Syracuse opens new Carrier Dome with 37-20 win over Georgia Tech (full coverage)

Syracuse opened a new era of the Carrier Dome with a highlight for the ages and a 37-20 victory against Georgia Tech, the first game played in the building since the most extensive renovation work in its 40-year history.

A day school officials envisioned for years became somewhat distilled because of the inability to host fans amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Showing off a massive videoboard over midfield, fancy lighting and new roof, Syracuse minted a historic day with a dramatic play that will act as a callback to the day the building first opened on Sept. 20, 1980.

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Saturday marks the first home game of the 2020 Syracuse football season when the Orange host Georgia Tech at Noon on ACC Regional Sports Networks. Things will look different in the new stadium experience when Syracuse takes the field Saturday. Despite a near-empty arena due to no fans in attendance because of the precautions for the COVID-19 pandemic, head coach Dino Babers and his team are excited to be home.

“I haven’t had an opportunity to be in there since the last time we’ve been in there and everyone tells me that it’s going really well,” Babers said of the renovations during his Monday morning press conference.

“We are really excited,” Babers added. “We are planning to go down there Thursday morning early for a practice to let the freshmen and the upperclassmen see it because we don’t want them to walk in Saturday for the very first time. It is like they are walking into a new venue and it’s supposed to be their home field. So, we are going to go in there and hopefully practice Thursday morning bright and early to get the throw game, the receivers, the punt returners, the kickers in there so they can see the different lighting. I am going to be excited to see it.”

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