Tips for Pac-12 WBB Tournament -- Mandalay Bay -- March 5-8, 2020
FBC Travel Tips: Mountains

FBC Travel Tips: Los Angeles

USC_UCLA

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Los Angeles, like the Bay Area, make for a very workable 2-game weekend outing.  Some fans find LA weather can make a nice break from Eugene in the winter.  The schools are about ~14 miles (~40 minutes!) apart, though their WBB culture is much different. 

 

Travel

You can find direct EUG->LAX flights (~2h15m), or a variety of other flight options that are less than mileage cost of your own car.   Other travel options can be painful.   (1-way travel is ~13h by car, ~21h Greyhound, ~28h Amtrak).

 

USC

USC has been a solid WBB program, but has been lacking in fan support.   Generally getting tickets has been easy -- you could walk up to the ticket-office, buy a General Admission ticket and sit where you wanted behind the Oregon bench.  

  • Galen Center info (link)
  • USC WBB home page (link)

Member Tips:   In 2019, there may have been more Oregon fans there than USC fans but I’d say less than 500 total warm bodies in attendance.  If Kobe or other stars are in attendance to see Sabrina, there might be more fans.

 

UCLA

UCLA WBB tickets deserve earlier planning, since the rivalry can draw large crowds.   If you buy early you can get single-game tickets in Section 101 or 102, behind the visitors bench.  It is very difficult to get single-game tickets *close* to the bench.

  • Ticketmaster (link).   (They seem to list when single tickets are available for each game!)
  • UCLA WBB home page (link)  (Their official tickets link is in top bar)
  • Pauley Pavilion info (link)

Member Tips:  There are lots of Oregon WBB fans in the area that likely have the seats near the visitors bench.   Even trying to get tickets early you might be lucky to get Row 'J' -- that is the is last row in the section.  That is just one row down from the concourse, so a convenient spot.

 

LA Attractions and 'Things To Do':

  • from US News (link)
  • from TripAdvisor (link)
  • from Discover Los Angeles (link)