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Centennial Field, Burlington

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Centennial Field is the name of the baseball stadium at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont and is the home of the Vermont Lake Monsters of the New York Penn League (minor league), the Short Season Class A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.Beyond the left-field fence is the former home of the University of Vermont's men's and women's soccer teams as well as once serving as UVM's home field for its men's and women's lacrosse teams, and its football team (1900–1974).The field takes its name, Centennial Field, from the fact that the land on which it was built was dedicated to its current purpose on July 6, 1904, at the conclusion of the three-day celebration of the 100th anniversary of UVM's first graduating class. Its first baseball game was on April 17, 1906 with UVM's 10–4 victory over the University of Maine. Larry Gardner was the first batter for UVM. Future-Boston Red Sox pitcher Ray Collins started the game for Vermont and threw the first pitch at the ballpark. Gardner and Collins are among 11 former Catamounts to reach the major leagues, the latest being Matt Duffy, who played on the most recent UVM teams in 2008 and 2009, and made his big league debut in 2015 for the Astros.
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  • We hadn't been to a game at Centennial Field in 15 years, since the days of the Expos, and had a great experience for 3 generations of our family (7 To 70+). The games are affordable and have a natura...  more »
  • This home of the Vermont Lakemonsters (Single A affiliate of the Oakland A's) and the Vermont High School State Championship games, Centennial Field harkens to a bygone era of baseball.  more »
  • I'm an A's fan so I love going here but the field is such garbage, they really deserve better. I love there promotions, team and staff though, makes everything better. The stadium has come a long way ...  more »
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