University of Dayton Arena is the only arena in college basketball that hosts NCAA Tournament games every year. The First Four is an annual event at UD Arena with two nights of NCAA Tournament doubleheaders to pare the field from 68 to 64.
But that is not the only excitement at UD Arena because it is the home court of the Dayton Flyers who have in the last two seasons made an Elite Eight and Round of 32 run. Last season’s run began with a win over Boise State at the First Four. The Flyers have been to the NCAA Tournament 16 times, with seven Sweet Sixteens and three Elite Eights. In 1967, the Flyers went all the way to the NCAA Championship Game where they lost to UCLA, which everyone back then did.
Some of the Dayton greats include Don May, Johnny Davis, Jim Paxson, Anthony Grant, Chris Wright and Chris Johnson.
University of Dayton Arena opened in 1969 and seats over 13,000 Flyers fans, making it a perfect size for a great college basketball game. The fans and atmosphere are among the game’s best, which is why the NCAA Tournament plays there every year. The fans are very loud and stay involved throughout the game.
The seats all have a great view of the court and you can enjoy them while feasting on your favorite concession items such as pizza, chicken sandwiches, chocolate items and everyone’s favorite, beer.
Do not miss out on the great college basketball action at the UD Arena this season! As part of the A-10 you will see teams such as Creighton, George Mason, VCU, George Washington, UMass and more.
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