Season Ticket Sales Strong for 2018-19 Return to Fifth Third Arena

 In Marketing, Press Release

CINCINNATI – Season ticket sales are trending near record levels for the return of University of Cincinnati men’s basketball to newly renovated Fifth Third Arena in 2018-19 following a month-long seat selection process in June.

With less than four months remaining before the reopening of the 29-year old facility in November, an estimated 76 percent of the arena’s 12,012 seats have been sold for the coming season leaving only three of 12 pricing points and approximately 2,000 seats remaining.

Fans can still secure their seats by placing a $50 per seat season ticket deposit at GoBearcats.com/tickets or by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX. The season ticket deposit deadline is Friday, July 27. The athletics ticket office will contact these season ticket deposit holders during the week of August 13 to select their seats.

A limited number of seats remain in the Incline (sections 208-212 & 220-224), Upper Sideline (sections 202-206 & 214-218) and Bearcats Lair (sections 201-207 & 213-219) areas of the arena.

The privately funded $87 million renovation of Fifth Third Arena began in March 2017.

PERCENTAGE OF SEATS SOLD (AS OF JULY 18, 2018)

OVERALL ARENA
76%

COURTSIDE (SOLD OUT)

SIDELINE LOGE BOX (SOLD OUT)

BASELINE LOGE BOX (SOLD OUT)

CHAMPIONS CLUB (SOLD OUT)

PREMIUM  (SOLD OUT)

PRIME  (SOLD OUT)

SELECT (SOLD OUT)

CORNER  (SOLD OUT)

VARSITY VIEW  (SOLD OUT)

SECTIONS WITH AVAILABILITY (% SOLD AS OF JULY 18, 2018)

THE INCLINE
87%
UPPER SIDELINE
65%
BEARCATS LAIR
65%

// JOIN US IN FIFTH THIRD ARENA
Fans who were not part of the seat-selection process in June still have an opportunity to make a deposit and enter the seat-selection queue prior to the public on-sale for season tickets in August 2018. Interested patrons can visit GoBearcats.com/tickets, click men’s basketball and click make a deposit to put $50 down towards a future season-ticket purchase. Deposit funds will be applied towards the total season ticket payment. You will have the option to pay the ticket balance in full or utilize a payment plan option. Deposits are non-refundable. Should patrons choose to not purchase season tickets, deposits can be applied to mini-plans or single-game purchases.

// THE INCLINE (SECTIONS 208-212 & 220-224)
The Incline is a new seating area on the north and south baselines off the upper-level concourse. Both Incline sections are cantilevered over the rUCkus student section and offer an incredible view of the action from a chair back seat. Seats on the north baseline are located directly in front of the 400-level beverage stand, while the south baseline offers easy access to the southwest corner stand. (PRICE: $375 per ticket + $500 UCATS per ticket payment)

// UPPER SIDELINE (202-206 & 214-218)
The Upper Sideline seating areas are located on the east and west sidelines off the upper-level concourse. These seating areas offer chair back seating with LED video displays in each corner of the upper level. The 200-level seats will have a dedicated 360-degree concourse with concession stands, restrooms, elevators and stairs. (PRICE: $375 per ticket + $175 UCATS per ticket payment)

// BEARCATS LAIR (201-207 & 213-219)
The Bearcats Lair seating areas are located on the east and west sidelines off the upper-level concourse. These seating areas offer bleacher seating with LED video displays in each corner of the upper level. The 200-level seats will have a dedicated 360-degree concourse with concession stands, restrooms, elevators and stairs. (PRICE: $150 per ticket)

ARENA INFORMATION

// UPGRADES TO FAN EXPERIENCE
Fans who were not part of the seat-selection process in June still have an opportunity to make a deposit and enter the seat-selection queue prior to the public on-sale for season tickets in August 2018. Interested patrons can visit GoBearcats.com/tickets, click men’s basketball and click make a deposit to put $50 down towards a future season-ticket purchase. Deposit funds will be applied towards the total season ticket payment. You will have the option to pay the ticket balance in full or utilize a payment plan option. Deposits are non-refundable. Should patrons choose to not purchase season tickets, deposits can be applied to mini-plans or single-game purchases.

  • Two 360-degree concourses and permanent lower level bowl with new padded chair back seating and cup holders throughout most of the arena
  • Premium seating options, including 542 new club seats with access to the Champions Club, Loge Box Seating, and 16 luxury suites
  • New hospitality areas, including the 400-level and 500-level bars, which are available to all fans and the addition of three exclusive clubs – the Arena Club, the Champions Club, and the Courtside Club
  • New upper-level concourse with its own fan amenities, including new restrooms and concessions
  • New HD scoreboard, ribbon boards, sound system and LED lighting to enhance the game atmosphere
  • Open entrance plaza with centralized ticketing and guest services along with the new Fan First Center
  • New restrooms and concessions
  • Renovation of building facade and outdoor HD videoboard

 

// UPGRADES TO STUDENT-ATHLETE AND CAMPUS EXPERIENCE

  • New classroom space with e-learning capabilities
  • New men’s and women’s locker rooms, players’ lounge, team theater/ film room, team dining area, sports medicine facility, including a hydro-therapy room and nutrition/fuel station

// BAND
The band will re-locate to the middle of the student section on the lower level in 122.

// BENCHES
Team benches will remain in the same place, UC in front of section 115 and the visitor bench in front of section 117.

// PREMIUM BEVERAGE LOCATIONS
Three bars will be located inside the new arena, one on each level of the building. The first is located behind sections 108-112, another is located behind the Incline in sections 208-212 and the third is in the southwest corner of the building behind sections 219-220, overlooking Marge Schott Stadium.

// UPPER DECK AMENITIES
Fans seated in the 200-level seats will have a dedicated 360-degree concourse with concession stands, restrooms, elevators, stairs and video monitors.

// VIDEO BOARDS
The new video experience includes a nine-display center-hung LED video display with an accompanying halo ring, four additional LED boards in the east and west upper-level sideline areas (Bearcat Lair), four ring LED boards on each of the four corner pillars of the arena, ribbon boards both courtside and encircling the concourse seating fascia and an exterior LED marquee display on the east side of the facility.

// FOLLOW THE RENOVATION PROJECT
Additional arena project information is available at OurHouse2018.com.

// FOLLOW THE TEAM
Stay connected with Cincinnati men’s basketball on Facebook (GoBearcatsMBB), Twitter (@GoBearcatsMBB) and Instagram (GoBearcatsMBB).

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