Since joining Division I in 2007, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles have made quite a name for themselves. Not only have they already made it to the Sweet Sixteen they’ve also established themselves as one of the best up and coming programs in college hoops. A trip to Fort Myers presents an excellent opportunity to see the Eagles play before they really take off as well as the opportunity to experience one of the best in-game atmospheres in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
The fans at FGCU go all out to support their team regardless of their age. However, there are no wilder fans at an FGCU game than the students that make up the Dirty Birds. The Dirty Birds passion and zaniness can rival that of those found at much larger schools, and the group is one of the best parts about attending an Eagles basketball game. No matter what the score, you’ll see the Dirty Birds giving it their all to root on the Eagles to victory.
In addition to incredible fan support, Alico Arena is also home to several tributes to the young basketball program. You’ll find several banners hanging above the court that celebrate the biggest accomplishments in the basketball program’s history, and the trophy case in the lobby is a must-see for anyone taking in a game at Alico Arena.
If you’re looking to see an up and coming program or attend a game filled with raucous student fans, then you won’t be able to beat taking in an FGCU game at Alico Arena.
Things to check out
Before entering Alico Arena take a minute to snap a picture with the giant eagle statue. The statue is a must-see for anyone taking in a game at Alico Arena, so stop by and check it out.
Stop by the trophy case and see all of the trophies won by the Eagles over the years. FGCU may be one of the newest teams in D1, but they’ve already made their mark taking home plenty of hardware.
Hanging above the court are banners celebrating all of the Eagles biggest accomplishments from over the years including the school’s incredible run to the Sweet Sixteen in 2013. Take a moment to see all the banners and remember your favorite Eagles basketball moments.
If you want to pick up a souvenir from your trip to FGCU, then there is no better place to do so than the team shop. Here you’ll find a wide variety of Eagles gear, so no matter what kind of FGCU gear you’re looking for you’ll find it here.
FGCU is home to the best student section in the Atlantic Sun, so enjoy the atmosphere created by the Dirty Birds when attending an Eagles basketball game. The Dirty Birds are an incredible rowdy and loud part of every Eagles basketball game making them a can’t miss for anyone taking in a game at Alico Arena.Watch video
Along with the Dirty Birds, the FGCU cheerleaders help keep everyone on their feet and engaged with the action on the court. The cheerleaders perform a variety of routines and lead cheers all throughout the game, so join in to get the full Florida Gulf Coast game day experience.Watch video
Follow the Eagle
Hail to the Eagles, Hail to the Eagles
Soaring through the sky so blue
Fight! Fight! Fight! With integrity and might
We bleed Green & Blue, GO EAGLES!
Hail to the Eagles, Hail to the Eagles
Lead us on to victory!
Fight for the goal;
Give heart and soul
Fly for F-G-C-U!
F-G-C-U, FGCU, Fight, Eagles, Fight!
Where Our Wins Will Take Us
We salute our alma mater
For she gave us wings to fly
We have learned the wind’s great secrets
How to soar with our minds
As we wear our colors proudly
Emerald green and royal blue
Here’s to friends and to memories
Made at FGCU
So fly, fly, fly, Eagles
Where our wings will take us
Fly far, fly high
Now we face a new horizon
Strong of spirit, keen of eye
As we make our journey onward
We will go with eagle pride
O’er the river of grass
And the gulf’s azure glow
We can fly just as far
As our dreams let us go!
Let us spread our wings proudly
We have learned to soar high
O’er the pines and the palms
Through the glorious sky
Ride the winds of inspiration
O’er this land of green and blue
Ne’er forget our alma mater
Hail to FGCU