Music - Fly me to the moon by Frank Sinatra
Photographed in 1987, 1992 and 1994 using film.
Albuquerque Sports Stadium opened in 1969, closed in 2000 and was demolished in 2001. The new Isotopes Park was built directly on top of the old A.S.S. (as it was tongue in cheek, known as).
The first team to call the park home were the Albuquerque Dodgers of the Texas league. In 1972, the city got their AAA franchise, the Albuquerque Dukes. The Dukes and Dodgers were the farm teams for, yes, the L.A. Dodgers.
By the 90's the stadium began to show its age. A crumbling infrastructure and disrepair of the park led the Dukes to leave for Portland, Oregon.
Three years after the Dukes left, Isotopes Park opened on the same site. The park has been home to the Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA) since 2003.
For years the city of Albuquerque was looking for a replacement for the aging and crumbling Tingley Field. Tingley was located at 10th St. and Atlantic Ave. in Albuquerque, just across the street from the Rio Grande Zoo. The adobe and concrete park was demolished sometime in the early 70's. About all that remains are the light standards. The area has been turned into softball fields.
Location - 1349 University Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The park was located across the street from both The Pit and University Stadium. Venues for the University of New Mexico.