Picking up the Pieces After Centennial Field Fire

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Thursday night Lapointe Field House was up in smoke. Friday morning, staff and contractors did what they could to pick up the pieces.

The Vermont Lake Monsters General Manager Joe Doud was thrown a curve ball when he pulled up to Centennial Field Thursday night. He described the scene of multiple emergency vehicles and said it was quite the surprise.

“Fire came through the roof a little bit so some of the roof has been removed,” Doud said. “Other than that just a smoke filled building.”

The Lapointe Field House is the home team’s locker room– used for storage, for the team to eat and shower after games. The park itself is 117 years old and considered the oldest professional ballpark that’s still in continual use.

Doud said luckily the fire will have no further effect on games or fans.

“Everything will be as scheduled and as planned like I said our next game is Sunday at 5:05 and we’re planning to make that game happen at 5:05,” Doud said. “So nothing is impacted long term by any means.”

The Vermont Lake Monsters begin a home stand Sunday. They will play Tri-City Sunday through Tuesday.

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