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Sockingly Fun

The Burlington Athletic Stadium, home of the Burlington Sock Puppets, has begun planning a new entertainment venue.

The new venue will be a three-tiered structure placed along the first base line where friends and family can gather, eat some good food, and grab some beers — all with a view that makes them feel like they’re virtually playing right field for the Sock Puppets, according to a press release from the city of Burlington.

“Our goal is to provide a high valued experience for anyone who comes to Sockville (in-season or out of season), and this structure will allow us to do just that,” said Sock Puppets General Manager Anderson Rathburn.

The venue plans to modernize the stadium while still honoring its’ historic encasing, according to the press release.

“The new entertainment venue will greatly enhance the atmosphere and functionality of Burlington Athletic Stadium,” said Burlington Mayor Jim Butler. “This venue will be exciting, and it will be one that corporate citizens, individual citizens, and visitors from out of town, can all enjoy.” 

The venue will allow the Sock Puppets to use the ballpark year-round through hosting an array of events outside the team’s June through August season, such as a possible Christmas Lights display, according to the press release.

A rendering of the new Sock Puppets Entertainment venue (Nov. 2022).

“The entertainment venue will truly change Burlington Athletic Stadium as we know it and allow this historic facility to not only welcome members from our community year-round, but also will attract tourists and business to our city and county,” said Rathburn.

Currently, the concessions and gathering spaces are behind the stands but with the new venue, guests will be able to grab a snack, mingle and not miss a Sock Puppet home run, according to the press release.

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