Dayton will become the 11th program to draw 10 million fans to its arena, joining Purdue, Butler, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Mexico, Syracuse and Vanderbilt. Dayton’s number doesn’t include fans who have attended games at the First Four or Dayton women’s basketball games or other events.
“It speaks volumes to our history, our tradition and our fan base,” Dayton coach Anthony Grant said Thursday. “It’ll be an historic event. I think the 10 millionth fan will be extremely blessed and honored to be that person who gets that recognition, but I think it speaks volumes about our entire fan base and the support we’ve gotten for so many decades and over so any years of Flyer basketball history.”