Dayton’s football game against Drake sells out

Flyers return to action Saturday after bye week

The combination of Family Weekend and Welcome Stadium renovations led to a sellout for the Dayton Flyers football team this week.

All 4,500 tickets available for the 1 p.m. Saturday game against Drake have been sold, UD announced Wednesday. It will be the Pioneer Football League opener for Dayton.

Dayton had a crowd of 2,682 at its first home game against Kentucky State. It had a crowd of 4,766 on Family Weekend last year. This year, only the stands on the west side of Welcome Stadium are open as workers continue to replace seating on the east side as part of the $11 million stadium upgrade.

Dayton (2-1) had a bye week in Week 4 after beating Kentucky State 46-3. Drake (0-4) lost 30-25 at home to Marist in its first PFL game of the season.

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