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Syracuse University Athletics
Pete Sala headshot
Senior Associate Athletics Director/Facility Operations/Carrier Dome Managing Director
Pete Sala is the Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and the Managing Director of the Carrier Dome.
is responsible for all athletics department facilities and operations, including the Lampe Athletics Complex, Carrier Dome
, Hookway Practice Fields, Softball Stadium, Ten Eyck Memorial Boathouse and Drumlins Tennis Club
Sala started at the Carrier Dome in 1982 as a production assistant and advanced through the ranks to production manager in 1988 and operations manager in 1991.
He served as assistant director of facilities operations for the Carrier Dome from 1991 through June 2005 when he was promoted to Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities.
In 2010, Sala assumed the role of Managing Director of the Carrier Dome.
At the Dome, Sala
is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the facility including, coordinating and scheduling events, managing the box office, maintaining the budget, and overseeing all necessary building maintenance.
supervises a full-time staff of 35, part-time staff of more than 400 and the nearly 100 students that assist in Dome operations and facility changeovers.
Sala also serves as the Dome's contact person for television productions.
Along with his Carrier Dome responsibilities, Sala is also the Construction Manager for all athletics facility upgrades and new building projects, including recent additions such as the football weight room, five new outdoor synthetic turf fields, the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball practice facility and the remodeling of Manley Field House into a new multi-use indoor practice facility.
A 1979 graduate of Jamesville-DeWitt High School, Sala attended Morrisville College before transferring to the University of Massachusetts, where he completed its program in turf management.
wife, Laurie, reside in Jamesville with their son, Jake and their dog, Cosmo.