For most of its history, the 2017 world champion Houston Astros major league baseball team played at the Astrodome. However, in 2000, the Astros moved to a new ball field in downtown Houston: Minute Maid Park.
About Minute Maid Park
Minute Maid Park combines old-school ballpark vibes with state-of-the-art facilities. With a retractable roof, natural grass, and classic architecture reminiscent of the golden age of baseball, Minute Maid Park is every fan’s dream.
The largest entrance incorporates Houston’s Union Station, a turn-of-the-century train station that was abandoned in the early 1970s. To honor the ballpark’s roots, a train rolls along the left side of the stadium when the Astros take the field, hit a home run, or win a game.
Minute Maid Park is in a centralized part of downtown Houston, with easy access to the city’s major freeways. There are 25,000 parking spaces available within walking distance of the stadium. You’ll find parking on the street, in garages, and in private lots. Additionally, the Green and Purple lines of Houston’s Metro Rail arrives just a block away at the Convention District Station.
Tour Minute Maid Park
Along with ball games and the occasional concert, Minute Maid is available for tours. Tours last an hour and include Union Station, the broadcast booth, press boxes, and the team dugout. Tours are offered Monday through Saturday at 10 AM, noon, and 2 PM. “Early Bird” tours are available for people with tickets to the game and begin an hour before the park opens its doors. These tours also include an opportunity to watch batting practice.
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