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.
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.
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.
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
University Stadium LotTailgating isn’t allowed on Isotopes property, but never fear as UNM’s University Stadium is located right across the street and home to plenty of tailgating. If you want to grill out and throw back a few beer with friends before the game, then arrive early and set up shop in the University Stadium lot.
Albuquerque Isotopes Stadium Guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.