New renovation plans slated for Xavier's Cintas Center
Photos by Marc Viquez, Stadium Journey
Stadium Journey just visited the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University for the first time in six years, and the school has released details on a new round of renovations for the home of the Musketeers basketball program.
The renovations will begin this summer for the 23-year building with a complete fresh of the 22 suites that have been left unchanged. The building will be modernized with changes to The Lookout section, along with the addition of a New Center Court Club, The Brew House, and additional ADA seating.
“Each of the changes we’re making will enhance the fan experience in the Cintas Center,” said Brett Sanders, Xavier Assistant Athletic Director, in a press release. “It’s critical for us to upgrade that experience, and the chance to add a new club at the same time is an opportunity too good to pass up. Demand for more variety is driving the three major seating changes.”
New Center Court Club: Located on the east concourse, will be at mid-court, offering the best vantage points to watch games. The area will include plus club seats, all-inclusive food with an elevated menu, private restrooms, and a full bar.
The Brew House: An open-air bar on the main concourse with seating and standing-room views of the court. The space was created with community and gathering points in mind in hopes of modernizing the feel of the building.
Changes to The Lookout: Key changes to sections of the area. Row A will remain untouched, but Row B will have a new seating style similar to a desk chair with the goal of comfort and conversation. Row C will be raised into a high bar top seat with drink rails.
Additional ADA Seating: Improvements to opportunities to accommodate fans with accessibility needs.
The changes will reduce seating from 10,250 to 10,224 and be completed during the summer of 2004, in advance of the 2024-25 basketball season.
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