Water on Carrier Dome floor was not the result of leak in new roof

Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse University issued a statement today attributing the water drops on the floor of the Carrier Dome Wednesday night to condensation from its new roof.



a man standing on a court: Carrier Dome worker Justin Stach wipes water off Jim Boeheim Court, Dec. 2, 2020. The Syracuse women's basketball team's game against Lincoln


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Carrier Dome worker Justin Stach wipes water off Jim Boeheim Court, Dec. 2, 2020. The Syracuse women’s basketball team’s game against Lincoln

The statement, attributed to Sarah Scalese, SU’s senior associate vice president for communications, reads:

“Over the last several hours, our team, as well as outside engineers have conducted a full review of what caused a game official to spot a few droplets of water on the court at the stadium last night. We have determined that the moisture was the result of condensation, not a leak from the roof. This is the first winter with our new roof, as well as a new heating and cooling system, and we are still fine-tuning the management of this system. We have resolved this issue and are ready to host the men’s basketball game this evening against Niagara.”

The men’s basketball game against Niagara is scheduled for 8 p.m. tonight in the Dome. The SU women’s game was delayed 45 minutes Wednesday after water was discovered on the hardwood floor. The game was eventually moved to the Melo Center, where it was initially declared a scrimmage and then later upgraded to an actual game.

Donna Ditota is a reporter for the Syracuse Post-Standard and Syracuse.com. Got a comment or idea for a story? Reach her at [email protected]

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