Explore the Astros' Minor League ballparks
The Minor League Ballpark Guides series spotlights each stadium across baseball’s affiliated ranks. Each edition provides ballpark highlights, from concessions to seating options to in-game entertainment to mascots. Ballpark Guides also take travelers through each facility’s surrounding area, encompassing the best places in town to eat or drink, nearby tourist attractions and more. Plan your Minor League Baseball road trip today!
For Astros prospects, the road to the big leagues ends 23 miles southwest from Minute Maid Park. Along the way, that journey hits four ballparks in three states, and Houston fans who want to explore them all now have a new resource to do so.
The Astros' system, in four parts:
Single-A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Segra Stadium
Professional baseball in the region dates back to the early 20th century, even predating the 1918 establishment of what was then known as Camp Bragg. The team's red and black color scheme is a nod to the Fort Bragg-based U.S. Army Special Operations Command. Take in a ballgame, watch the passing trains and hobnob with the world's largest red-cockaded woodpecker. Read more »
High-A: Asheville Tourists, McCormick Field
Asheville isn't just the original home of Thirsty Thursday -- Babe Ruth played here, "Bull Durham" was filmed here and goats do the landscaping here. It's one of America's most unique and historic ballparks, and there's no other place quite like it. Read more »
**Double-A: Corpus Christi Hooks, Whataburger Field **
The ballpark occupies land once dominated by cotton warehouses at the Port of Corpus Christi. During games, fans can watch large oceangoing vessels and their tugboat escorts navigate the port's ship channel. The Harbor Bridge dominates the center-field view and lights up at night, making a terrific backdrop for a game. Read more »
Triple-A: Sugar Land Space Cowboys, Constellation Field
Sugar Land professional baseball, and the city of Sugar Land itself, has evolved rapidly in a short amount of time. Sugar Land’s recent growth -- in 1980, its population was still under 10,000 -- is exemplified by the 2012 arrival of the city's first professional baseball stadium. Read more »