Athletics Launches Fifth Third Arena Renovation Website

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The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics has launched a website for the upcoming Fifth Third Arena Renovation titled

The website, created in conjunction with the University’s Office of Creative Services, was developed to provide Bearcats fans current and up-to-date information on the arena construction project which is already underway.

Four 18-seat baseline suites have been built on the sixth floor of the arena and will be ready for the fast approaching 2016-17 campaign. Full construction will begin in March 2017 with the new arena making its debut for 2018-19 season. features an updated fly-through of the arena renovations, new renderings and information for those interested in purchasing tickets, premium seating or making a donation to the $87-million privately-funded project.

Season tickets are selling at a record pace for the 2016-17 men’s basketball campaign and are available through the athletics ticket office by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX or visiting Packages start at $125 or $6.58 per game. Season-ticket holders for the receive a 68 percent savings over single-game ticket prices and will receive priority seating opportunities for the 2018-19 return to Fifth Third Arena.



  • $87 million privately-funded renovation of Fifth Third Arena.
  • Full construction begins in March 2017.
  • Opening in Fall 2018.


  • 360-degree concourses on two levels and permanent lower level bowl with new chair back seating.
  • Open entrance plaza with centralized ticket and guest services.
  • New HD scoreboard, ribbon boards, sound system & LED lighting to enhance game experience.
  • New upper-level concourse with its own fan amenities.
  • New restrooms and concessions.
  • Premium seating options, including a courtside club, arena club, concourse club, luxury suites, loge seating, Bearcats Lounge, wine bar and super suites.
  • New classroom space with e-learning capabilities.
  • New locker rooms.
  • Renovation of the building facade.


  • December 31, 2016: Deadline to make gifts for 5X Priority Points Bonus.
  • March 2, 2016: Final regular-season game in existing Fifth Third Arena.
  • August 15, 2017: Season ticket renewal deadline for 2017-18 season in off-campus arena.
  • December 31, 2017: Deadline to make gifts for 2X Priority Points Bonus.
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