- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - University of Vermont officials say construction work began this week on the addition of a 2,500-seat grandstand complex to the Burlington school’s Virtue Field.

The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/1rJ9aDf ) the project that UVM athletic director Bob Corran called “the last piece in the puzzle” is expected to be completed by the opening of the Catamounts’ soccer season in August.

Permitting delays held up construction of the $3.5 million lighted stadium until last August. Corran says with the 2015 soccer season already underway, a decision was made to install lights first to Virtue Field before moving ahead with adding the stands, press box and a connecting plaza.

Virtue Field is now UVM’s centerpiece outdoor facility after it replaced Centennial Field as the home of the college’s soccer and lacrosse programs.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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