Holman Stadium
Historic Holman Stadium
Location Nashua, NH
Opened 1937
Renovated 2002
Owner City of Nashua
Surface Grass
Capacity Baseball - 4,375
Field dimensions Left Field: 307 ft

Center Field: 401 ft Right Field: 315 ft

American Defenders of New Hampshire (Can-Am League) (2009)

Nashua Pride (Atlantic League/Can-Am League) (1998-2008) Nashua Hawks (North Atlantic League) (1995-1996) Nashua Pirates (Eastern League) (1984-1986) Nashua Angels (Eastern League) (1983) Nashua Dodgers (New England League) (1946-1949)

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 4,375 people.

The stadium is named for Charles Frank Holman, who contributed $55,000 for the project.

Holman Stadium, which also was funded by money made available by the federal government during the Great Depression, was dedicated to the youth and people of Nashua in memory of Holman's parents.

Holman Stadium was upgraded in 2002, from a plain seating bowl to a stadium with luxury boxes and a press box on top of the grandstand.

Owned by the city, it became home to the Nashua Pride, a baseball team in the independent Atlantic League, in 1998. In 2006, the Pride switched to the Can-Am League, and in 2008 the team was sold and renamed the American Defenders of New Hampshire. The Defenders played in the stadium until the close of the 2009 season, when the team moved to Pittsfield, Massachusetts to become the Pittsfield Colonials.

Another non-affiliated team, the Nashua Hawks of the North Atlantic League, played at Holman Stadium earlier in the 1990s; its tenure at Holman Stadium ended with mid-season eviction for nonpayment of rent.

Prior to that, several major league teams had farm teams based in the stadium, including the California Angels, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Brooklyn Dodgers.

Holman hosted what is considered the first integrated U.S. baseball team in the modern era, when Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe played for the then-Nashua Dodgers in 1946.

The stadium has hosted concerts by many famous artists, including Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and After 7, among others.

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