A gift from James Edward “Ted” and Danielle “Dani” Virtue of Rye, N.Y., funded construction of the new synthetic turf field. Virtue Field, as the new facility will be called, will serve as the home for the UVM men's and women's lacrosse and men's and women's soccer teams and will also be used for campus recreation activities begining in the spring of 2012.
The turf surface, which is part of the overall Archie Post Athletic Complex, is the first phase of a planned stadium project that will include grandstand seating for 3,000 spectators, game-day locker rooms, public restrooms, concessions, and storage space.
Phase one of construction includes the field installation, perimeter fencing, temporary seating, and a scoreboard. The 127x87-yard surface is made of Revolution fiber manufactured by FieldTurf, which the company says is the most durable of its kind. A patented FieldTurf infill formula ensures player safety and is one of the most player-friendly surfaces on the market.
Address: 97 Spear Street, Burlington, VT 05405
From I-89: Take Exit 14W into Burlington. Stay in far-right lane. Just past Sheraton and stop light, bear right at East Avenue/Spear Street exit, in lane for Spear Street. Take immediate left around jug handle, go through traffic light, which will take you onto Spear Street. Drive approximately 1/2 mile to second Patrick Gym entrance on right. The field is located to the left of the Gutterson Fieldhouse.
Heading north from Route 7: Follow Route 7 North from Shelburne. Just past Denny's Restaurant and just before reaching Burlington, take 189 East. Travel approximately one mile to I-89 North. Continue using directions as above, from I-89 (Exit 14W is the second exit upon entering I-89 North).
Type: Turf Field
Full Field: Yes