Baseball fans gathering at Isotopes Park every year to cheer on their favorite local team. Our own Living Local Guide, Sara Rose, went out to show what you can expect when you head out to Isotopes Park.
Opened in 2003, Isotopes Park is considered one of the finest facilities in baseball, incorporating state-of-the-art amenities with traditional charm and intimacy.
Isotopes Park, affectionately called “The Lab,” features 11,124 seats, all of which come complete with chair-backs and cup holders.
Beyond the right-field fence is the berm, a popular place for families to stretch out on a blanket and enjoy some baseball on a starry southwestern night, while nestled behind the bullpens in left is the Picnic Pavilion, which can accommodate up to 500 people in four tiered seating areas.
Isotopes Park stands in the exact same spot as where historic Albuquerque Sports Stadium stood from 1969 until it was almost completely razed in 2002. Some remnants from the old ballpark can still be found at The Lab, including the foundation of the main seating bowl, a pair of concrete retaining walls near each dugout, and of course, the trademark baseball that stands sentry on the corner of the University and Avenida Cesar Chavez.
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