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LEAKED: Destiny USA and Syracuse University Team Up to Offer FREE Men’s Basketball Ticket with Purchase of Destiny USA Winter Fun Day Pass

Published: 11/23/2016

Pre-sale begins today; Day Passes valid January 2 – March 13 and include admission into any four participating dining and attractions at Destiny USA and FREE admission into one of seven Syracuse Orange men’s basketball game this season —

Syracuse, NY– Full-court fun has returned to the popular Destiny USA Winter Fun Day Pass, which now includes FREE admission into one of seven Syracuse Orange men’s basketball games as an added bonus. Available for pre-sale now through January 1, 2017, the Day Pass offers guests admission into any four of Destiny USA’s 23 participating dining and entertainment venues—including new additions Mystery Room, Microsoft , Syracuse’s Original Carmelcorn Shoppe and more—at one low price, with savings up to 65% per person.* Guests who purchase pre-sale Day Passes will receive a special holiday voucher, perfect for gift giving this holiday season.

Valid January 2, 2017 – March 13, 2017 (blackout dates apply from February 18-26, 2017) the Destiny USA Winter Fun Day Passes also include FREE admission into one of seven home Syracuse Orange men’s basketball games as an added bonus. Game choices include:

  • Pittsburgh, Saturday, January 7, 12:00PM
  • Boston College, Saturday, January 14, 4:00PM
  • Wake Forest, Tuesday, January 24, 8:00PM
  • Florida State, Saturday, January 28, 12:00PM
  • Virginia, Saturday, February 4, 12:00PM
  • Louisville, Monday, February 13, 7:00PM
  • Georgia Tech, Saturday, March 4, 4:00PM

“We are incredibly excited to partner with the Syracuse University and bring back the Winter Fun Day Pass with more excitement and value than ever before,” said Aiden McGuire, director of marketing, Destiny USA. “Both Destiny USA and Syracuse University continue to attract tourists to Destiny USA and Central New York. In fact, more than 60% of Day Pass sales come from greater than 50 miles away. Simply put, there’s never been a better way for visitors to experience Central New York’s top attractions for one low price this winter.”

“This exciting partnership brings together two of the state’s top destinations for dining and entertainment,” said Anthony Di Fino, associate athletics director for business development, Syracuse University. “The Winter Fun Day Pass has been an incredible value, and adding a free admission to one of seven Syracuse Orange men’s basketball games makes it even better. Tourists will experience the magic of the Carrier Dome and one of the best college basketball teams in the country right here in Central New York.”

“We are excited by the collaborative efforts of Destiny USA and Syracuse University to grow the Central New York tourism economy,” said David Holder, president, Visit Syracuse. “They have invested a great deal of resources and effort globally to attract international travelers over the past few years. This is a winning partnership sure to stimulate an influx of more tourists into Syracuse.”

The Winter Fun Day Pass allows guests to build their adventure by choosing any combination of four of the following 23 participating entertainment and dining venues:


  • 5WITS: One Adventure
  • Amazing Mirror Maze: General Admission
  • Billy Beez: General Admission (One Accompanying Adult is Free)
  • Canyon Climb: One Ropes Climb
  • Dave & Busters: $10 Power Card
  • GlowGolf: One Round of Golf
  • LazerTag: Three Games of Lazer Tag
  • Microsoft: $25 X-Box LIVE 3-Month Membership OR $25 off Digital Game Card of $25 or More
  • Mystery Room: One Admission
  • Pole Position Raceway: Adult Race Package (Waive Temporary License)
  • Revolutions: Two Games (Includes Shoes)
  • SkyTykes: One Ropes Climb (Must Be 48” or Less)
  • WonderWorks: General Admission


