The physical address for the Houston Astros Baseball Club is: Union Station at Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77002. All correspondence should be mailed to the Houston Astros at P.O. Box 288, Houston, TX 77001-0288.
Fans can purchase tickets to upcoming Houston Astros games in several ways:
Alcohol is served at Minute Maid Park at various ARAMARK vending stations throughout the ballpark. Fans must be of legal drinking age to be served. Guests will not be allowed to bring alcohol into or out of the Club and Suite levels, as well as the ballpark on the whole.
501 Crawford Street
Houston, Texas 77002
1-800-ASTROS4 Regular Hours - Mon-Fri 9-5
Holiday Hours - Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-4
Please refer to the "Services for Guests with Disabilities" section in this guide.
Animals, except for trained dogs or service animals assisting visitors with disabilities, are not permitted on Minute Maid Park property.
Any person(s) wishing to perform the National Anthem prior to an Astros game must submit a DVD of the singer(s) performing an a cappella version of the National Anthem. Mail DVDs to: National Anthem, Houston Astros, P.O. Box 288, Houston, TX 77001-0288. For more information, call (713) 259-8332. Please be aware that tapes will not be returned.
The Astros Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros. We seek to harness the passion of baseball fans in Greater Houston to support our cornerstone charitable programs, including Community Leaders, the Astros Urban Youth Academy and the Astros RBI league (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities). Led by the Astros ownership and Sr. VP and Foundation Executive Director Meg Vaillancourt, our strategic focus is our youth baseball and softball programs serving at-risk youth in the Greater Houston area. We welcome volunteers and tax deductible donations, which can be made in honor or memory of a loved one as well as corporate donations or matching gifts. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/foundation
The Astros Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program uses the sport of baseball and softball to promote healthy choices and valuable life skills including respect for others, non-violent conflict resolution, teamwork, resistance to drugs and alcohol while learning and playing America's Pastime.
Six automated teller machines operated by Amegy Bank are available throughout the ballpark for our fans' convenience. They are located at Sections 108, 112, 132, 218, 315 and one near the FiveSeven Grille (Section 156).
The Astros upgraded the overall audio system at Minute Maid Park in 2011. These updates allow fine tuning and level adjustments using the most state of the art equipment on the market. Fans will also experience synced audio in suites, concourses, and rest rooms mirroring the content on the TV's and large displays throughout the game. For fans that are deaf or hard of hearing the Astros offer an LED closed captioning display to the right of the main video display. The Astros were the first Major League team to offer this service.
Fans may seek autographs from players and coaches from the time the ballpark opens until the batting practice cages are removed (approximately 45 minutes before game time). Fans will be allowed to wait at the Field Box rails from Section 111 to the Left Field foul pole, and from Section 127 to the Right Field foul pole. The Houston Astros ask that you show consideration for guests holding tickets for these seating areas. If you are seeking autographs in a seating location other than your own, you may be asked to proceed to your designated seating location.
Fans age 2 and under may be admitted to Astros games without an admission ticket. However, they must sit in the lap of an accompanying adult.
Baby changing tables are available throughout Minute Maid Park in nearly every restroom facility, men's, women's or family. Please ask an usher for the nearest one.
In compliance with MLB and Astros security policies, all bags, purses and containers will be searched prior to entry. Guests entering Minute Maid Park may also be subject to inspection by random metal-detection wand. There are no lockers available outside of the ballpark to secure items not allowed inside, nor can any items be held by security staff members. Items that are not permitted in the ballpark and are surrendered to security will not be stored or returned. To ensure fan safety, the Houston Astros reserve the right to refuse admittance of any item deemed hazardous, suspicious or offensive. Fans are reminded that the following items will not be permitted inside Minute Maid Park:
For the general safety of Minute Maid Park guests, ball retrievers of any kind are not permitted into the ballpark
Standing or stepping on ballpark seats may lead to serious bodily injury. The Houston Astros request, for your safety and other ballpark guests, that you do not step, stand or use seats in a manner other than intended at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros welcome banners that support teams and their players, so long as they are in good taste. The Houston Astros Baseball Club does not permit signs, posters or banners which are obscene, slanderous or in bad taste. Management reserves the right to remove any sign deemed inappropriate. Banners may not obstruct the view of other patrons or interfere with the game in any way.
