Crawford Hall (Irvine)

Coordinates: 33°38′52″N 117°50′53″W / 33.64778°N 117.84806°W / 33.64778; -117.84806
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Crawford Hall
Former namesCampus Hall (1965–1968
General information
Architectural styleFuturism
Town or cityIrvine, California
CountryUnited States
Construction started1964
ClientUniversity of California, Irvine
Technical details
Structural systemReinforced concrete
Design and construction
Architect(s)William Pereira

Crawford Hall is the basketball and volleyball practice facility for UC Irvine Athletics.[1] Crawford Court located in Crawford Hall is a 1,400-seat arena that houses the UC Irvine intercollegiate athletics offices, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's volleyball and women's volleyball teams practice facilities.[1]


The Crawford Hall Complex, in addition to housing the athletic administration offices and practice facilities, also includes sports medicine, strength and conditioning, and student-athlete academic support services. The complex includes Microsemi Field (formerly Crawford Field),[2] a set of practice fields for the UC Irvine Anteaters soccer teams. The facility's outdoor breezeway is also informally recognized within the UC Irvine community as the rehearsal space for hip hop dance team Kaba Modern.[citation needed]


Crawford Hall is one of nine original buildings designed by William Pereira that were present when the campus opened in 1965.[3] Cased in cylindrical concrete panels and perched atop a small hill, it has a castle-like presence when viewed from the road. It is attached to a smaller administrative building by an arched, covered walkway which spans a landscaped courtyard between the two. Originally named Campus Hall,[3] it served as a multi-purpose facility prior to construction of the first Student Center in the 1980s.

English rock band Led Zeppelin played an 11-song set at Crawford Hall on May 1, 1969.[4]

American no-wave band Sonic Youth played a 14-song set at Crawford Hall on November 3, 1988 in support of the album "Daydream Nation"[5]

Since 2016, the complex has been used by the Los Angeles Rams during their training camps at UC Irvine.[6][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Crawford Court". Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Virgen, Steve (July 23, 2016). "Rams' return begins with training camp at UCI". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Crawford Hall". Anteater Chronicles. University of California, Irvine Libraries. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Crawford Hall - May 1, 1969". Led Zeppelin. Retrieved December 2, 2022.
  5. ^ "Live In Irvine 1990, by Sonic Youth". Sonic Youth. Retrieved June 20, 2023.
  6. ^ Shimura, Tomoya (July 28, 2016). "Here's how UC Irvine transformed into Los Angeles Rams training ground". The Orange County Register. Retrieved June 22, 2017.

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