The Carrier Dome is the most instantly recognizable element of the Syracuse skyline and is located on Syracuse University campus. Built in 1980 to replace the Archbold Stadium, the Dome serves as one of the main homes of Syracuse University Athletics, housing SU football and National Champion basketball and lacrosse teams. It is the only domed stadium in the northeast, and with 50,000 seats, is the largest structure of its kind on a college campus in the country. Syracuse University sports, especially men’s basketball, have an extremely dedicated fan base of Syracuse students and residents. The Dome holds the national on-campus attendance record for a basketball game, and attendance at single men’s basketball games and for entire seasons is often the highest in the nation.
Besides SU athletics, the Dome has hosted numerous rounds of NCAA championships in basketball, lacrosse, and track and field, as well as hosts regional and state scholastic competitions in football, soccer, and field hockey. The Dome is also venue to NBA pre-season games, community events, and concerts, including performers such as Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, the Rolling Stones, U2, Rod Stewart, the Who, and Pink Floyd.