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*Gates open 1.5 hours prior to all Astros home games.
Bicycle parking is available near the Clock Tower entrance of Minute Maid Park, off Hamilton Street at Preston. Racks are also available along Texas Avenue, across the street from the ballpark. If additional accommodations are needed due to special circumstances, Minute Maid Park personnel is happy to facilitate with advanced notice.
Now our smallest fans can enjoy their birthday parties in a big league park! The two-hour birthday party, geared toward kids ages 5 to 14, includes a tour of the ballpark, age-appropriate activities and playtime at Minute Maid Squeeze Play. The birthday child receives a special gift from the Astros and all children at the party receive a party favor from the team. To schedule a birthday party, please call (713) 66-PARTY or, for more information, go to www.astros.com/tours.
Each fan may bring in one factory sealed, plastic water bottle into Minute Maid Park (Maximum one liter). Fans may also bring in bottles for infants.
Visitors are welcome to bring video and still cameras into the ballpark. Lenses must be no larger than 4.5". Tripods and monopods are not allowed in the ballpark.
The Houston Astros are the first major league team to install carillons, or bells, in their ballpark. The Home Plate Clock Tower, located on the corner of Texas and Hamilton, will not only provide the time but also entertain with various musical selections throughout the year.
Select local nonprofit groups with a 501(c)(3) tax ID letter from the IRS and who serve at-risk youth or members of the US military and wounded warriors, may apply for a limited number of complimentary group tickets to pre-selected Astros games, pending availability. The application period opened in March and charity group tickets are available in specific areas of the ballpark, with a rotation policy to ensure we can serve as many worthy eligible nonprofit groups as possible. The Astros Charity Ticket Grant program is limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies within our geographic and strategic focus areas, and applications must be submitted for approval at least eight weeks in advance. For more information on how to submit an application, visit www.astros.com/community.
The Coca-Cola Astros Buddies Kids Club is the Houston Astros official fan club for kids 14 and under. With two memberships to choose from - the free Rookie membership and the $20 MVP membership - there's affordable fun for everyone. In addition to member-only autograph sessions and a kids press conference with players, MVP members receive four (4) free tickets, an Astros floppy cap, spiral notebook, cord bracelet, and other cool items. Memberships are available at www.astros.com/buddies and at the Community Clubhouse located behind Section 107.
Developed by Houston Astros owner Jim Crane and launched in late 2012, our new Astros Community Leaders program is an $18 million investment by the Astros Foundation to rebuild youth baseball and softball fields in disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout Houston. The program is an exciting new partnership between the Astros Foundation, the City of Houston and corporate champions including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Calpine Corporation, Champion Energy Services, Halliburton, Nabors Industries, National Oilwell Varco, Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Schlumberger. Working with Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the city's Parks and Recreation Department and local youth teams who play at the parks, Community Leaders program is run by the Astros Foundation.
ARAMARK'S goal is to offer the highest quality food and beverage experience to all fans visiting Minute Maid Park. A variety of food and beverage is available throughout the ballpark at concession stands and portable carts.
Concessions offerings include:
The Houston Astros mix business and baseball every day! You now have the opportunity to host executive meetings at one of America's premier ballparks, Minute Maid Park. Open year round, the Conference Center features 16 state-of-the-art meeting rooms in the historic Union Station building. The possibilities are endless within the Houston Astros Conference Center. For more information, or to book your next meeting, call (713)259-8800 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Costumes are not allowed at Minute Maid Park. Houston Astros management reserves the right to refuse entry and refund the ticket price of individual in a costume
VISA, American Express, Discover and MasterCard are accepted at the box offices, retail locations and all concession stands.
