Fans pack Isotopes Park for exhibition game with Colorado Rockies


The Isotopes came out on top 7-3 against the Colorado Rockies on Monday for its exhibition game, the first time a big league team has played at the park in 15 years.

A huge crowd showed up on a work day to see the Isotopes take on their parent club for the chance to see some stars.

“The fans are very excited to see Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story, and a lot of the guys who have actually made it through the isotopes and the Rockies system, now to work at the major league level,” Isotopes General Manager John Traub said.

Fans decked out in purple interacted with the players and watched the Rockies during their batting practice before the game.

This is the second exhibition game for the Isotopes after playing the Marlins in 2004. 

The two organizations announced on Monday that the affiliation will be extended for two more years through 2022.

“I always like seeing the young guys come on up, get their start here and then watch them on TV a couple of years later and say, ‘I remember that guy!'” Don Bartrip of Albuquerque said.

The team has not announced the final attendance yet.

The Isotopes’ record is just shy of 17,000. That was for a Mariachis game last June. The Isotopes home opener is April 4 against Salt Lake City.

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