When it comes to sports in the State of Vermont, all roads lead to Burlington. Burlington is home to Vermont’s only professional team, Minor League Baseball’s Vermont Lake Monsters. Vermont is also home to the only Vermont College sports teams that play at the NCAA Division I level.
Vermont Professional Sports Teams
Vermont Lake Monsters
The Vermont Lake Monsters are a Minor League Baseball team in Burlington, Vermont. They are a Class A Short Season affiliate of the Oakland Athletics and play in the New York – Penn League.
The Lake Monsters were founded when Burlington businessman Ray Pecor purchased the Jamestown Expos (1978-1993) and moved them to Vermont as the Vermont Expos. They played their first season in Burlington in 1994. They changed their name to the Vermont Lake Monsters in 2006.
The Lake Monsters play their home games in Centennial Field on University Road in Burlington on the campus of the University of Vermont. Centennial Field seats 4,415 people.
The Vermont Lake Monsters season runs from mid-June to early-September.
1 King Street Ferry Dock
Burlington, VT 05401
Tickets: Vermont Lake Monsters tickets or call 802-655-4200
Vermont College Sports Teams
University of Vermont Catamounts
UVM Athletic Department, Patrick Gym
97 Spear St.
Burlington, VT 05405
Men’s basketball has been played at UVM since 1900. The men have appeared in the NCAA tournament several times and have 4 America East Championships to their credit.
The women’s basketball team’s first year at UVM was 1979. The women have several NCAA tournament appearances as well as several WNIT appearances.
The UVM basketball teams play their home games in the Patrick Gymnasium at 97 Spear Street in Burlington, VT. Patrick Gym holds 3,266 people. The facility also hosts other events including concerts.
Men’s ice hockey has been played at UVM since 1963. The men have made it to the NCAA Frozen Four twice.
Ice hockey for women started at UVM in 1998 when they played in the ECAC Division III. Their first year of NCAA Division I play was 2001 and their first year in the Hockey East Conference was 2005.
The University of Vermont hockey teams skate their home games in the Gutterson Fieldhouse at 97 Spear Street in Burlington, VT. The Gutterson Fieldhouse seats 4,007 people for hockey games.
Summer College Baseball
There is one summer college baseball team in the State of Vermont: