Ever since moving to the American League the Houston Astros have become a baseball powerhouse, making the postseason seven out of their first ten years. Even after winning the World Series in 2017 and 2022 fans can find affordable tickets to most home games.
The Houston Astros are in Major League Baseball’s American League West division, having moved from the National League during realignment in 2013. The team began in 1962 as the Houston Colt .45s, a name that lasted only three years. The Astros, named after the city’s space industry, regularly host their state and division rivals the Texas Rangers.
The Astros currently play in Minute Maid Park, a 41,168-seat venue with a retractable roof in downtown Houston. The park replaced the first ever domed stadium, the Astrodome, when it was demolished in 2013. The ballpark’s design stands out for its center field flagpole named after longtime owner Tal Smith, and the staggering dimensions of home runs ranging from 315 ft. along the left field line and a deep 409 ft. to center field.
Single Game Tickets
Advance tickets to most Astros games are easy to find. Finding single game tickets is easy through a second party site like StubHub. Searching for Houston Astros on StubHub brings results from home and away games, and a filter in the center allows shoppers to view only games at Minute Maid Park.
Locating available tickets on StubHub is straightforward by searching for Houston Astros and finding the correct game date and opponent. Selecting a specific event will bring up a stadium map with purple highlighted sections showing where seats are available. The column on the right of the website defaults to the most affordable seats and when touched with a cursor highlights the seat location on the stadium map in blue. Conversely, by clicking on a section on the stadium map the right column displays only seats available in the selected section sorted in ascending order from cheapest to most expensive tickets. The left side of the website allows fans to limit the seat search based on price, number of seats available, and other features.
How much are tickets? Cost depends on how you want to view the game and who the Astros are playing. The most affordable sections at Minute Maid Park are located in the 400 level View Deck behind home plate. We found seats as low as $11. Once seats are chosen the checkout process on StubHub is simple. Clicking the purchase button allows customers to sign in as a guest or create an account. As a guest account, simply enter a valid email and mobile number for ticket delivery. Review the purchase and buy. Amazing deals can be found on StubHub on the day of the game. Standing room only tickets, starting at $5, are also available and provide a view from right field.
To use digital tickets StubHub recommends downloading the mobile app, which only takes a few minutes. Resale tickets may experience a wait time before appearing in the app and will be noted on the customer order page. StubHub suggests making sure the tickets are what was ordered. Purchaser name does not need to be on tickets and face value of ticket may differ from price paid. Once logged in to the app, select My Tickets and any purchased tickets will appear along with an order history and order number. From here users can view tickets for admission into the venue. A receipt and mobile ticket notice are also sent to the account email.
Special and Group Tickets
Rates and options for special and group tickets are found on the official Houston Astros MLB website. Value ticket options include the Coca Cola Ballpark Bundle available for select weekday games; college night; and military appreciation night. Every Tuesday is $1 hot dog night and every Sunday is a family day with four-pack specials on tickets, drinks, and food. Group tickets are only available by contacting team representatives through the website. Minute Maid Park also has four club level areas and suites available per game or for the entire season.
Where to Park
Because Minute Maid Park is located in downtown Houston there are plenty of options for parking. There are more than 24,000 spots located within walking distance of the stadium. The organization encourages fans to reserve parking in advance through Spot Hero. RideShare pickup and drop-off is located outside the Center Field gate on Crawford St. between Preston St. and Congress Ave.