UCLA to break ground on football, basketball practice facilities

UCLA will break ground on its new football and basketball practice facilities in August, less than two years after fundraising first began.

An official ceremony will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27 for both the Wasserman Football Center and Mo Ostin Basketball Center, west of Spaulding Field and southwest of Pauley Pavilion. Football and basketball head coaches Jim Mora, Steve Alford and Cori Close will be present, as will donors Casey Wasserman and Mo Ostin.

“This is confirmation that UCLA will continue as the premier intercollegiate athletics program in the nation while remaining a force to be reckoned with well into the future,” athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. Continue reading “UCLA to break ground on football, basketball practice facilities” »

UCLA’s new basketball practice facility named after Mo Ostin

UCLA’s new basketball practice facility, scheduled to break ground this fall, has been named after record executive Mo Ostin.

Ostin has pledged $10 million to the construction of the project, which is estimated to cost $30-40 million. His contribution makes up approximately two-thirds of the current fundraising tally. The Mo Ostin Basketball Center — to be located southwest of Pauley Pavilion — will host both the UCLA men’s and women’s basketball programs, and is designed by Kevin Daly Architects and AECOM.

Plans for the facility were first announced in May 2014.

Ostin, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, also donated $10 million to the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center.