Minute Maid Park, Houston

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Minute Maid Park has been home to Major League Baseball's Houston Astros since 2000. Constructed with a retractable roof (the first of its kind in the city), the stadium can adjust its environment to combat bad weather and accommodate good conditions. The field consists of natural grass in sharp contrast to its predecessor's AstroTurf. Catch an Astros game if you're there during the season, otherwise, you can explore the facility on a guided tour, which takes you through the dugout, press box, bullpen, and luxury suites to see the internal functioning of a professional baseball team. Consult the stadium's event schedule for information regarding special offers and exhibits. Work out when and for how long to visit Minute Maid Park and other Houston attractions using our handy Houston holiday planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I want to the Astro game with my wife and we're in the Houston Sports Authority suites by the end field next to Coke's suites. There are lot of choices for foods & drinks  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I've been to MANY sellouts and even playoff games and Biggio's HOF night but NEVER waited in line to enter in a line even half that long. I have no clue why they didn't open more doors to shorten the ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    My husband and I had to honor of attending Jeff Babwell's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. What a humble and honorable man! Facility is in excellent condition and very clean!  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    Whether you are visiting or a local, a stop by this park to catch an Astros game is a must! If you are coming in during the week, I advise you do so at least an hour and a half ahead of game time (specially a good game). This way you have a better chance of finding an affordable or free parking spot; otherwise be prepared to pay up to $25 to park. If park is crowded inside it will get warm (specially during summer) and you will sweat, so dress light and comfortable. You can bring water (clear bottles) and food inside except for alcohol which will help you save money. The atmosphere during a game is absolutely amazing and fun for the whole family.
  • July 7, 2017
    A jewel of a ballpark. The stadium has a retractable roof which is open when the weather is pleasant, which is to say not very often. Houston summers are hot and muggy, but inside it's a comfortable 72 degrees. It has all of the amenities you would expect to find in a modern day ballpark. Fans are friendly and considerate, and not as rowdy as some fans from other teams can be. The biggest downside is the parking. Finding a spot close to the stadium can be difficult and expensive.
  • June 28, 2017
    Great sightlines all around the park. On cool evenings the open roof shows the Houston skyline as the backdrop. Air conditioned when it's the heat of summer (only 11 months of the year). You can bring a 1L bottle of water (mass-bottled, not your own water bottle) plus a one-gallon Ziploc bag full of food to save a couple of bucks so you can afford their $12 Saint Arnold brews.
  • June 17, 2017
    Every seat is a good view. The architecture takes after an old train station that once stood here. There is an area of old brick on the main floor from that old station. Clean in and out. Restrooms are never crowded. Plenty of restaurants and the food is good. Like any ballpark the food and drinks are twice what you will pay outside the stadium for the same thing. Huge video/scoreboard over right-center field for the current game. Old style manual scoreboard in left field updating games around the league. A full size train on top of the stadium rolls above the left field seats when a home run is hit by the Astro's. Also on the main floor, left field, is an area to stand and wait for home runs. If you are high up on the right field seats you have a decent view of downtown even with the roof closed due to a huge glass wall behind the train. Plenty of parking and the price drops considerably two blocks from the stadium. Lots of places to see the game when walking around. Definitely need to take the escalators to the top and make your way top most area of left field.
  • July 4, 2017
    Food better than most parks I've visited. You can get a decent seat at reasonable price. Has retractable roof not only for rain but for hot hot days. It was cool inside on a 94° day !

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