The exciting Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament First Four hosted at UD Arena often attracts large crowds. It is recommended that you plan your trip before you leave home and allow extra time for unanticipated delays due to traffic congestion, road construction, etc. Always follow traffic safety precautions when traveling to and from events.


Located across from the University of Dayton, UD Arena is easily accessible from several major freeways and from a variety of public transportation options.


During the NCAA Tournament First Four, all parking lots are either pass only ($10.00 each night, or $15.00 for a two-night pass) or cash only ($10.00) on the day of the game. To secure a parking pass in these lots, you must do so on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the University of Dayton ProSoure Ticket Office for a list of all available locations around UD Arena – by calling (937) 229-4433 or via email to [email protected].

  • Note: If you are attending functions specifically for The Big Hoopla, parking passes are sold separately through the University of Dayton ProSource Ticket Office. Your Hoopla Central passes are not valid for parking at UD Arena and you should obtain a separate parking pass if you are not planning on using the transportation provided for Hoopla Central guests.


Designated parking is available for guests with disabilities. These spaces, including van-accessible spaces, are designated for vehicles displaying a current state-issued disability placard or license plate.


Please obey all posted signs when dropping off and be aware of all DPD instructions and throughout the traffic patterns.

There are areas designated for drop-off and pick-up. Taxis, limousines, and Uber drivers must drop-off and pick-up passengers in the following designated area:

  • The Northeast (NE) entrance of the Time Warner Flight Deck, which can be accessible through “C Lot.”


Tailgating is prohibited in any of the University of Dayton and other University of Dayton Arena parking lots.