Carrier Dome

Maryland Provides Syracuse With Reality Check

Sep 9, 2019
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The buzz around the Syracuse football team was palpable. Expectations were high and excitement levels were even higher. In 2018, the Orange won ten games for the first time in seventeen years. They had come into the 2019 college football season at No. 22 in the Associated Press Top-25, and had shutout the Liberty Flames 24-0 in Week One. Syracuse's week two date with Maryland did not lack signifcance, but many Orange faithful had their sights set on week three, Syracuse's home opener against top-ranked Clemson, and a rematch of Syracuse's dome-storming upset victory two years ago. 

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Parts of one of the largest cranes in the world will be arriving in Syracuse early tomorrow morning as the next phase of steel installation gets underway for the new Carrier Dome roof.  Vice President and Chief Campus Facilities Officer Pete Sala updated the project Monday. 


Syracuse Looks to Flip the Script on Louisville

Nov 8, 2018
Cuse.com

#13 Syracuse (7-2, 4-2 ACC) has a chance to turn a page in program history against the Louisville Cardinals (2-7, 0-6 ACC) this Friday night in the Carrier Dome. The ACC matchup will be Syracuse’s first game in the Carrier Dome as a ranked team since 2001. Friday’s contest comes a week after the team secured its first ACC road win of the year, a 41-24 victory over Wake Forest.

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Fans of Syracuse University Sports will have to make some changes the next time they go to see a game on campus.  WAER’s Chris Bolt explains how officials are trying to educate the public about new security measures.


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Syracuse University is investing $118 million dollars to replace the existing Carrier Dome roof and other upgrades that should be ready by Football season 2020 and provide a stadium-like experience.  Over the weekend the University’s Board of Trustees signed-off on the plan to install the suspended roof and updates inside.  Athletic Director John Wildhack says the focus is on students and the fan experience.

The Carrier Dome in downtown Syracuse in often known as " The Loud House". This isn't due to a superior sound system or even the amazing acoustics but rather this is due to the fans.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast Michael Lehr introduces us to some of the fans right here in Syracuse that make the Carrier Dome a special place to play.

Home field advantage can be the deciding factor in a closely contested sporting event. It's largely what NBA and NFL teams work so hard to obtain heading into the playoffs.

When Syracuse and Kansas met earlier this year neither team had a home court advantage. That was probably something SU should be thankful about, as WAER's Noah Eagles takes a look at what make Kansas so unbeatable at home.

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Syracuse University Student musicians and singers will be warming up concertgoers before they attend the Paul McCartney concert with performances of their own on Saturday.

Songs from the Beatles and Sir Paul will be filling the air on the Syracuse University quad during "McCartney Madness" Saturday from 1:30 to 6:30 pm. 

The idea happened shortly after the concert was announced.  Co-Producer Andreya Cherry says the planning and logistics have continued over the summer.

Back when he arrived in our city to take over the college athletic program to which so many folks attach so much of their civic pride, I wrote a welcome to Mark Coyle in this space with the wish that he concentrate on a task that could and should go a long way toward heads held higher.

Those block-letter SYR jerseys the Syracuse Crunch wear every now and then sure look nice.

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