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|With the court moved to the center of the Carrier Dome, attendance for the Syracuse-Duke matchup next season could top 50,000.|
Moving the court would mean breaking the NCAA's all-time attendance record for an on-campus game. The current record of 35,012 was set on Feb. 23, 2013 when Syracuse hosted Georgetown for the final time as Big East foes. It was the first announced sellout in the Carrier Dome's history.
In addition, Syracuse will be looking to celebrate its new membership in the ACC.
Joe Giansante, SU's executive senior associate athletic director, would neither confirm or deny the university's plan to move the court to the middle of the Dome.
"We're going to look at all kinds of options to make our move to the ACC as special as possible,'' Giansante said Thursday.” There are a lot of different things on the table to consider.''
When asked if those options included moving the court, Giansante remained non-committal.
"The schedule hasn't been released yet, so I can't confirm it or deny,'' Giansante said. He then added, "We're looking for ways to celebrate our inclusion in the ACC. Obviously, when Duke comes to town, it's going to be a special day.''
A Syracuse-Duke game with the court in the middle of the Carrier Dome would likely draw a crowd of 50,000 or more.