About the NH Fisher Cats
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are proud to serve the entire
state of New Hampshire. Since our inception in October of 2003, the
Fisher Cats have established themselves as a high profile business in
the New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts market. Through extensive
community outreach programs, affordable pricing and a first class
entertainment experience at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, the Fisher
have become New Hampshire's premier outdoor entertainment destination.
In the first season, the Fisher Cats played at historic Gill Stadium, located on the East Side of Manchester. Its inaugural season proved a huge success, as the Fisher Cats won the 2004 Eastern League Championship! Starting in 2005, the team moved to its own Merchantsauto.com Stadium along the banks of the Merrimack River in the heart of downtown Manchester. The ballpark seats 6,500 people.
In 2007, the Fisher Cats set numerous attendance records. On
June 16th, a franchise single-game record 8,227 fans saw the Fisher
Cats beat the Erie SeaWolves. Just nine days later, the team
established a franchise-record seventh consecutive standing-room-only
crowd of 6,831when the Fisher Cats hosted the Portland Sea Dogs. A
grand total of 371,710 fans came to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium to
on their hometown heroes. To add to the record-setting season, the
franchise welcomed its 1,000,000th fan on July 7th - Drew Farris of
In 2008, the Fisher Cats celebrated their 5-year anniversary,
as well as the 2008 Northeast Delta Dental Eastern League All-Star
Game. The game featured the top players in the Eastern League,
including the Fisher Cats own Travis Snider, who won the Irving Oil
Home Run Derby. The game drew a record-setting crowd of 8,762. The 2008
season also marked the additions of the Ted Williams Hitters Hall of
Fame as well as the Samuel Adams Bar & Grill to
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. The Fisher Cats drew a total of 373,227
during the historic 2008 season. The team also was voted as the Best
Sporting Venue to Take a Client by the New
Hampshire Business Review's Best of Business Awards and was
recognized as the Most Vegetarian Friendly
ballpark in all of Minor League Baseball by PETA!
The team just enjoyed another tremendous season at the gates
in 2009, where the franchise set its single-season attendance
record for the sixth straight year, totaling 386,991 fans
that came out and enjoyed events at the ballpark. The
club also saw an all-time high of 8,903
fans turn out at Merchantsauto.com Stadium on May 26th, in a game that
featured future Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz on the mound. The
team also set attendance records for three, seven, and
eight-game homestands and averaged over 5,600
fans per game.
The Fisher Cats were a repeat winner in the New
Hampshire Business Review's 2009 BOB Awards as the Best
Sporting Venue to Take a Client; and
Merchantsauto.com Stadium was ranked as the Most
Vegetarian Friendly Ballpark in all of Minor League
Baseball by PETA for the second straight year.
On January 31, 2011 the Fisher Cats announced a partnership with Northeast Delta Dental including the stadium naming rights to become Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
The Fisher Cats are proud to call Manchester, New Hampshire their home and look forward to seeing you out at the park this season!