Premium Seating

PREMIUM SEATING 

The Orange Club Premium* Seating Plan, initiated when the Carrier Dome opened in 1980, entitles you to reserved season ticket seating in special areas of the Carrier Dome for Syracuse University Football and Men's Basketball.

Premium Seating donations are made on a per seat/per sport basis for one year with options to renew in subsequent years. There are four levels depending on where the seat is located: A, B, C or D. The donation amount differs by level and sport. Please study the seating configuration diagrams and call the Carrier Dome Box Office concerning specific seating.

pREMIUM Seating Donation Prices 2017-2018
(SEASON ticket price is separate)

Premium - Football                   Regular        Fac/Staff

Zone A                                              $295                 $236
Zone B                                              $195                 $156
Zone C                                                $95                  $76
Zone D                                                $45                  $36

Premium – Basketball              Regular        Fac/Staff

Zone A                                              $800                $640
Zone B                                              $600                $480
Zone C                                              $350                $280
Zone D                                              $250                $200

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLAN

Seating locations for Premium Seating patrons are in Zone A, B, C and D locations, as available. All upgrades are based on availability. Note that for men’s basketball Zone A seats, an additional Premium donation of $5,000 is required, payable over two years. For men’s basketball Zone B seats, an additional Premium donation of $2,500 is required, payable over two years.

  • Premium Seating patrons are required to purchase the related season seats according to the stated deadlines for that sport.
  • Premium Seating donations are renewed along with that sport’s season tickets.
  • Premium Seating donation payments are part of a patrons total yearly Athletic Donation (July 1 to June 30) and are used to assign Orange Club Points and benefits in the next fiscal year. 

AN EXAMPLE OF HOW THE PLAN WORKS

John Smith wants to purchase three Football season tickets in Zone D Premium Seating and calls the Carrier Dome Box Office. A staff member talks with John, explains what is currently available and helps reserve John's seat locations. John pays for those season seats and the associated Premium Seating donation for the upcoming Football season. For the next Football season, John can renew his Premium Seating donation and related Football season tickets according to the annual renewal deadlines.

This example doesn't cover all facets of Premium Seating but gives you a general overview of how it works. Please note that a portion of your contribution may be deductible under Section 170 (l) of the Internal Revenue Code, which generally allows a charitable contribution deduction equal to 80 percent of the amount paid to an educational institution for the right to purchase tickets for seating at an athletic event in an athletic stadium at such institution. As the University is not in a position to provide you with tax advice, you should consult with your tax advisor for the proper tax treatment of your contribution.

For your specific needs and potential seat locations, please call the Carrier Dome Box Office at 315-443-2121 or 1-888-366-3849. Regular business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Thank you for your interest in Syracuse Athletics and for your support of its intercollegiate programs. We look forward to assisting in your enjoyment of Syracuse University Football and Men's Basketball!

*formerly called Preferred.