Northeast Delta Dental Stadium
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH, is the home of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Toronto Blue Jays' Double-A Northeast farm team. The brick beauty is the only ballpark to host the Eastern League All-Star Game three times in 10 years - 2008, 2011, and 2017.
The franchise moved from New Haven, CT, ahead of the 2004 season - but then-Fisher Cats Ballpark didn't open until 2005. The club played the intervening campaign at Gill Stadium, winning the Eastern League crown in a 90-year-old ballpark that had been seriously renovated for that one-season assignment.
MLB imposed new facility standards in its 2021 Minor League Reorganization, and the club estimates getting the ballpark in compliance will cost more than $5.5 million. The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved splitting that cost equally with Fishers ownership.
In 2009, Braves superstar John Smoltz bulged the place with 8,903 during a rehabilitation start for the Portland Sea Dogs. That unseated the 2008 All-Star Game for the house baseball record crowd, 8,115.
It seats 6,500 and features one of the minors' largest sports bars, the Sam Adams Brewhouse.
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|Dunkin' Donuts Park | FirstEnergy Stadium | Hadlock Field | Mirabito Stadium | Northeast Delta Dental Stadium | TD Bank Ballpark||Canal Park | The Diamond | FNB Field | Peoples Natural Gas Field | Prince George's Stadium | UPMC Park|