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Astros Open Season-Long, 11-Game Homestand on Thursday vs. Chicago White Sox

Whataburger Military Appreciation Night, Kids Day presented by Exclusive Furniture, Game of Thrones® Night, Princess Day and third Replica World Champions Rings giveaway highlight homestand

The Astros return home to Minute Maid Park on Thursday to kick off a season-long, 11-game homestand against the Chicago White Sox (July 5-8), Oakland A's (July 9-12) and Detroit Tigers (July 13-15). Houston enters today's 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Rangers with a half-game lead on the Seattle Mariners for the AL West Division lead.

 

The Astros return home to Minute Maid Park on Thursday to kick off a season-long, 11-game homestand against the Chicago White Sox (July 5-8), Oakland A's (July 9-12) and Detroit Tigers (July 13-15). Houston enters today's 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Rangers with a half-game lead on the Seattle Mariners for the AL West Division lead.

 

Group tickets, suite rentals and single game tickets are available now for as low as $7 for select games. Tickets can be purchased online at www.astros.com/tickets or by phone, toll free, at 1-877-9ASTROS (1-877-927-8767).

 

LAST WEEK FOR ALL-STAR VOTING

This week marks the final opportunity for Astros fans to vote their favorite players into the 2018 MLB All-Star Game at www.astros.com/vote. Astros fans, let's 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 at 10:59 p.m. CT. The 89th MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard airs live on July 17 on FOX.

 

TICKET POLICY

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.

 

Thursday, July 5 vs. Chicago White Sox - 7:10 p.m.

The Astros will kick off the 11-game homestand with Military Appreciation Night presented by Whataburger on July 5. Whataburger will donate 1,000 complimentary tickets and Whataburger coupons to all five active-duty military branches and veteran's groups to commemorate the special night at the ballpark. The night will start with a special Reenlistment Ceremony on the field prior to the start of the game, featuring soldiers from Ft. Hood. The pregame ceremony will continue with 40 active-duty military members presenting a giant American flag in the outfield. The US Army 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command will present our nation's colors and the 13th ESC Quartet will perform the National Anthem. Additionally, Master Sergeant Jonathan Sullivan will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and receive free Whataburger for a year for his service and sacrifice. MSG Sullivan completed four deployments in support of Operation Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom from 1998-2001 as a Security Forces Specialist in the inaugural 820th Security Forces Group. In 2002, he retrained into Fire Protection and completed three deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn as well as completing a one-year deployment in Honduras with the U.S. Army's Joint Task Force Bravo.

 

Friday, July 6 vs. Chicago White Sox - 7:10 p.m.

This Friday, 10,000 fans will receive Astros Socks presented by Houston Methodist. 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.

 

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 "Home Run Hugs" '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 patriotic 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, July 7 vs. Chicago White Sox - 3:10 p.m.

Prior to Saturday's contest, 10,000 fans will receive an Astros Gym Bag presented by Houston Methodist. As previously stated, 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.

 

Astros outfielder George Springer will be hosting families from SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young for a special meet and greet prior to Saturday's game. The meet and greet will be held in the press conference room following Astros batting practice.

 

Sunday, July 8 vs. Chicago White Sox - 1:10 p.m.

Sunday, July 8 is the first-ever Kids Day presented by Exclusive Furniture! Young Astros fans 12 and under will be able to visit the Kids Zone in Union Station Lobby (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.), take in a game where the music and in-game entertainment will be specially-catered to them, enjoy inflatables and face painters throughout the ballpark, run the bases after the game is over and more. Additionally, 7,500 ticketed young fans ages 12 and under are encouraged to get to the ballpark early to receive their Jose Altuve Replica Jersey, provided in a youth size, at gates. Please note that children must be present to receive Sunday's giveaway and adults will not receive this giveaway, including parents/guardians. This giveaway is intended for ticketed children ages 12 and under only.

 

Please note that all gates will open at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

 

Monday, July 9 vs. Oakland A's - 7:10 p.m.

Astros outfielder Josh Reddick will be signing autographs and interacting with fans from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the 11116 Fuqua St. Whataburger location in Houston. He will be joined by Astros mascot Orbit and members of the Astros Coca-Cola Shooting Stars team. Autographs will be limited to the first 225 guests to arrive. Players are subject to change. Due to time constraints, autographs past the first 225 guests are not guaranteed.

 

Astros pitcher Charlie Morton will be honored on the field prior to Monday's game for his 2018 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award nomination. The award is given annually to a Major League player who actively supports service men and women.

