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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

Emmett Hammond, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer

John Traub, General Manager

Mike Koldyke, Major Investment Partner

Other known staff Nick LoBue - Asst. General Manager Sales and Marketing
Barbara Campbell - Director of Accounting
Jake Smith - Box Office Manager
Adam Beggs - Group/Season Ticket Sales Executive
Jennifer Steger-Director of Groups and Season Tickets
Chrissy Baines - Director of Retail Operations
Cheryl Hull - Group/Season Ticket Sales Executive
Renee Hoyden - Corporate Sales Executive
Chris Holland - Corporate Sales and Promotions Manager
Steve Hurlbert - Media Relations Director
Melissa Gomez - Director of Community Relations
Rosie Matlock - Community Relations Assistant
Paul Hartenberger - Suite Relations Manager
Jay Satenspiel - Food Services General Manager
Steve Bellacose - Concessions Manager
Erin Schlottach - Catering Manager
Laurie Harrison - Head Chef
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 - Office Manager
Eddie Enriquez - Stadium Operations Assistant
Cory Archibald - Satdium Operations Intern
Dylan Dominguez - Retail Operations Intern
William Hill - Box Office Intern
Paul Warner - Media Relations Intern
Erica Aucker - Sales and Promotions Intern
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

An Isotopes employee told me the right field fence is 14 feet tall and the left field fence is 12 feet tall (no second source to confirm the info has been found)

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) 14,744 on July 4, 2005
2) 14,177 on April 4, 2004 (Marlins/Isotopes Exhibition)
3) 13,501 on July 3, 2004
4) 13,398 on August 27, 2005
5) 13,380 on August 31, 2003
6) 13,210 on June 11, 2005
7) 13,168 on July 30, 2005
8) 13,100 on July 3, 2003
9) 13,012 on June 14, 2003
10) 13,009 on July 9, 2005
11) 12,928 on July 10, 2004
12) 12,695 on July 29, 2005
13) 12,420 on August 7, 2004
14) 12,415 on May 30, 2003
15) 12,287 on June 12, 2004
16) 12,268 on July 2, 2004
17) 12,249 on July 24, 2004
18) 12,236 on August 26, 2005
19) 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

2005 Home Game Start Times: Typically 7:05pm weekdays and Saturday, 1:35pm or 6:05pm Sundays; consult the schedule for specific times
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: 2005: 78-66 (2nd place, PCL American Conference Southern Division -- 2.5 games back of division winner Oklahoma Redhawks (AAA Rangers)
21-27 Division Record
Attendance: 582,839 (8,209 per-game average)

2004: 67-77 (4th place, PCL American Conference 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 American Conference 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