Syracuse expects more than 31,000 fans for UNC game, asks crowd to arrive early

first_imgSyracuse is expecting more than 31,000 fans for the team’s game against North Carolina on Saturday at noon, SU Athletics announced on Friday.Fans are advised to arrive early and use ‘Print at Home’ tickets to save time entering the Carrier Dome. Traffic delays and large crowds outside entrances are expected near game time. Gates open at 10 a.m.There are still “a few thousand” tickets for sale at the Carrier Dome Box Office, according to SU Athletics spokesman Joe Giansante, including nearly a thousand unclaimed 3rd level/student section seats at $45 each. Giansante said there are also six floor seats remaining at $500 each.The No. 2 Orange (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) is facing the Tar Heels for only the eighth time in school history. SU is 3-4 all-time against North Carolina (10-5, 0-2), most recently defeating the then-No. 6 Tar Heels 87-71 in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer at Madison Square on Nov. 20, 2009.The Carrier Dome has held 31,000 fans 53 times in men’s basketball history and 32,000 38 times. The venue held a record 35,012 for then-No. 8 SU’s 57-46 loss to No. 11 Georgetown on Feb. 23, 2013.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more