Two of the hottest teams in baseball will face off when the Astros take on the AL-leading Boston Red Sox for the first time since Houston eliminated Boston in the 2017 AL Division Series starting tomorrow, May 31, through Sunday, June 3. Houston continues the homestand against the AL West rival Seattle Mariners, June 5-6. Houston currently holds a one game lead over Seattle for the AL West Division lead.
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).
"AN EVENING WITH THE EAGLES" FEATURING CHRIS STAPLETON AT MINUTE MAID PARK
A limited number of tickets for "An Evening with the Eagles" featuring Chris Stapleton on June 15 at Minute Maid Park are still on sale, but going quickly. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and give themselves plenty of time to get through security and into their seats prior to the show, which begins at 7:00 p.m. Please visit www.astros.com/eagles to purchase tickets and learn more.
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. An exclusive Elite Fan Ring is also available for purchase, with additional non-precious options as well. 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.
COMMISSIONER'S TROPHY ON DISPLAY
Astros fans can view and take photos with the Commissioner's Trophy when the Astros play at home at Minute Maid Park, Monday through Thursday, beginning when gates open until 30 minutes prior to first pitch. A limited number of vouchers for the photo opportunity will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The Commissioner's Trophy will be available in the Atrium, just outside Union Station Lobby on the main concourse. During Astros home games Friday through Sunday, the Trophy will be on display in the Union Station Team Store from the time gates upon through the end of the game.
Thursday, May 31 vs. Boston Red Sox - 7:10 p.m.
Prior to Thursday's opener vs. the Red Sox, the Astros will unveil the new Street Art Display presented by PPG Paints, located in Home Run Alley near center field, at 4:30 p.m. following manager AJ Hinch's media session. The Astros Street Art Display is an opportunity to bring some of Houston's amazing local artistry into the ballpark. This year's mural, which will be designed and painted by Alex Roman Jr., also known as Donkeeboy, and Art Institute of Houston student Kelly Ledezma and graduate La'Toya Smith, will tell the story of Houston's support of the Astros throughout the years, from past to present, and pay homage to local street art found throughout the city. Additionally, Provost at the Art Institute of Houston Dr. Gary Eaton will attend the unveiling.
Former Astros bench coach and current Red Sox manager Alex Cora, along with former Astros bullpen coach and current Red Sox bullpen coach Craig Bjornson, will receive their 2017 World Championship Rings during a pregame ceremony prior to Thursday's contest.
The Astros will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Southwest Inn fire, the deadliest day in the history of the Houston Fire Department, with a ceremonial first pitch thrown out by Robert Garner Firefighter Foundation representative Tony Livesay and by welcoming the Houston Fire Department Honor Guard to present our nation's colors prior to the National Anthem.
Friday, June 1 vs. Boston Red Sox - 7:10 p.m.
Calling all Astros fans! The 2018 MLB All-Star Ballot is now open and exclusively online at www.astros.com/vote. Now is the time to start voting in your favorite Houston players so we can make this an #AllStrosGame! Fans can vote up to five times per day and 35 times throughout the voting period, which ends on Thursday, July 5. The 89th MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard airs live on July 17 on FOX.
Earlier this year, the Astros Foundation and Shriners Hospitals for Children hosted the 2018 College Classic at Minute Maid Park, a three-day baseball tournament featuring teams from the Houston area and Southeastern Conferences, which earmarks $1 from every ticket sold for Shriners Hospitals for Children. To commemorate this effort, the Astros Foundation will present a check to representatives from Shriners Hospitals for Children prior to Friday's game.
Additionally, Shriners Hospitals for Children patient ambassador Kechi Okwuchi will sing the National Anthem prior to Friday's game. Kechi was treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston for severe burns following a plane crash in Nigeria. She advanced to the finals of NBC's America's Got Talent last year.
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.
Additionally, 10,000 fans will receive a Big and Bright Friday Night Orange T-shirt, courtesy of Houston Methodist.
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 "#AllStrosGame" 'StroZone T-shirt for fans. Tickets for 'StroZone include a seat in the 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 "summer songs" musical theme. 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, June 2 vs. Boston Red Sox - 6:15 p.m.
Fans are invited to enjoy the Summer Street Festival presented by RTIC on Saturday, June 2 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Minute Maid Park. The Summer Street Festival will feature live music by the Mike Donnell, games, food trucks, cold beer and more. Additionally, the first 1,000 fans to attend the Summer Street Festival presented by RTIC will receive an Astros World Champions cell phone fan, perfect for Houston summers! A June 2 game ticket is required for entry into the Street Fest, with entry points located at Center Field Gate, Left Field Gate and the Atrium. The Summer Street Fest also includes access to certain parts of the ballpark upon entry, including Torchy's Tacos, Saint Arnold Bar, and the Budweiser Brew House.
Saturday's evening contest will broadcast nationally on TV on FOX beginning at 6:15 p.m. CT and on the Astros flagship radio stations SportsTalk 790 KBME and La Ranchera 850 AM/101.7 FM.
The Astros Foundation will celebrate MLB Play Ball Weekend by hosting an end-of-season celebration for Community Leaders Little Leagues at the Astros Youth Academy. Several special guests will join an anticipated 500 children as they participate in fun baseball and softball related activities from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Houston Methodist will be conducting a blood drive at Minute Maid Park on Saturday from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Union Station Depot. Fans can sign up in advance or drop in to the blood drive, which helps Houston Methodist save lives on a daily basis.
Fans are invited to stick around after the game on Saturday for an Astros After Party presented by Budweiser, located in the Budweiser Brew House in Center Field. The Astros After Party will begin in the 8th inning and go until one hour after the final out. Fans can enjoy live music, trivia, food and beverage specials, games and visits from the Astros Coca-Cola Shooting Stars.
Sunday, June 3 vs. Boston Red Sox - 6:35 p.m.
The Astros wrap up their four-game series vs. the Red Sox on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, beginning at 6:35 p.m. CT. The evening contest will broadcast nationally on TV on ESPN and on the Astros flagship radio stations SportsTalk 790 KBME and La Ranchera 850 AM/101.7 FM.
This spring, over 650,000 children participated nationwide in MLB's free Pitch, Hit and Run program. Prior to Sunday's contest, the top 12 baseball and softball qualifiers from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi will compete at Minute Maid Park in the hopes of advancing to the National Finals during the 2018 MLB All-Star Week in Washington, D.C.
Additionally, Houston Texans No. 1 draft pick Jordan Akins will throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to Sunday's matchup.
Please note that Kids Run the Bases, presented by Securian Financial, will not take place following Sunday's night game and will return on Sunday, July 8 following the 1:10 p.m. contest vs. the Chicago White Sox.
Tuesday, June 5 vs. Seattle Mariners - 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, June 6 vs. Seattle Mariners - 7:10 p.m.
The Astros finish up the six-game homestand with an evening contest vs. the Seattle Mariners at 7:10 p.m.
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 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.