Fifth Third Arena on the campus of the University of Cincinnati will be ready for the Bearcats’ basketball season opener. The goal of the $87 million renovation was to provide a more intimate environment, where fans are truly connected to what is going on at court level no matter where they are seated in the arena.
The renovation, which began in March 2017, provides a full facelift to the 29-year-old venue, including a completely redesigned concessions experience, new seating areas, three new bars, a stunning new Daktronics scoreboard, and 600 new premium seats.
The 600 seats that were added to the Bearcats’ premium portfolio break down into 542 club seats, 14 loge boxes, along with 16 suites and three club areas. The university has already set a school record of selling over 9,000 of its 12,012 available seats as season tickets.