Located near Section 108 on the Main Concourse, the Designated Driver Booth is part of the ARAMARK Corporation's "Serves you Right" program. Any person over the age of 21 who goes to the booth and identifies himself or herself as a designated driver will receive a coupon for a free small soda at any of the ARAMARK concession stands.
The Diamond Club is the ideal location for the finest in corporate entertaining. With a private conference room and a phone/fax room, this is where the deals can be made. The amenities continue as fans enjoy Major League Baseball in extra-wide luxury seats behind home plate with the convenience of wait service throughout the game. Diamond Club seats are sold only as season tickets.
Minute Maid Park is located on the east side of downtown Houston, within the quadrangle of US 59, Texas Avenue, Crawford Street and Congress Street. There are literally dozens of streets that will lead fans to Minute Maid Park. Please refer to our page for more information. For more information on Houston downtown streets and construction updates, visit www.downtownstreets.com. Information on freeway ramp closures is available at http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/construction/construction_report.aspx.
The Astros are happy to help non-profit groups and their fundraising efforts through donations whenever possible. Because approximately 250-300 requests are received each month, donation procedures are in place to assist the team in facilitating these requests. Non-profit groups may request an in-kind donation by submitting a request letter six weeks in advance of the event and including a copy of the organization's 501 (c)(3) tax exempt letter. The request letter, written on the organization's letterhead, should include basic information about the charity/event, the date of the fundraising event and a contact name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Complete details on the team's guidelines and procedures related to donations are available online.
Public drinking fountains are located throughout the ballpark near the restrooms. Locations include these sections:
Locations include these sections: Main-107, 111, 116, 122, 127, 133, 153; Club- 209, 215, 233, 229, 233; Mezzanine- 252, 253; Suite- 9, 23, 37, 49, 69 (suite 63); Upper- 307, 310, 319, 323, 327, 334.
Prior to games, fans may be dropped off along any street adjacent to Minute Maid Park, including a protected left lane along Texas Avenue on the south side of the ballpark. Following the game, the Houston Police Department will close Texas Avenue on Crawford Street around Minute Maid Park for approximately 20 minutes. This closure will allow for a safe pedestrian exit of the majority of fans at the game. Once HPD reopens those streets, fan pick-up is available along the south and west sides of the ballpark. Immediate post-game pick-up is permitted along Jackson Street on the south side of Minute Maid Park. However, all vehicles picking up at that location must be attended while drivers are waiting for their guest(s) to arrive. Fans who arrived at Minute Maid Park via charter or school buses will be picked up along Hamilton Street, between Preston and Texas, on the east side of Minute Maid Park.
Phones at Fan Accommodation Centers located at sections 112 and 323 may be used for emergency calls.
Elevators for all fans are located in two areas inside Minute Maid Park: at the Third Base entrance off Texas Avenue, near Section 109, and at the First Base entrance off Hamilton Street, near Section 128. Limited-access elevators to the Diamond Club, the Club Level and Suite Level can be found at the Clock Tower entrance. Additional elevators accessing the Mezzanine Level are located behind Section 156.
The Houston Astros are always looking for friendly, service-oriented fans to join our team. The majority of jobs are part-time with most work shifts occurring in the evenings and on weekends, based on our game schedule. Interested parties can check online at the Astros website or call (713) 259-8000 to reach our Human Resources department.
All Astros Major League equipment is recycled for use in Spring Training and for our minor league system. Non-profit groups may contact the Recycled Baseball Items Foundation, which is an independent non-team affiliated charity, at www.rbi-houston.org to request assistance in procuring used equipment for your team or league.
Escalators for general fan use are location at Section 106, near the Union Station entrance. Escalators accessing only the Club Level may be found at the Clock Tower entrance.
