New Hampshire is certainly rich in sports and other outdoor activities for individuals to participate in. There there are also a few sports teams that individuals can watch at both the professional and college-level.
Other New England Sports Teams
You may also be interested in the sports teams in the other New England states. See:
New Hampshire Professional Sports Teams
New Hampshire has two professional sports teams, both of which play within the minor leagues of their respective sports. Both teams call Manchester, NH their home.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (MiLB AA)
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are a professional minor league baseball team who play in the Eastern Division of Minor League Baseball’s Eastern League. The Fisher Cats are the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays.
Founded in 1994 as the New Haven Ravens playing in New Haven, Connecticut, the Fisher Cats played their first season in Manchester in 2004. They play at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium located at One Line Drive in Manchester.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
1 Line Drive
Manchester, NH 03101
Manchester Monarchs (AHL)
The Manchester Monarchs are a minor league hockey team that play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the American Hockey League. They are affiliated with the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL.
The team was founded in 2001 in Manchester. The Monarchs play their home games in the Verizon Wireless Arena at 555 Elm Street in Manchester. The Monarchs season runs from October into April.
555 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
New Hampshire College Sports Teams
For those whose tastes turn more to college sports, two colleges / universities in New Hampshire play sports at the NCAA’s highest levels – Dartmouth and UNH.
Dartmouth Big Green, Hanover, NH
Dartmouth fields both a men’s NCAA Division I basketball team and a women’s NCAA Division I basketball team. Both teams play in the Ivy League conference. Home games for both teams are played at the Leede Arena at the Berry Sports Center on the Dartmouth College campus.
The basketball season for both men and women runs from mid-November into early March.
The Dartmouth football team plays in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). They are in the Ivy League conference. They play their home games in Memorial Field on Crosby Street on the Dartmouth College campus.
The football season runs from September into November.
Dartmouth has both a men’s and a women’s NCAA Division I hockey team. Both play in the ECAC Hockey Conference. Both of Dartmouth’s hockey teams play their home games in the Rupert Thompson Arena on the Dartmouth College campus.
The hockey season runs from October into March.
University of New Hampshire Wildcats, Durham, NH
The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s basketball teams play in the NCAA Division I America East Conference, a conference made up of teams primarily in the Northeastern United States. Both of the basketball teams play their games in the Lundholm Gym on the UNH campus.
Basketball season runs from November into March.
The UNH football team plays in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). They are in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) conference. The UNH Wildcats play their home games at Mooradian Field at Cowell Stadium on the campus of UNH.
The season runs from September into November.
Both the men’s and women’s UNH ice hockey teams play in Division I of the NCAA. They also both play in the Hockey East Conference. Both UNH hockey teams use the Towse Rink at the Whittemore Center on the UNH campus.
The season for the men’s hockey team starts in October and runs through March. The women play from October through February.
Summer College Baseball
There are two summer college Baseball leagues that field teams in New Hampshire:
Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England
The Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England field the following teams in New Hampshire:
- Nashua Silver Nights – The Nashua Silver Nights play their home games at Holman Stadium in Nashua, NH
- Seacoast Mavericks – The Seacoast Mavericks play their home games at Bert George Field in Rochester, NH
New England Collegiate Baseball League
The New England Collegiate Baseball League field the following teams in Hew Hampshire:
- Keene Swamp Bats – The Keene Swamp Bats play their home games at Alumni Field in Keene, NH
- Laconia Muskrats – The Laconia Muskrats play their home games at the Robbie Mills Memorial Sports Complex in Laconia, NH