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Directions to Road Football Venues

Directions to road games for RPI Football. All these assume you can make it from wherever you are to the main arteries out of the Capital District, such as I-87, NY-7, NY-2 and the New York Thruway. Distances shown are from Troy and are approximate. Your mileage may vary.
 

Castleton State

Coordinates: 43.604387, -73.181409

I-87 North to Exit 20 (Whitehall). At the light take a left and follow NY-149 East to Ft. Ann (about 13 miles), then take US-4 North into Vermont. Leave US-4 at Exit 5 in Vermont. At the bottom of the ramp, take a right onto East Hubbardton Road. At the next intersection, take a right onto Main Street (VT-4A). In three-quarter mile, take a left onto North Street, which goes directly through the Castleton State campus. Spartan Stadium is behind the baseball field, which is near Glenbrook Gymnasium. The second entrance on the right into the campus is the most direct route there.

Distance: 85 miles (137 km)

 

Merchant Marine

Coordinates: 40.813266, -73.758055

I-90 East to New York Thruway-Berkshire Extension (I-90). Leave the Thruway at Exit B2 and follow the Taconic State Parkway south towards New York City. When the Taconic State Parkway changes name to the Sprain Brook Parkway near Hawthorne, remain on the Sprain Brook. Approximately three miles after the name change comes the intersection with I-287. Follow I-287 East (the Cross-Westchester Expressway, towards White Plains and Rye) until it ends at Exit 12 at the intersection with I-95 (New England Thruway). Follow I-95 South into the city. Take Exit 7A in New York (bearing left to I-695) to the Throgs Neck Bridge. Bear right while crossing the bridge and take the exit on the right for the Cross Island Parkway. Follow the Cross Island Parkway to Exit 31E (Northern Boulevard, NY-25A). Proceed east through the village of Little Neck and several traffic lights to the intersection with Great Neck Road. There is a four-story , brown office building on the left and two (2) left turn lanes at this intersection. Get in one of the two left turn lanes. Proceed left (north) on Great Neck Road, and continue straight (always bearing left, even when the roads fork to the right). Continue north, as the road changes names to North Cutter Mill Road, Bayview Avenue and then to West Shore Road (the distance traveled on this road is approximately 2.5 miles). At end of West Shore Road, turn right onto Kings Point Road. Proceed to the next stop sign and make a left onto Steamboat Road. The Academy entrance/main gate is one block ahead. Captain James Harvey Tomb Field is directly to the right of the main gate. Ask for directions for parking at the gate.

Distance: 175 miles (282 km)

 

Norwich

Coordinates: 44.141139, -72.660135

I-87 North to Exit 20 (Whitehall). At the light take a left and follow NY-149 East to Ft. Ann (about 13 miles), then take US-4 North into Vermont and through Rutland. Approximately 10 miles east of Rutland US-4 intersects VT-100. Follow VT-100 North. When the road forks near Stockbridge, leave VT-100 and take VT-107 East. When VT-107 intersects I-89, take I-89 North. Leave I-89 at Exit 5. At the stop sign, take a left onto VT-64. Follow to the junction of VT-64 and VT-12. Bear right onto VT-12 North. Follow for two miles and the university appears on the left. Take the main entrance (White Avenue) and Sabine Field is ahead on the right.

Distance: 160 miles (257 km)

 

Rochester

Coordinates: 43.130657, -77.629058

New York Thruway (I-90) West to Exit 46. Follow I-390 North to Exit 16 and exit onto East River Drive. Follow East River Drive as it parallels, then crosses over, I-390 and comes to an intersection with West Henrietta Drive. Go straight at this intersection, straight at the next light, and then take a right at the following light onto Kendrick Road. Kendrick Road becomes Lattimore Road as it enters the University of Rochester campus and comes to an end at the intersection with Elmwood Avenue. Take a left onto Elmwood Avenue, go under the overpass, and then take a right at the light, onto Wilson Boulevard. Then take the next right onto Trustee Road. When Trustee Road ends, go left on Intercampus Drive. Eventually on the left is Library Road, next to a parking lot. Take the left into the parking lot, park, and Fauver Stadium is within walking distance down Library Road.

Distance: 235 miles (378 km)

 

Springfield

Coordinates: 42.105195, -72.554469

I-90 East to the New York Thruway-Berkshire Extension (I-90) to Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). Turnpike East to Exit 6. After the toll plaza, turn left at the traffic light onto I-291 West. Proceed one mile to Exit 5 (East Springfield/Indian Orchard). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto MA-20A, then immediately move into the left lane. Turn left at the first light onto Roosevelt Avenue. Proceed three miles to Alden Street and turn right. A large parking lot soon appears on the right. Stagg Field is beyond the lot.

Distance: 95 miles (153 km)