Manchester, N.H. -- New Hampshire will host the first in the nation 'Primaries' for one night only -Saturday, August 25- at Merchantsauto.com Stadium. The Primaries, playing as the Double-A Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays for one night, will host the Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, in a 7:05pm game.
"New Hampshire's primaries have played a major role in shaping our country's history," said New Hampshire Fisher Cats President and General Manager Rick Brenner. "In keeping with our franchise's proud history, we can't wait to bring our fans what they have never been able to see before -the New Hampshire Primaries take the field."
New Hampshire's Double-A Eastern League franchise was originally named the Primaries on November 6, 2003. Within days, a petition asking for a name change led to a 'Name The Team' contest that brought the New Hampshire Fisher Cats into existence on December 3, 2003.
The Primaries will be wearing specially-designed game worn jerseys for this unique game. Following the game, fans will be treated to an Atlas Fireworks Show.