League-Leading Astros Celebrate Legends Weekend During Upcoming Homestand
Astros take on Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland A’s and Washington Nationals in eight-game homestand
Style Magazine Newswire | 8/16/2017, 8:52 a.m.
HOUSTON, TX-- 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.