A local preservation group is willing to work with the Vermont Lake Monsters on fundraising for improvements to the team's home, Centennial Field.
A local preservation group is willing to work with the Vermont Lake Monsters (short season; NY-Penn League) on fundraising for improvements to the team's home, Centennial Field.
The group, Preservation Trust of Vermont, says $4 million-$5 million should be enough to cover issues with the old ballpark. It's no secret Centennial Field has not met MiLB ballpark standard for several years; owner Ray Pecor has talked longingly of a new ballpark, but it doesn't sound like one is in the offing.
The improvements to the ballpark would include clubhouse upgrades, new lighting, field replacement and leveling, more seating and a new press box.
Some federal funds may be sought for the upgrades; no state funds appear to be in the mix at this time.
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