CASTLETON, Vt. – Castleton is pleased to announce the addition of an exciting new facility that will serve recreation and athletics needs for the college and the community.
The air-supported dome has been a part of Middlebury College’s campus since 2003, and measures 320 feet long, by 128 feet wide and 47 feet tall. Castleton took ownership of the facility through an agreement with PC Construction and Middlebury for just the cost of transportation, storage and later installation.
"The college is thrilled to acquire such an impressive, multi-purpose structure that will provide exciting new opportunities for both college students and staff and the greater community,” Castleton President Dave Wolk said. “I am particularly grateful to Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz and his talented staff for working with us to make this happen. We will take some time to develop a strategic plan for programs and siting that will provide maximum benefit for the college and the community, keeping in mind our strong commitment to the Rutland Region."
While a permanent location has yet to be determined, the large domed facility figures to play an important role in Castleton’s recreation and intramural programs as well as its 20 varsity sports. It will also support Castleton’s continued efforts to provide opportunities for student internships, entrepreneurial growth and community engagement.