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Minute Maid Park

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Year Built: 1997

Square Footage for Meeting Space: 1,263,240 square feet

Seating Capacity:

  • Total: 40,963
  • Diamond Club: 297
  • Insperity: 167
  • Dugout: 6,322
  • Field Boxes: 9,392
  • Crawford Boxes: 681
  • Bullpen Boxes: 2,236
  • Center Field Patio: 106
  • Club Level: 4,798
  • Mezzanine: 2,334
  • Suite Level: 880
  • Terrace Deck: 3,254
  • Upper Deck: 7,547
  • Outfield Deck: 2,949

Number of Fields: 

Awards/Designations: 

  • Houston Preservation Alliance 2000 Good Brick Award
  • The Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Project 
  • National Honor Award for Engineering Excellence

Parking & Tailgating Information: 

  • Public Parking: There are almost 25,000 parking spaces available in a walkable distance from the ballpark. Some Downtown restaurants and hotels offer shuttle service.
  • Private Parking: Parking Lot C at Minute Maid Park is available for pre-paid parking. Tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com through the Houston Astros website. All Lot C parking passes are $15. As a general rule, gates open 1.5 hours before the first pitch. Gate schedule is as follows: Sunday 1:05pm - gates open at 11:30am, Weekday 7:05pm - gates open at 5:30pm, Weekday 1:05pm - gates open at 11:30am, Saturday 6:05pm - gates open at 4:40pm.

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Venue Policies:

  • Fans are allowed to re-enter only until the first pitch of the game. Once the game has begun, tickets will not be scanned for re-entry. 
  • No refunds or exchanges are given for Astros tickets.
  • All bags, purses, and containers will be searched prior to entry. Guests entering the Park may also be subject to inspection by random metal-detection wand.
  • Guests are not allowed to bring alcohol into or out of the Club and Suite levels, as well as the ballpark on the whole.
  • Animals, except for trained dogs or service animals assisting visitors with disabilities, are not permitted on Minute Maid Property.
  • Fans age 2 and under may be admitted to Astros games without an admission ticket, but they must sit in the lap of an accompanying adult.
  • Prohibited items: aerosol cans, alcohol, animals, bags larger than 16" x 16" x 8", banners or signs larger than 3' x 2', beverages and containers other than factory-sealed plastic water bottles 1 liter or less, cameras with lenses larger than 4.5 inches, clothing deemed obscene or indecent, coolers, costume masks, fireworks, folding chairs, food in a portion larger than a clear, one gallon size bag, inflatables, illegal drugs, laser pointers, luggage, noise makers, poles or sticks of any kind, skateboards, roller skates, roller shoes, bicycles, wagons for children, tripods, bipods, or monopods, weapons, and any other item deemed inappropriate of hazardous by ballpark security.

Contact Information:

  • Guest Services (lost and found): 713-259-8459
  • Season Ticket Office: 713-259-8500
  • Toll Free Astros Ticket Services: 1-800-ASTROS2
  • Special Events: specialevents@astros.com or 713-259-8800
  • Conference Center: 713-259-8800
  • Customer Service: 713-259-8000
  • Human Resources: 713-259-8000
  • Media Relations: 713-259-8900
  • Minute Maid Park Tours: 713-259- TOUR
  • Birthday Parties: 713-66-PARTY

Directions/Maps: 

