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Manley Field House is a multi-purpose arena in Syracuse, New Yorkmarker. The arena opened in 1962 and holds 9,500 people. It was home to the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team and indoor track team before they moved to Carrier Domemarker in 1980. Currently it hosts the women's volleyball team, as well as hosting the Indoor Track and Field meets for Section III high schools. It is named for Dr. George L. Manley, a University trustee and graduate of the College of Medicine, who was the benefactor of the building. It was built to replace the old Archbold Gymnasiummarker, which had served for almost sixty years prior.

Renovations

On September 26, 2007, ground was broken for the new Carmelo K.marker Anthony Basketball Centermarker, which will house practice courts, weight rooms, locker rooms and offices for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams. This will free up Manley Field House, which is the current practice facility for the teams. Additionally, for the 2007-2008 season, the women’s basketball team will play all of its home games in the Carrier Dome for the first time. With basketball out of Manley Field House, the arena will be converted into an indoor practice facility for football and men’s and women’s lacrosse.

Due to the climate of Syracusemarker, the University had lost a recruiting edge to other schools with newer football facilities. The field house will be retrofitted with Field Turf and will provide ample practice space for the outdoor teams, which usually fight for space (usually only half of a field) in the Carrier Dome in late-winter/early-spring when the basketball court is still set up. Full glass windows will be installed and the seating will be removed, creating room for nearly a full-sized football field. The entrance to the sports complex will be upgraded to create a sleek new look, joining the new basketball with the renovated field house and the Iocolano-Petty Football Complex.

On January 27, 2008, a temporary AstroTurf-like "carpet" was installed to provide immediate practice space for the outdoor teams until the permanent installation takes place.

Manley Field House Information on SUAthletics.com


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