 

Tuesday, July 10 vs. Oakland A's - 7:10 p.m.

Join House Astros of Houston as they battle House Athletics of Oakland on the 10th of July at Game of Thrones® Night! Fans are encouraged to come out and enjoy the game dressed as their favorite Game of Thrones® character and have their photo taken on the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, the real throne used on the set at HBO! The Game of Thrones® Night special ticket package, which includes a Charlie Morton Ruler of the Realm Bobblehead, are still available for purchase at www.astros.com/gameofthrones. Please note, this bobblehead is not a gate giveaway and is only available for Game of Thrones® Night ticket package holders only. Fans who already have a ticket to Tuesday's game can also purchase a Game of Thrones® Night add-on.

 

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).

 

Prior to Tuesday's evening contest, the Astros Foundation and Gardner Denver will welcome Houston Fire Department Station 18, located at 619 Telephone Road, into the Adopt-A-Fire Station program, which seeks to support local first responders and the work they do in the Houston community. The program connects Houston fire stations and Astros players. On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., Astros outfielder Tony Kemp will present a framed jersey and visit with Houston Fire Department Station 18 first responders. Please note that date and player are subject to change.

 

HomeAid Houston, a 501(c)(3) charity in its 12th year of partnership with the Houston Astros, will present the key to the winner of their 2018 Project Playhouse on the field in a special pregame ceremony. The "School House of Inspiration" built by Ashton Woods was on display at Minute Maid Park earlier this season, as fans had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win the playhouse. More than $100,000 was raised to build transitional housing for Houston's homeless men, women and children.

 

Wednesday, July 11 vs. Oakland A's - 7:10 p.m.

Due to the record-breaking demand and spectacular response from fans to the second Replica World Champions Rings giveaway presented by Coca-Cola in June, all ticketed Astros fans in attendance on Wednesday, July 11 will receive the popular giveaway at gates upon entry. Gates will open at the special time of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, so fans are encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early to receive the promotional giveaway and not miss any of the game. However, fans will not be allowed to line up for the Replica World Champions Ring giveaway prior to 8:00 a.m. Fans should also note that distribution of the Replica World Champions Ring giveaway will end at the completion of the 6th inning. Any fans entering the ballpark after the end of the 6th inning will not receive a giveaway.

 

Thursday, July 12 vs. Oakland A's - 1:10 p.m.

Following Thursday's 1:10 p.m. afternoon contest, young Astros fans 5-12 are invited to participate in Kids Run the Bases presented by Securian Financial. The line for Kids Run the Bases will begin at Section 131/132.

 

Friday, July 13 vs. Detroit Tigers - 7:10 p.m.

Prior to Friday's contest vs. the Tigers, Astros players will visit the summer camps at the Astros Youth Academy, located at 2801 S. Victory Drive, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., with the Astros Foundation Literacy Bus scheduled to stop at the AYA from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. that day.

 

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 "Lance McCullers Jr. Ice" '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 Disney 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, July 14 vs. Detroit Tigers - 3:10 p.m.

Prior to Saturday's contest, 10,000 fans will receive a Justin Verlander "K Counter" Bobblehead presented by AT&T. As previously stated, 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.

 

During a special pregame ceremony, former Astros pitchers and current Detroit Tigers Mike Fiers and Francisco Liriano will receive their World Championship Rings.

 

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 from The Powell Brothers, trivia, food and beverage specials, games and visits from the Astros Coca-Cola Shooting Stars.

 

Sunday, July 15 vs. Detroit Tigers - 1:10 p.m.

On July 15, magic will be in the air at Princess Day at Minute Maid Park! The sold-out Princess Day ticket package includes an Astros Princess Tutu, a princess storytelling station, a tea party station, games, dancing, royalty training with real princesses, crown-making station, princess-themed photo booth, exclusive access to princesses for photos and interaction and more! Please note, each parent/guardian and child attending Princess Day must have a specific Princess Day ticket in order to participate in the events listed above. For more information on Princess Day, please visit www.astros.com/princess. Even though the ticket package is sold out, all fans in attendance on Sunday can enjoy face painters, caricature artists, photo booths and more around the concourse from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and select princesses will be available on the concourse from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

 

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, free of charge, 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.

 

LIMITED MINI PLANS, PROMOTIONS AND VALUE DEALS

Fans can still purchase a limited number of Mini Plans for the 2018 season 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.

 

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