Yes! The Big Hoopla hosts various community events in conjunction with the tournament in Dayton. Visit the “Community” tab at the top of the site to learn more about the various Hoopla community events.
All NCAA Tournament games are be broadcast live on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV. Please check your local cable or satellite provider for specific channels. Historically the NCAA First Four games are carried by truTV.
The 2019 Tournament will begin in Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday, March 19. For a complete schedule, visit ncaa.com and select Men’s Basketball.
In general, the doors open at UD Arena open sixty (60) minutes prior to the first game of each session. If there are two sessions, the doors for second session will open approximately one-hour prior. The arena is cleared between each session of games (each session consists of two games).
Yes. There is one ATM (PNC Bank) located inside UD Arena in the southwest corner of the concourse behind Section 204 next to the “Administrative Offices”.
The UD Arena concession stands accept cash, credit and debit cards. No personal checks.
No overnight parking will be allowed on any UD Arena parking lot.
During the tournament, all parking lots are either pass only ($15.00 each night or $20.00 for a 2-night pass) or cash only ($15). To secure a spot in these lots, you must do so on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the University of Dayton ProSource Ticket Office for a list of all available locations around UD Arena.
For all available ticket-purchasing options, please visit NCAA Tickets, which will send you to the tournament ticket site.
The following items are not permitted into UD Arena:
  • Bags and Backpacks, except for purses and diaper bags
  • Bottles or cans or beverage containers of any time
  • Large umbrellas
  • Laser pointers
  • Noise making devices of any kind (i.e. bells, whistles, horns, etc.)
  • Illegal drugs and alcohol
  • Strollers
  • Weapons of any kind, including lawfully concealed firearms
  • Commercial signs or banners without the prior approval of UD Arena
  • Any item deemed to challenge public safety
  • Cameras ARE permitted for still photography and video for personal use, but lens length must be no longer than approximately one inch, and no additional detachable lenses or tri-pods will be permitted.
The University of Dayton Arena is located at 1801 Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Dayton, Ohio 45417 (Exit #51 off Interstate 75).
To see an online version of seating charts please visit UD Arena Seating Chart.