|Nell and John Wooden Court|
|Location||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Opened||June of 1965|
|Owner||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Operator||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Construction Cost||$5 million (1965)|
|UCLA Bruins (NCAA) (1965-Present)|
Edwin W. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United Events in June Madaraka Day June 1 to commemorate when Kenya gained internal self-rule Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. The UCLA Bruins are the sports teams for University of California Los Angeles (UCLA The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Pauley Pavilion, informally and commonly known as Pauley Pavilion, is an indoor arena located on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, California. The following is a list of indoor Arenas. Africa Asia Europe The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West It is home to the UCLA Bruins men's and women's basketball teams. The UCLA Bruins are the sports teams for University of California Los Angeles (UCLA Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The men's and women's volleyball and women's gymnastics teams also play here. Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet Gymnastics is a Sport involving performance of exercises requiring physical strength agility and coordination The building was dedicated in June, 1965, named for University of California Regent Edwin W. Pauley, who had matched the alumni contributions. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. The University of California ( UC) is a Public university system in the state of California. A regent, from the Latin regens "who reigns" is a person selected to act as Head of state (ruling or not because the ruler is a minor Edwin Wendell Pauley Sr ( January 7, 1903 — July 28, 1981) was an American oilman and political appointee Pauley donated almost one fifth of the more than $5,000,000 spent in building the arena. An arena is an enclosed area often circular or oval-shaped designed to showcase Theater, musical performances or sporting events
Pauley Pavilion contains 10,337 permanent theater-style upholstered seats, plus retractable bleachers for 2,482 spectators, making a total basketball capacity of 12,829. Bleachers redirects here For the novel see Bleachers (novel. Bleachers is a term used to describe the raised tiered stands found This capacity has been exceeded several times for several men's basketball games by adding portable bleacher seating alongside the retractable bleachers. The single-game attendance record of 13,478 was set on February 23, 1997 (UCLA vs. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Duke). Duke University is a private Research University located in Durham, North Carolina, United States.
When the bleachers are retracted, there is space for three full-sized basketball courts. These courts are used for team practice, intramural games, and pickup basketball games. Intramural sports or intramurals are recreational Sports organized within a school It can also serve as a convention hall or large dining area when in this configuration.
When used for men's volleyball, the basketball court is striped with colored tape. Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet The volleyball net is erected at the half court line. The women's team uses blue and yellow Sport Court lined up perpendicularly to the basketball court tucked up to the east end of the court.
There is a tunnel on the south side through which trucks and service vehicles may enter. This is also the "backstage" entrance for players, performers, and broadcast personnel.
The floor is called "Nell and John Wooden Court" in honor of former UCLA Men's Basketball Coach John Wooden and his wife Nell. John Robert Wooden (born October 14 1910) is a retired American Basketball coach
From the opening of the building until 1987, the extra press not involved in the radio or television broadcasts sat behind the south side (team bench side) press table. The working press then moved to sit courtside at "press row" on the northern side of the court, as the south courtside seats were opened up to influential and affluent boosters. In 2003, the UCLA Athletic Department made available north side courtside seats to affluent donors. The media now sit higher up in permanent seating dead-center in the north side of the bleachers. The press move to the north side in 1987 was as controversial as the 2003 move, in that the student section was now behind the press table and big donors had taken the south side courtside seats.
The student section has moved several times as well. Since 2003, the student section of 1,750 seats occupies the north side bleachers.
The UCLA Varsity Band has also moved to accommodate seating changes. The 250 member UCLA Bruin Marching Band, known as The Solid Gold Sound, represents the University at major athletic and extracurricular events Originally, they were located on the north courtside directly across from the UCLA bench. In 1984, they moved to the northeast corner courtside. In 1996 they moved to the north side above the student section. In 2003, they moved to the west side of the arena to be courtside.
