1. Bronze Panther Sculpture
Before heading into FIU Arena stop by the bronze panther sculpture. The statue presents a great photo op, so make sure to get a picture with it to commemorate your trip to Miami.
2. FIU-FAU Rivalry
No matter what the sport there is always a lot of bad blood between FIU and FAU. 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 FIU and FAU meet on the hardwood.
3. Roary the Panther
Roary is the official mascot of FIU who provides both support for the Panthers as well as entertainment throughout the game. His wild antics pump up the crowd creating a great home court advantage.
4. Rosenberg Rowdies
This group of diehard Panthers fans supports the team at all athletic events. These fans are filled to the brim with school pride and are very vocal in their support of the Panthers during games, so keep an eye out for them when attending an FIU game.
5. Pep Band
The pep band at FIU creates a great deal of the in-game atmosphere. The band performs a variety of songs and plays a key role in helping propel the Panthers to victory, so enjoy their performance.
The FIU cheerleaders pump up the crowd with their cheers and routines. Even when the Panthers aren’t doing well, the cheerleaders still manage to do a good job of cheering them on. Join in on the cheers to root on the Panthers to victory.
7. Dance Team
You’ll love the performances put on by the FIU dance team. These talented dancers put on a great show that you won’t want to miss, so don’t leave your seat during stoppages in play.