Just two short years ago, the UCLA campus renovated Pauley Pavilion to the tune of $136 million.
Earlier this week, 20 million gallons of water flooded the campus after a water main break, which left plenty of damage all around the campus including the basketball court in the arena.
Thanks to the court being submerged in water, it will now need to be replaced.
UCLA has announced that the entire court inside of Pauley Pavilion will need to be replaced.
From UCLA athletics director Dan Guerrero on the UCLA athletics website:
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.
We continue to work with our partners in campus recreation to ensure that all of our teams displaced by the installation of a new court will have access to appropriate practice facilities while the work continues
The good news for UCLA is that the court is expected to be replaced by the end of October, so everything should be good to go by the time the regular season begins.