The Oakland Zoo is one of the best student sections in the country. They number about 1,500 and cheer on their panthers from the front row. The section runs the length of the baselines under the baskets and the sideline across from the team benches. Major props to the university for prioritizing students in that way.
The Zoo is always sold out so good luck getting tickets, even if you’re a student. It’s hard work too. There’s a reputation to uphold. Pittsburgh’s arena has been ranked by Sports Illustrated as one of the most difficult places to play. And that’s mostly thanks to the Zoo.