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Astros continue 10-game homestand this weekend

HOUSTON, TX-- 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 a2017 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.

HOUSTON, TX-- 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 a2017 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).  

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.

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 andwww.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, onFriday, 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 from5:00 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 visitwww.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 Hourpresented 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 byTexas Mahindra Dealers! This Friday night's 'StroZone includes an exclusive Altuve MVP 'StroZone T-shirtfor 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 DirectorTwila Carter, Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan and representatives from The Scotts CompanyThe 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 theAstros 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 PlanSummer 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.

Houston Astros

Astros Continue 10-Game Homestand This Weekend, Face New York Yankees April 30 - May 3

Baseball on Tap, Bayou Bash, Altuve MVP bobblehead giveaway and World Series Championship Mural painting highlight homestand

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.

 

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).  

 

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.

 

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.

 

-ASTROS-

Houston Astros

Astros Open 10-Game Homestand Against Division Rival LA Angels on Monday, April 23

Will host New York Yankees in ALCS rematch April 30 - May 3

The Astros return home on Monday, April 23 to open a 10-game homestand, the longest of the season thus far, against the LA Angels of Anaheim in a three-game set (April 23-25). The Astros are now just a half-game behind the Angels for the AL West Division lead. Following the Angels, the Astros will face another division rival, the Oakland A's, for a weekend series (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.

 

The Astros return home on Monday, April 23 to open a 10-game homestand, the longest of the season thus far, against the LA Angels of Anaheim in a three-game set (April 23-25). The Astros are now just a half-game behind the Angels for the AL West Division lead. Following the Angels, the Astros will face another division rival, the Oakland A's, for a weekend series (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.

 

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).  

 

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.

 

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.

 

Monday, April 23 vs. LA Angels - 7:10 p.m.

On Monday, April 23, the Astros will host Jackson Pype and the Make-A-Wish Foundation for a special day at the ballpark. Jackson will participate in several special experiences and will spend time with Astros players prior to Monday's 7:10 p.m. matchup.

 

Tuesday, April 24 vs. LA Angels - 7:10 p.m.

Prior to Tuesday's evening contest, the Astros Foundation and Gardner Denver will welcome Houston Fire Department Station 41, located at 805 Pearl Street, 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 by their corresponding jersey numbers. On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., Astros pitcher Brad Peacock, who wears jersey #41, and Astros broadcasting legend Bill Brown will present a framed jersey and visit with Houston Fire Department Station 41 first responders.

 

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, April 25 vs. LA Angels - 1:10 p.m.

On April 25, the Astros will host Career Day presented by Houston Community College. Local high school and college students will be invited out to the ballpark for presentations, featuring special guests from the Astros front office, followed by the afternoon ballgame.

 

Additionally, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund will throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to Wednesday's afternoon matchup.

 

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 will be available, as well as live music, 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 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 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 ticket package, 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 sale, 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 goes until 6:00 p.m., right before first pitch. Please note, all fans attending Bayou Bash must have an April 28 game ticket.

 

Also available for fans this year is the 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 (available in sizes adult small - adult XL on a first come, first served basis). 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 or to purchase a Bayou Bash Special Ticket Package, 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 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.

The Astros wrap up the 10-game homestand with an afternoon game vs. the New York Yankees.

 

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.

 

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Houston Astros

Verlander Named American League Player of the Week

Starting pitcher wins his seventh career weekly award and first since 2012

HOUSTON, TX - Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Houston Astros right-handed pitcher Justin Verlander has been named the American League Player of the Week for the week of April 9-15. This marks the seventh career American League Player of the Week award for Verlander and his first since the 2012 season.

During the week, Verlander posted a 1-0 record and a 0.60 ERA (1ER/15IP) in his two starts. He fanned 20 in his 15.0 innings pitched, while allowing just five hits and two walks for an opponent batting average of .100 (5x50) and on-base percentage of .151. During the week, Verlander led the American League in strikeouts and in innings pitched. He earned his win last Monday at MIN, tossing 7.0 scoreless frames in an Astros 2-0 victory. He made his second start of the week last night vs. TEX, holding the Rangers to one run on one hit in 8.0 innings.

