Albuquerque Isotopes Overview

Fast facts

League: Pacific Coast League

Head Coach: Pedro Lopez

Team Mascot: Orbit

Year Opened: 2003

Capacity: 13500

City / State: Albuquerque / New Mexico

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Albuquerque Isotopes vs El Paso Chihuahuas

Rival Team: El Paso Chihuahuas

The El Paso Chihuahuas are the Isotopes biggest rivals making every matchup between these two divisional rivals a must-see. The Chihuahuas are the closest team to the Isotopes geographically meaning every meeting has a lot of bragging rights at stake, so don’t miss it when the Chihuahuas come to town.

Albuquerque Isotopes vs Salt Lake Bees

Rival Team: Salt Lake Bees

You’ll always find a good crowd when the Bees come to town, so make sure you don’t miss taking in a game between these two divisional rivals.

Albuquerque Isotopes Tailgate Guide


An Isotopes game is an excellent experience for any baseball fan in New Mexico, and there is nothing better than tailgating beforehand. Isotopes Park’s location near the UNM campus makes it the perfect place for tailgating as you’ll find lots of space to set up shop in the nearby University Stadium lots. Everywhere you look you’ll see Isotopes fans tailgating, so come prepared to join in the festivities.

One of the best parts of tailgating before an Isotopes game is the unique blend of southwestern food you’ll find here. The cuisine here is quite different from what you’ll find in the rest of the country, so bring something to share and take part in all of the local delicacies.

Finally, it should be obvious that the fans in Albuquerque know how to tailgate as Lobos football games feature some of the best tailgating in the Mountain West Conference. Arrive early and make the most out of your tailgating experience when attending an Isotopes game.


Giant Baseball

Make sure to get a picture with the giant baseball outside the Isotopes Park before the game. The giant baseball is located by the stadium’s main entrance and is a can’t miss for any taking in their first Isotopes game.

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Baseball Players

The stadium’s facade includes several baseball players in various action poses including pitching and hitting. Take a walk around the park before the game to see them all during your trip to Albuquerque.

Where to tailgate

Albuquerque Isotopes Stadium Guide

In Game

If you’re looking for some family fun, then you can’t beat taking in an Albuquerque Isotopes game at Isotopes Park. Isotopes Park offers something for the whole family, so no matter how big of a baseball fan you are you’ll have an excellent time here. The big attraction for kids is the Fun Zone, which features inflatables, a playground, a carousel, and a whole lot more. Kids will also love the Isotopes mascot Orbit, and the Kids Run after the game.

More diehard fans will also have an excellent time at an Isotopes game as they’ll get to see some of baseball’s future stars take the field. Albuquerque baseball fans also won’t want to miss the opportunity to see the Albuquerque Baseball Hall of Fame located in McKernan Hall.

Isotopes Park is also a beautiful park that features gorgeous views of the mountains in the outfield. Additionally, you won’t want to miss your opportunity to get a picture with your favorite Simpsons characters, which can be found on benches throughout the ballpark.

An Isotopes game is fun for the whole family, so don’t hesitate to start planning your trip to Isotopes Park.

Things to check out

Simpsons Benches

The Isotopes name was inspired by The Simpsons episode “Hungry, Hungry Homer,” and a result, you can find Simpsons themed benches all around the ballpark. Snap a picture with your favorite Simpsons character when taking in a game at Isotopes Park.

McKernan Hall

Named after former Albuquerque Dukes general manager Pat McKernan, McKernan Hall is home to the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame and serves a tribute to professional baseball in the city. Diehard Albuquerque baseball fans won’t want to miss seeing McKernan Hall when visiting Isotopes Park.

Fun Zone

Located in right field, the Fun Zone is home to a variety of fun kids activities. Here you can find a playground, carousel, inflatables, and much more. If you’re looking to keep the kids entertained throughout the game, then you can’t beat the Fun Zone.

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If you’re looking to get an autograph from your favorite Isotopes player, then you’ll be in luck. You can request autographs up until 15 minutes until game time, so make sure to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Isotopes Pro Shop

Make sure to check out Isotopes Pro Shop if you want to get a souvenir from your trip to Isotopes Park. At the Isotopes Pro Shop, you can find anything from caps to jerseys to shirts and much more.

