Syracuse, N.Y. —It’s going to be hard to top this one as the most unique home opener in Syracuse football history.
Carrier Dome 2.0 opened on Saturday with its eye-popping new scoreboard, fresh field turf and new fixed roof, the nearly-finished product of a $118 million renovation.
It really hit that a new era was here with the sight of doors propped open at the Dome, an act that would have earned you a slap on the wrist in the past.
There is even air conditioning!
No paying customers were there to see the Orange take on the Yellow Jackets, a lingering annoyance of the COVID-19 era.
COVID-19 procedures also delayed the start of the game by 30 minutes. Syracuse stepped in to double-check tests on three players as the Orange were literally about to run on the field for Saturday’s game.
“Today’s Syracuse University football game against Georgia Tech