  • From I-45 North traveling South (To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from): Continue south until you reach I-10 - Exit on to I-10 East - Quickly merge on to US-59 South - Exit Hamilton/Downtown Destinations and continue on Hamilton straight to Capitol - Turn right onto Capital, then right onto Crawford - Union Station is at the intersection of Texas and Crawford.
  • From I-45 North traveling South (To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from):Continue south until you reach I-10 - Exit on to I-10 East - Quickly merge on to US-59 South - Quickly exit Hamilton/Downtown Destinations and continue straight to Preston - At Hamilton and Preston, you will take a right into the Diamond Club parking lot - If you intersect with Texas Ave., you've gone too far.
  • From I-45 South traveling North (To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from):Traveling North, exit Scott/Downtown Destinations - Continue on to Downtown Destinations/St. Joseph Parkway/Pease - Continue West onto St. Joseph Parkway or Pease - Turn right on to Chartres. Continue driving North towards the ballpark - This route will bring you closest to Diamond, A, B, & C Parking Lots on the East end of the ballpark. OR From St. Joseph Parkway or Pease, continue West to Austin - Turn right onto Austin driving North - From Austin turn right onto Texas Ave - Continue driving East on Texas to Crawford St - Union Station, or the West side of the ballpark, is at Texas and Crawford.
  • From I-45 South traveling North (To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from):Traveling North, exit Scott/Downtown Destinations - Continue on to Downtown Destinations/St. Joseph Parkway/Pease - Continue West onto St. Joseph Parkway or Pease - Turn right on to Chartres. Continue driving North towards the ballpark - This route will bring you closet to Diamond, A, B, & C Parking Lots on the East end of the ballpark. OR From St. Joseph Parkway or Pease, continue West to Austin -Turn right onto Austin driving North - From Austin turn right onto Texas Ave - Continue driving East on Texas to Crawford St - Union Station, or the West side of the ballpark, is at Texas and Crawford.
  • From I-10 East traveling West (To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from): From I-10 take the Main/San Jacinto exit - Continue South on Main until you reach Texas Ave - Turn left on Texas - Travel East on Texas 5 blocks - Turn left on Crawford Street - Union Station will be on your right.
  • From I-10 East traveling West (To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from): From I-10 take the Main/San Jacinto exit - Continue South on Main until you reach Texas Ave - Turn left on Texas - Travel East on Texas for 7-8 blocks - Turn left into our Diamond Club lot just before the Hamilton Street intersection.
  • From I-10 West traveling East (To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from):From I-10 traveling East, exit US 59 South - Quickly exit Downtown Destinations/Hamilton and continue on Hamilton straight to Capital - Turn right onto Capital, then right onto Crawford - Union Station is at the intersection of Texas and Crawford.
  • From I-10 West traveling East (To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from): From I-10 traveling East, exit US 59 South - Quickly exit Downtown Destinations/Hamilton and continue straight to Preston - At Hamilton and Preston, you will take a right into the Diamond Club parking lot - If you intersect with Texas Ave., you've gone too far.
  • From US 59 South Traveling North (To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from): Continue north and exit Downtown Destinations/Polk St - Continue on the feeder road, which turns into Chartres - Continue driving North on Chartres towards the ballpark - Turn left onto Capitol - From Capitol, turn right onto Crawford St - Union Station is at the intersection of Texas and Crawford.
  • From US 59 South Traveling North (To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from): Continue north and exit Downtown Destinations/Polk St - Continue on the feeder road, which turns into Chartres - Continue driving North on Chartres towards the ballpark - This route will bring you closest to Diamond, A, B, & C Parking Lots on the East end of the ballpark - To enter Diamond lot, turn left onto Preston St - You will travel under US 59 and proceed straight into the Diamond Club parking lot.
  • From US 59 North traveling South (To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from): From US 59, continue South and exit Downtown Destinations/Hamilton - Continue South on Hamilton and turn right onto Capitol - From Capitol, turn right onto Crawford St. Union Station is at the intersection of Texas and Crawford.
  • From US 59 North traveling South (To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from): From US 59, continue South and exit Downtown Destinations/Hamilton and continue straight to Preston - At Hamilton and Preston, you will take a right into the Diamond Club parking lot - If you intersect with Texas Ave., you've gone too far.
  • From SH 288 Traveling North (To Minute Maid Park/Union Station/West End from): Merge onto US 59 North, shortly before reaching downtown - From US 59, exit Downtown Destinations/Polk St - Continue on the feeder road, which turns into Chartres - Continue driving North on Chartres towards the ballpark. Turn left onto Capitol - From Capitol, turn right onto Crawford St - Union Station is at the intersection of Texas and Crawford.
  • From SH 288 Traveling North (To Minute Maid Park/Diamond Club Lot/East End from): Merge onto US 59 North, shortly before reaching downtown - From US 59, exit Downtown Destinations/Polk St - Continue on the feeder road, which turns into Chartres - Continue driving North on Chartres towards the ballpark - This route will bring you closest to Diamond, A, B, & C Parking Lots on the East end of the ballpark - To enter Diamond lot, turn left onto Preston St - You will travel under US 59 and proceed straight into the Diamond Club parking lot.

Past Events: 

  • July 13, 2004, Minute Maid Park hosted the 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
  • October 9, 2005, Minute Maid Park hosted the longest postseason game in MLB history.
  • October 25, 2005, Minute Maid Park hosted the first World Series game ever played in Texas, and the longest World Series games ever played.
  • June 28, 2007, Craig Biggio hit his 3000th career hit, the first Astro to do so.
  • September 30, 2007, Craig Biggio's last game of his career, Minute Maid Park hit the highest attendance in its eight-year history by selling 43,823 tickets, 107% of its capacity.
  • April 5, 2010, opening day of Minute Maid Park surpassed its highest attendance total by selling 43,836 tickets. 13 more tickets than its previous record.
  • 2006 hosted the first leg of the quarterfinal between Portmore United of Jamaica and Club America of Mexico.
  • Minute Maid Park is the host of the Houston College Classic college baseball.
  • In 2008, Madonna performed a concert as part of her Sticky and Sweet Tour.
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