Directions to the University of Connecticut (Storrs campus)
FROM BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
The University of Connecticut campus is located 50 minutes driving time from Bradley International Airport. From the airport, take I-91 south to I- 291 east to I-84 east to exit (68). Off the exit take a right on Rte. 195 south and follow signs to the university. Once on the campus take a right on North Eagleville Road. Take first left onto Glenbrook Rd. At end of Glenbrook Rd., go left on Hillside Road. At the second stop sign go right on Stadium Road.
The University of Connecticut campus is located 45 minutes driving time from Hartford. Take I-84 east to exit (68). Off the exit take a right on Rte. 195 south and follow signs to the university. Once on the campus go right on North Eagleville Road. Take first left onto Glenbrook Rd. At end of Glenbrook Rd., go left on Hillside Road. At the second stop sign go right on Stadium Road.
The University of Connecticut campus is approximately one and half-hours from Boston. From Mass Pike take I-84 west to exit (68). Off the exit take a left on Rte. 195 south and follow signs to the university. Once on the campus go right on North Eagleville Road. Take first left onto Glenbrook Rd. At end of Glenbrook Rd., go left on Hillside Road. At the second stop sign go right on Stadium Road.
The University of Connecticut is approximately one and one quarter hours from Providence. From Rte. 295 take exit (5-6), following signs to Hartford. Take Rte. 6 west to Rte. 101 west to Rte. 44 west. Take a left onto Rte. 195 south. Once on campus take a right onto North Eagleville Road. Take first left onto Glenbrook Rd. At end of Glenbrook Rd., go left on Hillside Road. At the second stop sign go right on Stadium Road.
FROM NEW YORK:
The University of Connecticut is approximately one and one-half to two hours from New York. Take I-95 north to I-91 north to I-84 east. From I-84 east take exit (68). Off the exit take a right on Rte. 195 south and follow signs to the university. Once on the campus take a right on North Eagleville Road. Take first left onto Glenbrook Rd. At end of Glenbrook Rd., go left on Hillside Road. At the second stop sign go right on Stadium Road.
Burrill Family Field at the Connecticut Softball Complex (Storrs campus)
The Connecticut Softball Stadium
The Connecticut Softball Stadium has been in its present location since 1987. The facility has been the site of many postseason games including the 19990 NCAA Regionals where UConn and Adelphi recorded a marathon 20-inning game.
The field has also been the site of the 1992, 1993, 1997 and 1999 BIG EAST Softball Tournaments. The Huskies have won two BIG EAST Championships when hosting (1992, 1993).
The Huskies hold an 8-6 overall postseason record at the Stadium and boast an overall 288-133-2 record including 16 seasons with 10 or more wins and 17 seasons with five or fewer losses.
The Burrill Family
Bob and Barbara Burrill have been active supporters of UConn Athletics for more than 25 years. The Burrills have been long-time season ticket holders for football, men's basketball and women's basketball. The entire family - including Christian (MBA '07), Jessica ('01), Laura ('06) and Jeffrey - are regularly seen at games cheering on their beloved Huskies.
Bob and Barbara are both UConn graduates (Class of 1974). Bob was a Managing Director at UBS Realty Investors in Hartford for many years before his most recent endeavor into the real estate business.
The Burrill family has generously supported UConn Athletics through various gifts, including the establishment of the Barbara and Bob Burrill Family Athletic Scholarship.
Take Jim Calhoun Way, Enter at gate across from Shenkman Training Center/Joseph J. Morrone Soccer Stadium.
Greer Field House (Hillside Road, Storrs campus)
The Hugh S. Greer Field House features a Martin ISS 2000 surface constructed of rubber particles bound with polyurethane. The complex includes locker rooms, weight facilities, a 200-meter track and infield area with separate long jump and triple jump pits, as well as areas for the pole vault and high jump. Also included is an eight-lane straightway sprint area.
2111 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT 06269
Take Hillside Road, Turn into parking lot in front of Greer Field House, Enter Main Doors, Gym Entrance on Right.
Mark R. Shenkman Training Center
505 Jim Calhoun Way
Take Jim Calhoun Way to access walkway/road after Burton Complex (south side of building), follow access road to Garage doors of Training Center.
Thanks to alumnus Mark R. Shenkman, the University of Connecticut now joins the ranks of major universities nationwide with an indoor training facility that is utilized by the football program, recreational services and other varsity sports.
His $2.5 million gift, one of the largest ever to the UConn Division of Athletics, built an intercollegiate, intramural and recreational facility that serves the entire UConn community.
The 85,000 square foot Mark R. Shenkman Training Center rivals similar facilities at other large universities that have traditionally been dominant in college football.
Construction on the facility began in the fall of 2004 and the Mark R. Shenkman Training Center opened in the summer of 2006.
Featuring a 120-yard long state-of-the-art FieldTurf playing surface, an 18,000 square foot strength and conditioning area, and state-of-the-art video capabilities, the indoor training center provides UConn's football team with the most technologically advanced training equipment.
"The Mark R. Shenkman Training Center is a huge breakthrough in the growth of our football program," says UConn head football coach Randy Edsall. "Now we have the advantage of year round training, which is a necessity for any team serious about competing for conference championships and bowl victories."
The University contracted with the Hartford-based firm of Jeter, Cook and Jepson and with HOK Sport + Venue + Event, a internationally-renowned architectural firm based in Kansas City, to provide architectural and engineering services for the Mark R. Shenkman Training Center.
Founded in 1983, HOK created the first practice devoted to the design of sports facilities and is now recognized as a world leader in the field. Its client list includes 75 major colleges and universities, 24 Major League Baseball franchises and 30 National Football League franchises. The company has been involved with over 600 sports projects, including on-campus football facilities for several major universities along with professional stadiums such as Gillette Stadium (New England Patriots), Reliant Stadium (Houston Texans) and AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants).
The Mark R. Shenkman Training Center becomes the University's first project certified as meeting the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for "green" buildings. LEED designation is a process certifying that a building project meets a wide range of environmentally friendly criteria. This new construction marks the first college or university athletic project in the nation to earn the designation.
A resident of Greenwich, Connecticut, Shenkman graduated from the Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Wilbraham, Mass. He received a bachelor's degree in political science from UConn in 1965 followed by a master's degree in business administration from The George Washington University. Shenkman is the founder and president of Shenkman Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment advisor with offices in New York City and Stamford, Connecticut. He has served on the UConn Foundation's Board of Directors for eight years and is a member of its investment committee. Shenkman was elected to the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame in 2002 and has endowed a classroom and the e-Commerce Chair for the business school.
Acknowledging the gift, UConn Director of Athletics Jeff Hathaway praised Shenkman's generosity.
"We are very grateful to Mark Shenkman and his entire family for this significant enhancement to our athletic program," says Hathaway. "Thanks to this gift, and the opening of the newest and most modern college football stadium in the country at Rentschler Field, our football program's training and playing facilities are among the best in the nation. In addition, this landmark facility will provide all of our varsity teams with an outstanding training venue while adding to our recreational services offerings."
"There is a special place in my heart for the University of Connecticut," says Shenkman. "With this gift, I hope to see our football program achieve the same standard of excellence as the men's and women's basketball teams. It's also gratifying that the UConn student population as a whole will benefit from this leading edge facility."