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University Rd.
Burlington, VT

Stadium Opened: 1906 (renovated in 1922 and 1995)
Capacity: 4,415
Dimensions: LF- 330 ft. CF- 405 ft. RF- 325 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass
Former Names of Ballpark: None

Parking:

  • Parking was $3
  • parking in small lot next to the stadium

 

Food:

  • Basic menu of concessions
  • Lines were not long

 

 

Seating/Stadium Design:

  • 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.

 

Atmosphere/Character:

  • 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:

  • Wall Displaying "Monsters in the Big Show"
  • Vermont Explos Logo
  • Past Championships listed on right field wall

 

Overall Rating:

Review is based on many visit on 8/7/10.

 

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