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University of Cincinnati, Fifth Third Arena Renovation

  • The University of Cincinnati needed an arena with more seating and upgraded amenities. The Skanska-Megan Joint Venture team is transforming the 220,000-SF facility into a modern venue.
  • University of Cincinnati, Fifth Third Arena Renovation
  • University of Cincinnati, Fifth Third Arena Renovation
  • University of Cincinnati, Fifth Third Arena Renovation
  • University of Cincinnati, Fifth Third Arena Renovation
  • University of Cincinnati, Fifth Third Arena Renovation
  • University of Cincinnati, Fifth Third Arena Renovation

Skanska, in a joint venture with Megen Construction Company, is providing preconstruction and construction services for the 220,000-SF renovation of the multi-purpose arena that is the home venue of UC Bearcats men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. The existing seating layout will be transformed from its current configuration to a modern 360° seating bowl for approximately 11,500 spectators with new concessions and restrooms, a new upper-level concourse with its own fan amenities, expanded food and beverage options and a new main entrance and plaza with centralized ticketing and guest services. The renovated arena will also feature expanded premium seating options, including a courtside club, arena club and concourse club as well as enclosed suites, loge seating, a new Bearcats Lounge and super suites. The men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms will also be renovated. The project will pursue LEED Silver certification.

Facts

Service: Construction
Mark segment: Sports/Entertainment
Start date: 2016
Completion date: 2018
Clients: University of Cincinnati
Country: United States
City: Cincinnati
Project status: Ongoing