Pauley Pavilion will be more fan-friendly to UCLA students this upcoming season, as the school announced changes to the student section on Monday afternoon.
The sideline opposite the benches and scorer’s table will be student seating (Sections 113-117). Those five sections will be joined by other student sections 120-123 on the baseline, behind the back the Bruins shoot at during the second half. The section above that baseline area, Section 222, will continue to be student seating.
“With a premium being placed on lower level seating around the country due to rising costs across college athletics, it’s easy to forget about what makes our game-day experience so unique – the students,” UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. “Given that we have a tremendous student body, loyal alumni and faithful fans, we are excited to go against the grain and carve out this additional premium seating for our students. You never know if your classmate is going to be the next Kevin Love or Russell Westbrook here at UCLA, so we want our students to have the opportunity to see the next great Bruin-turned-NBA star up close and personal at Pauley Pavilion.”
Pauley Pavilion under went major renovations in 2010, adding additional seating and a new video board among other changes. Those renovations ran an upwards of $136 million. Two months ago, a water main break on Sunset Boulevard flooded the historic venue.
Pauley Pavilion will be ready for UCLA’s home opener against Montana State on Nov. 14.