A big announcement was made at Isotopes Park: the Colorado Rockies are coming to Albuquerque.
The Isotopes will take on the Colorado Rockies during an exhibition game on March 25 at Isotopes Park. It will mark the first meeting between the two clubs since the Rockies and Isotopes affiliation began in 2015.
General Manager John Traub says it’s a question he’s been asked by a lot of fans, and is thrilled to finally make it happen.
“So many things that go into being able to have an exhibition game with your major league affiliate…scheduling, availability, where the major league season opens up. There’s just so many things that go into it,” Traub said.
The last time the Isotopes played an exhibition against a major league team was back in 2004 when they hosted the Florida Marlins in front of a standing room only crowd.
The last time a major league team played at Isotopes Park was in 2010 when the Colorado Rockies played the Seattle Mariners in an exhibition game.
Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich thought coming back was a no brainer. “You know we can get on the road and kind of have a start to our season,” said Bridich. “We know we have to leave Arizona to start our season. We are not going home to Denver so why not come here and showcase Rockies baseball.” The Monday game in March will have a 1:05 p.m. start time.
Tickets will go on sale Feb. 1.