Students will have to click fast to get floor seats at this year’s Bruin Bash.
In a Facebook post sent out Tuesday evening, the UCLA Cultural Affairs Commission and the UCLA Campus Events Commission announced that floor tickets will go live at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning for all undergraduate students. Bruin Bash will take place on Sept. 25 in Pauley Pavilion and host about 10,000 students, said Campus Events Commissioner Nedda Saidian.
The Bruin Bash website will assign 2,600 floor tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all of the floor seats have been claimed, the remaining seats in the 100/200 section will be randomly assigned through an online lottery.
“If you’re really passionate about this big event, then we’re giving you the opportunity to get some of the best seats in the house,” said CEC assistant commissioner Jarrett Lampley.
The ticketing system is similar to last year’s lottery system, which also required students to enter an online lottery. The CEC introduced the online system as a solution to 2015’s ticketing system, which resulted in 5 students being transported to local hospitals because they overheated while waiting in crowded lines for tickets on the Intramural Field.
Saidian said the new system should help alleviate some of the uncertainty of last year’s lottery system, as students will know right away if they received floor tickets. She added there are 800 more floor tickets available than there were last year.