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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.