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Dayton Men's Basketball Ranked 22nd Nationally In Attendance

Release: 08/08/2017
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DAYTON, Ohio - The University of Dayton men's basketball team moved up to 22nd nationally in average attendance in 2016-17 in the annual men's basketball attendance report that was announced today by the NCAA. 

UD’s average crowd of 13,018 fans a game was the best in school history, topping the 12,982 in the Arena’s first season in 1969-70.  Dayton improved 76 fans a game from a year ago, and moved up three ranking spots.  The 22nd ranking is UD’s best since being 18th with an average of 12,570.

Other Notable Attendance Figures

  • Dayton’s record-setting attendance topped the 12,982 average in 1969-70, the first year of the Arena when UD ranked fifth in the nation in attendance.
  • The Flyers have been rated in the Top 30 for 20 straight years.
  • Since UD Arena opened in 1969, Dayton has been in the NCAA`s Top 35 in attendance every season, and in the top 25 a total of 29 times.
  • The Flyers led the Atlantic 10 in attendance for the 20th straight season as well.
  • UD was 15-1 in 2015-16 en route to winning its second consecutive A-10 regular-season championship.
  • Dayton has won 51 of its last 55 games at home.
  • More than nine-and-a-half million fans (9,688,443 to be exact) have attended UD Arena in the last 48 seasons.
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