The Minute Maid Park, nicknamed The Juice Box, is a retractable roof stadium located at 501 Crawford Street on the northeast end of downtown Houston. It opened in 2000 as the home ballpark of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Houston Astros. The Minute Maid Park has a seating capacity of 41,168, which includes 5,197 club seats and 63 luxury suites.

The Crawford Boxes are a section of seats in left field at Minute Maid Park. They are split into 5 sections numbered 100 to 1051. They are only 315 feet from home plate and are a popular spot for catching home run balls. They also provide a unique view of the playing field and the city skyline.

If you want to be a bit more upmarket, you can buy a cheap ticket for anywhere in the ballpark and then purchase an add on to the Gallagher Club.

If your partial to the chick-fil-a brand of fast food, download the app and should any batter hit the big yellow foul ball marker, then a free chicken sandwich will come your way, mind you, as big as those posts are, it doesn’t happen very often.

Houston Astros Minute Maid Park

How to Get to Houston

The nearest international airport to Minute Maid Park is George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), which has international and domestic flights to/from Houston, Texas and is 19 miles from the stadium. Several airlines offer direct flights between the two and the flight time from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is approximately 10 hours and 15 minutes.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Houston, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

The best and most affordable transportation service to Minute Maid Park is provided by METRO, either on rail or bus services. The Convention District Station is a short walk and is served by Green and Purple Lines. Preston Station, served by the Red Line, is six blocks to the west.

You could also make use of free apps such as Moovit to get real-time timetables, maps and directions to the arena using local public transportation systems.

Rideshare services are also available in the vicinity with an official pick-up/drop-off zone on the northwest side of Minute Maid Park along Crawford, near Congress Street.

Staying in Houston

Downtown Houston offers a little bit of something for everyone. Entertainment knows no bounds as pro sports teams like the Astros and Rockets call this slice of the city home, while the nationally renowned Houston Theatre District also brings shows to life within this threshold. Green spaces like Market Square Park and Discovery Green add open-air fun to the Downtown corridor.

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites. Some popular options include The Westin, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hampton Inn, and Marriott Marquis.

Houston Astros Tickets

The Houston Astros sell their tickets via and the MLB Ballpark App.

SeatGeek has replaced StubHub as the official ticket resale partner for MLB.

Baseball fans can still use other resale ticket marketplaces to buy and sell tickets to MLB games. MLB will verify those tickets so buyers know they’re getting a legitimate ticket.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platforms fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the Ballpark App to your phone as it contains a lot of Gameday information for the Ballpark you are visiting and a place to check in and record all the baseball games you have been to.

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