Syracuse eliminates mention of Carrier in FB media guide
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University has eliminated mention of Carrier from references to the school’s domed stadium in the 2019 football media guide.
Several sections in the media guide are identical to the 2018 version, the only change the removal of the company’s name. A page that was devoted to the Carrier Dome in previous years now calls the facility “The Loud House” and the mailing address has been shortened to simply The Dome instead of Carrier Dome.
The Carrier Corp. contributed $2.75 million of the nearly $27 million in construction costs in 1979 in exchange for naming rights. Details of the original deal, believed to be the first naming rights agreement in college sports, have not been made public.
The facility is currently undergoing a $118 million renovation.
Carrier Senior Director of Communications Ashley Barrie said in a statement to The Post-Standard of Syracuse the company would be contacting the university to discuss the matter further.