Stadium Opened: 1906 (renovated in 1922 and 1995)
Dimensions: LF- 330 ft. CF- 405 ft. RF- 325 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass
Former Names of Ballpark: None
- Parking was $3
- parking in small lot next to the stadium
The park consists of a covered grand stand with green wooden seats and cement 'bleachers". The wooden seats that are now in Centennial Field were put in, in 1922 because the previous ones had burned.
if you bring kids to the game, it may be hard for them to walk-up the bleachers since the steps are really big and they are almost too big for an adult, as well. You may want to elect to seat in the covered grandstand.
There is a make-shift picnic area down the 3rd base line towards left field.
Lots of foul territory. The field is far from the seating areas.
I was a little disappointed in the lack of character at Centennial Field. The only thing that gave the park character was that it was old and had some charm to it, but I still felt like something was missing. I can't identify what, but I was left with an empty feeling.
As far as the game atmosphere, it was perfect. Not too many sound effects, just a focus on baseball.
The Lake Monster's mascot's name is "Champ" for "Lake Champlain", which is nearby.
Recognition of Team's History and/or MLB Affiliate:
Review is based on many visit on 8/7/10.