UCF Knights Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Johnny Dawkins

Team Mascot: Knightro

Year Opened: 2007

Capacity: 10000

City / State: Orlando / Florida

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

War on I-4

Rival Team: South Florida Bulls

The rivalry between UCF and USF is best known for the school’s annual contests on the gridiron, but the basketball rivalry precedes that dating back to 1972. The two schools played on and off between 1972 and 2013, but since both teams have joined the American Athletic Conference things have really heated up. UCF-USF is one of the most intense rivalries in the AAC, so don’t miss it when the Bulls come to town.

UCF Knights Stadium Guide

In Game

A UCF basketball game provides a great game day experience for anyone looking to take in some college hoops action in the Orlando area. The Knights may not have the pedigree of some of the other Florida schools, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a fun time attending a UCF basketball game.

The student section, known as Knightmare, is incredibly loud and do an excellent job of taunting opponents. Despite not being one of the big programs, UCF students come out in strong numbers to support their team and even when the team is struggling they still provide quite a presence at games.

Knightmare aren’t the only ones putting on a great display at UCF games, Knightro and Knightmoves also create a great atmosphere. Knightro does a fantastic job engaging with fans young and old, and you won’t want to miss Knightmoves dance routines.

One of the best things about attending a UCF basketball game is that you won’t have to break the bank to do so. The Knights provide excellent entertainment, and you can get tickets for as little as $5, so there’s no reason not to check out a UCF basketball game at least once.

Finally, the Addition Financial Arena is a part of the Knights Plaza athletic village, so there is lots of buzz surrounding the team on game days. You’ll also find lots of places to eat nearby as well meaning you won’t have to worry about going home hungry.

A UCF basketball game presents a great chance to see some college hoops in the Orlando area for a low price, so don’t hesitate to get your tickets today.

Things to check out

The Charging Knight Statue

Located in the Knights Plaza athletic village, this statue has become a “focal point” of your UCF game day experience. The statue was created by Don Reynolds and symbolizes UCF’s excellence in academics, partnerships, and athletics. Stop by and snap a picture with this statue as part of your UCF game day.

Blacktop Court

One of the unique features of the Addition Financial Arena is the Knights’ blacktop court. Most of the UCF court is painted black giving the surface a one of a kind look only found at UCF, so check it out.


Knightro is the official mascot of the UCF Knights and has attended every UCF home and away game since 1994. He is always the life of the party and will surely keep adults and children alike entertained. Look for Knightro to energize the crowd even when the action on the court isn’t at its best.

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The dance squad at the University of Central Florida is one of the best dance squads in the country. The team consistently finishes in the top 10 in the country, so keep your eyes peeled for them as you wouldn’t want to miss one of their wonderful in-game performances.

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The UCF student section, known as Knightmare, dress in black and do an excellent job of intimidating opponents. Knightmare is home to the wildest and craziest fans inside the Addition Financial Arena, so enjoy their cheers and jeers during the game.

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Fight Songs

  1. Black! Gold!

    Half the stadium chants “Black!” and then the other half responds with “Gold!”

    Black! Gold!

    Black! Gold!

    Black! Gold!

  2. Charge On

    Official school fight song

    UCF charge onto the field,
    With our spirits we’ll never yield.

    We’re singing Black and Gold,
    Charge right through that line.

    Victory is our only cry,

    Tonight our Knights will shine!

    U-C-F Knights!
    U-C-F Let’s go Knights!


  3. Free Throw Chant

    Like lots of schools, the UCF student section has their own signature free-throw chant. Before a Knights player shoots, the students hold their right arm straight up and make a fist. Once the basket is made, the students stomp their right foot twice, clap twice, and make a shooting motion with their right arm while chanting, “swoosh.” Join in the chant to show off your UCF pride.



UCF Knights Bars & Restaurants

  1. Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza

    Blaze Fast Fired Pizza

    Exceptional quality at lightning fast speed is what we're all about. Blaze Pizza.

    4100 N Alafaya Trail #113, Orlando, FL 32826, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $

  2. Stagger Inn UCF

    Stagger Inn UCF

    We are UCF's only country bar. Sorry not sorry, we like to party.

    12190 Collegiate Way #140, Orlando, FL 32817, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  3. World Of Beer

    World Of Beer

    At World of Beer, we've got over 50 craft beers on tap, 500 in the cooler, and a menu of mouthwatering Tavern Far crafted to go perfectly with beer.

    3402 Technological Ave, Orlando, FL 32817, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. New Knight Library

    New Knight Library

    We are known nation wide for our Block Parties, Free Drinks, and Gorgeous crowd of Scholars!

    11448 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  5. Lazy Moon

    Lazy Moon

    Eat, Drink, and Be Lazy

    11551 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  6. The Public House

    Public House

    The Public House boasts a selection of 24 draughts and a full liquor bar, in addition to many wines and craft beers.

    12046 Collegiate Way, Orlando, FL 32817, USA

    407-658- 0888

    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Bar Louie

    Bar Louie drinks

    Bar Louie is an urban bar made famous for our signature martinis, cocktails and dynamic beer selection.

    4100 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Knights Pub

    Knights Pub

    Great food, good music, fantastic drinks and nice service.

    3910 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Burger U

    Burger U

    At Burger U, we're all about fresh ingredients and incredible food, wrapped in a fun atmosphere.

    4233 E Plaza Dr, Orlando, FL 32816, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. BurgerFi


    BURGERFI is better to people: serving only the finest natural, certified angus burgers, dogs, hand-cut fries, frozen custard and more.

    4100 N Alafaya Trail #125, Orlando, FL 32826, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  11. 4 Rivers Smokehouse

    Rivers Smokehouse

    4 Rivers is a family-owned smokehouse specializing in 30-day aged brisket, homemade southern sides and fresh bakery items.

    11764 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  12. Azteca D’Oro

    Azteca D Oro

    Cheerful Mexican franchise offering a big menu of hearty classics, plus specialty margaritas.

    11633 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$