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.”

Home » Sports » Pro » Isotopes » Rockies owner trying to get an exhibition in Albuquerque


Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

taboola desktop

1
Isotopes continue homer trend in grand fashion
Featured Sports
The Isotopes have hit a PCL-leading ... The Isotopes have hit a PCL-leading 112 homers this season, but also allowed a Triple-A high 130 long balls.
2
Isotopes lose series finale in Vegas
Isotopes
The Albuquerque Isotopes failed to hold ... The Albuquerque Isotopes failed to hold an 8-0 lead Sunday night, falling 9-8 to the Las Vegas Aviators in the finale of a six-game ...
3
Stewart, Cey, Moots going into ABQ Pro Baseball Hall ...
ABQnews Seeker
Two World Series MVPs and the ... Two World Series MVPs and the creator of the Albuquerque Dukes logo will be inducted into the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame.
4
Seven in a row: Isotopes sweep Bees, continue win ...
ABQnews Seeker
The Albuquerque Isotopes won on Father's ... The Albuquerque Isotopes won on Father's Day, completing a six-game sweep of Salt Lake and winning for the seventh time in a row.
5
Isotopes stay out late, sweep rain-delayed doubleheader
Featured Sports
Jonathan Morales walked off Game 1 ... Jonathan Morales walked off Game 1 with an RBI single to left while Riley Smith tossed a shutout in Game 2 as the host ...
6
Attalla and son to work in the (ball)yard on ...
Featured Sports
Ed Attalla doesn’t like showing it ... Ed Attalla doesn’t like showing it around the ballpark. He’s an old-school type that way. But the first-year head groundskeeper for the Albuquerque Isotopes ...
7
Isotopes rained out; doubleheader planned for Saturday
Featured Sports
'TOPES SATURDAY: Vs. Salt Lake (DH) ... 'TOPES SATURDAY: Vs. Salt Lake (DH) 5 p.m. (first game), Isotopes Park, 610 AM/95.9 FM PROMOTION: Pride Night/postgame fireworks PROBABLES: Bees LHP Jhonathan Diaz ...
8
Isotopes top Bees, stretch win streak to four games
Featured Sports
They call this a streak. It's ... They call this a streak. It's just a modest four-game win streak for the Albuquerque Isotopes after Thursday's 8-6 win over the visiting Salt ...
9
Topes Today: ABQ routs Salt Lake, 20-8
Isotopes
Thursday: vs. Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes ... Thursday: vs. Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, 610 AM/95.9 FM PROBABLES: Bees RHP Chris Daniel (3-1, 3.64) vs. Isotopes RHP Zach Neal (4-4, 6.93) ...