Fifth Third Arena

Multi-purpose arena in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Fifth Third Arena
Former namesMyrl H. Shoemaker Center (1989–2005)
LocationScioto Street
Cincinnati, OH 45221 USA
Coordinates39°07′52″N 84°30′51″W / 39.131101°N 84.514207°W / 39.131101; -84.514207Coordinates: 39°07′52″N 84°30′51″W / 39.131101°N 84.514207°W / 39.131101; -84.514207
OwnerUniversity of Cincinnati
OperatorUniversity of Cincinnati
Capacity12,012 (2018–present)
13,187 (2016–2017)
13,176 (1989–2016)
Record attendance13,477 (January 26, 2017 vs. Xavier)[1]
SurfaceAll-Star Plus (basketball floor)
Broke ground1987
OpenedSeptember 12, 1989
Construction costUS$32 million
($66 million in 2019 dollars[2]) 2018 Renovation: US$87 million
ArchitectMoody Nolan
General contractorSkanska USA Building Inc.
Cincinnati Bearcats (NCAA)
Men's basketball (1989–2017, 2018–present)
Women's basketball (1989–2017, 2018–present)
Volleyball (1989–2017, 2018–present)

Fifth Third Arena is a 12,012-seat basketball arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. The number of seats in the arena was reduced from the initial 13,176 seat design to 12,012 in honor of the number 12 jersey of Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson. The arena opened in 1989 and is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. It primarily serves as the home venue for the Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball, women's basketball, and women's volleyball teams and hosts other events. It is located in the Myrl H. Shoemaker Center, which was also the name of the arena until 2005, when it was named for Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank.

  1. ^ Groeschen, Tom (January 26, 2017). "UC tops Xavier in Crosstown Shootout". Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.

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