UC AD on Fifth Third plans: “We want to be a national player”


CINCINNATI — CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) –New projected renovation plans and photos of Fifth Third Arena has been obtained by FOX19 NOW as the University of Cincinnati continues to upgrade its athletic facilities.

“We want to be a national player and we want to play at the highest level,” said UC Athletic Director Mike Bohn. “Our inspirations in athletics are to be the class of the league and to be the class of the league we want to have great fans, have great sportsmanship and have great facilities so we can continue to recruit and compete at the highest level.”

The pictures show the potential changes to both the inside and outside of the building. Last month, FOX19 NOW showed detailed renderings inside the renovated arena. Any potential changes and renovation projects have to be approved by the University’s Board of Trustees.

FOX19 NOW has learned the board is expected to approve the estimated $85 million project in August. Once approved, renovations would likely to start in April of 2016.

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