The Gersten Pavilion was opened in the early 1980s. It was named after Albert Gersten, the father f an Loyola Marymount University graduate and regent. The pavilion cost $4.2 million to build and was designed by John Aleksich. The Gersten Pavilion has been renovated since its opening to feature better seating, a state-of-the-art scoreboard and more amenities.
Gersten Pavilion is the home to Loyola Marymount University’s basketball and volleyball teams. It also hosts various athletic events and even was a venue for the 1984 Summer Olympics. The Pavilion seats over 4,000 and also features meeting and hospitality rooms. The L.A. Lakers, L.A. Clippers and L.A. Sparks have all practiced at the pavilion as well.