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Welcome to the central source for all information regarding the 2012 Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic featuring the Cincinnati Bearcats Men's Basketball team and the Xavier Musketeers.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Bearcats Men's Basketball team on the banks of the Ohio River for what promises to be an instant classic, the Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic. Fans will find seating charts, ticket information, parking instructions, order instructions, and many other helpful pieces of information leading up to the game on December 19th at U.S. Bank Arena.

All Bearcats Men's Basketball season ticket holders will have the exclusive first right to tickets for this game and season ticket holders will be able to choose their seats for this event. We are looking forward to celebrating this great rivalry in the center of Cincinnati.

Bearcats Ticket Office Information-

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Call: 1-877-CATS-TIX (1-877-228-7849)
Local: 513-556-CATS (2287)
E-mail: uc.tickets@uc.edu
Suite 480 of the Richard E. Lindner Center
2751 O'Varsity Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221

Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic Information
December 19 - Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic Game @ U.S. Bank Arena @ 7:00pm
All Bearcats Men's Basketball season ticket holders will have the exclusive first opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2012 Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic.
Parking Options

Parking will be available for $20 in the East Garage located off of Pete Rose Way.

UCATS Members/Season Ticket Holders Additional Tickets

UCATS members and season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the game at U.S. Bank Arena.

Please stay tuned to this site for more information on specific release dates.


Please find the U.S. Bank Arena Seating Chart below. Remember that season ticket holders have the opportunity to choose your seats for the game. If you are interested in becoming a season ticket holder, please call 1-877-CATS-TIX to secure your season tickets today!

Please click the linked Section name below to view a seat from your section.

Ticket Type Price Sections
Lower Level Sideline $78 Section 112 / Section 128 / Section 130
Lower Level Baseline/Upper Level Sideline $53

Section 114 / Section 116 / Section 117 / Section 118 / Section 119 / Section 120 / Section 121 /
Section 122 / Section 123 / Section 124 / Section 125 / Section 126 / Section 212 / Section 230 /
Section 231

Upper Level Baseline $38 Section 213 / Section 214 / Section 215 / Section 216 / Section 217 / Section 218 / Section 219 /
Section 220 / Section 221 / Section 222 / Section 223 / Section 224 / Section 225 / Section 226 / Section 227 / Section 228 / Section 229


At this time, tickets for the 2012 Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic are only available to Bearcats Men's Basketball season ticket holders. To become a Bearcats Men's Basketball season ticket holder, please click HERE or call 1-877-CATS-TIX.

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Parking will be sold for $20 in the East Garage located off of Pete Rose Way.

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This year's Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic basketball game between the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University will be held downtown at US Bank Arena on December 19th. UC and XU will split the arena ticket allocation equally and UC will receive approximately 8,000 tickets for the event.  We hope the information below is helpful in regard to this new and exciting event.  Thank you.

  • Why is the Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic being played at US Bank Arena rather than Fifth Third Arena?

The Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic was developed to showcase a celebration of great collegiate basketball, community initiatives, sportsmanship, and the city that both schools call home.  UC and XU have been (and are) working diligently to promote and create a positive environment for this game and to establish a new culture surrounding it. Thank you for your support of this "new" tradition of the neutral site location. We look forward to a tremendous environment with an equal number of fans representing both teams. It should be the marquee event in Cincinnati just before the holiday season.

  • Will the Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic game ticket be included in my season ticket package?

No, the Crosstown Classic game will not be included in the season ticket package. It was our desire to keep the season ticket cost as affordable as possible for our 20 game season ticket package in Fifth Third Arena and to offer the Crosstown Classic game ticket separately on an individual game basis at five different price points ranging from approximately $38-$128 each.  However, please note that 2012-13 men's basketball season ticket holders will receive the first (and exclusive) opportunity to purchase these high-demand individual game tickets.

  • Who will be eligible to order tickets to this game? 

As noted above, the option to purchase tickets for this game will be offered as an exclusive benefit to those members of the Bearcat Family who purchase 2012-13 men's basketball season tickets.  Should any tickets remain after season ticket holders have had the chance to order, the UC Department of Athletics will announce a process for other alumni and fans to potentially secure tickets based on availability.  A plan to provide a limited number of tickets to UC students is also in process.

  • As a season ticket holder, do I have to buy tickets to the Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic

No, you are not obligated to do so. You will receive an order form to purchase tickets to this game after you renew or purchase 2012-13 season tickets, and you may decide at that time. We anticipate distributing order forms in late August to our 2012-13 season ticket holders who renew their season tickets by the August 17th priority deadline.  After that, UC will distribute order forms to new season ticket holders and renewing season ticket holders based on availability.

  • How many tickets to this game can I order and where will my seats be?

Seat assignments will be allocated based on the UCATS priority point system within each of the respective ticket price categories.  More information will be forthcoming as details are finalized with US Bank Arena.

  • What community initiatives are associated with the game?

A portion of the proceeds from the game will be gifted by UC and XU to benefit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati. Student-athletes and others representing both institutions will engage the community at the Freedom Center via interaction with elementary school tours, for example, and other initiatives.  Additional collaborative efforts from UC and XU will also be initiated locally.  We believe and hope that these efforts will also create an improved spirit of collaboration and sportsmanship among our schools, our student-athletes, and our incredibly passionate fan bases.

We appreciate your support at both Fifth Third Arena and US Bank Arena and hope that you are as excited about the upcoming season as our coaches, staff, and student-athletes are. Thank you for your loyal and generous support. Go Bearcats!

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All orders placed during the season ticket holder seat selection process will be allocated based on the personal preference of all Bearcats fans. Following the seat selection process, tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis to all Bearcats Men's Basketball season ticket holders.

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