No refunds, cancellations or exchanges are given for Astros individual game tickets. Season ticket holders and 28-game plan holders are eligible for our Ticket Exchange Program. Call (713) 259-8300 or your personal ticket representative for details.
Sixteen family restrooms are conveniently located throughout the ballpark. These single-stalled, private bathrooms with baby changing tables are located near the following sections: Main Concourse- 106, 111, 127, 131, 154; Club Level- 208, 214, 229, 233, 252; Upper Concourse- 307, 315, 317, 325, 329, 336.
Fan Accommodation Centers are open during all Astros games. They are located on the Main Concourse at Section 112 and on the Upper Concourse at Section 323. Services include lost and found, storing of large items (strollers, wheelchairs, etc.) and providing general fan information (schedules, ballpark information, etc.)
Letters to Astros players should be addressed to them individually at P.O. Box 288, Houston, TX 77001-0288. If you desire a response, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please keep in mind that players receive a large quantity of mail, so a response may not always be possible. The volume of mail also prohibits the tracking of letters and packages. Astros players and coaches do not have email. Please send correspondences as indicated above.
First Aid stations are located at Section 150 on the Main Concourse and Section 334 on the Upper Concourse to serve fans seeking medical assistance during all Astros games. In case of an emergency, immediately notify a guest service representative who will then contact the appropriate emergency personnel. .
Food and beverages are available throughout Minute Maid Park at concession stands and carts managed by the ARAMARK Corporation. See "Concessions" for a brief description of foods offered at the various locations.
Guests are allowed to bring food and bottled water into Minute Maid Park for Houston Astros games. This policy is specific to Houston Astros game related events and does not apply to special events held at the ballpark (i.e. concerts, tours, corporate events, etc.). Items that do not meet these guidelines will not be able to be held or secured by ballpark staff.
Fans are permitted to keep foul balls and home runs hit into occupied seating areas as souvenirs; however, fans must not enter the playing area to retrieve balls or otherwise interfere with balls still in play. All fans, especially those sitting along the foul lines in the Dugout and Field Box seats, are cautioned to stay alert for hard-hit foul balls or bats that might leave the field of play. Ticket holders assume all risks and dangers incidental to the game of baseball, whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to the actual playing of the game. The Houston Astros cannot be held responsible for the conduct of other Guests when attempting to obtain a foul or home run ball.
Unless otherwise announced, home night games begin at 7:10 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at 6:10 on Saturday. Sunday and weekday afternoon games start at 1:10 p.m. Please call 1-877-9ASTROS for the latest information and news or visit the Ticket Headquarters located behind home plate on the main concourse.
The gates of Minute Maid Park will open 1.5 hours prior to all games, allowing fans ample time to enjoy the ballpark, locate seats and satisfy cravings at the many concession stands.
Merchandise can be purchased year-round the Astros' official Team Store, located in the lobby of the Union Station building. During Astros games, The Home Plate Supply Company, located behind home plate on the Main Concourse, is also open to showcase fan favorites in souvenirs and memorabilia. There are also several souvenir vendors located throughout the ballpark. Inquire at a Fan Accommodations Center for the nearest locations. Merchandise is also available via the internet at the Houston Astros official website, www.astros.com.
Prior to the 2009 season, the Houston Astros grounds crew installed a new playing surface at Minute Maid Park. The 2.3 acre upgrade of new sod, named Platinum TE Paspalum, is the first of its kind to be installed in a sports facility in the world. Platinum TE Paspalum is a turf that works well for Minute Maid Park's conditions due to its lower sunlight requirements. Compared to the sod previously used, the Platinum TE Paspalum has proven itself to have a greener color, an improved wear tolerance and an increased tolerance to the shade at Minute Maid Park. In addition, after seeing the excellent results in Houston, two other Major League teams have followed the Astros' lead and installed Platinum TE Paspalum in their baseball fields.
