The Astros continue their 10-game homestand this weekend as they face off against the division rival Oakland A's (April 27-29) before meeting the New York Yankees for the first time since defeating them in the memorable 2017 AL Championship Series. The Bronx Bombers will play a four-game, weekday set at Minute Maid Park, April 30 - May 3.
Throughout the first half of the season, renowned artist and Houston native Opie Otterstadt will be painting a 2017 World Championship Celebration mural in front of fans in areas and concourses throughout the ballpark during Astros home games. The mural will stretch 10 feet high by 25 feet wide once completed and marks the largest single canvas of Otterstadt's career. During the upcoming series vs. the Oakland A's (April 27-29), Otterstadt will be painting in an area on the Honda Club Level and will move to the main concourse behind home plate for the Yankees series, April 30 - May 3. Fans and media are encouraged to stop by and see Opie's artwork being created first-hand.
Single game tickets, season tickets, group tickets and suite rentals, which provide fans with the best value for the biggest games, are available now and selling out quickly, so fans are encouraged to purchase early. Tickets can be purchased online at www.astros.com/tickets or by phone, toll free, at 1-877-9ASTROS (1-877-927-8767).
As a reminder regarding tickets, all fans must either have their printed tickets in hand or utilize the MLB Ballpark App on their mobile devices to access Minute Maid Park and any Astros Street Fests. PDFs, screenshots or any photos of tickets on a mobile device will NOT be accepted, and the Astros will not be able to print tickets on-site. As part of the Astros' ongoing commitment to the safety of all fans, there is no re-entry into the ballpark once fans are scanned in, a policy consistent with the Astros postseason game day protocol as well as with other sports and entertainment venues around the country.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COLLECTION
The Houston Astros and Jostens partnered in producing a World Championship jewelry collection for Astros fans, who can purchase from this collection exclusively at the Astros Team Store at Minute Maid Park and www.jostens.com/astrosfan, all season long. The collection features unique pieces of jewelry for men and women in a variety of styles and price points. Fans can purchase from this exclusive collection at a special pop-up retail location in Union Station Lobby now through June 3. An exclusive Elite Fan Ring is also now available for purchase, with non-precious options available. The Astros created a special H Strong jewelry collection in partnership with Jostens, the net proceeds of which will benefit the Astros Foundation's ongoing Harvey recovery efforts.
Friday, April 27 vs. Oakland A's - 7:10 p.m.
Fans are invited to enjoy baseball and beer at the annual Baseball on Tap event, presented by Budweiser, on Friday, April 27. Tastings of more than 20 beers, most of which are exclusive to the event and not available throughout the ballpark, will be available, as well as live music by dueling pianos, video games, bar games and more. The special ticket package, which includes a Baseball on Tap can-shaped pint glass (first 500 attendees) and a Baseball on Tap passport valid for four (4) 3 oz. beer tastings plus a full beer, will take place from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. before the Astros take on the Oakland A's at 7:10 p.m. New this season is the now sold-out VIP Brewmaster Package, which includes exclusive opportunities to taste different beers and learn more about the brewing process. The VIP package also includes an additional giveaway item - a flight paddle complete with four (4) tasting glasses. For fans who already have a ticket to Friday's game, add-on tickets for Baseball on Tap are available for purchase. Fans who can't make it to the pregame Baseball on Tap event but still want to enjoy beer and baseball can participate in the Baseball on Tap Ballpark Beer Crawl. Starting when gates open, four (4) select locations around the park will offer select beers that fans can purchase and receive an Astros token. Once a fan collects all four tokens, they can redeem their tokens at the Budweiser Brewhouse for an Astros Bottle Opener. Tokens can be redeemed starting in the 2nd inning through the end of the 8th inning. To purchase the Baseball On Tap add-on or to learn more, please visit www.astros.com/baseballontap.
Prior to Friday's game, the Astros Foundation and Baseball Tomorrow Fund will host a field maintenance clinic at Minute Maid Park for local area youth baseball and softball organizations.
Big and Bright Friday Nights return to Minute Maid Park this Friday with a special Pregame Happy Hour presented by Budweiser at the Budweiser Brew House, where fans can enjoy $6, 16oz Budweiser Signature Draft beer and food specials, a live DJ, corn hole, jenga, and more from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. before every Friday night home game.
Come get loud and rowdy every Friday night in the Astros dedicated fan-section, 'StroZone, presented by Texas Mahindra Dealers! This Friday night's 'StroZone includes an exclusive Altuve MVP 'StroZone T-shirt for fans. Tickets for 'StroZone include a seat in the Silverado Mezzanine and a custom 'StroZone T-shirt unique every Friday. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/strozone.
To cap off Big and Bright Friday Night, fans are invited to stay after the game for Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Occidental Petroleum. This Friday's fireworks display will be set to a musical theme of new pop music. Upon conclusion of Friday's game and prior to the start of Friday Night Fireworks, fans will be asked to move from the following sections for their safety and enjoyment: Home Run Alley, Escalator Tower Stairs in Center Field, Budweiser Brew House Tiers, Budweiser Batter's Eye Bar, Torchy's Deck, Crawford Boxes and sections 100-109, 205-208, 305-309, and 405-409.
