Centennial Field, home of the Vermont Lake Monsters (short season A; NY-Penn League), dates back to 1908, and the team is working with the Preservation Trust of Vermont to honor that historic legacy with seat plaques.
The Lake Monsters embarked on a renovation of Centennial Field in 2013, including the addition of brand new individual seats that replaced the concrete general admission seating in the grandstands. The wood seats being sold to the public have been in place since 1922, when the current concrete and steel main grandstand were erected to replace the original wooden bleachers that burned down in 1912.
For a $100 tax-deductible contribution to the Preservation Trust, a permanent commemorative plaque with your name will be placed on a new seat at Centennial Field. The Preservation Trust of Vermont was founded in 1980 with the goal of helping communities save and use their historic buildings and sites.
The ballpark is a cool mix of the old and new. Due to historic preservation, the front row of original seats in each section remained in place, as did all of the aisle seats and seats with the University of Vermont baseball logo on the armrest. But you can still buy some of the old seats removed from the ballpark. They’re being sold in sets of three seats (at $107) or four seats (at $117.70) upon availability, no exceptions. All purchases must be paid in full, upfront.
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