Middlebury College Virtue Field House and Athletic District Plan
Middlebury College Virtue Field House and Athletic District Plan Middlebury College | Middlebury, VT 中文 The Virtue Field House for Middlebury College is one of the most unique training and competition venues in collegiate athletics. The flexible facility incorporates an indoor practice space, competition track, expanded recreation space, and improved spectator accommodations. The 120,000-square-foot field house includes a 200-meter track and features over 20,000 square feet of athletic turf. The multi-use complex accommodates 500 spectators for sporting events and up to 5,000 people for large campus functions in an assembly configuration. The structure allows all athletic teams to practice indoors during inclement weather on a state-of-the-art performance surface and provides a much-needed large multi-purpose space that accommodates a variety of events such as NCAA track meets, intramural and recreational uses, and special campus and community functions. A rigorous master planning and programming effort determined the size and location of the facility, carefully considering the building's relationship to the existing athletic center and outdoor fields. The plan also enhances critical outdoor spaces to better integrate the entire sports complex with the campus fabric.