SYRACUSE – It’s homecoming weekend at the Carrier Dome and Syracuse University officials have been planning for the game against Clemson since July. The SU football team will face-off against No. 1 Clemson on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.
There will be a sky-cam during the Orange Central Weekend and SU is focusing on maintaining a smooth operation as construction continues at the venue.
Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite orange 'Cuse gear for an “Orange Out.”
Head Coach Dino Babers is looking ahead after a loss to Maryland on the road.
“I’m excited that we're going to get a game nationally for our community, for our student body, for this university. I'm excited about that. Hopefully, we're going to play in such a manner that they're going to be proud of our performance,” said Babers.
Prior to the game, fans are invited to attend ‘Cuse on the Quad, a pre-game tailgate that features entertainment by Eric Chesser, hosted by Syracuse University football All-American Dwight Freeney, Class of 2002.
Country Swagg will perform on Saturday at Skytop with other festivities planned from 3 to 6:30-p.m. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
See full Game Day timeline below:
Game Day Timeline
Orange Central shuttles from Skytop begin
Parking lots open for the football game
3 to 6:30 p.m.
Country Swagg performs at Skytop
Shuttles from all parking lots and the North Campus shuttle begin
‘Cuse on the Quad opens
- Entertainment: Eric Chesser
- AFCA Trophy with host and Syracuse University football All-American Dwight Freeney ‘02
Carrier Dome gates open (all gates will be open)
Syracuse University Marching Band plays on steps of Hendricks Chapel (Quad)
Showtime in the Dome
- Syracuse University Marching Band performance
- Alma Mater
- National Anthem
- Orange Team entrance
Presentation of the AFCA National Champions trophy
- Celebration of Syracuse University’s 1959 National Championship team
- Hometown Hero celebration (end of first quarter)
- 360 megapixel photo session (taken from the 50-yard line)
- Jersey Retirement: Tim Green ’85 (halftime)