Group seating is available for groups of 20 or more in various seating levels including the Field Boxes, the Mezzanine, Crawford Boxes, Executive Suites, Center Field Patio and the View Deck. Contact Astros ticket services at (713) 259-8500 or 1-800-ASTROS2 for more information.
Get an insider's view of the home of the Houston Astros. See areas of Minute Maid Park not usually accessible by the public such as the press box, Suites and the Diamond Club. School groups can enjoy tours specially geared for our younger fans. For more information on the year-round tour services, call (713) 259-TOUR (259-8687).
Customer Service is the number one objective of the Houston Astros. The team strives to provide its guests with the most positive baseball experience in the Major Leagues while in a safe, comfortable environment. To help us achieve our goal of outstanding customer service, we ask for fan cooperation in the following areas:
Guest Service Centers, also known as Fan Accommodations Centers, are open during all Astros games. They are located on the Main Concourse at Section 112 and on the Upper Concourse at Section 323. Services include Lost and Found, storing large items (e.g. strollers, wheelchairs, etc.) and providing general fan information (e.g. schedules, ballpark information, etc.)
The Houston Astros are proud to host college students in a learning experience each semester in all of our departments. An internship is the best way to gain experience and create a network of contacts in the world of sports. The Houston Astros Internship Program proves to be a once in a lifetime experience that offers insight and exposure to various aspects of the sports industry. To learn more about the program and its requirements, please visit www.astros.com/internships
Any items lost or found within Minute Maid Park should be brought to the attention of any uniformed employee. If items are lost during the game, guests can check with Fan Accommodations in Section 112. Guest Services may also be contacted at (713) 259-8459 on non-game days to arrange pick-up of a lost item.
Please notify the nearest uniformed ballpark employee of a lost guest. Lost individuals will be brought to the Fan Accommodation Centers at Sections 112 and 323.
Please remember that game tickets are like money and should be secured like cash. Stolen tickets will be replaced at no charge, so long as a police report has been filed and documentation has been presented to the Astros ticket office at least 24 hours prior to game time. You will be charged the face value for all other lost or misplaced tickets.
A game is official after 4½ innings have been completed. To keep score at your seat, guests can purchase official scorecards at retail locations throughout the ballpark.
Do you know where Orbit was born? His favorite movies? Food? Dance move? Learn more about the Astros fun loving outer-space mascot and to request an Orbit Appearance; the application needs to be completed and submitted for consideration at least four weeks in advance of the event. Rate information along with the online application is available.
Fans are allowed to re-enter only until the first pitch of the game. Fans may re-enter Minute Maid Park through the South Home Plate, Union Station, Center Field or Right Field gates at the pre-designated turnstile. Fans who plan on re-entering MUST have their ticket rescanned before they leave the ballpark and present their ticket for re-scanning upon re-entry. Once the game has begun, tickets will not be scanned for re-entry. Guests exiting the ballpark after the first pitch must have or purchase a valid ticket to return.
No refunds or exchanges are given for Astros tickets. Season ticket holders are eligible for a special past game ticket exchange program.
Merchandise may be purchased year-round at the Astros Official Team Store located in the lobby of the Union Station building. During Astros games, a second team store, located behind home plate on the Main Concourse, is also open to showcase fan favorites in souvenirs and memorabilia. There are also several souvenir vendors located throughout the ballpark. Inquire at a Fan Accommodation Center for the nearest locations, or call 713-259-8077 for all retail information requests. Merchandise is also available via the Internet at the Houston Astros official website, www.astros.com.
To make that special event even more memorable, fans may request a ribbon board message on astros.com/scoreboard »
The ballpark features just under 1200 feet of Daktronics LED ribbon boards. These displays offer eye catching graphics and statistical information including speed pitch and type. The ribbon boards offer 360 degree visibility allowing fans to engage from any seat location. The main ribbon boards extend across from foul pole to foul pole. They measure nearly 4 feet in height and 1,000 feet in distance. Between the Mezzanine levels in right field rests another stretch of ribbon boards. These extend nearly 200 feet across.
