Mayor Declares June 16 "Albuquerque Green Chile Cheeseburgers Day"

Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry, presenting the official declaration to Orbit and Green Chile. (Tim March)

By Albuquerque Isotopes | June 7, 2017 2:52 PM ET

Mayor Richard J. Berry has officially declared June 16 "Albuquerque Green Chile Cheeseburgers Day" in the City of Albuquerque. 

On that date, the Isotopes will change their name, for one night only, to the Albuquerque Green Chile Cheeseburgers and will take on the Fresno Tacos in the biggest food fight in baseball history.

"The Mayor's proclamation is just another example of how this community is really sinking their teeth into this night," said Isotopes General Manager John Traub.

On June 16, Isotopes Park will be decked out in a Green Chile Cheeseburger theme, with green chile cheeseburger sliders being served throughout the ballpark's concession stands. Green chiles will be roasted on the concourse, as "The Lab" will also be transformed into "The Grill." After the game, fans will also be treated to a post-game fireworks extravaganza.

Tickets for Green Chile Cheeseburgers night are still available and can be purchased through or by visiting the Isotopes Park Box Office.


Executive Order From the Office of the Mayor

Whereas, the Albuquerque Isotopes are an integral part of our community; and

Whereas, the Isotopes have provided affordable, family-fun entertainment since 2003; and

Whereas, the Isotopes have embraced their role as an ambassador of all things that are positive about Albuquerque and New Mexico; and

Whereas the Isotopes will, for this day only, change their name to the "Albuquerque Green Chile Cheeseburgers" in recognition of one of the truly iconic culinary aspects of this community; and

Now, Therefore, I, Richard J. Berry, Mayor of the City of Albuquerque, do hereby proclaim June 16, 2017 as:

"Albuquerque Green Chile Cheeseburgers Day"

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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