The University of Dayton Arena, known as the UD Arena, is a multi-purpose venue that originally opened in 1969. The arena hosts the university's basketball teams and has hosted numerous NCAA Division I basketball tournaments. At maximum capacity, the venue can seat 13,435 people. Sportscasters have called the arena one of the best in the US for college basketball. UD Arena was also the first to have a HDTV live broadcast on ESPN. With such a large venue, the arena also hosts major live music concerts, including talents like Elton John, Jay-Z, Usher, George Strait, Kenny Chesney and WWE events. Get University of Dayton Arena tickets at StubHub.
Where's the best place to park when attending University of Dayton Arena events?
If you don't have a season ticket holder parking pass, you should use the overflow parking lot, the O Lot. This parking lot is located on River Park Road just off Stewart street between Patterson and Main.
Is the UD Arena wheelchair-friendly?
Yes, guest attending the arena in wheelchairs will find a variety of accessibility options. Wheelchair-friendly amenities include handicapped parking, easy drop-off areas, concessions on lower levels, ADA-approved restrooms, seating and ATMs. Guests with any reasonable requests should contact customer service by visiting the southwest corner customer service window.
When do the doors open on game days?
For all men's basketball games, the arena doors open one hour prior to tip-off. For all other events, door opening times will be posted on the day of the event.
What's the best way for students to get to the arena?
On game days, the University of Dayton uses shuttles to bring students from the campus to the arena. Game day shuttle stops are posted around campus and operate a few hours before and up to two hours after the game. The shuttles service the general public as well as UD college students.
Does everyone need a ticket to attend a game at UD?
Adults and children over 24 months of age will need a ticket to attend a men's basketball game at the arena. Children under 2 years old who will not be occupying a seat do not need to purchase a ticket. For other University of Dayton Arena events, parents should check the specific event details to determine if a ticket must be purchased. University of Dayton students are eligible to buy game day tickets at a discounted price.Back to Top