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Wed March 26, 2014
Dayton Flyers Sweet Sixteen Return Inspires Big Spending
The Dayton Flyers are headed to Memphis Thursday—and so are a bunch of excited University of Dayton fans.
The Flyers will play Stanford in the Sweet Sixteen after two upset wins in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament last week. Lewis Wallace of member station WYSO in Yellow Springs reports.
People are pretty psyched about Dayton’s first Sweet Sixteen game in 30 years—
UD lovers are raining love and cash on this year’s so-called Cinderella team.
Kaila Taton is the marketing manager for the Flyer Spirit store. She says they sold out of 600 Sweet Sixteen t-shirts in an hour Monday, and have thousands more on order.
KT: We’ve have a lot of people in the store, it’s never been a moment where there hasn’t been someone in the store.
And a local travel agent, Ideal Travel, is offering a package bus trip from Dayton for about 800 bucks apiece.
But owner Leslie Gagne says there’s a key element not included in that package.
LG: The big challenge is the fact that we deal in just travel, not in game tickets.
Actual tickets to the game in Memphis are the hottest commodity—prices for resales on StubHub range from 42 bucks up into the thousands.