Two years ago, UCLA pledged a serious commitment to its football facilities. To retain head coach Jim Mora, keep pace with the rest of the Pac-12, and to live up to its potential as one of two major programs in one of the most talent-abundant areas of the country. On Aug. 27, the Bruins will break ground.

The Wasserman Football Center, named after L.A. sports executive Casey Wasserman, has raised $54 million of the necessary $65 million to construct the building. As such, the Bruins have received the go-ahead to put shovel to ground, ahead of the original schedule.

From the official release: “The comprehensive, state-of-the-art Wasserman Football Center will be located on the west side of Spaulding Field and boast approximately 75,000 gross square-feet of space. Designed by award-winning architectural, planning, and interior design firm ZGF Architects LLP, the Wasserman Football Center will house a locker room, athletic training area, strength and conditioning facility, coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms, equipment rooms and video rooms, in addition to several elements that will feature the storied history of UCLA Football.”

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UCLA, being UCLA, has also paired the new football building with a new $25 million basketball practice facility.

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(Photo credit: UCLA Athletics)

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