Before the construction of the Pavilion, the on-campus home to the UCLA Bruins men's basketball team was the 2,000 seat Men's Gym, disparagingly known as the "B. O. barn. Men's Gym on the campus of UCLA, now known as the Student Activities Center is a 2000 seat multi-purpose Arena in Los Angeles California. Body odor (spelled body odour outside the United States often abbreviated as B " and currently known as the Student Activities Center. Games were also played at the Pan Pacific Auditorium, the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and other venues around Los Angeles. The Pan-Pacific Auditorium was a landmark structure in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, California, that once stood at 7600 West Beverly Boulevard near The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is a multipurpose sports Arena in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles California at Exposition
Bruin teams coached by John Wooden won the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship in 1964 and 1965. John Robert Wooden (born October 14 1910) is a retired American Basketball coach The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Fans and Coach Wooden felt that a suitable arena needed to be constructed. The arena was constructed so that there would be some space between the crowds and the action on the court. Coach Wooden cited the example of the close quarters of Harmon Gym (now Haas Pavilion) where fans would pull leg hairs from his players' legs. The Walter A Haas Jr Pavilion is the home of the University of California Berkeley 's Men's and Women's Basketball and Men's and Women's Volleyball teams Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then known as Lew Alcindor, was recruited to UCLA partly on the promise of playing in the new arena. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr; April 16 1947 is an American athlete and retired professional Basketball player widely considered
The only championship banners that are displayed within the building are for national or NCAA Championships. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Unlike most schools, there are neither conference championship banners nor other tournament championship banners displayed in the building, despite the fact UCLA teams have won many tournaments and basketball championships in the Pacific Ten Conference and its predecessor conferences. Former Bruin point guard Jordan Farmar described the rationale for this during the Bruins' 2005 Final Four run, by stating, "[a]t UCLA, only national championship banners go up. Jordan Robert Farmar (born November 30 1986 is an American professional Basketball player for the NBA 's Los Angeles Lakers. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the " The men's banners are navy blue with gold lettering, while the women's banners are gold with navy blue lettering.
There is one banner for the women's basketball AIAW championship in 1978. The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate women's athletics in the United States and to administer national championships Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) There are 11 individual banners for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship teams. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the There are two banners for volleyball, one for the 19 men's NCAA volleyball championships and one for the three NCAA women's volleyball championships and three AIAW championships. The NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship is the tournament that determines the national championship of American college Volleyball. The NCAA has contested Team Championships in Women 's Volleyball since 1981. The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate women’s athletics and to administer national championships. There are two banners for gymnastics, one for the two men's NCAA gymnastics champions and one for the five NCAA women's gymnastics champions. This is a list of National Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Gymnastics Champions, by division and year The NCAA introduced Women's Gymnastics as a championship sport in 1982. The volleyball and gymnastics banners list all the years in which Bruin teams were NCAA or National champions.
On February 3rd, 1990 in a ceremony in Pauley Pavilion, the first four UCLA basketball player jersey numbers were retired. This was the key moment in the "Pauley at 25" celebration of twenty-five years of the arena. The honorees were:
Numbers retired since then are:
Pauley Pavilion has been the venue for many other sports championships, concerts, commencement ceremonies and political events. Ann Elizabeth Meyers (born March 26, 1955 in San Diego California) is a retired American Basketball player Denise Curry (born August 22, 1959 in Fort Benton Montana) is an American former Basketball player and college and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr; April 16 1947 is an American athlete and retired professional Basketball player widely considered William Theodore "Bill" Walton III (born November 5 1952 is a retired American Basketball player and current Television Sportscaster Walter Raphael Hazzard Jr (born April 15 1942 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a former college, Olympic, and Professional Sidney Wicks (born September 19, 1949 in Los Angeles California) is a retired American Basketball player Marques Kevin Johnson (born February 8 1956) is a retired American professional Basketball player in the NBA, playing for the Milwaukee Edward Charles O'Bannon Jr (born August 14, 1972 in Los Angeles California) is a retired American Basketball player who was a Gail Charles Goodrich Jr (born April 23, 1943 in Los Angeles California) is a former professional Basketball player in the National