HOUSTON, TX - Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Houston Astros right-handed pitcher Justin Verlander has been named the American League Player of the Week for the week of April 9-15. This marks the seventh career American League Player of the Week award for Verlander and his first since the 2012 season.

During the week, Verlander posted a 1-0 record and a 0.60 ERA (1ER/15IP) in his two starts. He fanned 20 in his 15.0 innings pitched, while allowing just five hits and two walks for an opponent batting average of .100 (5x50) and on-base percentage of .151. During the week, Verlander led the American League in strikeouts and in innings pitched. He earned his win last Monday at MIN, tossing 7.0 scoreless frames in an Astros 2-0 victory. He made his second start of the week last night vs. TEX, holding the Rangers to one run on one hit in 8.0 innings.

Verlander is off to a great start in 2018, posting a 2-0 record and a 1.35 ERA (4ER/26.2IP) in his first four starts of the season. He enters today ranking second in the AL in strikeouts (34), trailing only teammate Gerrit Cole (36), second in innings pitched (26.2) and fifth in both ERA and in WAR for pitchers (1.0).

His 2018 success continues a magnificent run with the Astros, as Verlander has posted a 7-0 record and a 1.19 ERA (8ER/60.2IP) in nine regular season starts since being acquired by Houston on Aug. 31, 2017. By doing so, he is the second pitcher in franchise history to begin his Astros career with seven consecutive winning decisions, joining right-handed pitcher Roger Clemens, who began his Astros career 9-0 in 2004.

This marks the seventh career weekly award for Verlander, as he won the AL Player of the Week award for the weeks of May 22-28, 2006, June 11-17, 2007, May 2-8, 2011, June 13-19, 2011, Sept. 12-18, 2011 and Sept. 24-30, 2012. Three Astros won AL Player of the Week awards in 2017, George Springer (May 29-June 4), Jose Altuve (July 3-9) and Carlos Correa (Sept. 25-Oct. 1).

In recognition of his American League Player of the Week award, Verlander will be awarded a watch courtesy of Rockwell.


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Astros to Conduct Second Giveaway of Replica World Championship Rings on June 20

Replica World Champions Rings presented by Coca-Cola to be given to all ticketed fans in attendance on Wednesday, June 20

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Replica World Champions Rings presented by Coca-Cola earlier this month, the Astros will be giving fans another opportunity to secure the popular giveaway on Wednesday, June 20, when the Astros face off against the Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park.

 

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Replica World Champions Rings presented by Coca-Cola earlier this month, the Astros will be giving fans another opportunity to secure the popular giveaway on Wednesday, June 20, when the Astros face off against the Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park.

 

"We appreciate the unbelievable support of our fans who stood in line for hours for the Replica World Champions Ring," said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan. "We recognize there were many fans who were unable to receive this giveaway, and thanks to our partners at Coca-Cola, we are able to share this piece of history with even more Astros fans."

 

All fans attending the June 20 contest will receive a Replica World Champions Ring presented by Coca-Cola at gates upon entry. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early to receive the promotional giveaway. However, fans will not be allowed to line up for the Replica World Champions Ring giveaway prior to 8:00 a.m.

 

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.

 

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).  

 

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Astros Face In-State Rival Texas Rangers in Lone Star Series Weekend Homestand

George Springer World Series MVP bobblehead giveaway, Jackie Robinson Day, Social Media Night, Big and Bright Friday Night highlight three-game series

 

Baseball returns to Minute Maid Park as the Astros take on the in-state rival Texas Rangers in what will be the second Lone Star Series presented by Texas Lottery of the season, the first in Houston. The Astros won the Silver Boot in 2017 with a 12-7 record, and currently lead the 2018 Lone Star Series, 3-1.

