Minute Maid Park
An open-air ballpark located in downtown Houston, Texas, Minute Maid Park is the home of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros franchise.
The park was originally named The Ballpark at Union Station and then changed to Enron Field, and again to Astros Field, before settling on its current name.
The stadium has a retractable roof attached, making it the first retractable-roof in a Houston sports venue.
The park has a train railway built into it and the train moves along the outfield wall whenever the Astros hit a home run or win a game.
• 501 Crawford Street
Houston, Texas 77002
• Capacity: 41,676
• Opened: March 30, 2000
• Ground was broken on the project on November 1, 1997 and completed for its opening on March 30, 2000 for an exhibition contest.
• Minute Maid, which is owned by Coco-Cola, purchased the naming rights to the stadium in 2002 for a price of $100 million over a 30 year contract term.
• The Union Station railway that the park is built around and themed after was opened on March 1, 1911 at a price of $1 million.
• A number of renovations have been made to the venue over the years including adding Wifi for fans in 2004 and a Daktronics HD screen in 2011.
Current and Past Teams
Houston Astros (MLB) (2000–present)