Welcome to Manchester

Being the largest city in New Hampshire, Manchester offers some of the best attractions in the state and the New England region. The premier sports and entertainment venue in Manchester is the Verizon Wireless Arena. Situated in the downtown district along Lake Avenue, "The Verizon" is an indoor arena that can accommodate up to 11,700 fans depends on the type of event being held. The Manchester Monarchs, who compete in the American Hockey League are based at the Verizon Arena. Fans can watch the Monarchs take on 29 other AHL teams from all regions of the United States. When not hosting professional ice hockey games, the Verizon Wireless Arena hosts music concerts and other exciting entertainment events all year long.

Manchester's love for ice hockey is also shown at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Coliseum, a 1,600 seat capacity indoor facility where local high schools and organizations play. Right behind the Coliseum is the Gill Stadium, which hosts local baseball and football games. Built in the early 1900s, the 3,700 capacity stadium is one of the oldest surviving sporting facilities in Manchester.

Located several blocks away from the Verizon Arena, the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium is the second largest venue in Manchester. The waterfront stadium is the home ground for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Eastern League, a minor league baseball organization that includes a dozen teams. With 7,700 seats, the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium is one of the most popular gathering places for locals and tourists in New Hampshire's biggest city.

Located along Hanover Street in the heart of Manchester, the historic Palace Theater presents world class performing arts entertainment. With 840 seats, the theater offers an intimate experience for spectators to enjoy plays, musicals, dances, and other performances.

The Currier Museum of Art has the best collection of art in Manchester. Having more than 12,000 items of American and European art, the museum is considered one of the best of its kind in the New England region. Designed by renowned architect Frank Llyod Right, the Zimmerman House is part of the Currier Museum of Art and can be toured. Other interesting art collections can be viewed at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, which displays the work of its talented students and faculty.

To appreciate local history, visitors can tour the Manchester Historic Association's Millyard Museum and Research Center. Established in 1841, the Valley Cemetery in downtown also offers interesting insights on Manchester's history.