Cintas Center

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Cintas Center
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Location 1624 Herald Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Broke ground February, 1998
Opened November 18, 2000
Owner Xavier University
Operator Xavier University
Surface Removable Basketball Floor; Concrete
Scoreboard 10mm Mitsubishi DiamondVison & 16.5mm LSI/SACO
Construction cost $46 million
($63 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect NBBJ
General contractor The Opus Group[2]
Capacity 10,250 (Basketball)
Tenants
Xavier Musketeers
(Basketball & volleyball)

Cintas Center is a 10,250 seat multi-purpose arena and conference center at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. The arena officially opened in 2000 and was constructed through private donations as part of Xavier University's Century Campaign. It is home to the Xavier University Musketeers basketball and volleyball teams. It is named for the uniform company Cintas.

Facility[edit]

In the spring of 2009, Cintas Center was voted the 3rd "Toughest Place to Play" in a poll conducted by EA Sports.[3]

Cintas Center hosted the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship in 2007 and 1st & 2nd Round games of the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship. Cintas Center also hosted the Atlantic 10 Women's Volleyball Championship in 2010 and is a perennial site for OHSAA boy's basketball state tournament games.

Interior of Main Arena, 2004

Within the main arena are 22 luxury boxes as well as the Joseph Club, a VIP bar overlooking the court. A practice facility, the Kohlhepp Family Auxiliary Gym, is attached to the arena and is used by the athletic teams, as well as being used as additional event space, when needed. There are also a state-of-the-art weight and training rooms as well as 4 large locker rooms. There is also a media room that is used for a work room as well as press conferences. The 2008-09 season saw a new design for the basketball floor. The arena saw a multi-million dollar technology upgrade during the summer of 2010. A new, 10mm centerhung Mitsubishi DiamondVision video board was installed along with 16.5mm LSI/SACO scoring panels, a 360° ring and almost 600' of LED fascia ribbon board. An auxiliary scoreboard was also installed on the north wall of the arena. The luxury suites and Joseph Club were also renovated.

Concert Event at Cintas Center

As a concert venue Cintas Center can seat as few as 2,000 or as many as 10,000. The arena features 15,000 square feet (1,400 m2) of space. It also is used for trade shows, conventions, and corporate meetings, among other events. Cintas Center also hosts upwards of 30 graduations each year.

Xavier Commencement
Xavier Men's Basketball game vs. Temple

Concerts, Performers & Speakers at Cintas Center[edit]

Schiff Family Conference Center and Duff Banquet Center[edit]

The Schiff Family Conference Center has 5,600 sq ft (520 m2) of meeting space spread across 5 conference rooms and 1 executive board room. One floor below is the 12,000 sq ft (1,100 m2) James & Caroline Duff Banquet Center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.opus-group.com/Projects/Xavier+University+-+Cintas+Center
  3. ^ "EA Sports Toughest Places to Play". Archived from the original on 2011-02-03. 

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Coordinates: 39°09′01″N 84°28′19″W / 39.150148°N 84.471881°W / 39.150148; -84.471881