It’s been quite some time since the Carrier Dome has allowed fans to attend games due to the current pandemic affecting the world. Now, almost a year later since the Dome last hosted fans, there will be people in the stands to cheer on the Orange once again. Syracuse University announced that a select group of students will be allowed to attend the Syracuse Orange men’s lacrosse game on Saturday, March 6 against Vermont.
Syracuse University officially announces that it will begin hosting fans - students to begin with - at Dome events. Orange lacrosse hosts Vermont Saturday. pic.twitter.com/GXwrRwG2hL— Matt Park (@MattPark1) March 4, 2021
By New York State guidelines, 900 students is the maximum allowed to attend the game, and priority will be given to those who are season ticket holders. All attendees need to submit a negative COVID-19 test 24 hours prior to the game and take another rapid test before entering the Dome.
“We are grateful to everyone who worked with us to get to this point that we can invite students to attend our men’s lacrosse game and to see the stadium renovations for the first time in person,” said Syracuse AD John Wildhack in a statement. “Having students back for the first time in over a year will provide a boost for the student body, including our student-athletes. We appreciate the support of Onondaga County and New York State and their continued guidance in these unprecedented times.”
Students will be required to wear face coverings and will be separated in “pods” limited to one to four people each. Syracuse mentions that it’ll evaluate the process and safety of attendance before opening up the Dome to allow other members of the general public back to games.