The roof of Minute Maid Park provides the best of both baseball worlds - open air and the great outdoors or air-conditioned comfort indoors. Designed in three moving components, the roof spans more than six acres and retracts to reveal the largest open area of any retractable-roofed baseball stadium built today. It is designed to open or close in 12 to 20 minutes and also to withstand hurricane conditions.
The resale of Astros game tickets is strictly prohibited on Minute Maid Park property. Any persons caught doing so shall be brought to the attention of the proper authorities. To avoid problems with counterfeit, stolen, void or inflated tickets, purchase them only at the Minute Maid Park Box Office, over the phone at 1-877-9ASTROS or from an authorized outlet.
Handy pocket schedules are available free wherever Astros tickets are sold. To order schedules by mail, write to Astros Schedules, P.O. Box 288, Houston, TX 77001-0288. Please specify the number of schedules needed.
Following the 2010 season, the Houston Astros installed two new, high-definition video boards and a large ribbonboard at Minute Maid Park in time for the start of the 2011 Major League Baseball season. The new primary video board is located in Right Field and measures 54 feet high and 124 feet wide (approximately 6,695 square feet), making it the fourth-largest board of its kind in the Major Leagues. The Astros previous video board that had been in the ballpark since its inception in 2000 was 26 feet high and 45 feet wide.
To make a special event even more memorable, fans may request a scoreboard message for a fee of $35 at www.astros.com/scoreboard.
Security officers and uniformed personnel are stationed throughout the ballpark during all events. In the case of a security incident, notify a uniformed ballpark employee and/or nearest uniformed security officer. The Houston Police Department will be on hand before and after every Astros home game to assist in fan safety and traffic management.
The Houston Astros offer a variety of packages for fans interested in the benefits of being a season ticket holder. For more information, contact the Season Ticket office at (713) 259-8500.
Minute Maid Park meets and exceeds all service and structural requirements stipulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The following services are available to accommodate the needs of our fans with disabilities.
To fully appreciate Houston's spectacular skyline, the roof incorporates a 50,000 square foot wall of hurricane resistant glass stretching above the entire left field. So, even when the roof and the glass panels slide closed to cool the stadium, fans can still have the feel of an outdoor ballpark by looking out into the city beyond.
Smoking at Minute Maid Park is allowed only in designated smoking areas. Fans seated in the Club, Suite and Upper Concourse levels may go to any of the roof terraces. Ask ballpark personnel for the exact locations of these areas. Fans in the Main Concourse may visit the patio at Lefty's or leave the building at the Right Field gate. Fans must have their tickets scanned before exiting the building and must present their ticket to be re-scanned before re-entry. Smoking is strictly prohibited on any concourse or in any of the stairwells. The no smoking policy includes the use of E-cigarettes.
Merchandise can be purchased year-round at the Astros' official Team Store, located in the lobby of the Union Station building. During Astros games, The Home Plate Supply Company, located behind home plate on the Main Concourse, is also open to showcase fan favorites in souvenirs and memorabilia. There are also several souvenir vendors located throughout the ballpark. Inquire at a Fan Accommodations Center for the nearest locations.
With more than fifteen diverse event spaces, Minute Maid Park offers a unique and unforgettable experience for all your guests. Whether you are planning a gala, holiday party, luncheon or team building activity, Minute Maid Park is the perfect place to host an event your guests will always remember. For more information, or to book your next event, call (713)259-8800 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Osceloa County Stadium in Kissimmee, Fla., is the Spring Training home of the Houston Astros. For ticket information, log on to www.astros.com.
