CINCINNATI — Xavier University Athletics and its multimedia rights partner, Learfield Sports’ Xavier Sports Properties, today announced that the Coach Chris Mack Show has a new home at The Holy Grail at The Banks. Located in downtown Cincinnati, The Holy Grail is one of the city’s most popular sports venues, and offers Xavier fans a centralized location in Greater Cincinnati to take in the weekly show. The first of the 13 shows at The Holy Grail will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.
“We are looking forward to hosting the 2015-16 ‘Coach Chris Mack Show’ at The Holy Grail at The Banks,” said Xavier Sports Properties General Manager Tom Koenigsfeld. “The Grail is one of Cincinnati’s premier sports establishments, and the location opens up the show to fans from all over Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.”
“The Banks has become the downtown gathering place of choice and the Holy Grail is a great show location where the focus is on the sports fan experience,” said Xavier Head Men’s Basketball Coach Chris Mack.
“We couldn’t be more excited to host the Coach Chris Mack Show at the Holy Grail,” said Holy Grail Owner Jim Moehring. “Hosting this weekly event in our restaurant is a great way to give back to our loyal customers and Xavier athletics fans, and also show our support for the student athletes and coaches who we enjoy watching throughout the season.”
ESPN 1530 is the new flagship broadcast station for the Thursday night shows, which air at 7:00 pm during the men’s basketball season. There will be a handful of shows will be shifted to 55KRC. The 13-show schedule at The Holy Grail for the 2015-16 season can be viewed at www.goxavier.com/show.
Located at 161 Joe Nuxhall Way to the West of Great American Ball Park, The Holy Grail has easily accessible underground garage parking access off both Second Street and Joe Nuxhall Way.
The previous home of the Coach Chris Mack was Dilly Bistro, Bar and Bottle Shop in Mariemont. “I would like to thank Dilly for being a great host for the show over the last two seasons,” said Koenigsfeld.
Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights and sponsorships for more than 100 collegiate institutions and associations, and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. Learfield represents collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas for their respective multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives, and offers these partners with professional concessions and ticket sales, licensing and trademark consulting, digital platform expertise and venue and technology systems through its owned companies. To learn more about its history, businesses and job opportunities, visit www.learfieldsports.com.
Xavier University, a Jesuit Catholic University located in Cincinnati, Ohio, was founded in 1831. Xavier, an NCAA Division I member for intercollegiate athletics, sponsors 18 athletic programs, including nine men’s sports and nine women’s sports. All 18 sports compete in the BIG EAST Conference. Xavier Athletics empowers student-athletes to excel academically, athletically and spiritually. Athletics serves as a platform for national exposure and a vehicle for student, faculty, staff, alumni and community pride and engagement. For more information on Xavier Athletics visit GoXavier.com.