Syracuse basketball has been breaking its own college basketball single-game attendance record for years now, and when Duke showed up on this year’s home schedule, the question wasn’t whether or not last year’s mark of 35,012 for Georgetown would be topped, but what the number would end up being.
Famous Syracuse apparel store Manny’s seems to have broken the news on what the new record will be, releasing these shirts for this weekend’s showdown between the two ACC powers:
— Andrew Pregler (@acpregler) January 29, 2014
Some predicted that this year’s mark would top 36,000, but it looks like Syracuse still has some room before it hits that mark. This number tops the previous record by 434. A few thousand fans are going to be sitting incredibly far away from the court, and Syracuse has pondered whether or not to move the court in the middle of the Carrier Dome’s football field, which could allow the school to pack in upwards of 50,000 fans for a basketball game. Until then, expect Syracuse to continue to push the limit with the current layout.