Squeeze Play has received yet another face lift in time for 2013 Opening Day with the inclusion of the new brand! The new colors and logos are now seen prominently throughout the area, including the giant player cutouts. The Popular Running Man, virtual reality hitting and pitching games and special Umpire's Point of View area are back, as well as the ever-popular Splatting Cage and multi-story climbing structure. Additionally, everyone can have their picture taken grabbing a home run ball from the glove of new Astros mascot, Orbit! Squeeze Play is free of charge for youngsters ages 4-12 accompanied by a parent or guardian.
A limited number of standing room tickets will be made available for sold-out games only, per the discretion of the ball club. Standing room is designated only on the main concourse behind the green line. Standing room is not allowed in front of the Press Box.
Stub-Hub, the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace of astros.com, is an online ticket marketplace where anyone can buy or sell any ticket to any Astros event.
The Astros are currently evaluating options to allow fans to tailgate in Astros controlled parking lots. Until an official decision is reached, tailgating is not allowed in Astros parking lots.
After the game, a taxi stand for baseball fans is located on Avenida De Las Americas near Texas Avenue, just one block south of Minute Maid Park.
Please see our "Services for Guests with Disabilities" section for TDD information.
Astros regular season games in 2012 are televised on FS Houston and my20, the official flagship television stations of the Houston Astros. Select games are aired on the FOX or ESPN networks.
The main Minute Maid Park Box Office is located on Texas Avenue. During the season, its hours are 8:30am-5:30pm on weekdays, and 9:00am-3:00pm on Saturdays. It will also remain open through all home baseball games until 30 minutes after the final out. On Sunday game days, the box office opens at 9:00am. These game hours also apply to the Advance Ticket Sales Windows at Section 112. For the offseason, the box office hours are 8:30am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Get an insider's view of the home of the Houston Astros. See areas of Minute Maid Park normally inaccessible to the public, such as the press box, suites and the Diamond Club. School groups can enjoy tours specially geared for our younger fans. For more information on the year-round tour opportunities, call (713) 259-TOUR (8687) or, for more information, go to www.astros.com/tours.
Texas Ave. will be closed for one (1) hour prior to games from La Branch to Hamilton until first pitch. Crawford St. will be closed for one (1) hour prior to games from Capitol to Congress until first pitch.
Suggested routes to Minute Maid Park:
The Astros Urban Youth Academy, 2801 Victory Drive, Houston TX 77088, is run by the Astros Foundation and provides free baseball and softball instruction, life-skills training and academic support to Houston youth with a focus on serving at risk children and teens. Baseball and softball camps, clinics and other activities are provided at UYA. Instructors also offer mentoring, leadership development as well as assistance with the college application process.
A unique venue is every couple's dream for their special day, and Minute Maid Park is the perfect place to create a magical evening you and your guests will never forget. Whether you are planning an elegant reception or a rehearsal dinner; our event locations offer a variety of settings for your special occasion. The Union Station Lobby is one of Houston's premiere reception locations with the historical architecture of the original train station for Houston built in 1911. Not only are the Corinthian-style columns and original marble a sophisticated setting that brides adore, but the novelty of being at Minute Maid Park provides a welcoming environment for guests to relax and enjoy being at the home of the Houston Astros. For every ballroom there is a bride and for every ballpark there is a groom! For more information, or to book your next wedding reception, call (713)259-8800 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Please refer to our "Services for Guests with Disabilities" section for details on wheelchair seating at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros Will Call windows are in the Main Box Office on the Texas Avenue side of Minute Maid Park, located at the intersection of Texas Avenue and Avenida De Las Americas. Will Call orders may be picked up anytime the Box Office is open. During the Astros season, the Box Office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. When the Astros are playing at home, the Box Office remains open until the conclusion of the ballgame. The Box Office is closed on non-game day Sundays. Please present a valid, picture I.D., such as a state-issued driver's license, to pick up your tickets. In locating your order, it is helpful to have your order or confirmation number, as well as the identity and contact information for the person or company from whom you purchased your tickets. Generally, tickets must be picked up by the party who placed the order, unless that party designates another individual as an alternate pick up name. We hope that you enjoy your game!