ABQ Sports and Leisure

All about sports and leisure in Albuquerque

Soccer - USL

New Mexico's USL expansion team - New Mexico United

The United Soccer League is one of the most prominent Division II professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 75 million people to fuel the growth of professional soccer across North America.A growing league, the USL has more than doubled in size since 2014, with Ottawa Fury FC, Reno 1868 FC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies debuting in 2017.


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New Mexico United schedule


Ice Wolves

New Mexico Ice Wolves


The New Mexico Ice Wolves are a Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's South Division.

Featured Sport

In the Spotlight: National Football League

HAROLD (RED) GRANGE - (1903-1991). American football player.. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. 0-quest-eb-com.albuq.cabq.gov/search/american-football/2. Accessed 7 Sep 2021.

Photo is of Harold Edward "Red" Grange (June 13, 1903 – January 28, 1991), nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost" and "The Wheaton Iceman", an American football halfback for the University of Illinois, the Chicago Bears, and the short-lived New York Yankees. His signing with the Bears helped legitimize the National Football League (NFL). [Wikipedia]

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Albuquerque Isotopes

Albuquerque Isotopes

Founded in 2003, the Albuquerque Isotopes are a minor league baseball team in the Pacific Coast League. The team is the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies in the National League. The team was affiliated with the Florida Marlins from 2003 to 2008 and the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2009 to 2014.


See also: Mariachis de Nuevo México; Albuquerque Green Chile Cheesburgers

Duke City Gladiators

Duke City Gladiators

The Duke City Gladiators are a professional indoor football team and a member of Champions Indoor Football.

Roller Derby

Roller Skating

Chicks in Bowls New Mexico

"We have a dream that you can show up at any skatepark in the world and find people from all over shredding side by side. We have a goal to see the sport of quad-skating showcased with other extreme sports." ~Chicks in Bowls website

Flat-Track Roller Derby

For women: Elevated Roller Derby

For any gender: Albuquerque Roller Derby


Albuquerque Sol

Albuquerque Sol FC is an American soccer club based in Albuquerque. It was co-founded by Ron Patel and Larry Espinoza in 2013 and joined the Premier Development League, the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid, in 2014.

Holly Holm

Holly Holm

Holly Holm is an American mixed martial artist, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion, and a former professional boxer and kickboxer. Holm is the first person to win championships in both boxing and mixed martial arts. She's ranked by BoxRec as the second-best female professional boxer of all time. Holly is from Sandia Heights in Albuquerque and grew up in Bosque Farms. She made her professional kickboxing debut on June 1, 2002.

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