Whether you're a Syracuse Orange fan or visiting for the opposing team, we've rounded up everything you need to know when Game Day arrives — where to stay, where to park, where to party, and where to play after the game.

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Anyone who knows anything about a big game day knows tailgating is where it's at. If you find yourself in Syracuse for a game, you're in luck — with dozens of hotels conveniently located near The Dome and several other sports venues, you can stay and play while tailgating before the game. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown serves up their annual SU Basketball Tailgate pre-game parties at Shaughnessy's Irish Pub, including round-trip shuttle to the game (Saturday game-days only)! In addition many downtown area hotels offer shuttling if staying on-site.



One of the perks of Syracuse? Parking. Syracuse has ample parking spaces, walkable streets to get you to the game, as well as complimentary or as-close-to-free-as-you-can-find shuttling to The Dome. Check out the Syracuse University parking maps to get you familiar for Game Day. Or check out the downtown Syracuse area parking map for locations of lots and information on getting around downtown.