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Grand Junction Rockies preparing for 2012 debut

Grand Junction RockiesThe only change in rookie ball this season: the Grand Junction Rockies (rookie; Pioneer League) will be playing out of Suplizio Field after moving from Casper.

It’s been a total makeover for the team: the franchise was purchased by the Monfort brothers — owners of the Colorado Rockies— and moved to Suplizio Field, which also saw offseason improvements. The ballpark was actually closed for almost a year (339 days, to be exact) before reopening in mid-April for the Colorado Mesa season. The $8.3-million overhaul saw the replacement of bleachers with new seating, a new press box and a handicapped-accessible mezzanine level. The ballpark also serves as home for the Junior College World Series, so it will be a busy schedule at the facility.

Tickets for the GJ-Rockies go on sale tomorrow.

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