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Media Policies

Credential Requests:

Sources requesting daily media credentials are to contact Tom Gauthier at (603) 606-4130 or tgauthier@nhfishercats.com.

Media sources are recommended to contact Tom at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled game time to ensure that your request will be processed on time for that day's game.

Media that request a daily pass are required to pick up their credentials with the rear parking lot attendant.     

Under no circumstances shall the Fisher Cats discriminate, in any fashion, against any accredited member of the media based on race, color, creed, or national origin. If a member of the media violates team policies, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats reserve the right to revoke the media credential.

Media Parking:

Due to limited availability of parking resources, members of the media are instructed to notify Tom Gauthier of their need for parking no later than 4 hours before the start of that day's game.

If a member of the media arrives at the game unexpectedly, the Fisher Cats can not assure a parking space.

Members of the media with advanced parking authorization will park in the lot to the south of the ballpark behind the right field grandstand.


Television Crew Parking:

Television crews are instructed to follow the same instructions as outlined in the MEDIA PARKING provisions.


Entering Northeast Delta Dental Stadium:

All members of the media are to enter the ballpark at the rear gate next to the Suite Holder Parking/Entrance. If you experience any difficulties, or have any questions, please notify the parking lot attendant.


Press Releases:

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are in the practice of e-mailing all press releases to all media sources. If the ball club does not have your email address, please contact Tom Gauthier at (603) 606-4130 or at tgauthier@nhfishercats.com.


Press Box:

The Northeast Delta Dental Stadium Press Box is located behind homeplate on the suite level (top level) of the Stadium. The elevator to the Press Box is located in the entry corridor at the bottom of the stairwell near the Suite Holder Parking/Entrance. 


Press Box Work Area:

The working print media have a room reserved for their use. This room is located all the way to the left of the back of the Press Box.  If you would like to make other seating arrangements, please communicate this request to Tom Gauthier at (603) 606-4130 or tgauthier@nhfishercats.com.


Press Box Technology:

The Press Box is equipped with DSL, a wireless router and digital phone locations.


Photographer/Camera Work Locations:

Media sources that require the use of still photography and video imagery are allowed to work in Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. The Fisher Cats ask that you respect the fans by making sure that your work area is chosen with the fans' sightlines in mind. The intimacy of the Ballpark makes it difficult to shoot without blocking a fan's sightline, so please be aware of this guideline.

Camera Crews are allowed to work in the following locations:


*In the camera bay in each dugout.
*In the Press Box.
*Anywhere in the publicly accessed areas of the Stadium (as long as you do not affect the sightline of any fans).

Camera Crews are NOT allowed to work in the following locations:


*The roof of the Stadium
*In areas blocking a fan's sightline
*On the playing surface during the game
*Restrooms
*Concession Stands
*Front Office
*Restricted Locations


Player Interviews/Accessibility:

It is very important to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and Toronto Blue Jays that all players are available to the media for reasonable periods of time, following our policies, before and after games. It is the player's responsibility to cooperate.

Special interview requests are to be submitted to Tom Gauthier at (603) 606-4130 or tgauthier@nhfishercats.com. Tomwill need 24 hours advanced notification to handle special requests.

Media members are not allowed access to the players on the field or in the clubhouse 60 minutes prior to the regularly scheduled game time.

Nearing the completion of the game, members of the media are to notify Tom Gauthier of their desire to interview specific players or team personnel.

There is a 10 minute cool down period following the completion of each game. Media members are not allowed into the clubhouses during this time. The Fisher Cats will have a staff member notify the media when they are allowed to enter the clubhouses. Some games might require more of a cool down period due to team meetings or team business. This will require the media to wait a few minutes longer. The Fisher Cats will do their best to keep these instances to a minimum.

Live interviews of the team from the clubhouse or field are not permitted unless approved by Tom Gauthier and Manager Sal Fasano.

Any media request pertaining to the use of live microphones in the dugouts or field personnel are to be approved by Fisher Cats President Rick Brenner and Manager Sal Fasano.

Access to the Visiting clubhouse falls under the same operating procedures except there is no need to notify Tom Gauthier of your request to interview specific players. The Visitors clubhouse has no interview room and you will be instructed to simply enter the locker area.

Visitors in the clubhouses are to conduct themselves in a professional manner. There is to be no seeking of autographs, removal of property, or sampling of player food spreads.

Clubhouses are work places and business should be conducted in a timely fashion with minimum disruption of team personnel procedures.

The clubhouse is a player's sanctuary, and we ask that you please treat it as such.


Field Access:

The working media is allowed field access during batting practice up to 60 minutes prior to the start of the regularly scheduled game time. The media are allowed in foul territory and around the batting cage if they are not impeding with on-field activities. The media is allowed in the dugout as long as they are not preventing the players and staff from doing their jobs. The media may be asked to move from their location at any time if the Fisher Cats organization needs to conduct business in those areas. There will be no media access on the field during the game.


Player Roster Moves:

Tom Gauthier will notify the media of all roster moves. This will be done via email. If the roster move occurs when members of the media are around, Tom will notify them verbally as well. Roster moves are decided and approved by the Toronto Blue Jays, not the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. All roster moves follow the procedure of notifying Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, and the Eastern League.


Player Status Health/Injury:

All members of the media are required to direct all questions pertaining to the status of a player to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Field Manager. No other member of the organization is authorized to comment on these issues.


Food:

Members of the media covering Fisher Cats games are given a complimentary meal and drink at each game. The Fisher Cats request that this food and drink is only for your consumption. There will be a designated Fisher Cats staff member that will layout the food buffet either before or during the game.

The media meal is on a first come/first served basis and we ask that you be considerate to the other members of the media when taking your portion.   Any additional food items will need to be purchased at your own expense. No member of the working media will be served alcoholic beverages, nor are they allowed to consume alcoholic beverages.


Autographs:

Any media requests for autographs are to be cleared and approved by the Fisher Cats President Rick Brenner. Requests will handled on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the team president.


Not Allowed:

Under Eastern League rules, no Food or Drink is allowed to be brought into Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

Large Tripods that might be considered trip hazards for fans.

Alcohol Consumption by working media.