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Isotopes to host Triple-A championship
02/08/2011 3:30 PM ET
Isotopes Park will be the host site for the 2011 Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game, pitting the winner of the Pacific Coast League playoffs against the winner of the International League's Governors' Cup, in a one-game championship showdown on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:05 PM. The contest, which will be nationally-televised on Versus, is the centerpiece of a day-long event that includes a free pre-game autograph session with Dodgers legends, a great giveaway from presenting sponsor Sandia Resort, and a post-game fireworks show.

"Isotopes Park has been the scene of a lot of big events through the years and we're excited and honored to be chosen to host the 2011 Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game," said team president Ken Young. "The National Championship is yet another way we can showcase to the entire country our great facility as well as the great baseball fans we have in Albuquerque and throughout the state of New Mexico."

The excitement starts at 4:30 PM with a free pre-game autograph session on the Isotopes Park concourse with Dodgers greats Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, and Bill Russell, who will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans until 6:00 PM. The first 1,500 fans will also get a great giveaway item courtesy of Sandia Resort. After the contest, fans will be treated to a spectacular fireworks show, the last one at The Lab in 2011.

Tickets for the Triple-A National Championship will go on sale simultaneously with Isotopes regular season tickets on Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 AM at the Isotopes Park Box Office, on-line at www.albuquerquebaseball.com, and via phone by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets will also be the same price as 'Topes regular season tickets, making the National Championship game and surrounding events a great value.

The contest will be televised live on Versus and is expected to be re-aired the following day on the Major League Baseball Network. It will also be broadcast live on radio coast-to-coast in Triple-A markets throughout the nation.

Season tickets and mini-plans for the Isotopes 2011 season are also currently on-sale at Isotopes Park. Call (505) 924-2255 or visit www.albuquerquebaseball.com for details.