The Astros will celebrate 2017 Opening Day on Monday, April 3 with the return of the Opening Day Street Fest, presented by Budweiser, featuring live music, food trucks, games, inflatables, photo booth stations, a vendor expo and access to the newly-renovated Center Field area and Saint Arnold Bar from 2:00 – 6:30 p.m. Additionally, Astros manager AJ Hinch, General Manager Jeff Luhnow, radio broadcaster Steve Sparks and Astros players will take part in live Q&A’s at the Opening Day Street Fest. Additionally, Budweiser is introducing a “Limited Time Offer” Budweiser Can to capture the spirit of Houston and the Astros. The can was designed in partnership with local artist and Astros fan Eddie Martinez to share his love of Houston and the Astros. These cans will be available at the Budweiser Tailgate Party at the Opening Day Street Fest, along with free sliders, free live silk screened posters replicating the art of the Astros Can and the artist on-site to sign each poster, while supplies last.
Following the street fest, fans are encouraged to head to their seats for the Opening Day pregame ceremonies, which begin at 6:30 p.m. In a special on-field ceremony, four-time All-Star Jose Altuve will receive Major League Baseball’s 2016 Rod Carew Award for being crowned the 2016 AL Batting Champion from Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane, as well as his 2016 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award. The ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day will be a “passing of the Hall of Fame torch” from Class of 2015 Hall of Famer Craig Biggio to newly-inducted Class of 2017 Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell. Biggio and Bagwell are the first players in franchise history to represent the Houston Astros in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Following the first pitch, members of the military, Astros Season Ticket Holders and five winners of an Astros social media contest will walk the American flag onto the field prior to Clay Walker’s rendition of the National Anthem. And to cap off the day’s pregame ceremonies, the United States Air Force will conduct a flyover of Minute Maid Park, weather permitting.
The Astros Opening Homestand continues as the Astros face off against the AL West rival Seattle Mariners (April 3-6) and Kansas City Royals (April 7-9). Astros fans, let’s “orange out” Minute Maid Park! Fans are encouraged to wear their Astros orange for all seven games against the Mariners and Royals. Following the Opening Homestand, the Astros will host the LA Angels of Anaheim (April 17-20) and Oakland A’s (April 28-30). Tickets are still available, but to ensure fans don’t miss out on April baseball in Houston, please visit www.astros.com/tickets to reserve seats.
SEASON TICKET GIVEAWAY
Once again this Opening Day, one lucky fan will win a pair of Season Tickets to kick off the Astros 2017 season. All fans in attendance on Opening Day (April 3) to watch the Astros take on the AL West rival Seattle Mariners will be entered for a chance to win a pair of Astros 2017 Season Tickets. Fans must be present to win, and will be awarded the tickets as part of the Opening Day pregame ceremonies. 2017 Astros Season Tickets are still available for sale and can be purchased by calling 1-800-ASTROS2.
NEWLY-RENOVATED CENTER FIELD
Be one of the first to enjoy the brand-new Center Field at Minute Maid Park by reserving group or single-game tickets, on sale now! The Torchy’s Party Deck, located in the mezzanine section in Center Field, features a communal, general admission-style seating area and is available now for single-game ticket purchase. Group tickets for the Lexus Field Club include all food and non-alcoholic beverages, a premium cash bar and access to on-field pregame batting practice, available in one group of 100 tickets or two groups of 50 tickets. Also available for group ticket purchase are seats in the Budweiser Brew House, which feature a bar-style atmosphere where fans can mix and mingle without missing any of the action. To purchase single-game tickets, visit www.astros.com/tickets or call 1-877-9ASTROS. For group tickets, call 713-259-8030 or email [email protected] to reserve your seats!
The renovated center field also features a new Uber pick-up and drop-off location just outside the center field gate on Crawford Street. The Uber pick-up and drop-off point increases options and convenience for getting to and from the ballpark and gives fans easy access to all of the new center field attractions.
Catch the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Downtown Houston which is only a short drive from Pearland!