Men's Basketball Locker Room Project to Commence|
Aug. 1, 2014
CINCINNATI – Construction on a new, state-of-the-art locker room area for the University of Cincinnati men’s basketball program will begin in November 2014, head coach Mick Cronin announced Friday.
Funded entirely through private donations, the $1.3-million project will provide men’s basketball student-athletes many first-rate amenities in a centralized location on the second floor of the Richard E. Lindner Center, connected to Fifth Third Arena.
This continued commitment to excellence by UC athletics comes as momentum builds for the basketball program. Winners of the American Athletic Conference regular-season crown a year ago, the Bearcats are one of only 16 teams in the nation to appear in each of the last four NCAA Tournaments.
“We are most appreciative of the tremendous support and donations,” Cronin said. “This locker room project is the latest step in elevating our program’s ability to provide our talented players cutting-edge amenities needed to perform at the highest level. They are extremely excited to move in.”
Student-athletes will enjoy the convenience of a nutritional fuel station, sports medicine lab and team classroom and theatre-style seating area for game preparation - all enclosed within the new men’s basketball complex. Top quality flat screen televisions, a sound system and computers accent the area. A recruiting center and family waiting area is also included as part of the overall complex.
The new locker room area will span more than 5,500 square feet and is scheduled for completion in March 2015.
Vacated space available once the men’s basketball team moves into its new locker room will be redesigned as a new volleyball locker room as well as improved amenities for several other Olympic sports.
The Bearcats return six lettermen, including two starters, and welcome seven newcomers for the 2014-15 campaign.
Season tickets for the 2014-15 Cincinnati Bearcats basketball season start at only $99. Fans interested in guaranteeing their seats should place their deposit today at GoBEARCATS.com/tickets.