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Our house rocks again

Renovated Fifth Third Arena reopens: a photo gallery

The University of Cincinnati reopened Fifth Third Arena in November, following an $87 million renovation. The new season at the re-imagined arena featured a ribbon-cutting, the men's basketball opener against Ohio State University, the first regular season game between the two in 99 years, and a victory at the annual Skyline Chili Crosstown shootout.

A UC men's player shoots over an opponent at Fifth Third Arena.

UC's Jarron Cumberland shoots over Xavier's Quentin Goodin during the Crosstown Shootout. UC beat Xavier 62-47. Photo/Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative Services

A large group of people gathers at center court of Fifth Third Arena to cut a big ribbon.

UC benefactor and Board of Trustee member Margaret Valentine and her husband, Mike, led a ribbon-cutting prior to the men's basketball home-opener against Ohio State University. Photo/Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative Services

Visitors file past Fifth Third Arena's East Concourse entrance in the twilight on a game night.

Visitors file across the East Concourse of the new Fifth Third Arena on game night. PhotoJoseph Fuqua II//UC Creative Services

UC fans in the student section of Fifth Third Arena hold up signs and banners and cheer their team.

UC fans in the student section of Fifth Third Arena hold up cardboard cutouts of celebrities along with other banners to cheer the home team. Photo/Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative Services

UC men's basketball coach Mick Cronin argues a call with an official during a game.

UC men's basketball coach Mick Cronin argues a call during a game. Photo/Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative Services

Thomas Cassady waves to the crowd from center court at Fifth Third Arena.

UC Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas Cassady waves to the crowd from center court at Fifth Third Arena during a ceremony honoring the board for its support of the renovation project. Photo/Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative Services

A wide shot of Fifth Third Arena during a men's basketball game shows the giant four-panel scoreboard, the UC logo at center court and a packed house of fans.

UC's $87 million renovation of the Fifth Third Arena included digital high-definition scoreboards and seating for 12,012 fans. Photo/Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative Services

A UC men's basketball player in a white uniform shoots the ball over the outstretched arms of an Ohio State player in a red uniform at Fifth Third Arena.

UC's Jarron Cumberland shoots over Ohio State University's Luther Muhammad in UC's season opener. Photo/Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative Services

Four men pose for a photo with the seats of Fifth Third Arena in the background.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine, left, and Gov.-elect Mike DeWine, second from left, were guests of UC Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas Cassady and UC President Neville Pinto, right, for UC's home-opener against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Photo/Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative Services

A UC men's basketball player dribbles against an opponent at half court of UC's Fifth Third Arena.

UC guard Justin Jenifer dribbles against Xavier's Paul Scruggs during the annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout. UC won 62-47. Photo/Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative Services

Featured image at top: UC center Nysier Brooks dunks during the Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout at Fifth Third Arena. Photo/Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative Services

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