Explore the Rockies' Minor League ballparks

March 1st, 2022

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series spotlights each stadium across baseball’s affiliated ranks. Each edition provides ballpark highlights, from concessions to seating options to in-game entertainment to mascots. Ballpark Guides also take travelers through each facility’s surrounding area, encompassing the best places in town to eat or drink, nearby tourist attractions and more. Plan your Minor League Baseball road trip today!

For Rockies prospects, the road to the big leagues traverses three corners of the United States: from central California north to Washington state, east to Connecticut and back across to the southwest, before reaching Denver. Along the way, that journey hits four distinct ballparks. Colorado fans who want to explore them all now have a new resource to do so.

The Rockies’ system, in four parts:

Low-A: Fresno Grizzlies, Chukchansi Park
Welcome to Growlifornia, where the beer is cold, tacos are everything and the mascot is an ordained minister. Read More »

Riffing off their team name and the bear in the California state flag, the Grizzlies have dubbed their ballpark environs "Growlifornia."

High-A: Spokane Indians, Avista Stadium
Baseball has been in Spokane for more than 130 years, and Avista Stadium celebrates that history. Enter through a gigantic milk bottle and meet the mascot, Otto, known as the “world’s first Spokanasaurus.” Read More »

The Spokane Indians have four mascots but Otto is the star of their show, a big blue dino with a wacky look and an appetite for ballpark antics.

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats, Dunkin’ Donuts Park
The Yard Goats’ super-modern downtown facility is one of the Minor Leagues' must-visit destinations, routinely drawing some of the Double-A Eastern League’s largest crowds. Live goats also attend every home game. Read More »

The Yard Goats led the Eastern League in attendance from 2018-'19, and again in 2021.

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes, Isotopes Park
The Isotopes are named after a “Simpsons” reference and their park is nicknamed “The Lab.” It’s a sprawling 13,500 capacity facility that sits nearly a mile above sea level and offers jaw-dropping mountain views. Read More »

The Sandia Mountains loom beyond Isotopes Park, providing its baseball a dramatic backdrop.