The Albuquerque Isotopes, the AAA affiliate of the Florida Marlins, play at Isotopes Park. The ballpark opened in 2002 when the team that was located in Calgary, Canada moved to Albuquerque. There is lots of free parking located across the street. The interior of the ballpark is nice with lots of seating around the field. In right field there is a terraced berm for lawn seating. There is a good varied menu to select from and prices are very reasonable. This was our first game for the 2004 trip season and we were disappointed that the Isotopes lost to the Iowa Cubs from Des Moines, IA. The final score was Isotopes 4 and Cubs 5. The box score was Iowa R-5, H-5, E-1 and Isotopes R-4, H-10, E-0. The field lines are RF & LF-340', CF-400', RC-404', and LC-383'. There is a large children's play area in RF. In LF there is a tiered picnic area. You can walk around the outfield. When the field opened last year the bullpens were located along each baseline. The fans complained and this year the area in left field was excavated so the bullpens could be placed in front of the picnic area. In center-field beyond the warning track the ground slopes up to the centerfield wall. To the left of the bullpen are three large jalapeno pepper signs beside the pitch speed indicator that indicate the speed of the pitch, also. A mild pitch is below 83 mph, a medium pitch is 84-92 mph, and a red pepper pitch is above 93 mph. There are two levels of suite seating above the club seating area behind home plate. The temperature started out at 69 degrees and cooled down to 57 at the end of the game. Sonic is the mascot. Between one of the innings there is a race from 3rd base to 1st base between two peppers, green and red. The attendance was 8,386. 2009 Affiliated with Los Angeles Dodgers.
Attractions
Albuquerque Museum of Art & History features art of the Southwest and explores 400 years of Albuquerque history through permanent displays, exhibitions and walking tours. Fee.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a museum depicting the history and culture of New Mexico's 19 American Indian pueblos. Traditional dances and craft demonstrations take place weekends. Fee.

Old Town is the site of the city's original settlement, founded in 1706 and named for the Duke of Albuquerque. Old Town is a visible record of the area's evolution from small village to big city. Shops and galleries in Old Town Plaza offer arts, crafts and edible delicacies. American Indians sell their handicrafts around the plaza.