Syracuse to replace Carrier Dome roof

Syracuse will replace the bubble roof of the Carrier Dome with a fixed roof. Rich Barnes/Getty Images

The Carrier Dome will receive a new $105 million fixed roof, along with $100 million in additional renovations, Syracuse announced Monday.

Over the past two years, Syracuse has explored ways to fix its home football and basketball stadium. While there had been some talk about building a new stadium, that would have cost significantly more than building a permanent roof.

The new roof fixes the current problems associated with its bubble, which has to be replaced every 20 years. Additional renovations will get the dome compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide more amenities associated with modern stadiums.

The Board of Trustees also gave the university approval to seek private donations, governmental support and other resources to help raise funds to complete the project.