After years of speculating, Syracuse Orange fans finally got details of a Carrier Dome renovation last May. At the time John noticed the lack of “Carrier” mentions and it looks like internally SU just refers to it as “The Stadium Project”. Yesterday, we got an update on the next steps in the process.
Syracuse University announced that today (October 9th), they will be presenting the proposed “stadium experience enhancements” to the City of Syracuse for the roof replacement application. The release quotes a 2017 study conducted by EMSI that states the positive economic impact the current Carrier Dome presents to the area. Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh is quoted praising the proposed project saying
“The new roof structure presents a new era on the Hill....We’re pleased the University is moving forward with the project.”
We also learned a bit more about “The Stadium Project” timeline from Syracuse’s Campus Framework Website.
A new fixed roof, a vertically hung scoreboard, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, improved accessibility and added Wi-Fi capabilities are just a handful of features visitors to Syracuse University’s stadium will experience beginning in fall 2020.
Other new features, designed to enhance the experience for all visitors that will be part of phase one include the installation of air conditioning, new accessible restrooms and new concessions space. These features are expected to be completed by fall 2022.
Today’s public hearing might mean we learn even more details about the renovations and we’ll update you as we learn more.