Carrier Dome, Syracuse

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Carrier Dome is a 49,250-seat domed sports stadium located on the campus of Syracuse University in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, New York. It is home to the Syracuse Orange football, basketball, and lacrosse teams. In 2006–07, the women's basketball team began playing home games in the Dome. New York high school football state championships as well as the annual New York State Field Band Conference championships are held in the stadium, as are occasional concerts.The Carrier Dome is the largest domed stadium of any college campus, and the largest domed stadium in the Northeastern United States. Also, it is the largest on-campus basketball arena in the nation, with a listed capacity of 33,000; however, this limit has been exceeded several times.HistoryToward the end of the 1970s, Syracuse University was under pressure to improve its football facilities in order to remain a Division I-A football school. Its small concrete stadium, Archbold Stadium, was 70 years old and not up to the standards of other schools. The stadium could not be expanded; earlier in the decade it had been reduced from 40,000 seats to 26,000 due to fire codes. Therefore, Syracuse University decided to build a new stadium on the site of Archbold, which, appropriately for Syracuse's often cold weather was to have a domed Teflon-coated, fiberglass inflatable roof. When it opened in September 1980, it was made clear just how loud it was inside; that night the dome's famous nickname, "the Loud House", was coined. The inflatable roof causes the sound produced to echo many times, multiplying the loudness produced inside. It would also serve as the home for the men's basketball team, as a replacement for Manley Field House.
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  • I went here to see the Syracuse Men's Basketball team play Colgate this past weekend, and I had a great time with everything. The dome has great seats surrounding the entire court, and all seats have ...  more »
  • This is the most uncomfortable venue I have ever been in. There are no personal seats....all bleachers. So your assigned "seat" size may be greatly reduced if there are large people in your row. Then ...  more »
  • Along with 50,000 other people we went to the Paul McCartney concert at the Carrier Dome. No air conditioning, which is ironic since I believe it is named for the Carrier family of air conditioning fa...  more »
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  • First time at the dome and I had a great time.... It's an amazing place for a basketball game and I had great seats.... Traffic getting into and out of the parking garage was a good test of patient but over all it was a lot of fun and I definitely want to go again..
  • The Dome is great when the home team wins. The Dome should be renovated to just basketball and high end venue. Hopefully the University will get a good plan together and open an outdoor stadium for football. We'll see. Otherwise it's a good venue for sports in Central New York. Go SU!
  • I always have a blast when I attend a game at the Dome. Whether football or basketball, it's always a fun time with family or friends. Fellow fans are typically nice. Prices are expensive and some seats up top make it hard to see. It's an annoying walk from the University streets to the inside too.
  • Saw paul mccartney here. For a venue named Carrier there was no bloody AC. Hot as hell in there. Beverages also insanely priced.
  • I went to a concert at the Carrier Dome last week. The performance by Paul McCartney was amazing! But the venue was terrible!! I would never go to another concert at the Carrier Dome! It was extremely hot inside ( high 80's with no air movement), the seats were just metal bleachers that got very uncomfortable and had you sitting on top of other concert goers. There was no staff directing people and the crowding to get into and out of the hallways of the dome was terrible. The lack of organization continued after the show as our parking lot had no one directing traffic ( and it was a lot affiliated with the Carrie Dome ) so we sat in grid lock in the parking lot for over an hour. Great concert, terrible, terrible venue!

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