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Task force meets to discuss possible Carrier Dome replacement project

Although the Carrier Dome will remain Syracuse’s premier sports facility for the time being, talk about its replacement has not died down – and the city is taking an active interest in that conversation.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Although the Carrier Dome will remain Syracuse’s premier sports facility for the time being, talk about its replacement has not died down – and the city is taking an active interest in that conversation.

The second of the city-organized task force meetings on the project was held on Thursday – and it included a new member.

A consultant representing Syracuse University was front and center at the meeting to discuss the school’s perspective.

Irwin Raij said that the school is looking toward the future – especially since it is now a full member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“I think we're just looking toward the future. I think the move to the ACC needed to be taken into consideration,” Raij said.

Raij admitted that some key parties were not included to the extent they should have been in the project that came to light early this year from talks between the Governor and Onondaga County Executive.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, for example, was excluded from the discussions.

“The Upstate site became a center of focus last year because of the things surrounding the site, the infrastructure,” Raij said.

With the opportunity for state funding on hold, so is the stadium project.

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