1. Wall of Recognition
The Wall of Recognition honors the best players in Dayton basketball history and is a must-see for anyone attending a game at UD Arena. Stop by and check out the Wall of Recognition to get the full game day experience.
2. Blackburn/McCafferty Trophy: Dayton-Xavier
The winner of the yearly matchup between Dayton and Xavier walks away with the Blackburn/McCafferty Trophy. The rivalry dates back to the 1920-21 season, and the two teams have played every year since, so make sure to be in attendance when these two Buckeye State rivals square off.
3. The Flyer Faithful
Dayton fans are some of the best in the country, and they go all out to support their Flyers. Whether it’s the student section or the alumni, the fans inside UD Arena cheer on their team loudly throughout the game, so enjoy the atmosphere they create at a Flyers basketball game.
4. Rudy Flyer
Keep an eye out for Dayton’s mascot Rudy Flyer. You can see Rudy all around the arena during the game, and his antics will bring a smile to your face no matter how old you are making him one of the best parts of any Flyers game.
5. Flyer Pep Band
The Flyer Pep Band keeps the energy inside UD Arena at a fever pitch throughout the game. No matter what the score, the pep band will work the crowd into a frenzy with their tunes.
6. Dayton-Miami Rivalry
The Miami RedHawks are one of the Flyers oldest rivals having met over 130 times. There are a lot of bragging rights on the line when these two Ohio-based rivals get together, so don’t miss it when the Flyers take on the RedHawks at UD Arena.
7. Championship Banners
Take some time to see the Flyers championship banners during your trip to Dayton. The banners celebrate the Flyers 1967 NCAA Finals appearance as well as the school’s other NCAA Tournament appearances and Atlantic 10 titles.
The Dayton cheerleaders lead the crowd in a variety of cheers including the famous “Go Dayton Flyers” cheer. Join in the cheers to get the full Flyers game day experience during your trip to Dayton.
9. Arch Baron Cup
Every year Dayton and Atlantic 10 rivals St. Louis play for the Arch Baron Cup. The Flyers hate to lose to the Billikens since not only are bragging rights on the line but also the Arch Baron Cup. Get your tickets when St. Louis comes to town as you’ll be in for a good one when attending a Dayton-St. Louis game.
10. Flight Deck
If you have a ticket that grants you access, then make a trip to the Flight Deck. The Flight Deck features a full bar and snacks in addition to a fantastic sports bar experience making it a great place to hang out before, during, or after the game.