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

  1. Lucky’s Pub

    Lucky’s Pub

    801 Saint Emanuel Street
    Houston, TX
    77003

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    Lucky’s Pub surely won’t disappoint with its local dive bar feel, large beer selection, and delicious pizza. Plus they have a shuttle that takes fans to and from Minute Maid Park!
  2. Eighteen Twenty Bar

    Eighteen Twenty Bar

    1820 Franklin Ave
    Houston, TX
    77002

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    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!
  3. Home Plate Bar & Grill

    Home Plate Bar & Grill

    1800 Texas St #300
    Houston, TX
    77003

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    Home Plate Bar & Grill is a go to spot for beers before and after a game because of its convenient location, across the street from Minute Maid Park.
  4. The Balcony Bar

    The Balcony Bar

    1800 Texas Ave
    Houston, TX
    77003

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    Looking for a low-key bar with live music? Juke Joint is your spot. Alternative/ punk fan is search of hole in the wall pub with live music, check out Doll Hut on 107 South Adams Street.
  5. Bombay Pizza Co.

    Bombay Pizza Co.

    914 Main Street #105
    Houston, TX
    77002

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    Pizza fused with Indian food? Sounds crazy, but Bombay Pizza Co. makes it work!

 

Transportation/Parking

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)
$0
$37

$39

$24
$36

Free Shuttle Lucky’s Pub, 4 Taxi Rides $55
Total $417

*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.

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