Paul Daugherty: Upstairs People rewarded with UC’s Fifth Third Arena renovations
Bless you, all you Upstairs People. Anyone who since 1989 watched UC play basketball from the second level of Fifth Third Arena, born Shoemaker Center, where 6,000 seats offered no direct access to restrooms or concessions and guaranteed only a sore back and strained eyesight from trying to follow without binoculars the tiny ant-players (way) down on the court:
You know who you are. Congratulations. Your loyalty has been rewarded with something greater than Advil.
This $87 million renovation of Fifth Third, on time and on budget, is for you.