Alumni Field was built on the campus of Montana Tech in 1968 and has been the home of all Butte Montana Minor League Baseball ever since 1978 when the Copper Kings made their debuts. The Copper Kings are the second team to bear that name, after Bisbee-Douglas' Copper Kings played for the Az-Mex league throughout the 50's. Interestingly enough, these two distant towns share a lot in common. Both are former copper mining towns, with great historical significance (thus the shared moniker). Both towns have also undergone a renaissance in recent years, going from the center of bustling big business, to an abandoned town of wandering vagrants, to a cultural revitalization with eclectic restaurants and shops and some unique and interesting residents!