Minute Maid Park
Capacity: 43,836 Opened: April 2000
The stars at night are big in bright at Minute Maid Park when the roof is open and the Astros are playing.
What makes this stadium unique?
Minute Maid Park’s retractable roof protects fans from Houston’s notoriously humid weather. When the weather is nice and the roof is open, fans have a fantastic view of the city and the atmosphere is second to none. The main entrance to the stadium is Houston’s original Union Station and the train theme runs through the park with a track in the outfield. After an Astros’ home run or win a train pulling a car full of oranges runs across the track. Texas pride comes out during the playing of “Deep in the Heart of Texas” following the 7th inning stretch, an Astros’ tradition. The outfield has a grassy slope called Tal’s Hill with an in play flagpole, once popular in old parks. Chick-fil-A cows wearing Astros caps adorn the foul poles with the saying “EAT MOR FOWL.” Anytime an Astros player hits the foul pole, fans receive a free chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A.
Dining and Nightlife
Eighteen Twenty Bar
Eighteen Twenty Bar
1820 Franklin Ave
Eighteen Twenty Bar is a fun local bar located a short walk from Minute Maid Park. On the first and last Fridays of the month, Joystix opens up and patrons can play unlimited 80s and 90s arcade games for $15!
Home Plate Bar & Grill
The Balcony Bar
Bombay Pizza Co.
Stadium parking is for season ticket holders only but nearby public lots are clearly marked with a baseball with a “P.” There is also street parking available, be sure to carry change/bills for the meters. Though there is no public transportation directly to the stadium, the light rail has a stop (Preston) six blocks from the station. Many local restaurants and bars provide shuttles as well.
|Weekend for Two|
|Magnolia Hotel Houston (2 Nights)||$202|
|Tickets (2 Terrace Deck)||$24|
|Breakfast Complimentary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Bombay Pizza Co.: 16” ½ Slumdog, ½ Bombay Ranch, 2 Glasses of Wine)
Saturday Lunch (Homeplate Bar & Grill: BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Philly Cheese Steak, Loaded Fries, 2 Beers)
Saturday Dinner (Lucky’s Pub: The Lucky Loaded, Meatball Sub)
Pre-game at Lucky’s Pub (6 Beers)
|Free Shuttle Lucky’s Pub, 4 Taxi Rides||$55|
*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.