The Astros will play Game 6 and a potential Game 7 of the American League Championship Series vs. the New York Yankees here at Minute Maid Park this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21. Friday's Game 6 will begin at 7:08 p.m. CT as Astros RHP Justin Verlander takes the mound
The Astros will play Game 6 and a potential Game 7 of the American League Championship Series vs. the New York Yankees here at Minute Maid Park this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21. Friday's Game 6 will begin at 7:08 p.m. CT as Astros RHP Justin Verlander takes the mound vs. RHP Luis Severino and the New York Yankees. Verlander is coming off of a complete game, 13-strike out victory in Game 2 of the ALCS. Saturday's potential Game 7 would begin at 7:08 p.m. CT. The Astros currently trail the Yankees, 3-2, in the ALCS, but are also undefeated in postseason play at Minute Maid Park. Houston needs two more wins to clinch the American League pennant and advance to the 2017 World Series.
ASTROS POSTSEASON STREET FESTS, GATE TIMES AND ROOF STATUS
Astros fans of all ages are invited to a Postseason Street Fest prior to each Astros Postseason home game! The Postseason Street Fest takes place on Friday and Saturday from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Crawford Street. Fans can enjoy live music, food trucks, inflatables, bar games, photo booths, poster-making stations and much more before the Astros take on the New York Yankees. The Postseason Street Fest also includes parts of the ballpark including Torchy's Tacos, Saint Arnold Bar, Budweiser Brew House and Shake Shack, located in the center field area of Minute Maid Park. Fans can access the Astros Postseason Street Fest via the Atrium, Left Field Gate and Center Field Gate. A valid game ticket is required for entry. The Postseason Street Fest will remain open with minimal rain, but will close if weather becomes inclement.
On Friday and Saturday, all gates will open at 5:00 p.m.
The roof of Minute Maid Park is scheduled to be closed for both Game 6 and potential Game 7 of the ALCS due to impending rain. Roof status is subject to change.
Astros fans with small children should note that Squeeze Play will not be available during the Astros postseason run.
POSTSEASON GATE GIVEAWAYS AND PREGAME CEREMONIES
All fans in attendance at Astros ALCS Game 6 and potential Game 7 will receive a special postseason gate giveaway. Prior to Game 6 on Friday, all fans will receive an Astros Postseason Rally Towel presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. Prior to the potential Game 7 on Saturday, all fans will receive a "For the H" Astros Postseason Fan Clapper.
Friday and Saturday's pregame ceremonies will feature several special guests. On Friday, Houston Rockets legend and NBA Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. The Houston Fire Department will present our nation's colors and country music star Jack Ingram will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America during the 7th Inning Stretch. Long-time Season Ticket Holder Valentin Jalomo, best known for his unmistakable moustache, will call "Play Ball!" to kick off Friday's Game 6 vs. the Yankees.
For a potential Game 7 on Saturday, Astros fan-favorite Mackenzie Walker is scheduled to perform the National Anthem and God Bless America during the 7th Inning Stretch. The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to present our nation's colors and long-time Season Ticket Holder Barbara Moon would throw a ceremonial first pitch. Originator of the famous "Wooo!" that Astros fans have adopted when Josh Reddick comes to bat, pro wrestler Ric Flair is scheduled to call "Play Ball!" via video message to kick off what could potentially be a clinching scenario for the Astros in Game 7.
All fans must either have their printed tickets in hand or utilize the MLB.com Ballpark App on their mobile devices to access Minute Maid Park and the Astros Postseason Street Fest for all Astros Postseason games. 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. Additionally, there is a no re-entry policy during the postseason.
Tickets for Game 6 and potential Game 7 of the ALCS are still available by visiting www.astros.com/postseason.
TRAVELING TO THE BALLPARK
The Astros encourage fans to give themselves extra time to travel to the ballpark as there will be several road and lane closures surrounding Minute Maid Park, which will remain in effect through the end of the Astros postseason run. Astros fans and media should heed all directional signage indicating altered routes around downtown and surrounding the ballpark. Additionally, parking around Minute Maid Park will be limited. Directional signage around the ballpark will also advise fans of postseason entrances, which may vary slightly from the regular season.
The Uber pickup and dropoff area in center field will be available for fans to utilize throughout the postseason. Metro also provides a fast and easy alternative for getting to and from the ballpark. For more information, please visit www.ridemetro.org.
ASTROS ON TV AND RADIO
Fox Sports 1 will exclusively televise ALCS Game 6 and potential Game 7 between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees on Friday and Saturday. Fans can catch all Astros postseason games on the radio on the Astros flagship radio station 790 KBME AM, in Spanish on ESPN Deportes 1230 AM or on ESPN radio.
Please carefully review the attached 2017 ALCS Media Info Sheet for details regarding credentials, parking, press box seating, clubhouse policies and access throughout the series. Please contact the Astros Communications staff with any questions.
ORANGE OUT HOUSTON
The Astros are asking local businesses, schools, community leaders, organizations and Astros fans to Orange Out Houston on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21 by wearing orange clothing and accessories, rocking their Astros apparel, decking out their buildings in orange and creatively displaying their Astros pride on Friday and Saturday. Astros players will be wearing their orange jerseys on Friday night, as they have for every Friday night home game all season long. The Astros extend a heart-felt thank you to Discovery Green, the George R. Brown Convention Center, Hilton Americas-Houston, Houston City Hall, the Houston Police Department, NASA Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston for joining in the Orange Out Houston effort. Astros fans are encouraged to post photos of what they are doing to Orange Out Houston with the hashtag #EarnHistory for the chance to win exciting prizes including Astros Postseason apparel, promo packs, signed memorabilia and Astros Postseason tickets.