Rockies owner trying to get an exhibition in Albuquerque - Albuquerque Journal

Rockies owner trying to get an exhibition in Albuquerque

The Colorado Rockies owner and much of the organization came to Albuquerque on Wednesday.

Sometime soon, they’d like to bring their team.

Standing in the dugout of the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Triple-A affiliate of the Rockies, the big league club’s owner Dick Monfort said a recent close call in landing a Major League Baseball exhibition in the Duke City hasn’t slowed efforts to try again.

“We have worked on that diligently over the last few years,” Monfort said of getting the Rockies an exhibition in Isotopes Park. “To have a game takes two to tango. So you have to have a partner. That is becoming harder and harder to do.”

Though he wouldn’t say who the team was, Monfort insists there was another MLB team  close to accepting a one or two game series in Albuquerque.

“We thought we had a deal for next year, but our dancing partner decided they were going to go a different route. … It’s really not a financial deal. It’s more a logistics deal.”


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