 

Baseball returns to Minute Maid Park as the Astros take on the in-state rival Texas Rangers in what will be the second Lone Star Series presented by Texas Lottery of the season, the first in Houston. The Astros won the Silver Boot in 2017 with a 12-7 record, and currently lead the 2018 Lone Star Series, 3-1.

 

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.

 

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 13 vs. Texas Rangers - 7:10 p.m.

The Lone Star Series presented by Texas Lottery kicks off on Friday as the Astros face the in-state rival Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park. Friday's 7:10 p.m. game will air on all of the Astros flagship stations: AT&T SportsNet, SportsTalk 790 KBME and La Ranchera 850 AM/101.7 FM.

 

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 Super Springer '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 country 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 14 vs. Texas Rangers - 3:05 p.m.

The Lone Star Series presented by Texas Lottery continues on Saturday with the George Springer World Series MVP bobblehead presented by Coca-Cola for 10,000 fans. 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.

 

Saturday's 3:05 p.m. afternoon contest will broadcast nationally on FS1 and Fox Deportes, locally on AT&T SportsNet and on the Astros flagship radio stations SportsTalk 790 KBME and La Ranchera 850 AM/101.7 FM.

 

Sunday, April 15 vs. Texas Rangers - 7:05 p.m.

The Lone Star Series presented by Texas Lottery wraps up on Sunday at 7:05 p.m. on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. The evening contest will broadcast nationally, exclusively on ESPN, and on the Astros flagship radio stations SportsTalk 790 KBME and La Ranchera 850 AM/101.7 FM.

 

Sunday, April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day, celebrated throughout Major League Baseball to honor Robinson's legacy of inclusion and courage as the first African-American baseball player to break the color barrier. The Astros will host a special pregame reception, featuring Jackie Robinson Foundation scholars and alumni, former Astros players and several Houston community leaders. Judson Robinson, President and CEO of the Houston Area Urban League, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The Houston Area Urban League, founded on June 19, 1968, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Additionally, several local Jackie Robinson Foundation scholars and alumni will be recognized on the field during a pregame ceremony and members of the Astros Youth Academy will participate in Kids Take the Field, lining up alongside Astros players for the National Anthem. As is tradition throughout MLB, all Astros and Rangers players will wear No. 42 on their uniforms.

 

The Astros are hosting families from the Sunshine Kids for their first meet and greet of the season with Astros players and coaches prior to Sunday's game. The meet and greet will be held in the press conference room following Astros batting practice.

 

Sunday is also Social Media Night presented by AT&T, which will take place on the Union Station Rooftop Patio. Fans who purchase the special ticket package will receive an exclusive Social Media Night T-shirt presented by AT&T; engage in a Q&A with Astros personnel, hosted by Julia Morales; enjoy a visit from Astros mascot Orbit; and be entered to win exclusive opportunities including upgraded suite tickets, batting practice viewing from the field, player meet and greet and more! For more information or to purchase either the special ticket package or a $25 ticket add-on, please visit www.astros.com/socialmedianight.

 

Prior to Sunday's first pitch, 10,000 fans will receive a Navy Grocery Tote presented by Houston Methodist.

 

Please note that Kids Run the Bases will not take place following's Sunday's night game and will return on Sunday, April 29 following the 1:10 p.m. contest vs. the Oakland A's.

 

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. Additionally, fans can get a head start on their 2018 bobblehead collections with the 10-Game Bobblehead Plan, which includes tickets to all five games that will feature bobblehead giveaways this season. Other Astros Mini Plans include the Dollar Dog Plan, Summer Plan, Sunday Funday Plan and Rivals 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.

 

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Houston Astros

Astros and BBVA Compass Announce New Presenting Sponsorship of Astros Buddies Club

The Houston Astros and BBVA Compass announced today the new presenting sponsorship of the Astros Buddies Club presented by BBVA Compass, the official Kids Club of the Houston Astros.

