A New Look At Historical Sports Venue

Syracuse gave the media a sneak peak at the new video boards and ribbon display that will be unveiled on Saturday. CuseNation.com was there with complete coverage.

The Carrier Dome's makeover will be unveiled for the Syracuse University football season-opener on Saturday, September 1st.  

Above the field, located all around the stadium is a 360-degree ribbon board, which features moving graphics. The board, of course, showcases orange and blue colors, along with the Syracuse "S".  

The most exciting graphic on the ribbon board is called, "Fire It Up". Fire appears with the words, "Fire It Up" as well as numerous members of the football team. Offensive players visible on the ribbon board include Ryan Nassib, offensive linemen Zack Chibane and Macky MacPherson, running back Prince-Tyson Gulley, and wide receivers Marcus Sales, Alec Lemon, and Jarrod West. Players representing the defense include defensive tackle Deon Goggins and linebackers Cameron Lynch and Siriki Diabate.    

High-definition video boards join the ribbon board, located above the 300 level of the Dome at each end zone.  

The play clock, time, and temperature have also been upgraded to improve the fan experience.  

With Syracuse University moving from the Big East Conference to the Atlantic Coast Conference,  Senior Associate Athletics Director for Facility Operations and Carrier Dome Managing Director, Pete Sala, shared his thoughts on the new look and its connection to the conference move.

"Well, I think that makes us a leader," said Sala. "You want to be out there. You want to make sure that, hey, you know, it's not keeping up with the Jones. It's having the foresight to be out there in front of these things as they happen and making sure we have the technology to do what's needed."  

Sala stated that the advancements are not merely for football and men's basketball, but also for women's lacrosse and women's basketball.  

High schools will also have the opportunity to utilize the new technology at the Dome, shared Sala.  

Sala also added that if not for the Pepsi Company, none of the additions would have been possible.  

The Dome, long regarded as our of the most well-known arenas in the United States, offers a new feel for the Orange enthusiast that you will not have to wait long to experience.

Videos can be seen by clicking the links below.

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

Cuse Nation Top Stories