Facility Projects


The campaign to renovate Fifth Third Arena will not only help us transform our home into one of the finest on-campus facilities in the nation, but it will also enable us to 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.


  • 360-degree concourses on two levels and permanent lower level bowl with new chair back seating.
  • Open entrance plaza with centralized ticket and guest services.
  • New HD scoreboard, ribbon boards, sound system & LED lighting to enhance game experience.
  • New upper-level concourse with its own fan amenities.
  • New restrooms and concessions.
  • Premium seating options, including a courtside club, arena club, concourse club, luxury suites, loge seating, Bearcats Lounge, wine bar and super suites.
  • New classroom space with e-learning capabilities.
  • New locker rooms.
  • Renovation of building fa├žade.

Important Dates
August 15, 2017: Season ticket renewal deadline for 2017-18 season in off-campus arena
December 31, 2017: Deadline to make gifts for 2X Priority Points Bonus
February 2018: Seat selection for newly renovated arena begins.

Click here to see more about the renovation

Click here for ticket information for new Fifth Third Arena.

For more information on how you can donate to the new Fifth Third Arena, please call the UCATS office at 513-556-4884

Fifth Third Arena