In June, the College of Letters and Science will hold its annual commencement ceremony, the largest on campus, with more than 3,000 students receiving their degrees and some 12,000 guests to help with the celebration. The UCLA College of Letters and Science originated on May 23 1919, the day when the Governor of California (William D Among them will be Former President Bill Clinton, who will deliver the commencement address. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States
Concert performers have included Bad Religion, Bob Dylan, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Luciano Pavarotti, Eric Clapton, the Grateful Dead, and Phish. Bad Religion is an American Punk rock band founded in Southern California in 1980 by Jay Bentley (bass Greg Graffin (vocals Brett Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor WikipediaWikiProject Opera#Infoboxes. Thank you--> Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( October 12, Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945 is an English Blues-rock Guitarist, singer Songwriter and Composer The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Phish is an American Jam band noted for their Musical improvisation, extended Jam sessions and cult following
In 1970, Frank Zappa appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra performing Zappa's orchestral music. Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21 1940 – December 4 1993 was an American Composer, Electric guitarist Record producer and Film director The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil LAP or LAPO is an American Orchestra based in Los Angeles, California, United States Zubin Mehta directed the orchestra in what would become the soundtrack for Zappa's movie 200 Motels. WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Zubin Mehta (born April 29 1936 is an Indian conductor 200 Motels is a 1971 movie featuring Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, produced at Pinewood Studios, England Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention recorded Just Another Band from L.A. in Pauley Pavilion in 1972. Just Another Band from LA is a live album by The Mothers, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music)
In 1984, it was the Los Angeles venue for the 1984 Summer Olympics Men's and Women's Gymnastics and Women's Artistic Gymnastics events. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, Gymnastics is a Sport involving performance of exercises requiring physical strength agility and coordination Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of Gymnastics. Competitive gymnasts perform short routines (ranging from approximately 30 to 90 Seconds on different apparatus Mary Lou Retton became the first Olympic gymnast outside of Eastern Europe ever to have won the Olympic all-around title. Mary Lou Retton (born January 24 1968 is an American gymnast. Eastern Europe is a general term that refers to the Geopolitical region encompassing the easternmost part of the European continent.
On April 26, 1986, a birthday tribute for actress/comedienne Carol Burnett was held inside. Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American Actress, Comedian, Singer, Dancer and Singer Neil Diamond performed Sweet Caroline in her honor. Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American Singer-songwriter and occasional Actor. " Sweet Caroline " is a Pop song written and performed by Neil Diamond and officially released on September 16, 1969, as a
Two years later in 1988, it was the site of a presidential election debate between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) During presidential elections in the United States, it has become customary for the main candidates George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12 1924 served as the forty-first President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 Michael Stanley Dukakis (born November 3, 1933) is an American Democratic politician former Governor of Massachusetts, and was the Democratic Dukakis also held his final election-eve rally here, hosted by the UCLA Bruin Democrats. -->The United States presidential election of 1988 featured an open primary for both major parties
On September 10, 1992, the MTV Video Music Awards show was held at Pauley Pavilion. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. The MTV Video Music Awards were established in the end of the summer of 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top Music videos of the year It was hosted by Dana Carvey
In 1994, composer Henry Mancini, having learned he had terminal cancer, gave his last concert at Pauley Pavilion. Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955) is an Emmy -award winning American Comedian and Actor known for his work on Henry Mancini ( April 16, 1924 &ndash June 14, 1994) was an Academy Award winning American Composer, conductor Terminal illness is a medical term popularized in the 20th century to describe an active and Malignant Disease that cannot be cured or adequately treated Cancer (medical term Malignant Neoplasm) is a class of Diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled
|Home of the UCLA Bruins|
1965 – present
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts
|Host of the Jeopardy! College Championship|
Value City Arena
Men's Gym on the campus of UCLA, now known as the Student Activities Center is a 2000 seat multi-purpose Arena in Los Angeles California. The UCLA Bruins are the sports teams for University of California Los Angeles (UCLA Meany Hall has been the name of two buildings on the University of Washington Campus The Jeopardy! College Championship is one of the traditional tournaments held each season on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! Contestants in this tournament Jerome Schottenstein Center (aka The Schott) is located at the corner of Olentangy River Road and Lane Avenue in Columbus Ohio.