“We have a season ticket to Isotopes, so we haven’t been able to see a game for over a year,” he added.
On Saturday, the University of New Mexico hosted the Air Force in a doubleheader at Santa Ana Star Field.
It was the first time this season that the baseball team had played at home. It was also the first time the University of New Mexico has hosted an spectator event since March 2020.
“When we heard they were going to play Amarillo, we were going to try to go there, but it would be too difficult, so we decided to come here for this match,” said Anna Radigan, another fan.
Until recently, the governor’s public health orders prevented games with spectators from taking place in the state.
These restrictions were one of the many steps taken by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
However, Lujan Grisham eased those restrictions for counties that meet certain requirements. In Bernalillo County, outdoor venues like baseball stadiums can host up to 25% of fans.
UNM officials said they hit the limit by selling their 625 tickets.
Jared Mang, a former UNM baseball player, said he came to see his brother play.
“I am happy to see a live sporting event,” he said.
“It’s been over a year, I think, so it’s just …