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John Wooden memorial service set for June 26


A celebration of the life of UCLA basketball coach John Wooden is planned for Saturday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at Pauley Pavilion, the university announced Thursday. The ceremony is open to the public. The Wooden family, UCLA basketball players and coaches and other guests will attend.

The 90-minute memorial service for Wooden, who died June 4 at 99,will be televised live on Prime Ticket and streamed online at The event will also be shown on video boards in Drake Stadium.

About 6,000 seats at the on-campus basketball arena will be open to the public. The arena will open at 9 a.m.; no overnight camping will be allowed and no lines allowed to form before 5 a.m.

Those interested in attending may enter the UCLA campus through the Intramural Field, from the east at Wilson Plaza between the John Wooden Center and the North Athletic Field.

No cameras will be allowed inside Pauley Pavilion, and those in attendance will be asked not to use portable devices to shoot photographs for video.

-- Claire Noland

Photo: A wreath was placed last weekend near John Wooden's regular seat behind the Bruins bench at Pauley Pavilion. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

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