I recently was part of a conversation regarding college basketball venues. The general consensus among my peers seemed to indicate that arenas like Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium and Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse were the best arenas. They’re cozy, loud, and full of antiquated history.
Over the last 20 years or so, whenever we’ve heard the topic of moving the basketball court for one big Syracuse game into the middle of the Dome (usually discussed for a Georgetown game in the old Big East days), we’ve always thought of the landmark 1968 UCLA-Houston game played at the Astrodome.
The there were 45,265 people at the Carrier Dome on Friday to see Syracuse upset No. 11 West Virginia, 49-23, the largest crowd since Doug Marrone’s debut with the Orange on September 5, 2009 against Minnesota.