UCLA has been hit by major flooding issues in recent days, and it looks like their famous basketball arena, the Pauley Pavilion, hasn't avoided the chaos.
Unfortunately the renowned home court of the 11 time National Champions did not escape the damage caused by a burst water main Tuesday leading to the evacuation of many on campus.
Several inches of standing water were said to have engulfed the entire court as authorities looked to bring the situation under control and school staff, along with volunteers, have worked tirelessly during Tuesday and Wednesday in a bid to clear the vicinity of water.
Flooding began around 4 p.m on Tuesday afternoon according to University officials, and authorities were unable to relieve the burst pipe for a further four hours. As such over 8 million gallons of water escaped the ageing pipes.
As well as the basketball court, several other campus buildings were impacted by the dramatic events including the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame which pays homage to the school's sporting achievements as well as housing memorabilia from some of it's most notable alumni including of course NBA legend Michael Jordan. Fortunately there have been no injuries registered in relation to the flooding however.
UCLA's Pauley Pavilion has only recently undergone extensive renovation with the school having laid out over $136 million to allow 70,000 square feet of space to be added to the arena over the past three years.
At this stage it is too early to tell how much damage has been done but it is fair to say these recent developments do not make ideal preparation for the school and it's men's basketball coach Steve Alford
UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero were busy reassessing the situation, but remained in confident mood regarding the long-term affects of the flooding:
"I'm confident we will play at home this season," Guerrero told ESPN.com.
UCLA finished the 2013-14 college regular season with a 28-9 record before being eliminated by Florida in the Sweet Sixteen.
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