Editor’s note: This story appears in our Summer 2020 magazine. You can subscribe to the print edition, or digital, here.
When athletes visit Applejack Stadium for the first time, they often don’t believe what they’re seeing.
The Boston University men’s team traveled to Manchester, Vt. for an exhibition against the University of Vermont at Applejack in 2019. The Terriers examined the field before kickoff and, according to Manchester town manager John O’Keefe, several players were transfixed by the stadium’s natural grass.