November 15, 2021
UCLA will have additional personnel to manage the line of fans entering Pauley Pavilion for its men's basketball games, beginning with tonight's game against Long Beach State.
Athletic director Martin Jarmond tweeted Saturday there would also be additional structures for a better controlled line in an attempt to avoid the surge that occurred Friday when fans waited for hours to enter Pauley Pavilion for game against Villanova, prompting fears of a deadly crush similar to what happened at the Astroworld festival in Houston Nov. 5, when 10 people suffered fatal injuries in a crush of fans after panic ripped through the crowd during rapper Travis Scott's set. The were no injuries reported in connection with Friday's game, the first sellout for a UCLA basketball game at Pauley Pavilion since the Jan. 11, 2020, game against USC. Pauley Pavilion's capacity is 13,659. There were about 50,000 people at the Astroworld festival. ... read more »