Late Thursday night it was reported that the University of Cincinnati was investing $1.3 million in upgrading several facilities related to Bearcats basketball. The investment will go a long way to improving the infrastructure of a program that’s far surpassed its underlying support. In essence, it’s an effort to hold par with some of the top tier programs in the country from a facilities standpoint because we know full well that a Mick Cronin team can go to war with any opponent on the basketball court.
Now full renderings of those renovations have been revealed, courtesy of the university’s official athletics website.
First and foremost, the basketball team will be moving to brand, spanking new locker rooms in the Lindner Center. Additionally, players will be privy to access to a lounge complete with flatscreen televisions, couches, a pool table, and arcade games. It’s assumed that this will be separate from the football team’s player lounge.
The final major portion is a film room with theater-style seating. Like the player lounge, a meeting room like the one below are fully available for the football team. But Cronin, his coaches, and his players haven’t had one at their disposal. Now they will and it should only make the program better.
Construction is set to begin in November and be completed 5-6 months later in March. Considering the University of Cincinnati will be in its busiest period during this time with both football and basketball in season, hopefully they can finish on schedule.