According to legend, Babe Ruth pointed his bat toward the sky to let his fans know exactly where the flesh-eating aliens were coming from. See the greats be great with this Groupon.
Choose from Six Options
- $27 for one ticket for bullpen seating (up to a $47 total value, depending on the game chosen)
- $41 for one ticket for field box I seating (up to a $61 total value, depending on the game chosen)
Choose from the following games—all against the Milwaukee Brewers:
- Friday, July 6, at 7:05 p.m., which includes a separate tour of Minute Maid Park
- Saturday, July 7, at 3:05 p.m., which includes a postgame run of the bases
- Sunday, July 8, at 1:05 p.m., which includes a separate tour of Minute Maid Park
Friday's and Sunday's games grant access to a one-hour behind-the-scenes tour of Minute Maid Park on a separate day, whereas Saturday's game allows fans to run the bases immediately after the game. Visitors can redeem their tour on Ticketmaster for any day between Monday, July 9, and Saturday, July 14. There will be no tours offered on July 12.
Exploring everything from the upper deck and press boxes to the field lap and dugout, tours (a $9 value each) depart at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. (though there is no 2 p.m. tour on Saturday). For the postgame base-running experience (a $20 value), fans line up at the top of the concourse behind section 132 at the top of the ninth inning. Upon showing your ticket, the Astros staff will escort you onto the field after the game.
When you click "Buy," you'll be redirected to the Astros website to complete your transaction. This Groupon applies toward the face value of tickets, but you'll still need to pay all Astros fees and taxes in full.
The Scouting Report
The Houston Astros take to their home field for a weekend series against the NL Central rival Milwaukee Brewers, with both teams fighting to get to .500 on the season. A minor-league all-star in 2011, second baseman Jose Altuve has made a dent in the majors in his first full season, batting .309 through 71 games. Like a dog protecting its stash of buried doubloons, pitcher J.A. Happ is a stalwart presence on the mound, having thrown through four complete games since 2009.
During Friday's matchup, which includes a postgame fireworks show, the Astros will don throwback 1980s uniforms, heralding the next evening's giveaway for the first 10,000 fans—a Mike Scott bobblehead honoring his 1986 no-hitter.