With construction on both the Wasserman Football Center and Mo Ostin Basketball Center well underway, the UCLA Athletic Department is pleased to announce an estimated completion date for each project, as well as an update on fundraising.
The Wasserman Football Center, the future on-campus training and practice hub for UCLA Football, is currently on-schedule to open by the end of summer 2017 – less than four years after the UCLA Athletic Department announced a campaign to raise private funds for the comprehensive football training facility in fall 2013. Named the Wasserman Football Center not long after the campaign’s inception in tribute to generous support from The Wasserman Foundation and its President...
The new Wasserman Football Center will be a multi-level structure located at the west end of Spaulding Field. Highlights of the new building design include:
Players will have unrestricted access to state-of-the art, football-specific equipment and training. For the first time, their strength training facility will be adjacent to their practice field. Student-athletes will have their own lounge and meeting spaces where they can build camaraderie and trust. Similarly, the coaches’ offices will be upgraded, near each other, and adjacent to the players’ facilities.
Such improvements will drive recruiting and retention of both players and coaches. Building on Coach Mora’s success these past three seasons, the planned construction will raise the caliber of the football team’s operational structure to match that of the players and the individuals who support, train and lead them.