Astros Baseball Returns to Minute Maid Park for Home Opener on Monday, April 2

Style Magazine Newswire | 4/2/2018, 3:18 p.m.
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HOUSTON, TX-- The Houston Astros return home to Minute Maid Park for the sold-out 2018 Home Opener on Monday, April 2 as they take on the Baltimore Orioles at 6:10 p.m. CT, broadcast nationally on ESPN, locally on AT&T SportsNet and on the Astros flagship radio stations SportsTalk 790 KBME and La Ranchera 850 AM/101.7 FM.

Single game tickets, season tickets, group tickets and suite rentals, which provide fans with the best value for the biggest games, are available now and selling out quickly, so fans are encouraged to purchase early. Tickets can be purchased online at www.astros.com/tickets or by phone, toll free, at 1-877-9ASTROS (1-877-927-8767).

As a reminder regarding tickets, all fans must either have their printed tickets in hand or utilize the MLB Ballpark App on their mobile devices to access Minute Maid Park and any Astros Street Fests. 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. As part of the Astros’ ongoing commitment to the safety of all fans, there is no re-entry into the ballpark once fans are scanned in, a policy consistent with the Astros postseason game day protocol as well as with other sports and entertainment venues around the country.

Limited parking for fans is available in Astros-secured lots A and B, with ample parking available in Astros-secured Lot C on game days. Fans are encouraged to arrive early in order to park in Astros-secured lots near the ballpark. Please note, these are cash-only lots.

Monday, April 2 vs. Baltimore Orioles - 6:10 p.m.

Astros fans, let’s Orange Out Minute Maid Park for Opening Day! The Astros will celebrate the 2018 Home Opener on Monday, April 2 with the return of the Opening Day Street Fest, presented by Budweiser, featuring live music, food trucks, games and access to the center field area and Saint Arnold Bar from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. A game ticket is required for entry to the Opening Day Street Fest.

Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. on April 2 for all ticketed fans. Additionally, all fans will receive a 2018 Schedule Magnet giveaway presented by United Airlines as they enter the ballpark.

Following the street fest, fans are encouraged to take their seats for the Opening Day pregame ceremonies, which will feature the Commissioner’s Trophy presented by Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane and the Budweiser Clydesdales as well as the unveiling of the Astros 2017 World Championship Pennant. Astros Season Ticket Holders and winners of an Astros social media contest will present a giant American flag, while members of the Astros front office and their families present a 2017 World Championship Banner, covering the infield. Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow will address the home crowd during the pregame ceremony, which will also feature a flyover by the US Navy Training Air Wing 2 from the Naval Air Base in Kingsville, TX, weather permitting. Country music legend Clay Walker will return to perform the National Anthem and Astros former First Base Coach Rich Dauer will throw the ceremonial first pitch. The Astros will wear gold-accented jerseys and hats as reigning World Series Champions for the first two games of the Opening Series vs. the Orioles.