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Pauley Pavilion Turns 50

The storied venue has hosted everything from championship basketball to presidential debates.

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Published Jul 1, 2015 8:00 AM


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June 11, 1965 was a banner day at UCLA. It marked the grand opening of the much-anticipated Pauley Pavilion. Finally, the Bruin basketball team could truly play at home. Coach John Wooden said the new venue made a "night and day" difference in recruiting. Over a half-century, Pauley has hosted not just championship basketball but also presidential debates, visiting dignitaries, commencement ceremonies and much more. Check out these photos that track the history of one of most beloved buildings on campus:

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