The Crusader men’s basketball program enjoys terrific fan support while at home at the Athletics-Recreation Center. In 2010-11, Valpo had a trio of sellouts and ranked second in the Horizon League in terms of attendance as compared to facility capacity. The Crusaders played before packed crowds while hosting Purdue and Missouri State, as well as rival Butler. Last season, a boisterous sellout crowd greeted Butler in the season finale, which was the third straight Valpo victory over the Bulldogs.
The support starts from the student section, known as the Valparaizone. Valpo’s student section brings the energy to each and every one of the Crusader home games from the opening tip to the final whistle in support of the team.