More than a new Dome: Syracuse football defeats Georgia Tech 37-20 (Brent Axe recap)

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

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