Trenton Thunder Overview

Fast facts

League: Eastern League

Head Coach: Jeff Manto

Team Mascot: Chase

Year Opened: 1994

Capacity: 6440

City / State: Trenton / New Jersey

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Trenton Thunder vs Portland Sea Dogs

Rival Team: Portland Sea Dogs

It’s always a big game when the Red Sox and Yankees meet on the diamond, and it’s no different when their Double-A affiliates matchup. The people of Trenton love to see the Yankees beat the Red Sox and the Thunder beat the Sea Dogs, so expect them to come out in full force to cheer against the hated Portland Sea Dogs. You won’t find a better Eastern League game to attend than a Sea Dogs-Thunder game so get your tickets today.

Trenton Thunder vs Bowie Baysox

Rival Team: Bowie Baysox

The Orioles Double-A affiliate the Bowie Baysox and the Yankees Double-A affiliate the Trenton Thunder have a fierce rivalry. The big league clubs don’t get along, and neither do the teams at the Double-A level, so don’t miss it when the Bowie Baysox come to Arm & Hammer Park.

Trenton Thunder vs Reading Fighting Phils

Rival Team: Reading Fighting Phils

Trenton isn’t located too far from Philadelphia meaning you’ll find plenty of Fightin Phils fans in attendance when Reading comes to town. Phillies fans love to watch their team’s future stars, so you’ll find a packed house at any game between the Thunder and Fightin Phils.

Trenton Thunder Tailgate Guide


If you want to enjoy a meal before the game, then make sure to arrive at Arm & Hammer Park early. The neighborhood surrounding the ballpark is home to several places to grab a bite to eat including Trentini’s Restaurant, Perfetto’s Pizza, and more. There are also some nearby watering holes worth visiting as well such as Trenton Social.

Additionally, parking at Arm & Hammer Park is relatively affordable making it an excellent place to have a parking lot picnic. The one downside though is that alcohol isn’t allowed in any of the lots outside the ballpark.

You’ll find plenty of places to eat and drink near the ballpark, so arrive early and explore the neighborhood around Arm & Hammer Park.


Sam Plumeri Statue

Get a picture with the Sam Plumeri statue outside Arm & Hammer Park. The statue celebrates the father of current Thunder owner Joe Plumeri who was instrumental in bringing Minor League Baseball to Trenton.

Where to tailgate

Trenton Thunder Stadium Guide

In Game

If you’re a baseball fan in the Trenton area, you’ll love attending a Thunder game. A Trenton Thunder game offers you the opportunity to see future Yankees greats before they make it big, and on rare occasions, you can even see current stars making a rehab appearance.

Those of you who love baseball will also want to plan a group event at the Yankee Club. The Yankee Club not only includes the opportunity to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet. It also allows you to see some incredible baseball memorabilia including a jersey worn by The Bambino himself.

Non-baseball fans and more casual fans will also enjoy attending a Thunder game as there is tons of other in-game entertainment. The bat dogs are a fun part of every game, and the kids will love the play area down the first base line.

Plan your trip to a Trenton Thunder game as it’s a fun experience for both die-hard baseball fans as well as more casual fans.

Things to check out

Bat Dogs

Don’t miss the bat dogs when attending a Trenton Thunder game. The lovable golden retrievers, Home Run Derby and Rookie, share the duties and are a fun part of every game.

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When walking around the concourse, take a minute to look at all the banners hanging above. The banners celebrate all the biggest accomplishments in Thunder history making them perfect for reliving your favorite moments from over the years.

Yankee Club

If you want to hold a group event at Arm & Hammer Park, there is no better place to do so than the Yankee Club. The Yankee Club features a 90-minute all-you-can-eat buffet as well as tons of Yankees memorabilia including a jersey worn by Babe Ruth.

Retired Numbers

The press box at Arm & Hammer Park is home to a list of numbers retired by the Thunder. The numbers honor some of the best players to come through Trenton including Nomar Garciaparra, Tony Clark, and David Eckstein.

Team Shop

Pick up a souvenir from your trip to Arm & Hammer Park at the team shop. The team shop offers a wide selection of Thunder merchandise including caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and much more.

Kids Play Area

Those of you taking the kids to the game will want to stop by the kids play area. The kids play area is located beyond first base and features a variety of fun kids’ activities.

Boomer and Cloudman

Keep an eye out for the Thunder’s mascots Boomer and Cloudman. The two beloved mascots get into all kinds of shenanigans during the game making them a must-see part of any game.

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Trenton Thunder Bars & Restaurants

  1. Dacey’s Pub

    Owlz Pub Sand Trap Scorpions Bar Grill

    Food, Friends and Sports.

    215 W Philadelphia Ave, Morrisville, PA 19067, USA

    Bar website

    european - $

  2. Championship Bar & Music Club


    Lively atmosphere, great crowd, and the drinks are even greater.

    931 Chambers St, Trenton, NJ 08611, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Sportsman’s Pub


    Good food, great service.

    819 Lalor St, Hamilton Township, NJ 08610, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  4. Covello’s Pizza

    Covellos Pizza

    Fresh Flavor, Fast...For a Difference You Can Taste!

    308 S Broad St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $

  5. Perfetto’s Pizza

    Perfettos Pizza

    Great food, nice service.

    410 Lalor St, Trenton, NJ 08611, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $

  6. Trento Social

    Backyard Grill Beer Turfway Bar & Grill Beer The WingHouse of Daytona Speedway Beer The Golden Fleece Tavern Beer Darcys Restaurant & Bar Beer Hammers Sports Bar & Grill Beer MVPs sports Bar and Grille Beer Mtn Jax Beer Keg South of Homestead Beer Purple Turtle Beer The End Zone Pub Beer Gallaghers Bar and Lounge Beer

    This is where great connections are made over cocktails and a meal.

    449 S Broad St, Trenton, NJ 08611, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Malaga Restaurant

    Malaga Restaurant

    We are more than just your typical Spanish restaurant, we offer our customers a Spanish cultural experience.

    511 Lalor St, Trenton, NJ 08611, USA

    Bar website

    european - $$$

  8. Trentini’s Restaurant

    Pizza Ye Olde Pub

    A wide variety of amazing Pizzas, Italian Cuisine and Spanish Cuisine.

    635 S Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08611, USA

    Bar website

    european - pizza - $

  9. El Chapin Restaurant

    El Chapin Restaurant

    El Chapin Restaurant is a cornerstone in the Trenton community and has been recognized for its outstanding Mexican cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.

    802 Lamberton St, Trenton, NJ 08611, USA

    Bar website

    american - $