University of Dayton / UD Arena


Location:  Dayton, Ohio

Size:127,000 SF/Renovation
Program Features:
13,553 Seat Arena Renovation, Suites and Lounges, Coaching Administrative Offices, Locker Rooms, Concessions
Sustainable Features:
Renovation of existing facility, High efficiency systems

Home to the University’s Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, the revitalized University of Dayton Arena also hosts entertainment and cultural events.  Included in the scope were corporate level improvements such as premium suites and lounges, management and coaches’ offices, and enhancements to the overall appeal of the interior and exterior of the building.  Glass was used to create openness, giving patrons more visibility.  Seats were updated and reorganized so that each member of the audience could feel like part of the game, with prime views of the court.  Concessions were made more accessible, and a greater variety was offered.  Photographs from the Flyer's extensive and illustrious history were enlarged and hung throughout the Arena to bring the excitement and pride of the game throughout the building while simultaneously uniting the present Flyers with their great predecessors.

GBBN Architects collaborated with HOK Sport (360 Architecture).