Virtue Field at Archie Post Athletic Complex
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.
Directions to Virtue Field at Archie Post Athletic Complex
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).
Spectator Parking for Virtue Field: Fans will be instructed to park their vehicles in the Patrick Gymnasium/Gutterson Parking Garage. Fans parked in the upper and middle levels of the Patrick Gymnasium/Gutterson Parking Garage wishing to exit to Spear Street, will be allowed to do so from the south end of the facility towards Moulton Winder Field. Fans exiting from the top and middle levels of the garage on the north end of the facility will only be allowed to exit to Main Street via University Heights. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Vermont Indoor Turf Facility
In January 2011, the University of Vermont Athletic Department unveiled a renovated space at its Patrick Gymnasium complex. The Multi-Purpose Facility has been repurposed into an indoor turf facility for the winter months.
"The installation of indoor artificial turf will help us address some of the winter weather challenges which we face in Vermont," said Dr. Robert Corran, Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics at Vermont.
The facility, which was funded through a combination of private donations and department funds, has been transformed into a 300x100 foot indoor turf area. The surface is comprised of 1,064 panels of Nexxfield XGen.E2 turf.
The entire campus community, as well as varsity sports programs will use the facility. UVM's Campus Recreation department will hold various activities on the turf and the men's and women's soccer and men's and women's lacrosse programs, will be able to train throughout the winter months.