NH Fisher Cats unveil ballpark renovations including tiki bar, live music stage
MANCHESTER — The New Hampshire Fisher Cats have unveiled their biggest renovation project in team history.
"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."
The ballpark entrance will be redesigned into a pavilion and plaza 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.
Stonemakers of Merrimack is creating a rock waterfall atop the main stairway 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 plaza.
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.
"Our stadium now offers much more than just a ballgame featuring future major leaguers," said Fisher Cats General Manager Jim Flavin.
The Fisher Cats have worked with Market Square Architects, an innovative architectural design firm out of Portsmouth, and Fulcrum Associates, a general contractor out of Amherst, to create the renovations.
"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."