The Albuquerque Isotopes (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) opened the season with a annual rent payment to the city for Isotopes Park: $1.577 million.
Each year the the Isotopes make a ritual of presenting a check to the city; the payment represents the basic rent sum from the previous year plus surcharge amounts paid by the team, per the ballparklease.
The amount paid is directly correlated to how well the club has done financially since its inception in 2003. With this year’s payment of $1,577,673.97, the total amount given to the city in the team’s ten seasons is $20,399,640.99, an average of nearly $2 million a year.
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