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Minute Maid Park
, the ballpark, is located in Downtown Houston, in the state of Texas, USA. It is the home ground of the Major League Baseball member ‘Houston Astros’.
Built in the year 2000, Minute Maid Park
was first named Enron Field . Its naming rights were bought by a trading company which went bankrupt a year later amidst one of the major business scandals in the history of the USA. Consequently, the ballpark was named Astro Field in February, 2002. A few months later, a branch of the Coca-Cola Company known for its fruit juices, ‘Minute Maid’ bought the rights and so its present name came into existence. As a nickname, the park is also called ‘the Juice Box’. It is considered to be friendly to hitters since out of 30 Major League stadiums, it holds the 24th position of having seen the most home runs scored.
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With its predecessor being the Astrodome, Minute Maid Park
is the first stadium in Houston to have a retractable roof to beat humidity. Besides, it has full air-conditioning facilities. Its field is made of grass instead of Astro turf. The main entrance of the field links the stadium to the historic Union Station of Houston. The stadium keeps a train on its left side in honor of the place’s historical importance. The train runs along the left external wall when its home player scores a home run or when the home team wins. Its controversial center field is 90 feet wide and is called “Tal’s Hill”. It has caused some of the most interesting fielding displays ever in baseball. Another interesting feature is a historical gas pump that shows the home runs hit by the Astro team since the park’s inauguration. It is called the “Conoco Home Run Porch”. The number of luxury suites in the stadium is 63, and that of club seats is 4774.
As if that’s not enough, there are wireless internet facilities for the spectators as well as closed captioning facilities for those who have hearing disabilities. Every time an Astro team member hits a pole placed by the Chick-fil-A, the fans there are given chicken sandwiches for free. Since 2008, Minute Maid Park
is using a new grass surface made of Platinum TE Paspalum. They are the only stadium in the world to use this material. This year the park has added a High Definition scoreboard screen which is only second in size to Kaufman Stadium.
One of the major events hosted at Minute Maid Park
is the 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Moreover, it chanced to hold the longest game ever to be played in postseason in the history of MLB. It was played between the Astros and the Atlanta Braves. The home team won after playing 18 innings in almost 6 hours. Its highest turnout has been 43,836 tickets.
A neat blend of the modern facilities and historical mementos, Minute Maid Park
is the place to be and Minute Maid Park Tickets
are a must if you want to have one amazing evening watching a ball game!
Minute Maid Park
Minute Maid Park is much more than a venue, it"s experience! The spectacular stadium, Minute Maid Park is a ballpark in Houston, Texas, United States.
It is presently a home for the Houston Astros Baseball team and hosts all Astros games.