College Soccer in Manchester
The Town of Manchester hosts the 2016 College Soccer Series, kicking-off on Wednesday, August 10, with Division I women’s soccer, when the University of Vermont Catamounts take on the the University of Massachusetts Amherst Minutewomen at 6 p.m. at Applejack Stadium, one of the premier grass fields in Vermont with field lighting and seating for about 1,000 fans, plus standing room for additional fans, located at the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, off Bonnet Street in Manchester Center. The Series continues on Sunday, August 28, at 6 p.m., when the Castleton University men host the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. The Series wraps up on Saturday, September 3, with the Middlebury College women hosting the defending NCAA Division III national champions Williams College at noon, and the Southern Vermont College men hosting a regular season game against SUNY Cobleskill at 7 p.m. The Burr and Burton Academy women’s team, state championship finalist in 2015, take on Saint Johnsbury at 4 p.m. on September 3 in an action-packaged day. At 2:30, Town officials, Burr and Burton representatives and a host of local sports leagues will dedicate the Town’s newest athletic fields, Eckhardt Field and McClellan Field. Concession food will be available for all the games. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults.