Earlier this week, athletic director Dan Guerrero said he was confident that the flooding of Pauley Pavilion would not impact UCLA’s basketball teams.
On Friday, he offered more specifics. In a statement, Guerrero said that the entire hardwood floor at Pauley Pavilion will be replaced with a “new state-of-the-art court” — one that should be ready by the end of October. Men’s basketball plays its a home exhibition game against Azusa Pacific on Oct. 31, while women’s basketball hosts a Nov. 2 exhibition against Westmont.
Collins Court in the John Wooden Center will also receive a new floor, but will not be ready until early November. UCLA women’s volleyball was slated to begin its home schedule there on Sept. 26 against Arizona; Guerrero said the athletic department is “currently evaluating all of our options” to find another venue.
Drake Stadium was fully cleaned by the end of Wednesday, just 24 hours after the water main break released 20 million gallons of water north of campus.
The UCLA Hall of Fame at the J.D. Morgan Center, the Gifford Golf Practice Facility, and the Bud Knapp Football Complex and Acosta Athletic Complex sustained only minor damage.
RELATED: A before-and-after photo gallery of UCLA’s cleanup of the flood.