Carrier Dome

A view inside an industrial-looking room, with purple pipes, an orange pump, and large metal water tanks
John Smith / WAER News

As the Carrier Dome’s roof protects Orange fans from the elements, now the rain run-off streaming down the Dome’s roof will be collected into two 25,000-gallon bulk storage tanks. The water captured will be chlorinated and then used to flush toilets in eight of the Dome’s restroom facilities. There will be about 8,000 gallons available for use throughout the facility, stored in an indoor room by the concourse. Environmental Facilities Corporation President and CEO Matt Driscoll says it’s a sign of the times: 

Mark Bialczak

  There's something about a cozy crowd of thousands rubbing elbows at the Onondaga County War Memorial when the Syracuse Crunch is on a roll, sure. But everybody around here knows that owner Howard Dolgon dreams of far more than that. Ever since he brought American Hockey League pucks back to the Salt City in 1994, the guy from downstate has made no qualms about planning events that allow his teams to wander away from that rink that sits along State Street to take a shot for for something that includes  these two words in the title. Biggest and Ever.

  There's nothing to do around here.

SU Basketball Opens Tonight vs. Cornell

Nov 8, 2013
syracuse.com, 2013

Syracuse (0-0) basketball tips its season off against Cornell (0-0) in the Carrier Dome on Friday as the Orange attempts to follow-up a successful campaign.

Last year, SU advanced to the Final four and earned a record of 30-10, marking the first time in school history that the Orange won 30 or more games in back-to-back seasons.

The Orange return its top scorer and rebounder from last season in C.J. Fair. The senior was also voted the Preseason ACC Player of the Year and is on the watch list for the Oscar Robertson Award.

SU Football Hosts Wake Forest

Oct 31, 2013
CitrusTV Sports, 2013

Syracuse football (3-4, 1-2) hosts Wake Forest (4-4, 2-3) this Saturday. The last time the Orange was in action SU “got (its) rumps kicked” in the words of head Coach Scott Shafer following the beat down in Atlanta.

The Orange looks to rebound from that horrible 56-0 loss against Georgia Tech with a win against Wake Forest at home. SU gave up nearly 400 yards on the ground alone against the Yellow Jackets, but the run defense is not the only worry against the Demon Deacons.

Clemson Buries SU 49-14

Oct 5, 2013
Dick Blume, syracuse.com, 2013

Clemson made sure Syracuse never had control of the game. After three plays and just 38 seconds, the #3-ranked Tigers led Syracuse 7-0 and Heisman candidate Tajh Boyd was 3-3 with 82 yards and a touchdown.

“When they scored fast, we were like ‘Whoa.’,” said Syracuse cornerback Julian Whigham. “They’re as good as we thought they were.”

Clemson (5-0, 3-0 ACC) continued to dominate Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 ACC) and won 49-14. Boyd threw touchdown passes of 60, 42, and 91 yards to pace the Tigers past the Orange.

Syracuse vs. Tulane Preview

Sep 20, 2013
CitrusTV Sports, 2013

All eyes will be on the renewed quarterback battle as Syracuse (1-2) takes on Tulane (2-1) on Saturday.  Head Coach Scott Shafer told Orange All Access on Monday that Terrel Hunt will make his first career start against the Green Wave.

SU Football Wins 54-0

Sep 14, 2013
Ben Fontana, 2013

Syracuse (1-2) throttled Wagner 54-0 in the Dome Opener on Saturday. It’s the first win of the Scott Shafer era, but he wasn’t focused on that.

“I didn’t think about my first win too much until they dumped the Gatorade on me,” Shafer said, with a chuckle. “But it feels great.”

The big story of the day revolved around, what else, the quarterbacks. Senior transfer Drew Allen started the game, but was yanked after he mustered just three points on three drives.

Syracuse Takes On Wagner Saturday

Sep 13, 2013
Associated Press, 2013.

Syracuse, NY - Syracuse (0-2) welcomes Wagner (1-1) to the Carrier Dome Saturday. The orange is still searching for its first win of the season and of the Scott Shafer era.

The big talking point in coming into this game centers around Quarterback Drew Allen. The senior threw four interceptions last week against Northwestern and has come under a lot of scrutiny in the last week, but Quarterbacks coach, Tim Lester maintained all week in practice that Allen is still the starter.