WESTWOOD—UCLA has announced that it will host an official groundbreaking ceremony for both the Wasserman Football Center and Mo Ostin Basketball Center on August 27.
According to the university, more than $54 million in funding has been secured toward the $65 million Wasserman Football Center and more than $16 million has been collected toward the $25 million fundraising goal for the Mo Ostin Basketball Center.
The ceremony, which will include Athletics Director Dan Guerrero, head football coach Jim Mora, head men’s basketball coach Steve Alford, as well as donors Casey Wasserman and Mo Ostin, will be held west of Spaulding Field and southwest of Pauley Pavillion.
Guerrero stated in a press release that the two athletic centers serve as “confirmation that UCLA will continue as the premier intercollegiate athletics program in the nation while remaining a force to be reckoned with well into the future.”
The 75,000 square foot Wasserman Football Center will be built on the west side of Spaulding Field and will include a locker room, athletic training area, coaches’ offices, meeting rooms and a strength and conditioning facility. UCLA head coach Jim Mora’s contract extension signed last year said that if construction on the new facility didn’t begin by October 1, 2015, all of his contract buyouts would be waived.
The 35,000 square foot Mo Ostin Basketball Center will be built at the south end of the Los Angeles Tennis Center near Pauley Pavillion.
The groundbreaking ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the UCLA Athletics Development Office at 310-206-3302.