About Minute Maid Park
Minute Maid Park
The Houston Astros have made their home at Minute Maid Park since 2000. Unlike its predecessor, the Astrodome, Minute Maid Park is a hitter-friendly ballpark with a retractable roof. It’s conveniently located in downtown Houston, whereas the Astrodome was on the outskirts of the city.
Best Places to Sit at Minute Maid Park
In our opinion, the best place to sit for Minute Maid Park sports events is in Sections 213-226, which are the stadium's club seats. Though these sections aren’t right on top of the action, they're located just behind home plate and give fans a great view of the entire field. On top of that, the seats are padded and come with a little extra legroom. Sitting in the club sections also means you'll have access to in-seat wait service, making these seats the perfect combination of comfort, convenience, and a little bit of VIP treatment.
Field-level seats in Sections 112-126 aren’t a bad option either. Like club seats, this part of the stadium is often surprisingly affordable depending on the day of the week and the opponent. Even if you’re not in one of the first few rows, you'll still have the feeling of being up close and personal with the players.
Tips for Visiting Minute Maid Park
One of the unique features you’ll find at a Minute Maid Park event is the stadium’s train. It sounds odd, but there’s an actual train that moves between left field and center field during the game. There's a noisy horn, as well as a real person inside serving as the conductor. Kids (and adults!) love checking out this life-size toy between innings.
In addition to the train, there's a gorgeous mural painted along the concourse beyond the center field wall. The mural is periodically replaced, so if you go to Minute Maid Park every few years, it may be different from the previous one you saw. And if it’s your first time at the park, it’s definitely worth taking a little walk to check it out.
Food to Try at Minute Maid Park
When you’re in Texas you expecting good barbecue, and Minute Maid Park doesn’t disappoint. There are two Texas Smoke locations at the stadium, both of which serve an incredible brisket and baked potatoes. There's also a Torchy’s Taco location that dishes out unreal tacos. Finally, if you’re just craving a burger, Minute Maid Park recently added a Shake Shack location out in the center field, so fans can enjoy their favorite milkshake and a delicious burger during the game.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Minute Maid Park located?
Minute Maid Park is located on the northeast edge of downtown Houston, Texas. The ballpark is bounded by Crawford Street, Texas Avenue, Hamilton Street, and Congress Street.
What kind of events does Minute Maid Park host?
Minute Maid Park is a great place to see live entertainment and sports, as a variety of events take place at the venue all year round. The most frequent type of Minute Maid Park events are MLB games.
What team is playing at Minute Maid Park?
Minute Maid Park is home to the Houston Astros of the MLB.
Where can I park for free at Minute Maid Park?
Stadium parking is limited to Minute Maid Park events season ticket holders. However, there's plentiful parking street, as well as garage and surface lot parking within half-a-mile or closer.
What is the seating capacity of Minute Maid Park?
Minute Maid Park events have a seating capacity of 41,168, which includes 5,197 club seats and 63 luxury suites.
Who owns Minute Maid Park?
Minute Maid Park is owned by Harris County-Houston Sports Authority.
How do I get to Minute Maid Park using public transport?
The only public transportation to the stadium is the Metrorail, which has a stop that is just six blocks from Minute Maid Park.