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DDN: Raiders will have home-court advantage again with return of fans

Tanner Holden

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

After playing in an empty, buzz-less, library-like Nutter Center last season, the Wright State men’s basketball team will have its usual crowd support again — and that’s good news not only for the school’s bottom line, but for those taking the floor, too.

Brandon Hays, the new associate athletic director for external operations, said season-ticket sales have been brisk, already approaching the 2019-20 total of about 1,100.

That doesn’t count those taking advantage of various mini-packages. Single-game tickets go on sale Nov. 1.

“Wright State fans are ready to come back,” said Hays, who had a previous stint in sales and marketing at Wright State and had been working at Northern Kentucky the last five years.

“We’ve traditionally led the Horizon League in attendance, and I don’t see that going anywhere. There hasn’t been a drop off.”

Hays said masks will be required at games, just as they are on campus, “unless you’re actively eating or drinking.” There’s no vaccine mandate.