood Blvd. kiosk for Lot 6 and North Westwood Plaza kiosk for Lot 4). Buses with E-plates park for free and should visit the parking kiosk on Westwood Blvd. for more information.
From 10 Freeway: Exit 405 Freeway going north. Exit Wilshire Blvd. east. Turn left on Westwood Blvd. Proceed through several lights on to the UCLA Campus. Westwood Blvd. will dead-end at Lot 6.
From 10 Freeway: Exit 405 Freeway going north. Exit Sunset Blvd. east. Proceed east on Sunset for approximately two miles. Turn right on Westwood Plaza. Continue straight down into Lot 4.
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