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Seating Overview

The Carrier Dome hosts several unique events, from concerts to basketball and football. When picking seats, it's important to understand the event's seating chart and the different available ticket options.

Best Seats for Football

For Syracuse football games, the majority of the stadium is usually open. The best seats - Premium A-D- are located in the 100 and 300 Level sections closest to midfield.

Among the cheaper tickets, we recommend endzone seats on the 200 Level or the front rows of sections on the 300 Level. Your view may be a little higher up, but the seats are easily accessible and amenities are closer by.

Best Seats for Basketball

Seating options at the Carrier Dome change significantly for basketball games. The court runs perpendicular to the football field. As a result, side seats for football become end seats for basketball and vice versa.

As with football, the top-tier tickets are usually labeled Premium Seats. Among these, sections 107-110 and 122-125 have the best views. But we prefer 107-110 because they are permanent seats (sections 122-125 are temporary seats only for basketball) and have better access to the concourse.

  • 200 Level Seats are also an excellent option for basketball
  • Edge sections like 320 and 321 are only open for big games (e.g.: Duke) and expectations should be tempered


Aisle Seating

The Carrier Dome uses aisles for numbering. This means that an aisle splits a like-numbered section in the middle.

Family Section (Football) for Syracuse Games

For Syracuse football games, select seats in sections 332 and 333 make up the family section. These seats do not allow alcohol and the seats are padded.

When looking towards the field:

Syracuse Bench & Visitor Bench

Syracuse Bench - The Syracuse players sit in front of Section 108

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 109

Syracuse Sideline & Visitor Sideline

Syracuse Sideline - The Syracuse sideline is in front of Section 101, Section 102 and Section 130

Visitor Sideline - The visiting team sideline is in front of Section 115, Section 116 and Section 117

Student Section (Basketball) for Syracuse Games

For Syracuse basketball games, student seating can be found in sections 101-104 and 302-304.

Student Section (Football) for Syracuse Games

Sections 103-107 are reserved for Syracuse students for football games. Additional overflow seating is found in upper level sections 304-307.

Visitor Section (Football) for Syracuse Games

  • Visitor Section (Football) - For football games, visiting fans at the Carrier Dome have seats in sections 109 and 110. Visitors may also want to consider sections 111, 112, 313 an...

Carrier Dome Seat Views

Recommended Seats for Great Views

For Basketball: Sections 211 and 212

  • Great elevated view from near the center of the court
  • Small sections allow for quick trips to the concourse so you do not have to miss much of the game when getting refreshments

For Football: Rows W-Z,ZZ in Sections 101 and 116

  • Excellent sight lines on the 50 yard line
  • Great viewing height near the top of the lower level
  • Close to the entry tunnels for quick and easy access to and from the seats

For Football: Sections 301 and 319

  • Right on the 50 yard line
  • Excellent viewing height at the front of the upper seating tier
  • Easy access to the seats near the entry tunnel

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Great Views of the Field.

Recommended Seats for Impressing a Guest

For Basketball: Sections 108, 109, 123 and 124

  • Some of the closest seats to the action from near center court
  • Great views of the whole court
  • Right behind the player benches, can get good looks into the team huddles on the sideline

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Impressing a Guest.

Recommended Seats for Kids and Family

For Basketball: Sections 207, 208, 215 and 216

  • Small sections allow for quick trips to the concourse for refreshments or restroom trips
  • More affordable tickets in the corner of the stadium

For Football: Rows M-V in Sections 332 and 333

  • Tops Family Zone in the left half of the section 332 and right half of section 333 (Rows M and higher)
  • Alcohol strictly prohibited

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Kids and Family.

Carrier Dome Seating Reviews

  • "Center court, but in the nosebleed seats" - - The Good: The seats had a great view of the center of the court. No obstructions, close to the aisl...
    Section 310, Row N, Seats 9-12 / Basketball Review
  • "Florida State Seminoles at Syracuse Orange Mens Basketball - Jan 23, 2024" - - Pluses and minuses. They were very close, but right on the walkway so we had people walking in front...
    Section 125, Row CC / Basketball Review   Verified Customer
  • "Boston College Eagles at Syracuse Orange - Nov 3, 2023" - - Great location to see the game, a little on the higher side and in the middle of the row, so some pl...
    Section 302, Row S / Football Review   Verified Customer
  • "Boston College Eagles at Syracuse Orange Mens Basketball - Dec 31, 2022" - - Exactly what we expected: excellent. Worth the extra amount you’ll pay for this section.
    Section 124, Row R / Basketball Review   Verified Customer
  • "Way better than anything in the 300s" - - Love being close to the action. This site was wrong about the quality of the seats
    Section 115, Row J, Seat 10 / Basketball Review
  • Section 113, Row CC / Basketball Review   Verified Customer
  • Section 124, Row II / Basketball Review   Verified Customer
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