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The O-Zone is the perfect place to have a birthday party, so reserve it for your son or daughter's birthday party today. Here you’ll have an excellent view of the action on the field and get to meet Orbit making for a great birthday celebration.

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Kids Run

Why only let kids run the bases after games on Sunday when you can let them run them after every game? Kids can run the bases at Isotopes Park after every game, so stick around and take part in the fun.


Orbit is the official mascot of the Albuquerque Isotopes and is beloved by fans young and old. The goofy looking alien is a must-see part of any Isotopes game, so keep an eye out for him during your trip to Isotopes Park.

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Albuquerque Isotopes Bars & Restaurants

  1. Saggios


    Choose from gourmet pizzas big and flavorful calzones, tasty sandwiches, salads, pasta and desserts. Beer and wine is served and if you have a craving for something sweet, try a piece of cheesecake.

    107 Cornell Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - sportsbar - $$

  2. Nob Hill

    Nob Hill fries

    NHBG is a vibrant and cozy neighborhood restaurant without the typical neighborhood food, known for its award-winning burgers. However, that is just the beginning of our story.

    3128 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Zacatecas

    Zacatecas drink

    Zacatecas is an authentic Mexican taqueria in the heart of Nob Hill.

    3423 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  4. Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

    Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro

    Zinc offers a formal yet relaxed atmosphere where diners can enjoy a quick bite with a glass of wine or settle in for a truly exquisite dining experience.

    3009 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA

    505-254-9462 (ZINC)

    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Monte Vista

    Monte Vista tacos

    Located in the historic Nob Hill neighborhood, the Monte Vista Fire Station is more than just a restaurant but rather your place for food, fun and spirits.

    3201 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Flying Star Cafe

    Flying Star Cafe

    We’re the place for handmade bakery desserts, fresh roasted coffee, and homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner all day long.

    3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Two Fools

    Two Fools

    Two Fools Tavern is an unrelenting dream finally realized by folks who had a desire to bring a real Irish pub and eating establishment to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    3211 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  8. Village Inn

    Village Inn breakfast

    Enjoy great-tasting food and extra-friendly service in a clean and comfortable family environment.

    2340 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Frontier Restaurant

    Frontier Restaurant

    Serves great breakfasts, burritos, burgers, roasted green chile, homemade flour tortillas, fresh squeezed orange juice, and the famous Frontier Sweet Roll.

    2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $

  10. Dion’s


    ​At Dion’s we provide great food and a place for people to relax and connect with family and friends. We create ease, simplicity, and connection amidst the hustle and bustle of busy lives.

    11000 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  11. The Quarters BBQ

    The Quarters BBQ

    From BBQ ribs to mac n' cheese, we have something to satisfy any craving.

    801 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA

    505-843-6949 / 843-7505

    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  12. Scalo Northern Italian Grill

    Scalo Northern Italian Grill

    Amazing food and drinks, with great atmosphere and excellent service!

    3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA

    505-255-8781 / 505-265-7850

    Bar website

    italian - $$

  13. Carraro’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant

    Carraros Pizza Italian Restaurant

    Casual dining with a lively night life.

    108 Vassar Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  14. P’tit Louis Bistro

    P’tit Louis Bistro

    P'tit Louis Bistro transports you back to the center of Paris, France, in the 1920's, where French Cuisine is expertly prepared for your pleasure.

    4940 Corrales Rd STE 400, Corrales, NM 87004, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  15. Brickyard Pizza

    Brickyard Pizza

    Great pizza, cool beers and spirits!

    2216 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  16. Golden Pride BBQ

    Golden Pride BBQ

    Golden Pride carries the Frontier's famous Sweet Rolls, Tortillas, Green Chile Stew & Posolé

    1830 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $

  17. El Patio De Albuquerque

    El Patio De Albuquerque_

    El Patio de Albuquerque Restaurant has been serving the finest traditional northern New Mexican cooking since 1977.

    142 Harvard Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$