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

Style Magazine Newswire | 4/2/2018, 3:18 p.m.
Opening Homestand to feature unveiling of 2017 World Championship Pennant, World Championship Ring Ceremony and special giveaways during Championship Weekend
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Tuesday, April 3 vs. Baltimore Orioles - 7:10 p.m.

Prior to Wednesday’s 7:10 p.m. CT matchup vs. the Orioles, members of the Astros 2017 World Championship team will receive their Championship Rings during a special pregame ceremony presented by Jostens. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane, Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan will be on-hand to present each player with his Championship Ring. Additionally, more than 30 winners of a special Astros social media contest will present the 2017 Astros Championship Banner on the field during the pregame ceremony.

Tuesday’s contest will broadcast on AT&T SportsNet’s alternate channel. AT&T SportsNet local channel listings can be found at

Former Astros outfielder Carlos Beltrán will return to receive his 2017 World Championship Ring and throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Tuesday’s contest.

Tuesday is also the first $1 Hot Dog Night presented by Nolan Ryan Beef of the season! 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).

Wednesday, April 4 vs. Baltimore Orioles - 1:10 p.m.

The Astros wrap up their Opening Series vs. the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in what will be the first home day game of the season.

Friday, April 6 vs. San Diego Padres - 7:10 p.m.

Astros Championship Weekend presented by Coca-Cola kicks off on Friday with a Replica World Series Trophy giveaway for 10,000 fans before the Astros take on the San Diego Padres at 7:10 p.m. CT. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early to receive any promotional giveaways, as supplies are limited and not guaranteed. However, fans will not be allowed to line up for giveaways prior to 8:00 a.m. on any giveaway day this season.

During a special pregame ceremony, several Astros players will be recognized for the awards they earned in 2017. Jose Altuve will be honored for his American League MVP and Silver Slugger awards, George Springer will be honored for his World Series MVP and Silver Slugger awards, and Justin Verlander will be honored for his AL Championship Series MVP award. All three players will receive their very own Opie Otterstadt paintings recognizing and celebrating their accomplishments.

Big and Bright Friday Nights return to Minute Maid Park this Friday with a special Pregame Happy Hour presented by Budweiser at the Budweiser Brew House, where fans can enjoy $6, 16oz Budweiser Signature Draft beer and food specials, a live DJ, corn hole, jenga, and more from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. before every Friday night home game.

Come get loud and rowdy every Friday night in the Astros dedicated fan-section, ‘StroZone, presented by Texas Mahindra Dealers! This Friday night’s ‘StroZone includes an exclusive 2017 World Champions ‘StroZone T-shirt for fans. Tickets for ‘StroZone include a seat in the Silverado Mezzanine and a custom ‘StroZone T-shirt unique every Friday. For more information, please visit

To cap off Big and Bright Friday Night, fans are invited to stay after the game for Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Occidental Petroleum. This Friday’s fireworks theme is Champions, featuring live calls from the 2017 postseason and champion-inspired music. Upon conclusion of Friday’s game and prior to the start of Friday Night Fireworks, fans will be asked to move from the following sections for their safety and enjoyment: Home Run Alley, Escalator Tower Stairs in Center Field, Budweiser Brew House Tiers, Budweiser Batter’s Eye Bar, Torchy’s Deck, Crawford Boxes and sections 100-109, 205-208, 305-309, and 405-409.