UCLA let the ban against the general public attend home indoor athletic competitions expire Friday.
The university announced Jan. 11 that attendance at all home indoor athletic competitions — including men’s basketball — would be restricted to team members’ families through Jan. 21 due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.
“While we’re excited to welcome fans back, all spectators must continue to wear a face mask when not actively eating or drinking,” the university announced. “Failure to comply with wearing a face mask may result in future competitions without fans.”
The UCLA men’s basketball team last played before a substantial amount of fans at Pauley Pavilion Dec. 1, with two home games postponed and two others canceled since then because of coronavirus issues with the Bruins or their opponents.
The team has played at Pauley Pavilion three times in January before crowds announced at 236, 119 and 141.
The Bruins are next scheduled to play at Pauley Pavilion Tuesday against Arizona, ranked third in the latest Associated Press poll, six spots ahead of UCLA.