Xavier Announces New Pregame Dining Experience

Early arriving fans will have to oportunity to enjoy the Musketeer Grille in the former Hoff Marketplace.

Early arriving fans will have to oportunity to enjoy the Musketeer Grille in the former Hoff Marketplace.

Nov. 3, 2011

CINCINNATI– Xavier Dining, provider of concessions in Cintas Center, is bringing fans exciting new options at Cintas Center this season including a new concept in the space previously occupied by campus dining on the West side of the Cintas Center.

The Musketeer Grille will be located under the west concourse in the former Hoff Marketplace student dining hall. Designed to meet the needs of families and younger fans, the public selected the name “Musketeer Grille” in a Facebook contest. For just $6 fans will select from a grill dinner – hamburger, fries, and coleslaw – or an Italian option of spaghetti, meatballs, salad and garlic bread. A full selection of beverages will also be available for purchase. The Musketeer Grille is a second pregame hospitality area, joining Club Blue at Duff’s, which is an area exclusively for premium seat holders located from the main concourse. Both pregame venues open 90 minutes before tip-off November 11.

New this season, Musketeer fans will find the Panini Press station on the west concourse offering grilled sandwiches and wraps. Funnel Cake Fries have been added to the concessions menu for those with a sweet tooth, and after the game fans will find Hot Chocolate at the concessions window nearest the main entrance on the west concourse.


• Musketeer Grille is a new pregame dining venue open to all fans, starting with the November 11 game versus Morgan State.

• New concessions items this season include three grilled panini sandwiches and funnel cake fries.

• Skyline Chili will now be available on both the east and west concourse.

• Post game, fans will find one concessions window open serving hot chocolate.

“Each year we look to enhance the fan experience at Cintas Center with new items,” says Brian Manning, Director of Concessions. “The Musketeer Grille brings a nostalgic element to the game day experience, especially for young alumni who remember eating in the dining hall as students.”