Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome – New Roof

Syracuse, New York — 2020
The first and still the only covered stadium in New York State - is a 50,000-seat multipurpose domed stadium. Since its opening in 1980 it has served not only the university’s athletics department but also the campus and the greater Syracuse community through hosting a myriad of events. The stadium recently underwent a dramatic renovation featuring a new cable truss roof structure to replace the original air-supported dome. Geiger Engineers designed and engineered the new roof and led the project design team. In addition to the roof replacement, the project included a new sound system, sports lighting, a center hung video scoreboard, and air-conditioning for the stadium facility. The new roof is a first-of-its-kind cable truss supported on an external steel crown truss which in turn rests on the existing concrete ring-beam of the original air-supported roof. Covering an area of 23,250 m2 (250,000 ft2), the new roof’s cladding comprises a central tension membrane surrounded by rigid panels developed to take advantage of the structural geometry of the original air-supported roof. Whereas the original roof necessitated active removal and/or melting of snow before it could accumulate, the new structure is designed to support more than 6,350,00 kg (7,000 tons) of snow while still providing natural daylighting of the facility.
Client
Syracuse University
Cost
$94 million
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