UCLA's Pauley Pavilion flooded after massive water main break

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Not even two years after Pauley Pavilion underwent a $136-million renovation, UCLA is probably going to have to put more money aside to restore the hallowed basketball arena.

Flood water from a major water main break just north of the UCLA campus Tuesday evening left Pauley better suited to host a water polo match than a basketball game.

Pauley Pavilion was not the only UCLA athletic facility damaged as a result of the 8 to 10 millions of gallons of water that emanated from the ruptured water main. Drake Stadium, which is home to UCLA's soccer and track and field teams, was submerged. Water was also inside the J.D. Morgan Center, which houses UCLA's athletic department offices and its sports hall of fame.

The 30-inch water main broke at roughly 3:30 p.m., flooding Sunset Boulevard and several campus parking facilities for more than three hours before the fire department managed to shut it off.
Jeff Eisenberg

Firefighters shout directions as they wade through water near Pauley Pavillion on the University of California, Los Angeles campus, which is flooded after a broken 30-inch water main gushed water onto Sunset Boulevard, in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year-old water main flooded parts of the UCLA campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
Firefighters shout directions as they wade through water on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles
Firefighters shout directions as they wade through water near Pauley Pavillion on the University of California, Los Angeles campus, which is flooded after a broken 30-inch water main gushed water onto Sunset Boulevard, in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year-old water main flooded parts of the UCLA campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
Workers walk down stairs to a parking structure as water cascades down on them on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
Workers walk down stairs to a parking structure as water cascades down on them on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
Workers walk down stairs to a parking structure as water cascades down on them on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
Workers try to clear water from the floor of Pauley Pavillion on the UCLA campus from a broken thirty inch water main, which gushed water onto Sunset Boulevard in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
Workers try to clear water from the floor of Pauley Pavillion on the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles
Workers try to clear water from the floor of Pauley Pavillion on the UCLA campus from a broken thirty inch water main, which gushed water onto Sunset Boulevard in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
A worker clears water from the lobby floor of Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Loss Angeles. Water also reached the playing floor of the basketball arena. (AP Photo/Matt Hamilton)
A worker clears water from the lobby floor of Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Loss Angeles. Water also reached the playing floor of the basketball arena. (AP Photo/Matt Hamilton)
A worker clears water from the lobby floor of Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Loss Angeles. Water also reached the playing floor of the basketball arena. (AP Photo/Matt Hamilton)
Water floods the street after a 30-inch water main burst on Sunset Boulevard near UCLA in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Krysta Fauria)
Water floods the street after a 30-inch water main burst on Sunset Boulevard near UCLA in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Krysta Fauria)
Water floods the street after a 30-inch water main burst on Sunset Boulevard near UCLA in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Krysta Fauria)
Sandbags fail to stop water from entering the main doors of Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
Sandbags fail to stop water from entering the main doors of Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
Sandbags fail to stop water from entering the main doors of Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
Workers approach Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, left, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. Water also reached the playing floor of the basketball arena. (AP Photo/Matt Hamilton)
Workers approach Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, left, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. Water also reached the playing floor of the basketball arena. (AP Photo/Matt Hamilton)
Workers approach Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, left, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. Water also reached the playing floor of the basketball arena. (AP Photo/Matt Hamilton)
In this photo taken from video provided by nbc4la.com, water cascades into a parking structure adjacent to Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/nbc4la.com) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this photo taken from video provided by nbc4la.com, water cascades into a parking structure adjacent to Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/nbc4la.com) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this photo taken from video provided by nbc4la.com, water cascades into a parking structure adjacent to Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/nbc4la.com) MANDATORY CREDIT
One woman pulls another on a body board through water on the quad of UCLA after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
One woman pulls another on a body board through water on the quad of UCLA after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
One woman pulls another on a body board through water on the quad of UCLA after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
Vehicles are inundated in several feet of water in a parking structure on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
Vehicles are inundated in several feet of water in a parking structure on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
Vehicles are inundated in several feet of water in a parking structure on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
A worker begins the task of cleaning up at least an inch of water covering the playing floor at Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard caused flooding that inundated several areas of the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
A worker begins the task of cleaning up at least an inch of water covering the playing floor at Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard caused flooding that inundated several areas of the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
A worker begins the task of cleaning up at least an inch of water covering the playing floor at Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard caused flooding that inundated several areas of the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
Firefighters enter Pauley Pavillion on the UCLA campus, which was flooded by a broken thirty inch water main in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
Firefighters enter Pauley Pavillion on the UCLA campus, which was flooded by a broken thirty inch water main in the Westwood section of Los Angeles
Firefighters enter Pauley Pavillion on the UCLA campus, which was flooded by a broken thirty inch water main in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
Firefighters work to dam up a stairway inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
Firefighters work to dam up a stairway inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main in Los Angeles
Firefighters work to dam up a stairway inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
Firefighters talk after damming up a stairway inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
Firefighters talk after damming up a stairway inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main in Los Angeles
Firefighters talk after damming up a stairway inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
Workers try to clear water from the floor of Pauley Pavillion on the UCLA campus from a broken thirty inch water main, which gushed water onto Sunset Boulevard in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
Workers try to clear water from the floor of Pauley Pavillion on the UCLA campus from a broken thirty inch water main
Workers try to clear water from the floor of Pauley Pavillion on the UCLA campus from a broken thirty inch water main, which gushed water onto Sunset Boulevard in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
A firefighter walks past a dammed up stairway inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
A fire fighter walks past a dammed up stairway inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main in Los Angeles
A firefighter walks past a dammed up stairway inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
A man poses for a photo on stairs to a parking structure outside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows down from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
A man poses for a photo on stairs to a parking structure outside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows down from a broken thirty inch water main in Los Angeles
A man poses for a photo on stairs to a parking structure outside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows down from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
A man walks through flood water up stairs from a parking structure outside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
A man walks through flood water up stairs from a parking structure outside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena in Los Angeles
A man walks through flood water up stairs from a parking structure outside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
Dominic Aguilera slides down a hand rail into a parking structure outside Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows down stairs from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Dominic Aguilera slides down a hand rail into a parking structure outside Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows down stairs from a broken thirty inch water main in Los Angeles
Dominic Aguilera slides down a hand rail into a parking structure outside Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows down stairs from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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