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Syracuse University sports events closed to the public due to COVID-19 until further notice

By Eric Reinhardt (


Syracuse University Athletics says fans will not be permitted at home sports events “until further notice” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. That includes the Sept. 26 Orange football home opener against Georgia Tech in the Carrier Dome, which is seen here in a July photo as the roof-replacement project continues. (Eric Reinhardt / CNYBJ)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University Athletics announced Friday it will not host fans at any home sports events “until further notice” due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

It includes the Orange football game against Georgia Tech on Sept. 26.

The policy is “consistent with New York State’s COVID-19 protocol and [done] in an effort to maintain a safe and healthy campus community,” Syracuse Athletica said in a release. All decisions regarding future athletics events “will be science-based and informed by public health guidance as provided by county, state and public health officials,” the university added.

If fans are permitted to attend future games, Syracuse Athletics will make individual game tickets available via an online presale two weeks before each contest. If fans are eventually allowed, Syracuse said it would require fans to sit in a socially distant manner and wear face masks or coverings.

The individual game ticket online presale will follow the “donor rank” system that the university had announced Aug. 20. Syracuse says it will send an email with details and instructions at that time.

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