The state-of-the-art Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University, which opened for the 2000-01 academic year, includes a 10,250-seat arena, home to the men's and women's basketball teams as well as the volleyball team. In addition to serving as the home for Xavier athletic events, the facility is the setting for commencement as well as outside exhibits, concerts, trade shows, weddings and family entertainment events.
Cintas Center provides Xavier University with one of the finest on-campus arenas in the entire nation. In addition to serving as the home court for basketball and volleyball, the facility features a full-size practice gymnasium, an athletic training room and a strength conditioning room for the benefit of all Xavier student-athletes.
Additional features of the facility include four full-size locker rooms (men's basketball, women's basketball, volleyball and a visiting team locker room), two officials' locker rooms and a media room.
The majority of the XU Athletic Department staff is based in the Siemers Family Athletic Office Suite, which is located on the fourth floor along with the Schiff Family Conference Center. Cintas Center is named in honor of the generous personal support of executives of the Cincinnati-based uniform company. Robert J. Kohlhepp, Vice Chairman of Cintas, is a member of the Xavier Board of Trustees and served as the chairman of XU's convocation center committee.
There are five levels to Cintas Center: event level, dining mezzanine, main concourse, conference level and upper concourse.
An important component of Cintas Center is the Schiff Family Conference Center, a sophisticated, high-tech conference center and banquet hall that can accommodate gatherings from a small corporate board meeting to a banquet party for 500. It provides a new and exciting setting for area businesses and community organizations to conduct meetings, workshops, enrichment programs and academic symposia.
Kohlhepp Center Auxiliary Gym
Kohlhepp Family Auxiliary Gym is located on the lower level of Cintas Center. The auxiliary gym serves as the practice facility for men's and women's basketball in addition to volleyball.