Holman Stadium, Nashua
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Holman Stadium is a baseball stadium in Nashua, New Hampshire. It was constructed in 1937, as a multi-purpose stadium, by the City of Nashua. The official seating capacity is 4,000 people. Holman is currently the home of the Nashua Silver Knights of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.HistoryThe stadium is named for Charles Frank Holman, who contributed $55,000 for the project. Holman Stadium, which also was funded by the federal Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression, was dedicated to the youth and people of Nashua in memory of Holman's parents. Philip S. Avery, a Nashua native, was the architect. The original Holman Stadium was a plain seating bowl in which fans sat on bleachers and concrete steps. It was used for baseball and football. The stadium has hosted concerts by many famous artists, including Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, and Whitney Houston, among others. In 1996, the stadium was a site for celebrations along the Olympic Torch Relay route.Affiliated baseballThe city-owned stadium was home to several minor-league affiliates of Major League Baseball organizations, beginning with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Nashua Dodgers were managed by Walter Alston. Holman hosted the first integrated U.S. baseball team in the modern era when Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe played for the Nashua Dodgers in 1946.Put Holman Stadium on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Nashua vacation builder.
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The Nashua Silver Knights, a team in the Futures College Baseball League, is the latest team to call Holman home. They won the championship for the 2016 season. Affordable admission, good site lines, ... read more »
Holman Stadium is a treasure filled with history. A ballpark that has seen its fair share of famous ballplayers as well as thousands of high school ball players (this author being one) is simply a gre... read more »
Going to Holman Stadium in the heat of the summer is just plain terrible. If you do not like sitting in the sun...then this is not the place to be. There are no over hangs to protect you from the sun ... read more »
Awesome classic ballpark atmosphere. Such a fun family outing to see the Nashua Silver Nights. Fun interactions for the kids (games on the field between innings, theme days, and players that really treat the kids like heros should). Some of the best fireworks displays I've seen at any local event every Friday home game (we wen't to a Silver Nights game for fireworks to celebrate the Forth - beats the crowds for the city fireworks display any day!) Parking is always easy and free. Ticket prices are very reasonable.
If you've never seen Holman, see Holman! Tickets to see The Silver Knights are relatively cheap as I recall and just taking a walk from the entrance down through the park and back around again is great, I've never done it entirely but I'm sure it would be nice (mostly a flat walk with much shade and a nice incline (also shaded) to get he heart rate up before completing a full circuit. The gate is usually open during the day and is very neat to check out.
Silver Knights are a great local organization. I love that they brought baseball back to Nashua and are still going strong. GM Ronnie is all about the fans and making sure that the organization is providing families with a positive, fun experience when they visit Holman.
Great atmosphere,great people and great food. Nasua silver knights rock the socks off your feet
My family and I have been going to Holman Stadium for Silver Knights games this summer. We've had a great time, its clean affordable and fun for the whole family. We'll be back.
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