Creighton Bluejays Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Greg McDermott

Team Mascot: Billy Bluejay

Year Opened: 2003

Capacity: 18320

City / State: Omaha / Nebraska

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Creighton vs Nebraska

Rival Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers

Creighton and Nebraska have a heated rivalry as the two largest Nebraska-based Division I basketball programs. The two meet every year and have developed an intense rivalry among both the players and fans. There are always bragging rights on the line when Creighton and Nebraska play, so don’t miss the Huskers when they come to town.

Creighton Bluejays Stadium Guide

In Game

The Creighton Bluejays are the pride and joy of Omaha, so you’ll have a great experience attending a Jays basketball game. The city of Omaha lives and dies with Creighton basketball, and the Bluejays are the biggest game in town meaning that people from all over the area come out to support Creighton on game days.

Omaha’s love of the Jays can be seen in the intense in-game atmosphere found at the CenturyLink Center. The alumni and local fans bring a lot of passion to the arena, but it’s nothing compared to that of the Birdcage. The Birdcage is the student section at Creighton, and they have a reputation for providing an excellent homecourt advantage. The Blue Crew leads the Birdcage in their chants, so look out for the Blue Crew and join in.

In addition to being home to an incredible in-game atmosphere, the CenturyLink Center is also a state-of-the-art venue that doesn’t have a bad seat in the house. No matter where you’re sitting, you’ll have a fantastic view of all the action on the court. There are also several large screen TVs around the concourse, so if you have to leave your seat during the game, you won’t miss a thing.

Before or after the game make sure to take some time to explore the nearby area. There are lots of places to eat and drink nearby including Goodnights Pizza, DJ’s Dugout Sports Bar, and Blatt Beer & Table. College baseball fans will want to stop by nearby TD Ameritrade Park, which is home to the College World Series.

You’ll have a fun time in Omaha where the incredible fan support makes a trip to see a Creighton basketball game well worth your time.

Things to check out


The Bluejays have several banners hanging up at the CenturyLink Center that honor the program’s many conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances. Check out the banners and remember your favorite memories from the Bluejays’ past.

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Creighton Fan Store

Those of you looking to pick up a souvenir from your trip to Omaha will want to stop by the Creighton Fan Store. At the Fan Store, you’ll find all kinds of Creighton gear so no matter what you’re looking for you’ll find it here.

Blue Crew

The Blue Crew lead the Creighton student section cheers and chants. The group all dresses in blue and white striped pants making them easy to spot, so look for the Blue Crew and join in on their chants.

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The Creighton student section is known as the Birdcage, and they do an excellent job of giving the Bluejays a homecourt advantage. All throughout the game, the Birdcage shows their support for the Jays and gets into opponents heads, so enjoy the atmosphere created by this rowdy student section.

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Billy Bluejay

You can see Billy Bluejay interacting with the crowd at every Creighton basketball game. Billy is a beloved part of any Creighton basketball game and is the only bluejay mascot in NCAA Division I basketball, so keep an eye for him at the game.

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Pep Band

The Creighton pep band creates a fun atmosphere inside the CHI Health Center Omaha and is a big part of any Creighton basketball game. Enjoy the music of the pep band when attending a Bluejays basketball game.

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Jays Dancers

The Jays Dancers entertain crowds at Creighton basketball games throughout the game. Look for the Jays Dancers to keep the energy high during stoppages in play with their dance routines.

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Fight Songs

  1. “The White and Blue”

    The White and the Blue!
    Colors true, it is you we defend.
    Fearless for you,
    Our might to the fight we will lend.
    So wave, colors, wave,
    We will fight on for your glory.
    White and Blue!
    We will fight till the fight is won.

    The White and Blue!
    The fame of your name we will sing.
    Honor to you;
    Praises fair on the air ever ring.
    So hail, Creighton, hail!
    Here’s to you, our inspiration.
    White and Blue;
    All hail! All hail! To you!

  2. C-U, C-U, C-U!

    C-U, C-U, C-U!

Creighton Bluejays Bars & Restaurants

  1. Mr. Toad

    Anchor Bar Beer Dega Brewhouse Beer Phoenix Grill & Bar Beer The Canadian Brewhouse Beer Lil Dickys

    Think old-timey Irish bar meets modern with their outside patio area looking out over Old Market's classic Jackson St

    1002 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102, USA

    Bar website

    european - $$

  2. Stokes


    A bold southwest grill and wine bar.

    13615 California St, Omaha, NE 68154, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Jd Tucker’s

    Beer mug Crafty Rooster

    Great little sports bar for enjoying friends, great drinks and even better prices and specials!

    418 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68102, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  4. The Verdict Bar & Grill

    Verdict Bar and Grill

    The Verdict is focused on creating an urban contemporary bar, restaurant, and lounge to appeal to the area’s professional workers and residents.

    1901 Harney St, Omaha, NE 68102, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. T. Henery’s Pub

    Bull McCabes Irish Pub beer

    Flair, charm, and a congenial atmosphere set us apart. Our friendly team is at your beck and call every day of the week to serve your choice of refreshment.

    318 S 11th St, Omaha, NE 68102, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Wilson & Washburn

    Rosies Waterwork

    Mellow hangout offering comfort fare, craft beer & cocktails in airy digs with exposed-brick walls.

    1407 Harney St, Omaha, NE 68102, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Omaha Tap House

    beer burger Buddys Place

    A very good craft beer menu of local breweries and out of state. Good cheese curds and a variety of different style burgers.

    579 N 155th Plaza, Omaha, NE 68154, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Old Mattress Factory Bar

    Old Mattress Factory Bar

    Happening sports bar supplying American pub chow in an 1883 venue with live music & special events.

    501 N 13th St, Omaha, NE 68102, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  9. DJ’s Dugout Sports Bar

    DJs Dugout Sports Bar

    DJ’s Dugout prides itself in providing the ultimate sports bar experience.

    1003 Capitol Ave, Omaha, NE 68102, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  10. Upstream Brewing Company

    Beer glass

    Beers brewed on-site plus American pub grub in an Old Market space with pool tables & shaded patio.

    514 S 11th St, Omaha, NE 68102, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Old Market Spaghetti Works


    Restored warehouse serving Italian classics, plus a salad station in the beds of 2 Model-T trucks.

    502 S 11th St, Omaha, NE 68102, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Zio’s Pizzeria


    Down-to-earth parlor chain featuring hand-stretched dough for whole pies & single slices.

    7834 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68114, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  13. Spencer’s For Steak & Chops

    Spencers For Steak and Chops

    White-tablecloth chain restaurant specializing in upmarket chophouse fare, seafood & fine wines.

    102 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68102, USA

    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  14. Sullivan’s Steakhouse


    Steakhouse chain serving beef, seafood & cocktails in swanky surrounds with live music.

    222 S 15th St #100, Omaha, NE 68102, USA

    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  15. Trini’s


    Nestled in an Old Market passageway, this cocina prepares Tex-Mex chow & margaritas by the pitcher.

    1020 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $