Syracuse University set for $118 Million Stadium UpgradePosted: Updated:
Monday, members of Syracuse University (SU) announced the iconic Carrier Dome will be receiving a new fixed roof, state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, a vertically hung scoreboard and improved Wi-Fi communications to name just a few of the improvement set for the beginning of the 2020 fall semester.
The $118 million investment will allow SU to make the next step in the $225 million plan, which was first announced on May 16, 2016, giving students and fans an interactive experience not felt before in Carrier Dome.
For over a year, SU leaders and other consultants have been exploring ideas to replace the aging roof, and create a stadium that would be more fan-friendly for all patrons (including the disabled). Focusing on bringing more handicapped accessible plans from the new investment, the improved stadium will now feature new accessible entrances, elevators, closed captioning software and additional disabled seating.
More new features include; the installation of air conditioning units, restrooms, concession spaces and much more.
Syracuse Basketball Head Coach Jim Boeheim called the foreseen results from this new investment as, "Going to make the Syracuse game experience even better for our fans and our players. The new construction will solidify our home court’s reputation as one of the top venues in college basketball.”