At Tucker Stadium, home of the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, the staff puts on a good show overall. The marching band is large and plays a pre-game concert on the west side of the stadium, about 40 minutes prior to kickoff. They also play on the field before the game, and at halftime. The name of the TTU’s mascot is “Awesome Eagle,” and he does a great job of engaging fans whether he is on the field or in the stands.
The Tennessee State University Tigers play their home football games at Hale Stadium located at 3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard in Nashville. The Tigers are members of the Ohio Valley Conference. The stadium is located on the Tennessee State University campus and holds 10,000 fans. The stadium is an older looking facility with a single tier of seats on the visitor’s side (east) and two tiers of seats on the home side (west). There are ticket booths located on both the north and south ends.
Construction of the Carrier Dome, located at 900 Irving Avenue in Syracuse, New York, began on November 11, 1978 and was completed on September 20, 1980 at a cost of $25.63 million ($94.68 million in 2016 dollars). In 1979, Carrier Corporation donated $2.75 million in exchange for the name rights to the then to be completed dome. That agreement is still in effect today but recently Syracuse University has asked Carrier Corporation for more funds if they wish to keep their name in place. The Carrier Dome is currently owned by Syracuse University and has a football capacity of 49,250. The Carrier Dome is the largest structure of its kind located on any college campus and is the only domed stadium located in the Northeastern United States.