Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park
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|Location||Albuquerque, NM United States |
Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, NM, is the home of the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Colorado Rockies' Triple-A West farm team. It was also slated to be the Rockies' 2020 Coronavirus pandemic alternate training site until New Mexico imposed a 14-day quarantine, making it impractical for this purpose.
A previous ballpark on this site, Albuquerque Sports Stadium, was built in 1969. After its condition cost the city its previous Pacific Coast League franchise, the Albuquerque Dukes, voters chose renovation over replacement. Designed by renowned baseball architect HOK Sport (now Populous), Isotopes Park landed the Calgary Cannons of the PCL in 2003. The 'Topes say it "opened" that year but their then co-tenant, the University of New Mexico Lobos, say it was "renovated". It hosted the 2007 Triple-A All-Star Game.
The longtime-parent Los Angeles Dodgers left partly because its altitude makes it such a hitters' park – which is of course Rockies-perfect.
RGCU signed a 10-year field-naming deal in February 2020, resulting in its unwieldy official name.