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Where the Grass is Greener

The Isotopes transformed into the Mariachis de Nuevo México for four games in Albuquerque as part of Minor League Baseball's initiative celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture. Over those four dates, a total of 55,235 fans packed Isotopes Park, an average of 13,809 fans per game. The Mariachis were one of 33 teams across Minor League Baseball to compete for the "Copa de la Diversión" or "Fun Cup." The season-long "Copa" series was specifically designed to embrace the culture and values that resonate most with participating teams' local Hispanic and Latino communities. Isotopes Park transformed from "The Lab" into "The Plaza" during the Copa Cup dates, complete with traditional decorations, piñatas and mariachi bands playing both outside and inside the ballpark. The first Mariachis de Nuevo México game was a record-breaking evening at Isotopes Park on Cinco de Mayo. The 16,975 fans to attend the game was the largest single-game crowd in Isotopes history, surpassing the previous record of 16,348 set on July 4, 2014.