UC’s Fifth Third Arena: Bulldozers, forklifts and Bobcats, oh my
There was no Melvin Levett soaring high for a dunk Wednesday at Fifth Third Arena, nor a Jacob Evans. No 3-point lines, where Steve Logan once ruled. There was no Kenyon Martin smacking basketballs into the seats, because they are no longer there.
The site where University of Cincinnati stars Nick Van Exel, Danny Fortson and Troy Caupain once roamed is now a dusty construction zone with bulldozers, forklifts, and Bobcat loaders. As UC gave Cincinnati-area reporters a look at the arena’s $87 million renovations Wednesday, a construction spokesman’s comments occasionally were drowned out by jackhammers.