Today's Tidbit... Vermont's Centennial Field
Athletics boomed at the University of Vermont in the early 1920s, so the school invested nearly $75,000 to upgrade Centennial Field, making it the finest athletic facility in the state. It was also the quirkiest.
The new football stands sat 3,000 and appear reasonably normal. However, the fenced tennis courts in right field give left-handed hitters an easy home run. More troublesome is the cinder track in the outfield. Hopefully, they never scheduled track practice or a meet at the same time as a baseball game.
Vermont dropped football after the 1974 season and baseball after the 2009 season. They still have a track team.
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