 

The Houston Astros and BBVA Compass announced today the new presenting sponsorship of the Astros Buddies Club presented by BBVA Compass, the official Kids Club of the Houston Astros.

 

"The Astros proudly welcome BBVA Compass into the fold as the presenting sponsor of the Astros Buddies Club," said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan. "BBVA Compass' commitment to creating opportunities for young people made them the perfect fit for this particular partnership, which is focused on making the ballclub and Minute Maid Park accessible and exciting for kids."

 

"At a global level, BBVA Compass' vision is to create opportunities for people of all ages," said BBVA Compass Houston Market CEO Mark Montgomery. "The Astros Buddies Club is the perfect avenue for us to help the Astros create a fun and exciting experience for young people that will stick with them into adulthood. We couldn't be happier to be affiliated with this world-class and World Champion ballclub through the Buddies program."

 

The Astros Buddies Club is the ballclub's longest-standing fan program, dating back to the 1960's. The Six Shooter Club debuted in 1962 and then became the Astros Buddies Club when the franchise changed names and moved to the Astrodome in 1965.

 

An Astros Buddies Club presented by BBVA Compass 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. Parents and caregivers of Buddies members will also have the opportunity to learn about the BBVA Compass 529 College Savings Program, as information regarding the program will be included in the Buddies welcome pack. More information on BBVA Compass Investment Solutions, including the 529 College Savings Program, can also be found at www.bbvacompass.com/investments.

 

EXCLUSIVE BUDDIES OPPORTUNITIES

The Astros Buddies Club presented by BBVA Compass offers several exclusive opportunities for members all season long.

 

Throughout the 2018 season, there will be five autograph sessions on select weekend dates, just for Buddies! Buddies members also get early access to Kids Run the Bases, which takes place following every Sunday day game. Astros Buddies can start lining up as early as the top of the 8th inning and will be first down to the field. Buddies members have the chance to participate in the Summer Series Buddies Clinics, which take place on the field at Minute Maid Park. Buddies members learn the basics of baseball from Astros Youth Academy instructors on the same field where the Houston Astros play! Members also have the opportunity to take a lap around the warning track during Buddies pregame parades, which fall on Buddies game dates so members can use their vouchers to participate.

 

Each Saturday home game, Buddies member will be selected at random to watch the Astros take Batting Practice from the field. Members are automatically entered and winners will be provided tickets for that day's Astros game. During select Sunday home games, Buddies members will be selected at random to Take the Field with the Houston Astros during the National Anthem prior to first pitch. The selected winners will be given tickets for that day's game as well. Buddies members are also automatically entered for the chance to "work" for the Astros for a day during Buddies Behind-the-Scenes Day! Roles include groundskeeper, PA announcer, pregame coordinator, Shooting Star and more. Game tickets will be provided to the randomly selected winners.

 

For more information on the Astros Buddies Club presented by BBVA Compass, please visit www.astros.com/buddies.

 

ABOUT BBVA COMPASS:

BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 649 branches, including 336 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 63 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 in Colorado and 18 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (6th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and ranked 6th nationally in the total number of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2017. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at www.bbvacompass.com. For more BBVA Compass news, follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visit newsroom.bbvacompass.com.

 

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Houston Astros

Astros Launch World Champions Commemorative Brick Program

World Champions Commemorative Bricks available for purchase now

Beginning today, April 11, Astros fans have their first opportunity to purchase from the World Champions Commemorative Brick program. The new program is an opportunity for fans to memorialize the Astros first franchise World Series victory and become a physical part of the ballpark. Each brick can be personalized with an engraved name or personal message which will then be placed in a specially-designated space at Minute Maid Park.

 

Beginning today, April 11, Astros fans have their first opportunity to purchase from the World Champions Commemorative Brick program. The new program is an opportunity for fans to memorialize the Astros first franchise World Series victory and become a physical part of the ballpark. Each brick can be personalized with an engraved name or personal message which will then be placed in a specially-designated space at Minute Maid Park.

