Ballparks house the secret history of the game, from the team's luckiest set of road jerseys to the taxidermied remains of the original Mr. Met. Investigate your team’s inner sanctum with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $9 for two tickets for a behind-the-scenes tour of Minute Maid Park (up to an $18 value)
- $18 for four tickets for a behind-the-scenes tour of Minute Maid Park (up to a $36 value)
One-hour tours unveil the inner workings of the award-winning stadium, revealing old sites such as historic Union Station—the building that inspired the stadium's aesthetics—and new marvels of technology such as the broadcasting booth and press boxes. Fans take in the magnitude of the venue from the luxury suites, upper deck, and diamond club before heading down to the Astros' and visitors' dugouts to see where players spend the game. While this Groupon does not cover the early-bird tour, all other tours held Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. are fair game. There is no 2 p.m. tour on home-game Saturdays. Children two and younger are admitted for free.
The 2004 MLB All-Star Game. The longest baseball game in postseason history. Craig Biggio’s 3,000th hit. For a stadium that just opened in 2000, Minute Maid Park has already hosted its share of memory-making moments. Astros fans pack the field’s 40,963 seats during baseball season. The Astros invite fans to take in full-field views from luxury boxes and terrace decks or track players from seats along the first and third baselines situated within 43 feet of the game's action. The stadium welcomes teams and performers from across the spectrum of sports and entertainment. Whether tracking the pitch during international soccer face-offs or jamming to tunes of artists including Madonna and Taylor Swift, visitors stay comfortable beneath a retractable roof designed to combat the unique climate conditions that Texas weather can present.
Designed with Texas’s railway history in mind, the park blends naturally into the classic red brick and glass looks of nearby Union Station. A full-sized vintage locomotive runs intermittent trips along 800 feet of track along the left-field wall, giving fans a glimpse of Wild West transportation and the lead character of next summer’s Cowboys Vs. Transformers.