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LA Venues to Light Up Blue and Gold for UCLA Men’s Basketball

Apr 2, 2021
Royce Hall (photo by Kelly Schmader)

With support from the Mayor's Office, several Los Angeles venues will light up blue and gold on Friday evening, Apr. 2 to celebrate the UCLA men's basketball team's Final Four run.

UCLA campus landmarks Royce Hall and Powell Library have already started lighting up in blue and gold. Athletic venues participating are Rose Bowl Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Banc of California Stadium and SoFi Stadium. In Downtown Los Angeles, City Hall and US Bank Tower will illuminate blue and gold. The iconic pylons at Los Angeles International Airport will welcome visitors to Los Angeles with UCLA's school colors. Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will have its Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel lit from dusk until 11:35pm, with a live feed available to watch the lighting program at pacpark.com/live.

The 11th-seeded Bruins went from the First Four to the Final Four, defeating Michigan State in overtime in the First Four, sixth-seeded BYU in the first round, 14th-seeded Abilene Christian in the second round, second-seeded Alabama in overtime in the Sweet Sixteen and top-seeded Michigan in the Elite Eight. UCLA will face No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga in the Final Four on Saturday, Apr. 3 in a game televised on CBS at 5:30 pm PT.

UCLA leads all schools with 11 NCAA Men's Basketball Championships and ranks second with 119 overall NCAA Championships, its most recent coming Mar. 21 in men's water polo.