This weekend represents the only football I will be able to see this Fall and the power of ESPN has set up a nice doubleheader in Central New York. Friday Evening, the Carrier Dome plays host to Syracuse against Louisville. This game will stir a lot of mixed emotions (to be explained in a future post) as it is the first time in nearly a decade that I return to the home of the Orange. Though the Dome is most known as a basketball facility, it is truly a football stadium and the review is geared towards Syracuse football. This is one of those places where I badly need digital quality pictures, so that’s the primary purpose of this re-visit as I try to complete getting back to all of my old stadium visits and replace with digital quality photos. I’ll be in Syracuse catching up with some friends and spending the day in the city before going to the 7 PM game.
The next day, Colgate plays Holy Cross at 1 PM and Hamilton, NY is just an hour to the east. The weather looks dicey with a period of showers or even steady rain for at least a few hours on Saturday. We’ll see if the timing works in my favor, but this rain may be in that morning to mid-afternoon timeframe, right during game time. I’ll be ready with a poncho, hoping for the best and some dry time. Anyway, this quaint and quiet section of Central NY should be great to visit with the changing leaves and this will be my 4th Patriot League football game. I love that conference and it will be a pleasure reviewing Andy Kerr Stadium for both here and Stadium Journey, while enjoying some Colgate football.