One of Albuquerque’s favorite summer pastimes is “off the table” for the next couple of months – and maybe even longer – Mayor Tim Keller said Friday.
The Albuquerque Isotopes, a Triple-A baseball team that plays at a city-owned park, cannot host games in May or June due to a ban on mass gatherings, the mayor said.
The same holds true for New Mexico United, the professional soccer team that also calls the city stadium home, he said.
Despite plans to reopen New Mexico’s economy from its COVID-19 shutdown, Keller said the need to curb large groups will preclude stadium-filling sporting events for months to come, just as it has since mid-March.
The Isotopes were slated to play their first home game April 14, but announced in March the opener would be delayed for an “undetermined amount of time.”