NM United, Isotopes games to operate at 100% capacity

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday that New Mexico will retire its color-coded, county-by-county system and all COVID health restrictions will be lifted July 1; That means, the Albuquerque Isotopes and New Mexico United will be able to operate at 100% capacity. The Isotopes say they will make the change right off the bat on July 1.

Meanwhile, New Mexico United will play two games under the current capacity limits and will welcome back more fans at the July 24 game against El Paso. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department says they don’t plan on increasing the number of tickets for fireworks at Balloon Fiesta Park. Read the city’s statement below:

We are looking forward to a continued reopening of the city & state.

The current number of tickets for fireworks at Balloon Fiesta Park corresponds to the parking available directly around the park. This will allow up to 15,000 burqueños to enjoy the display in person. The City will be exploring additional parking options, which would increase the number of available tickets. In any case, the additional launch sites around the metro offer plenty of ways to celebrate.

Dave Simon, Director, CABQ Parks and Recreation Department

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