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Pauley Pavilion is regarded as one of the finest all-around collegiate facilities in the nation and has been the site of numerous illustrious events. It is also the primary facility for UCLA men's and women's basketball, men's and women's volleyball, and women's gymnastics. Pauley Pavilion was introduced to the University at the June 1965
Commencement exercises, at which time it was dedicated and named for Regent Edwin W. Pauley, the principal donor to the building fund. The arena underwent a $136-million renovation from 2010-12. New Pauley Pavilion contains seating for approximately 13,800 spectators.
At the north end of Pauley Pavilion is the statue of legendary basketball coach John Wooden. Pauley is sometimes called "the house Wooden built" - and he loved the fact that it hosted Commencement as well as basketball, volleyball and gymnastics.
This point of interest is part of the tour: UCLA Self-Guided Walking Tours of Central Campus