  • Cantina Laredo: Gourmet Enchiladas or Specialty Tacos
  • CilantroMex: Any chicken entrée, chips and salsa and small soft drink
  • Cowboys Saloon: Choose one of five famous, fresh burgers with fries, or signature homemade meatloaf sandwich with fries
  • Gordon Biersch:
    • Adults: Exclusive “Day Pass” Pizza, or GB Chopped Salad, or “Destiny Burger” or CBLT.
    • Kids: Mac and Cheese with Choice of Seasonal Fruit or Fires, or Cheese Pizza, or Pepperoni, or Cheeseburger with Choice of Seasonal Fruit or Fries, or Chicken Sandwich with Cheese with Choice of Seasonal Fruit or Fries, or Pasta Marinara with choice of Seasonal Fruit or Fries
  • Johnny Rockets:
    • Adults: Original Burger, or Streamliner Burger, or Rocket Dog, Fries, and Soda.
    • Kids: Mini Burgers (2), or Grilled Cheese, or Mini Hot Dogs, Fries, and Soda
  • Margaritaville: Choice of Cheeseburger in Paradise, Fries and Soda, or Chicken Caesar Salad and Soda
  • F. Chang’s: Any Lunch Menu Entrée
  • SweetYummy: One Regular Size Cup of Frozen Yogurt with Toppings (up to 14 oz), or Smoothie, or Milkshake, or Regular Ice Cream, or Crepe and Waffle
  • Syracuse’s Original Carmelcorn Shoppe: Refillable Bucket of Popcorn (Choice)
  • TGI Fridays:
    • Adults: Pick Three! One Style of Wings (Boneless or Traditional), then any TWO of the following:
      • Crispy Green Bean Fries
      • Mozzarella Sticks
      • Loaded Potato Skins
      • Pan-Seared Pot Stickers
      • Warm Pretzels with Craft Beer-Cheese Dipping Sauce
    • Kids: Kids Meal from the Kids Menu

With each Day Pass purchase, guests will receive a barcoded card to be used at four venues, along with a free Carousel ride. A guest has 24 hours to use the Winter Fun Day Pass starting with the first entertainment venue they choose. All four venues must be used prior to Syracuse Orange men’s basketball game entry. Day Pass must be surrendered and exchanged in person at the Carrier Dome box office GATE B (900 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244) and can be exchanged at any time during business hours (including for future games) Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and two hours prior to tip-off on weekend game-day. Seats will be provided on a best-available basis on third level of the Carrier Dome and groups will be placed together, when possible.

Purchase the Day Pass online at www.destinyusa.com/winter or visit Destiny USA’s Guest Services desk on the third level of Destiny USA, near World of Beer.

Children’s Day Pass is available for $38 plus applicable sales tax (ages 12 and younger – age and weight restrictions apply) and Adult Day Passes are available for $48 plus applicable sales tax.

* 65% savings compared to purchasing individual venue passes and SU basketball ticket separately.



About Destiny USA

Shopping, dining and entertainment so big, it needed its own zip code. Welcome to Destiny USA—New York’s largest destination of its kind with over 250 places to shop, dine and play, visited by 26 million guests every year. From an antique carousel to the world’s largest suspended ropes course at WonderWorks to tropical destination Margaritaville, Cheesecake Factory and retail and outlet brands like Apple, Nordstrom rack, Michael Kors and more, there’s something for everyone at Destiny USA. And all of it under one roof with perfect weather year round. Discover the Destiny USA experience and plan your next visit at www.destinyusa.com.

About Pyramid Management Group, LLC

Pyramid Management Group, owner of Destiny USA, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in North America. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist, and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast, with 16 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. For over 40 years, Pyramid has lead the industry by combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.

About Syracuse University:

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball plays its home games in the Carrier Dome, located on the campus of Syracuse University. Tickets to Syracuse Athletic events, including 2017 Football Season tickets, may be purchased online (www.cuse.com/tickets), by phone through Ticketmaster at 888-DOME-TIX (888-366-3849), or in person at the Carrier Dome Box Office (900 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244). Business hours in the Carrier Dome Box Office are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and two hours prior to tip-off on weekend game-day. All Winter Fun passes must be redeemed in person at Gate B of the Carrier Dome box office and can be exchanged at any time during business hours (including for future games).