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League-Leading Astros Celebrate Legends Weekend During Upcoming Homestand

The Houston Astros return home tomorrow to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (August 16-17) and continue the homestand against the Oakland A's (August 18-20) and Washington Nationals (August 22-24). With just 42 games remaining in the regular season, Houston leads the AL West Division by 11.5 games and the American League over the Boston Red Sox by 5.0 games. The Astros also lead the Majors in runs, hits, doubles, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS, owning one of the most potent offenses in franchise and MLB history.

 

The Houston Astros return home tomorrow to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (August 16-17) and continue the homestand against the Oakland A's (August 18-20) and Washington Nationals (August 22-24). With just 42 games remaining in the regular season, Houston leads the AL West Division by 11.5 games and the American League over the Boston Red Sox by 5.0 games. The Astros also lead the Majors in runs, hits, doubles, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS, owning one of the most potent offenses in franchise and MLB history.

 

Tickets for the upcoming homestand are still available for purchase at www.astros.com/tickets or by calling 1-877-9ASTROS.

 

Wednesday, August 16 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 7:10 p.m.

Every Wednesday night 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).

 

The Astros Foundation will be raffling off a brand new mPact XTV 750 Flexhauler, donated by Houston Area Texas Mahindra Dealers, with proceeds benefitting the Astros Foundation. Tickets will be sold at every remaining Astros home game through the end of the season. Fans can purchase raffle tickets on the main concourse behind the escalators near section 107. Tickets are one (1) for $20 or six (6) for $100. The winner will be announced at the annual Diamond Dreams Gala at Minute Maid Park on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 (winner need not be present to win).

 

Prior to Wednesday's 7:10 p.m. contest, HomeAid Houston, a 501(c)(3) charity in its 11th year of partnership with the Houston Astros, will present the key to the winner of their 2017 Project Playhouse on the field in a special pregame ceremony. The "All-American Playhouse" built by Darling Homes and Taylor Morrison 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. Over $106,000 was raised to build transitional housing for Houston's homeless men, women and children.

 

Thursday, August 17 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 1:10 p.m.

Fans are invited to a Movie Night at Minute Maid Park featuring The Sandlot following the Thursday afternoon game vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks! Fans who attend the game on the 17th are encouraged to stay and move to the third base side of the main concourse, where seats will become general admission following the game. The movie will start approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of the game and will be shown on El Grande. Fans can also purchase a VIP experience for Movie Night, which will give them access to the field to watch the movie, a picnic mat and unlimited beverages (excluding alcoholic) and popcorn. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/movienight.

 

On Thursday, the Astros will host Cameron Gooch and the Make-A-Wish Foundation for a special day at the ballpark! Cameron will participate in several special experiences, including delivering line-up cards to the umpires prior to first pitch and spending time with Astros GM Jeff Luhnow, manager AJ Hinch and Astros players.

 

Friday, August 18 vs. Oakland A's - 7:10 p.m.

Legends Weekend presented by Houston Methodist kicks off on Friday, August 18 with a special '97 Astros Hat giveaway for 10,000 fans, 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.

 

Also on Friday is Astros Social Media Night! The night features a ticket to the Torchy's Taco Deck, an exclusive Astros Social Media Night T-shirt, loaded value for concessions, pregame Q&A with various players and/or Astros personnel, surprise giveaways and more! For additional information, please visit
www.astros.com/socialmedianight.

 

Big and Bright Friday Nights begin with a special pregame Budweiser Happy Hour 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 cheer on the Astros in the loudest and most energetic part of the ballpark every Friday night in the 'StroZone presented by Texas Mahindra Dealers! This Friday night, which is now sold out, fans will receive an exclusive, special-edition '97 Astros Pennant 'StroZone T-shirt and get to show their hometown pride by throwing their H's in the air with a custom H-Town foam hand. Tickets for 'StroZone include a seat in the newly-renovated Silverado Mezzanine Level, a custom 'StroZone T-shirt unique every Friday and an H-Town foam hand. 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 theme is Throwback to 1997, featuring the biggest hits from the 90's. 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.

