Dayton Flyers fans get a special keepsake with 2019-20 season tickets

A ticket to the 2019 season opener for the Dayton men's basketball team.
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A ticket to the 2019 season opener for the Dayton men's basketball team.

Credit: Submitted photo

Credit: Submitted photo

UD is celebrating the 50th birthday of the arena this year

The University of Dayton turned back the clock to 1969 with the ticket design for the 2019-20 season opener.

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Dayton Flyers men’s basketball fans started receiving their season tickets in the mail this week. All the tickets feature photos of the arena from years past, but the tickets for the Nov. 9 game against Indiana State copy the design of the tickets issued for the first game at UD Arena: Dec. 6, 1969, vs. Bowling Green.

The 1969 tickets, which cost $3 if you were sitting in the upper level, celebrated the 65th season of Dayton basketball. The 2019 tickets celebrate the 50th year of UD Arena.

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While the regular season opens Nov. 9, fans can get their first glimpse of UD Arena after the third phase of the renovations at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 when the UD women play Ashland in an exhibition game. The men's team plays Cedarville in an exhibition game at 5 p.m. Nov. 2.

This is also an important week for the men's team in its preparation for the season. Atlantic 10 media day will be held Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. On Saturday, the team plays a closed-door scrimmage against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Fifth Third Arena.

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This is a ticket from the first Flyers basketball game at UD Arena in 1969. Gary McCans, former director of premium seating, has boxes of old tickets from arena games and concerts. BRIAN KOLLARS / STAFF

This is a ticket from the first Flyers basketball game at UD Arena in 1969. Gary McCans, former director of premium seating, has boxes of old tickets from arena games and concerts. BRIAN KOLLARS / STAFF
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This is a ticket from the first Flyers basketball game at UD Arena in 1969. Gary McCans, former director of premium seating, has boxes of old tickets from arena games and concerts. BRIAN KOLLARS / STAFF

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