UCLA Basketball: Fans receive survey about home venues for 2011-12 season
UCLA has sent season-ticket holders and fans who have purchased tickets going back to 2007 a survey asking which venues they would like the Bruins to play home games at next season while the interior of Pauley Pavilion is renovated.
UCLA is considering dividing games among Staples Center, the Sports Arena, the Honda Center, Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, RaboBank Arena in Bakersfield and Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.
"I think without question we're looking at the Bruin road show," said Mark Harlan, UCLA's senior associate athletic director for external relations.
Harlan said the university is looking into the possibility of busing students to games. The Forum is no longer an option because of renovations that will turn the facility into a concert hall. Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine were ruled out because of seating capacity concerns, and the Honda Center was viewed as a preferable alternative to the Anaheim Convention Center and Long Beach Convention Center.
The Sports Arena has offered to host every UCLA home game next season, Harlan said. The Bruins are considering playing as many as three games at Citizens Bank Arena, nine games at the Honda Center, one game at Rabobank Arena, two games at Staples Center and two games at the Valley View Center.
"We're going to play where they tell us to play," UCLA Coach Ben Howland said.
The women's basketball team is expected to play in the 2,500-seat Wooden Center on campus.
-- Ben Bolch