 

The new World Champions Commemorative Brick program includes several new features for fans, such as new brick sizes, a new location for brick placement along Champions Walkway on Texas Avenue, a replica brick with purchase and the option to include the Astros World Champions logo.

 

For more information or to purchase a World Champions Commemorative Brick, please visit www.astros.com/bricks. For all customer service-related issues, please email championbricks@astros.com or call 833-551-5703.

 

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Astros Baseball Returns to Minute Maid Park for Home Opener on Monday, April 2

Opening Homestand to feature unveiling of 2017 World Championship Pennant, World Championship Ring Ceremony and special giveaways during Championship Weekend

The Houston Astros return home to Minute Maid Park for the sold-out 2018 Home Opener on Monday, April 2 as they take on the Baltimore Orioles at 6:10 p.m. CT, broadcast nationally on ESPN, locally on AT&T SportsNet and on the Astros flagship radio stations SportsTalk 790 KBME and La Ranchera 850 AM/101.7 FM.

 

The Houston Astros return home to Minute Maid Park for the sold-out 2018 Home Opener on Monday, April 2 as they take on the Baltimore Orioles at 6:10 p.m. CT, broadcast nationally on ESPN, locally on AT&T SportsNet and on the Astros flagship radio stations SportsTalk 790 KBME and La Ranchera 850 AM/101.7 FM.

 

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.

 

Limited parking for fans is available in Astros-secured lots A and B, with ample parking available in Astros-secured Lot C on game days. Fans are encouraged to arrive early in order to park in Astros-secured lots near the ballpark. Please note, these are cash-only lots.

 

Monday, April 2 vs. Baltimore Orioles - 6:10 p.m.

Astros fans, let's Orange Out Minute Maid Park for Opening Day! The Astros will celebrate the 2018 Home Opener on Monday, April 2 with the return of the Opening Day Street Fest, presented by Budweiser, featuring live music, food trucks, games and access to the center field area and Saint Arnold Bar from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. A game ticket is required for entry to the Opening Day Street Fest.

 

Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. on April 2 for all ticketed fans. Additionally, all fans will receive a 2018 Schedule Magnet giveaway presented by United Airlines as they enter the ballpark.

 

Following the street fest, fans are encouraged to take their seats for the Opening Day pregame ceremonies, which will feature the Commissioner's Trophy presented by Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane and the Budweiser Clydesdales as well as the unveiling of the Astros 2017 World Championship Pennant. Astros Season Ticket Holders and winners of an Astros social media contest will present a giant American flag, while members of the Astros front office and their families present a 2017 World Championship Banner, covering the infield. Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow will address the home crowd during the pregame ceremony, which will also feature a flyover by the US Navy Training Air Wing 2 from the Naval Air Base in Kingsville, TX, weather permitting. Country music legend Clay Walker will return to perform the National Anthem and Astros former First Base Coach Rich Dauer will throw the ceremonial first pitch. The Astros will wear gold-accented jerseys and hats as reigning World Series Champions for the first two games of the Opening Series vs. the Orioles.

 

Tuesday, April 3 vs. Baltimore Orioles - 7:10 p.m.

Prior to Wednesday's 7:10 p.m. CT matchup vs. the Orioles, members of the Astros 2017 World Championship team will receive their Championship Rings during a special pregame ceremony presented by Jostens. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane, Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan will be on-hand to present each player with his Championship Ring. Additionally, more than 30 winners of a special Astros social media contest will present the 2017 Astros Championship Banner on the field during the pregame ceremony.

 

Tuesday's contest will broadcast on AT&T SportsNet's alternate channel. AT&T SportsNet local channel listings can be found at https://southwest-attsn.att.com/channel-finder/.

 

Former Astros outfielder Carlos Beltrán will return to receive his 2017 World Championship Ring and throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Tuesday's contest.

 

Tuesday is also the first $1 Hot Dog Night presented by