The new Wasserman Football Center had its official opening last night in a ceremony that included a ribbon-cutting by Gene Block, Dan Guerrero, Casey Wasserman and Jim Mora.
According tp the official site, UCLA Athletic Director said this about the new facility:
This building provides the best training facilities in the country – state-of-the-art equipment all designed to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes, to improve those student-athletes' experience here in Westwood, and, of course, to allow them to be at the top of their game and to reach their highest potential.
Simply put, the Wasserman Football Center will help them shape their future and the future of UCLA Athletics.
Meanwhile, UCLA Football Coach Jim Mora added:
This is a building that provides for our players everything that they need to be successful, not only on the football field but in the classroom and in life. This building, even though it's a football center, is really a life center for these young men.
Casey Wasserman, who’s family name is on the new facility, said:
It's an honor to be able to have our name on this building. I think athletics is underestimated as a way to change people's lives. To be able to bring young student-athletes to this university, expose them to this university through their skill and their passion … their success in life will not necessarily come from being athletes; it will come from being Bruins.
Wasserman is the President and CEO of the Wasserman Foundation. He is also a member of the board of directors of Vox, SB Nation’s parent company.
Let’s take a look at the reveal video which has been posted to YouTube by UCLA Athletics.
So what’s the reaction to the new facility? Let’s head to the Bruin Twitterverse and find out.
Wasserman Football Center is officially open! pic.twitter.com/oR2sKqEICI— Li Chang, CFP® (@LiChang8) August 2, 2017
Enjoying the LA sun out on the Player's Outdoor Terrace in the Wasserman Football Center pic.twitter.com/ZLk1nGUIxJ— Wooden Athletic Fund (@WoodenFund) August 2, 2017
Another milestone for UCLA! The opening of the Wasserman Football center. pic.twitter.com/6BMAVP7ykE— al osborne (@deanalosborne) August 2, 2017
The facility hosts its first UCLA Football practice this evening at 7:15 on the adjacent Spaulding Field.