The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Class AA; Eastern League) have unveiled a set of upgrades to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Scheduled to be completed in time for this season, the project will overhaul some of the ballpark’s group and entertainment amenities.
“We’re thrilled to introduce this project, and I can’t wait for our fans to experience it this season,” Fisher Cats owner Art Solomon said. “We’re providing our guests with a brand new, one-of-a-kind location to relax and enjoy a night at the ballpark and want our fans — old and new — to take in the new sights and sounds this season.”
With construction already underway, the ballpark entrance will be completely redesigned into a breathtaking pavilion and patio, featuring a tiki bar, game area and live music stage. The stage will come equipped with full audio, video and lighting systems for musical performances, speaking engagements, live broadcasts and more.
Guests will be greeted with a majestic rock waterfall atop the main stairway, designed by Stonemakers of Merrimack, N.H., which leads to the Samuel Adams Bar & Grill. The in-stadium restaurant will fully open its west wall to provide an open-air pathway to the new patio.
Below the Bar & Grill, the left-field seating area will be enhanced with four rows of tiered seats and drink rails. The new section, which can now be reserved for group outings, will have 165 swivel chairs with mesh backs overlooking the playing field.
“There’s never been a more exciting time for this organization,” said Fisher Cats general manager Jim Flavin. “Our stadium now offers much more than just a ballgame featuring future major leaguers. It’s a destination; a first-class entertainment venue where guests can enjoy live music, cold drinks, and the unbeatable weather of a summer night in New Hampshire.”
The Fisher Cats have worked with Market Square Architects, an innovative architectural design firm out of Portsmouth, N.H. and Fulcrum Associates, a general contractor out of Amherst, N.H., to create the renovations.
“Our goal was to create an unforgettable experience for people entering the ballpark,” said Adam L. Wagner of Market Square Architects. “The patio and pavilion is a truly unique area that will make Northeast Delta Dental Stadium one of the premiere entertainment facilities in this region.”
“It’s wonderful to see the Fisher Cats invest in their facility and make it an even more desirable destination for both out of town guests and Queen City residents,” Manchester mayor Ted Gatsas said. “This team has always been a source of pride for our community, and that will continue with this new project. Opening Day will certainly be a special occasion this year, as we can enjoy these new enhancements for the first time.”
Renderings courtesy New Hampshire Fisher Cats.