Florida Atlantic Owls Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Dusty May

Team Mascot: Owlsley

Year Opened: 1984

Capacity: 2900

City / State: Boca Raton / Florida

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

FAU Owls vs FIU Panthers

Rival Team: FIU Panthers

No matter what the sport there is always a lot of bad blood between FAU and FIU. The two Florida-based members of Conference USA have a long-standing rivalry, and the close proximity of the two schools means there are a lot of fans of both teams at the games. Don’t miss it when FAU and FIU meet on the hardwood.

Florida Atlantic Owls Stadium Guide

In Game

The fun of an FAU basketball game begins well before tip-off, as you’ll find a fun tailgating experience outside of Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena. At a lot of schools it’s too cold for tailgating, but at FAU the beautiful weather means fans can tailgate all year long. Arrive early and pack your tailgate gear because you won’t want to miss the opportunity to tailgate with die-hard Owls fans.

After the tailgate, head into Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena where you’ll experience a great in-game atmosphere. FAU may be a smaller school, and Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena may only seat 5,000, but that doesn’t mean the fans inside don’t go all out to cheer on their team. The student section has an impressive array of chants, and if you’re lucky enough to attend an FAU-FIU game, you’ll find everyone decked out in red.

In addition to the great fan support, you’ll also find nice tributes to past FAU student athletes around the arena. The FAU Hall of Fame honors the best student-athletes in the school’s history, and you’ll find retired number and championship banners hanging above the court. Take some time before the game to check it all out and learn more about Owls athletics.

You’ll have a fun time attending an FAU basketball game where the tailgating and die-hard fans make it a fun time for everyone.

Things to check out

FAU Hall of Fame

Stop by the FAU Hall of Fame before the game to see tributes to all of the best athletes in Owls history. The Hall of Fame has a plaque dedicated to each member and is a must-see for any college sports fan.

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Hanging above the court at Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena are banners celebrating the program’s 2002 NCAA Tournament appearance and conference championships. Take a moment to take them all in and remember your favorite Owls basketball memories.

Owl Team Store

The Owl Team Store is home to a wide selection of FAU gear. The store has everything from t-shirts to hats to foam fingers and much more, so make a visit and pick up a souvenir from your trip.

Owl Fingers

Exuberant Owls fans flash the owl fingers hand signal to show off their FAU pride. To take part in this gameday tradition, all you have to do is for a circle with your pointer finger and thumb on both hands and extend your other fingers.

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Owlsley is the official mascot of FAU athletics and can be on the sideline at every home football game. He riles up the crowds through his crazy antics making sure that everyone is in full support of the owls, so make sure to keep an eye out for him during the game.

Bury the Burrow in Red

Make sure to wear red when attending a game against rivals FIU. Everyone wears red to show their support for the Owls when they take on FIU, so wear red and show off your FAU pride.

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Boca Raton is home to some beautiful weather regardless of the time of year, and you’ll find lots of FAU fans tailgating before games. The tailgaters at FAU have a pretty good setup for basketball games, so bring a cooler and grill and join in on the fun.

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Fight Songs

  1. Go! Owls!

    The home side chants Go! and the students respond with Owls!

    Go! Owls!

    Go! Owls!

    Go! Owls!

  2. Fight Song

    We’ll fight fight fight for F A U

    There’s foot-ball in pa-ra-dise

    We’ll fight fight fight for F A U

    We know we’re gonna win and it’s feelin’ mighty nice

    Cheering our football team down the field and waving our colors too

    Hoot! Hoot!

    The fighting Owls are on the prowl

    Go F A U hey!

    Go Owls Go!

    Go Owls Go!

    Hit’em high, hit’em low, Go Owls Go!

  3. FAU Alma Mater

    With the Gulf stream breezes blowing

    The search for truth goes on.

    Seeking, learning, sharing knowledge.

    Finding the meaning of the past that is gone.

    Where nature beams with pleasant weather.

    We strive to learn to work together.

    Florida Atlantic, we praise and hail thy name.

    Dreaming, daring and succeeding

    Bold and wise and strong.

    Always learning, always leading

    Knowing there’s a place where we all belong.

    From so many different nations

    We vow to future generations

    Florida Atlantic, we Owls will make you proud.

  4. Let’s go Owls!

    Let’s go Owls!

    Let’s go Owls!

    Let’s go Owls!

  5. Red, Blue, FAU!

    Red, Blue, FAU!

    Red, Blue, FAU!

    Red, Blue, FAU!

Florida Atlantic Owls Bars & Restaurants

  1. Yard House

    Yard House beer

    If you're looking for over 125 varieties of beer and ciders, look no further than the Yard House.

    201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. The Irishmen

    The Irishmen

    The Irishmen has brought back a real neighborhood pub to Boca. Beautiful wood work, fully renovated, and always improving ourselves.

    1745 NW Boca Raton Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  3. Hooters


    A great place to watch football while feasting on delicious comfort food!

    2240 NW 19th St #1011, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  4. Casa de Montecristo


    Prime Cigar & Wine Bar is Boca Raton's best oasis from the hustle and bustle, featuring a huge humidor and cigar inventory, top-shelf drinks and sophisticated ambiance.

    2240 NW 19th St #916, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery

    The Funky Buddha Lounge Brewery

    The experience begins with the atmosphere, a light smell of flavored shisha drifts, warm earthy colors, excellent music, and most importantly a very positive vibe.

    2621 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Hijinks Sports Grill

    Hijinks Sports Grill

    Many come to watch the game, but everyone comes for a damn good meal paired with an unbeatable drink selection.

    133 SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  7. The Black Rose Irish Pub

    The Black Rose Irish Pub

    Boca Raton's Black Rose Irish Pub is the type of bar that transports you back to the old Irish neighborhoods of Boston.

    234 S Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  8. Tom Sawyer Restaurant & Pastry Shop

    Tom Sawyer Restaurant Pastry Shop

    Located close to FAU, students, faculty and locals all know, when you come to Tom Sawyer, you’re leaving happy.

    1759 NW Boca Raton Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Tanzy


    A social garden-fresh modern Italian dining destination!

    301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432, USA


    Bar website

    american - italian - $$$

  10. J. Alexander’s Restaurant

    J Alexanders Restaurant

    Known for its wood-fired cuisine, the menu features a wide selection of American classics including prime rib of beef, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entrée salads.

    1400 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  11. Boca’s Best

    Bocas Best pizza

    From our Classic Italian dishes to our delicious hand tossed pizza, the menu is full of the finest and freshest ingredients.

    119 W Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $

  12. Farmer’s Table

    Healthy, delicious and affordable dining. The warm and welcoming restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers take-out options.

    1901 N Military Trl, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Augy’s Pizza

    Augys Pizza

    One of the best places to get New York-Style Pizza near FAU.

    1501 NW Boca Raton Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  14. Abe & Louie’s Steakhouse

    Abe and Louies Steakhouse

    Abe & Louie’s sets the standard for the classic American steakhouse, offering unparalleled flavor combinations and undeniably superior service.

    2200 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$$

  15. Hillstone Restaurant

    Hillstone Restaurant

    Enjoy first tier offerings of USDA Prime steaks, seafood, sandwiches and entrée salads as well as handcrafted sushi.

    1900 NW Executive Center Cir, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$