UCLA flood spreads to Pauley Pavilion, football locker room

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Less than two years after its $136 million remodel, Pauley Pavilion was flooded Tuesday.

The photo above, taken by the Daily News’ Gene Blevins, shows some of the damage done by a broken water main near Sunset Blvd. According to the LADWP, a total of eight to 10 million gallons of water poured out of the 30-inch pipe. It still isn’t clear how much repairs will cost, but due to a break in the pipe — originally built in 1921 — the water on the floor of the court was reportedly eight inches deep.

The Bruins start their basketball season on Nov. 14 against Montana State.

“At this hour, we are still gathering information and, to the extent possible, assessing the damage to our athletic facilities affected by the water main break,” athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. “Regarding specific inquiries and concerns about Pauley Pavilion, most people are aware by now that the floor and locker rooms sustained significant flooding. The water will be removed from the floor tonight. We will then reassess the situation tomorrow morning and be able to provide additional information at the appropriate time.”

In a statement, UCLA chancellor Gene Block listed the other affected locations as: parking lots 4 and 7, Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center, the J.D. Morgan Center, the Acosta Center and John Wooden Center, the intramural field, and Bruin Plaza.

Water also covered most of the track at Drake Stadium, and reached UCLA’s locker room. Spaulding Field did not appear to sustain damage.

UCLA is releasing regular updates here.

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  • ProbationU

    How come this was posted on Inside USC by Scott Wolf before Wang posted this? Wake up, Jack!

  • Mark

    The renovation was a complete waste of money, and this will just add to the bill

    • BruinBrock

      This is what insurance and civil lawsuits are for. UCLA won’t pay anything to get this restored.

  • Josephine Bruin

    Spaulding is fine…..saw a live shot on tv a couple of minutes ago and LA times c foster just tweeted spaulding is fine…..it’s drake that is under water.

  • ProbationU

    I wonder how Nestor and Tydides on Bruins Nation will figure out how this was all caused by Gene Block, Dan Guerrero and Steve Alford.

    • Mark

      Don’t forget Howland!

  • Mark

    In reality they don’t need Pauley until January for the conference season. In cynical reality they don’t need it at all. Ucla can play home games at 6 pm on a weeknight or 9 pm on a Sunday in a high school gym given the sparse crowds that are now the norm. As long as the TV cameras can set up…

    • maze949

      …says our resident season ticket-holder (read: lying windbag)