UCLA announces new basketball practice facility, estimated to cost $30-40 million


UCLA will spend an estimated $30-40 million on a new basketball practice facility, the school announced Thursday afternoon.

The new building will be located near the Bruins’ home court of Pauley Pavilion, immediately south of the Los Angeles Tennis Center and west of the planned $50 million football facility. The school said private donations will fund the project — which will house practice gyms for both men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well locker rooms and a training area.

The university’s next step is to a request for proposal to select an architect. Construction will begin “as funding thresholds are reached,” the school said. The new basketball facility is part of the school’s recently announced Centennial Campaign, which seeks to raise $4.2 billion campus-wide by 2019.

“Some of the most iconic names in all of basketball have taken the court for UCLA over the years,” athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. “We expect basketball’s next generation of great names to also trace their legacy back to Westwood. This new basketball practice facility will help ensure that our future is every bit as spectacular as our past.”

The renovation of Pauley Pavilion, completed in late 2012, cost around $136 million.