Saturday, April 28 vs. Oakland A's - 6:10 p.m.
Prior to Saturday's 6:10 p.m. contest, 10,000 fans will receive a Jose Altuve AL MVP bobblehead presented by H-E-B. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early to receive any promotional giveaways, as supplies are limited and not guaranteed. However, fans will not be allowed to line up for giveaways prior to 8:00 a.m. on any giveaway day this season.
Please note that all gates for Saturday's matchup will open at 3:00 p.m. Fans will have access to the Main Concourse at that time and the full ballpark will be accessible starting at 4:00 p.m.
The Astros annual Bayou Bash is back this Saturday, April 28, with a special Cajun-themed Street Fest featuring crawfish available for purchase, live music by Houston's own Bayou City Brass Band, cold beer, games, inflatables and more. Bayou Bash kicks off at 3:00 p.m. and will continue until 6:00 p.m., right before first pitch. Please note, all fans attending Bayou Bash must have an April 28 game ticket. Also new this year is the now sold-out Bayou Bash Special Ticket Package, which includes prepaid crawfish (1 lb. of crawfish + potatoes and corn) and an exclusive Alex Bregman purple and gold Astros jersey. Fans that access the Astros Bayou Bash Street Fest will also be eligible to receive the Jose Altuve AL MVP gate giveaway bobblehead, while supplies last. For more information on Bayou Bash, please visit www.astros.com/bayoubash.
Sunday, April 29 vs. Oakland A's - 1:10 p.m.
The Houston Astros are teaming up with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) to host an equipment drive on April 29, prior to the Astros vs. Athletics game. Fans are invited to donate new and used equipment, which will benefit Sinton Little League. In conjunction with the equipment drive, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund will donate $5,000 to the Sinton Little League for the purchase of new equipment. In addition, Dickinson Little League will receive a $10,000 grant through the BTF/MLB Field Maintenance Education Program.
Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick, BTF's Player Ambassador, will be on hand to present a ceremonial check to representatives from both Sinton and Dickinson Little Leagues during a pregame ceremony.
Prior to Sunday's first pitch, 10,000 fans will receive a World Series Champions Tote Bag presented by MLB Network.
Monday, April 30 vs. New York Yankees - 7:10 p.m.
Prior to Monday's contest, Astros outfielder George Springer will join Astros Foundation Executive Director Twila Carter, Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan and representatives from The Scotts Company, The Home Depot, Major League Baseball and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly-refurbished field at SpringSpirit Baseball Complex. Springer will visit with some of the young ballplayers who are benefitting from the new field after the ribbon-cutting, which media are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, May 1 vs. New York Yankees - 7:10 p.m.
Every Tuesday night home game is $1 Hot Dog Night presented by Nolan Ryan Beef! Fans can purchase an unlimited number of Nolan Ryan Beef hot dogs at $1 each while supplies last (limit of four per person per concession visit).
Wednesday, May 2 vs. New York Yankees - 7:10 p.m.
Prior to Wednesday's matchup, Phillips 66 will be recognized in a pregame ceremony for their support of the Astros Foundation Literacy Bus. Launched in 2017, the Literacy Bus presented by Phillips 66 distributes books to children around the Houston area and encourages family reading. Astros Foundation Executive Director Twila Carter will join representatives from Phillips 66 on the field.
Thursday, May 3 vs. New York Yankees - 1:10 p.m.
Houston native Dorcas Leung, who is currently on tour with Broadway's Hamilton, will perform the National Anthem prior to Thursday's afternoon matchup.
SEASON TICKET MINI PLANS, PROMOTIONS AND VALUE DEALS
There are still several Mini Plans available for fans for the 2018 season. The 15-game Flex Plan allows fans to pick and choose the games and seat locations that work best for them. Available dates and tier options are available now at www.astros.com/miniplans. Other Astros Mini Plans include the Dollar Dog Plan, Summer Plan, and Sunday Funday Plan, all of which are available now at www.astros.com/miniplans or by calling (713) 259- 4500.
Make sure to get your little Astros fan signed up for the Astros Buddies Club presented by BBVA Compass to get in on all of the action! An Astros Buddies membership includes premium items, exclusive Buddies-only experiences, tickets to select Astros games, newsletters and more. Astros Buddies memberships are available for young fans 12 and under. For more information on the Astros Buddies Club presented by BBVA Compass, please visit www.astros.com/buddies.
Astros fans can also catch the deal of the season with Double Play Tuesdays, presented by Powerade. Participating fans receive two View Deck II tickets for only $22. Present two (2) labels from any Powerade product containers at the Minute Maid Park Box Office to receive two (2) View Deck II tickets for $22. Offer good at every Tuesday home game. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/doubleplay.
The Coca-Cola Ballpark Bundle is one of the best ballpark bargains. Available for select Monday-Thursday regular season games throughout the 2018 season, this offer includes one View Deck I ticket, one hot dog, one 20 oz. bottle of Coca-Cola product and one popcorn, a $37 value for just $20! For more information, please visit www.astros.com/ballparkbundle.