UD Basketball Red And Blue Game Cancelled

UPDATE–Sept. 22, 2017:

The Fan Festival Cookout hosting both teams on Oct. 14 will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Parking Lot C between UD Arena, according to the University.

The men’s and women’s teams will arrive at 11 a.m. and an autograph session will begin at 11:30 a.m.

As of Thursday, there are five food trucks committed to the event: C’est Cheese, Greek Street, El Meson, Stuffed at Zays and Ghostlight Coffee. Lee’s Chicken will also have a booth at the event.

Tickets for the 1 p.m. football game vs. Campbell will be on sale at the event. The basketball teams will be introduced between the first and second quarters of the game at Welcome Stadium.

By: Roberto De La Rosa-Finch – Online Editor

The annual Red and Blue game for men and women’s basketball has been cancelled due to renovation at UD Arena.

In other ?? news…UD Arena Transformation ‘On Schedule’ For This Fall

In addition to the game, the cookout held for both teams and select fans has also been cancelled.

When Flyer News got an inside look at the construction of the arena July 31, senior associate athletics director and director of UD Arena Scott DeBolt told us that the game was unlikely to be played.
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The University stated, “due to various commitments, we will not hold the traditional fan engagement opportunity with the men’s and women’s basketball teams that takes place during the summer.”

Do not fret, Dayton will hold a Fan Festival Cookout with both teams on Oct. 14 before a 1 p.m. football game against Campbell University at Welcome Stadium. Players will sign autographs and meet fans. More information on this event will be released soon.

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As of late July, the renovation has been on schedule to be complete by the men’s exhibition game against Ohio Dominican on Nov. 4.

Photo Courtesy of Christian Cubacub