Centennial Field, home of the Vermont Lake Monsters, gets a makeover

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As you stroll through Centennial Field to catch a Lake Monsters game this summer, you’ll notice a few changes.

This offseason, the ballpark added new seating, food and beverage vendors, and other amenities. The changes, part of a recent large-scale renovation project, come just one year after the Lake Monsters were purchased by the Nos Amours baseball club and transferred to the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

Here’s a roundup of what’s new at Centennial Field this summer.

Ballpark adds lodges, ‘sunset seats’ and more

The Lake Monsters began major renovations to the ballpark last season, with the addition of Field Level Box Suites being the “final step” in the project.

Located along the right field foul line, these suites are for clients, employees, clients or those wishing to celebrate a special occasion. Centennial Field has three 16-person suites and one 25-person suite.

Suites for 16 people are priced at $999 a night, with each person costing over $62 for the largest suite. Suites are available for nightly or yearly rentals.

“It’s been rumored to be a great place to enjoy a baseball game,” said CJ Knudsen, senior vice president of the Lake Monsters.

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Suites offer Fun Zone passes for kids, Champ and Lake Monsters player appearances, and the chance to throw a ceremonial first pitch before the game. The package also includes food, desserts, drinks and gift bags.

The Lake Monsters have also added “sunset seats” — which come with hot dog and soft drink vouchers, priced at $100 for a four-pack — and other outdoor seating. The team also doubled the size of its existing pavilion and added four fire pits and tables with umbrellas.

The new seating arrangement “will take the fan experience to the next level,” Knudsen said.

A visualization of Centennial Field's planned new seats.

Centennial Field food and beverage offering now includes ice cream, tacos

Centennial Park also welcomed several new food and beverage vendors to its grounds this summer.

Monster Scoops, an ice cream shop, is the first addition you might notice. Located at the front doors, this restaurant offers ice cream made by the local Wilcox Creamery.

Tacos are among the new concession offerings at Centennial Field for 2022.

The stadium also introduced Taco Barn, which serves freshly made tacos next to right field. Fans can also try Baseline beer, brewed by 14th Star Brewing Co. in St. Albans, for the first time at Centennial Field. Baseline is one of many local beers, including others made by Fiddlehead and Zero Gravity, that are sold at the ballpark.

Knudsen is proud of the additions to the stadium and noted that more improvements are on the way. It’s an exciting time at Centennial Field as the Lake Monsters lead their conference on an eight-game winning streak.

Contact Blaise Siefer at 978-505-4363 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at @Blaise_Siefer.

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