Project Overview

The Fifth Third Arena Renovation will transform our home into one of the finest on-campus facilities in the nation and Preserve Our Legacy, Retain Our Pride, and Reflect Our Passion.

Project Overview

  • $87 million privately-funded renovation of Fifth Third Arena, opening in Fall 2018

Upgrades to Fan Experience

  • Two 360-degree concourses and permanent lower level bowl with new padded chairback seating and cup holders through out 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, concessions, and a specialty drink bar
  • 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

PRESERVE OUR LEGACY
RETAIN OUR PRIDE
REFLECT OUR PASSION