HOUSTON, Texas – The AL West Champion Astros will open postseason play and their fifth-consecutive American League Division Series as they host the AL Central Champion Chicago White Sox at Minute Maid Park for game one, Thursday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. CT and game two, Friday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. CT.
A special postseason Street Fest will begin starting three hours before game one and two hours before game two. Fans must have a game ticket to attend Street Fest, which includes live music, food trucks, inflatables, games and more! For more info on Street Fest visit, Astros.com/streetfest
Individual tickets for the Astros ALDS series against the White Sox remain on sale. Fans can purchase tickets online at Astros.com/postseason or by phone at 1-877-9ASTROS. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the Minute Maid Park Box Office. Due to an extremely limited number of individual game tickets that will be available for postseason games, fans are encouraged to guarantee their access to 2021 postseason tickets by purchasing 2022 Season Tickets, on-sale now by calling 1-877-9ASTROS or by visiting Astros.com/postseason.
A 20’x8’ interactive shipping container painted in the “For the H” theme by Houston-based artist DUAL is accessible on both gamedays and non-gamedays on Crawford Street. The artist, DUAL, stands for the conflict between “street art” and “fine” art, between freeway burners and gallery exhibitions, between mass recognition and total anonymity. His bold lines and fresh colors are a break from the everyday monotony of city life – a taste of urban subculture, whether you asked for it or not.
Thursday, Oct. 7 vs. Chicago White Sox – 3 p.m. CT
The Astros will open postseason play and their fifth-consecutive ALDS against the White Sox at 3 p.m. CT on Thursday at Minute Maid Park. The roof of Minute Maid Park will be closed for Game 1 of the series.
All fans in attendance will receive a face mask provided by Houston Methodist and a Rally Towel provided by H-E-B. Street Fest will open to all fans with a game ticket beginning at noon, three hours before first pitch.
Belinda Munro will sing the National Anthem for game one, while the presentation of the colors will come from the Joint Services Color Guard. Mattress Mack will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and Houston rap legend Bun B will provide the “Play Ball” call.
Friday, Oct. 8 vs. Chicago White Sox – 1 p.m. CT
Game two of the best-of-five ALDS is set for 1 p.m. CT on Friday. All fans in attendance will receive a Rally Towel provided by Coca-Cola. Street Fest will open to all fans with a game ticket beginning at 11 a.m., two hours before first pitch. The roof of Minute Maid Park will be closed for game two.
Madi Conrad will sing the National Anthem for game two, with the colors being presented by the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. Our AT&T SportsNet broadcast team will throw out the first pitch, with color analyst Geoff Blum throwing to play-by-play commentator Todd Kalas. Houston rap legend Paul Wall will provide the “Play Ball” call.
Friday, Oct. 8 - Stro-Nut Giveaway (Shipley Do-Nuts)
On Friday, Oct. 8 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Shipley Do-Nuts (8135 I-10 Frontage Rd. Houston, TX 77024), the Astros will be buying each fan that shows up to the event an Astros themed “Stro-Nut.” **The Coca-Cola **Shooting Stars and Orbit will be in attendance.