 

Gates will open two hours prior to game time on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

Saturday, August 19 vs. Oakland A's - 6:10 p.m.

Legends Weekend presented by Houston Methodist continues on Saturday with the Triple Bobblehead featuring Biggio, Bagwell and Hampton giveaway, presented by Houston Methodist, for 10,000 fans entering the ballpark. The bobblehead commemorates the iconic moment when the 1997 team clinched the NL Central Division.

 

Fans also had the opportunity to claim a voucher for an Astros Legends autograph session, which is now sold-out, taking place pregame from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the upper concourse. Astros Legends expected to participate include, but are not limited to, Larry Dierker, Shane Reynolds, and Jimmy Wynn.

 

Saturday is also Turn Back the Clock Night! Astros and Athletics players will wear throwback 90's jerseys and fans are encouraged to dress up.

 

The Houston Astros are hosting families from the Sunshine Kids for their second meet and greet of the season with Astros players and coaches. The meet and greet will be held in the press conference room following Astros batting practice.

 

Fans are invited to stick around after the game on Saturday for an Astros After Party, presented by Budweiser, and 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, August 20 vs. Oakland A's - 1:10 p.m.

Legends Weekend presented by Houston Methodist wraps up on Sunday with the 1997 NL Central Division Champions Replica Pennant giveaway, presented by Houston Methodist, for 10,000 fans entering the ballpark.

 

On Sunday, the Houston Astros and children from Tia's Hope/Shriners Hospital for Children (Houston) will be participating in Buses for Baseball. The program, coordinated through the Major League Baseball Players Trust, provides transportation, game tickets and personal greetings from Major Leaguers to children across the country. This season, the program will make 10 Major League ballpark visits and provide over 500 children with an unforgettable experience. At each game, players sign autographs, pose for photos and answer questions. The children also receive free souvenirs, food and beverages.

 

It's back-to-school time which means it's the perfect time to join the best kids club in town, the Coca-Cola Astros Buddies Club! An Astros Buddies membership includes a backpack perfect for the little Astros fans heading back to school, tickets to select Astros games, exclusive Buddies-only experiences, newsletters and more - a $76 value for just $25! Coca-Cola Astros Buddies memberships are for kids 12 and under. For more information on the Coca-Cola Astros Buddies Club, please visit www.astros.com/buddies.

 

Create memories for the whole family at Minute Maid Park with Kroger Family Sundays, starting at just $60. The family-friendly package includes four Field Box IV or View Deck I tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and access to Minute Maid Squeeze Play kids zone (ages 5-12), kids run the bases after Sunday home games (ages 5-12) and a "My First Baseball Game" certificate at the Fan Accommodations booths at sections 112 and 323. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/family.

 

Tuesday, August 22 vs. Washington Nationals - 7:10 p.m.

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/value.

 

Wednesday, August 23 vs. Washington Nationals - 7:10 p.m.

Every Wednesday night 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).

 

Astros pitcher Charlie Morton will host Wounded Warrior veterans at Wednesday's game as part of the Astros Salute to Heroes program. The veterans will participate in a meet and greet with Morton prior to Wednesday's 7:10 p.m. first pitch. Date and player subject to change.

 

Thursday, August 24 vs. Washington Nationals - 7:10 p.m.

Earlier in the day, Astros players and wives will be volunteering at a Sunshine Kids Hospital Party at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, as part of the Astros' ongoing childhood cancer awareness efforts. This event is closed to the media, but photos of the event can be provided upon request to Dena Propis with the Astros Communication staff.

 

The Coca-Cola Value Nights package is one of the best ballpark bargains. Available for select Monday-Thursday regular season games throughout the 2017 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 $18! For more information, please visit www.astros.com/value.


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