AGG1 2018: Around Houston: Astros ballpark tours

By |  February 21, 2018

Houston’s Minute Maid Park opened in 2000. Photo by roy.luck on / CC BY

Minute Maid Park, which serves as home to the Houston Astros, was built to reflect Houston’s historical relationship with the railroads and features a vintage, full-sized locomotive that runs along 800 ft. of track on the left-field wall.

Located in downtown Houston at Union Station, the Astros offer tours of Minute Maid Park, which beautifully incorporates modern conveniences like a retractable roof, yet exudes a truly classic atmosphere complete with natural grass.

Ballpark tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are available March 5-8 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. CST. Visitors will see the historic Union Station along with the broadcasting booth, press box, a luxury suite and do a lap around the field that takes them into the dugout, bullpen and manual scoreboard room.

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