Published on July 31st, 2014 | by Ath letize0
Minute Maid Park
Minute Maid Park is a stadium in Houston, Texas and is the home of the Houston Astros of the MLB. A detailed Minute Maid Park seating chart is located to the left. The arena is located in downtown Houston.
The stadium is owned by the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, which built the arena for $250 Million. Minute Maid Park seats roughly 42,060 for baseball games.
The Minute Maid Park’s field is made of Grass.
Click on the link/s below to view seating charts for all the different events held inside the Minute Maid Park.
Minute Maid Park Quick Facts
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Main Teams: Houston Astros
- Seating Capacity: 42,060 (approximately)
- Typology: Retro Modern
- Opened: 2000
History of Minute Maid Park
Ground was broken on the stadium on November 1, 1997. Minute Maid Park was completed roughly two years later. In 1995 the Astros owner made it very clear that he wasn’t in the market to build a new ballpark. LAter that year the NFL franchise in Houston announced that they were leaving to Tennessee so a new stadium could be built for their team there. A year later John J. Moores wanted to own the next NFL franchise in Houston. In doing so he wanted to build a football-only stadium and a brand new baseball-only stadium. They agreed on $250 million USD funded by the county to build the new baseball stadium, any extra money used would be funded by the Astros.
The stadium was originally named “Enron Field” in 20000 when naming rights were sold to the energy and financial trading company for a $100 million deal for 30 years. Roughly a year later the company went bankrupt, and Astros management faced public relations nightmares. About a year later they renamed the park “Minute Maid Park” after being sold to Minute Maid for $100 million for another 30 years. The stadium has a nickname of “The Juice Box” due to the left-field dimension. Before switching names of the stadium it held both nicknames of “Ten-Run” and “Home Run” field.
Minute Maid Park Address
501 Crawford Street
Houston, Texas 77002
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