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Team Name: Albuquerque Isotopes
MLB Affiliation: Florida Marlins
Minor League Level: AAA-level
Minor League: Pacific Coast League
Who else is in the Pacific Coast League? Click here for the PCL layout
Isotopes Established: 2003 Season
Who have played for the Isotopes? Isotopes All-Time Roster
Isotopes Owner: Albuquerque Baseball Club, L.L.C.
Isotopes Address,
Phone, Web:
1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: (505)924-BALL (924-2255)
Fax: (505)242-8899
Ken Young, President and Managing Partner

Emmett Hammond, Secretary and Treasurer

John Traub, General Manager

Mike Koldyke, Major Investment Partner

Other known staff Nick LoBue - Director of Sales/Marketing
Barbara Campbell - Director of Accounting
Daniel Luna - Box Office Manager
Amy Borkstrom - Ticket Sales
Adam Beggs - Ticket Sales
Jennifer Steger-Director of Groups and Season Tickets
Chrissy Baines - Merchandise Manager
Darrell McKay - Merchandise Assistant
Cheryl Hull - Corporate Sales
Chris Holland - Corporate Sales
David Bearman - Media Relations Director
Melissa Gomez - Community Relations Director
Paul Hartenberger - Special Projects Coordinator
Jay Satenspiel - Food and Beverage General Manager
Steve Bellacose - Concessions Manager
Tyna-Rani Abrams - Catering Manager
Drew Stewart - Director of Stadium Operations
Jarad Alley - Head Groundskeeper
Bryan Waller - Assistant Grounds Crew
Gerald Bass - Home Clubhouse Manager
Rick Pollack - Visiting Clubhouse Manager
Cristien Camp - Receptionist
Eddie Enriquez - Stadium Operations Assistant
Stadium Name: Isotopes Park
Stadium Dimensions and Features Home Plate to Wall Dimensions:
340' Left Foul Pole
383' Left-Center
428' Left side of Outfield Hill
400' Center of Outfield Hill
428' Right side of Outfield Hill
404' Right-Center
340' Right Foul Pole

Outfield Hill in straight-away center field (similar to Minutemaid Park, Houston) - 20 feet from wall to warning track, 4'6" tall, 127 feet across

Turf: Grass
Stadium Capacity: 11,124 Total Seats, breakdown as follows:

Lower Bowl: 8,605
Club Seating: 709
Upper Bowl: 1,270
Club-Level Suites: 288
Suite / Press Level Suites: 252

Berm and picnic areas add additional capacity.

Top Crowds in Isotopes Park History:
1) 14,177 on April 4, 2004 (Marlins/Isotopes Exhibition)
2) 13,501 on July 3, 2004
3) 13,380 on August 31, 2003
4) 13,100 on July 3, 2003
5) 13,012 on June 14, 2003
6) 12,928 on July 10, 2004
7) 12,420 on August 7, 2004
8) 12,415 on May 30, 2003
9) 12,287 on June 12, 2004
10) 12,268 on July 2, 2004
11)12,249 on July 24, 2004
12) 12,215 on April 11, 2003 (Isotopes Park Opener)
Stadium Architect HOK Sport, Kansas City, Missouri
Stadium Primary General Contractor Bradbury Stamm
Stadium Owner City of Albuquerque
Stadium Financing: - $10 Million General Obligation Bond
- $15 Million Loan from the New Mexico Finance Authority

10% surcharge on concessions, souvenirs, tickets to pay off loan

Rent: $700,000 a year for 25 years
Ticket Prices: $10.00 Box Seats
$8.00 Reserved
$5.00 Right-field fence lawn
Drive-in area - Closed until further notice

$1.00 off for Children, Seniors, and Active Military

Stadium Seating Chart available on the Isotopes official web site

Tickets available at the Albuquerque Isotopes Box Office or at Ticketmaster

2004 Home Game Start Times: 7:11pm, except:

12:05pm April 15,19 May 10,27 June 2

1:35pm or 6:05pm Sundays

6:05pm August 10

2:05pm September 3

1:35pm September 6

Who are the broadcast rightsholders? KNML-AM 610 "The Sports Animal" is the radio rightsholder.

No television rightsholder has been named
and traditionally the Albuquerque clubs have not had a television rightsholder.
Number of Suites: 30 suites
Team Mascot Name: Orbit
Where does the team name come from? It is a debated question.

Most say it comes from a March 2001 "The Simpsons" television show episode titled "Hungry, Hungry Homer" in which Homer discovers and foils a plan to move the Springfield Isotopes baseball team to Albuquerque.

Others say it is related to the atomic history in New Mexico. The first atomic bomb was developed and tested in New Mexico and there are two national laboratories in New Mexico - one in Los Alamos and one in Albuquerque.

Few say it is a stylish team name used to generate sales of team souvenirs.

Isotopes Team History: 2004: 67-77 (4th place, PCL Central Division -- 12.5 games back of division winner Iowa Cubs (AAA Cubs)
19-29 Division Record
Attendance: 575,607 (8,223 per-game average)

2003: 75-73 (74-70 Regular, 1-3 Playoffs)
26-22 Division Record
2003 PCL Central Division Champions
Attendance: 576,867 (regular season) (8,012 per-game average)
594,298 (regular season and playoffs)

History about the loss of the Albuquerque Dukes: Here is some info from my Albuquerque Dukes archive web page