UCLA AD: Pauley Pavilion needs new floor before fall hoops season
AUG 01, 2014 4:51p ET
Pauley Pavilion needs a new floor.
UCLA AD Dan Guerrero said on Friday that the damaged surface needs to be entirely replaced before the fall basketball season.
The floor at Pauley, and other areas of the campus, suffered serious water damage on July 29 when a major water main broke under Sunset Blvd.
According to Guerrero's release: "Collins Court in the John Wooden Center will receive a new floor and is expected to be ready for use by early November. We are currently evaluating all of our options for women's volleyball home games affected by the work on Collins."
"The entire wood floor at Pauley Pavilion will be replaced with a new state-of-the-art court. Factoring in order, delivery, acclimation and installation time, it is our expectation that the new floor will be ready for play by the end of October. It is also our expectation that no regular season men's or women's basketball games will be missed as a result of the court replacement," Guerrero said.
Most of the athletic facilities affected (Drake Stadium, John Wooden Center, J.D. Morgan Center, UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame, Acosta Center, Gifford Golf Practice Facility and Pauley Pavilion) are back in normal operation.
"Officials and staff from the City of Los Angeles, the UCLA campus, primarily Campus Recreation, and from our Athletics Department have been diligently working 24-hours a day since the water main break," Guerrero said.
However, "challenges do remain," he added.
Key updates from the release:
"Hall of Fame at the J.D. Morgan Center will receive new flooring and minor repairs in the coming weeks. No displays or trophies were affected at any time during this incident."
"The Bud Knapp Football Complex and Acosta Athletic Complex will be fully operational for the return of football after the Bruins break camp in San Bernardino in a few weeks."