The Houston Astros @ Minute Maid Park

In baseball, it doesn’t matter if you’re tall, skinny, fat, whatever. If you really have talent and you really love to play, I feel like you can make it.
— Jose Altuve

Bobblehead Availability

This is the average amount of time after gates open that bobbleheads are still available

If All-Fans, then Mid-game (~2nd Inning)


Claim Percentage

This is the average percentage of game attendees that will receive a bobblehead

Unknown (All Fans*)

*For all the games I have attended, the Astros have done All Fan Giveaways! Normal volume is 1st 10K.


Seating

Minute Maid Park is a moveable roof stadium in the heart of Houston downtown. Expect the weather to be hot and humid, as Houston has very hot weather. There really isn’t a bad seat in this stadium with the way the stadium is configured and many people like to sit in outfield sections 100 - 103 in left field where many homers are hit. When the roof is closed, there is a very slight chance of sun hitting the seats on the first base and far right field side just because the left field part of the stadium is a wall of windows, so if you really want to avoid any sun at all sit on the 3rd base side. When the roof is open sit on the 3rd base side or Right Center Field.

edited from source: https://www.mlb.com/astros/ballpark/seat-map

edited from source: https://www.mlb.com/astros/ballpark/seat-map


Parking

Since Minute Maid Park is downtown, ParkWhiz should be your preferred option for parking. I would recommend booking parking at the Christ Church Cathedral Garage @ 520 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77002. Parking was under $10, had plenty of spaces, was covered, and was only about a 10 minute walk to the stadium. The alternative is $20 cash parking which will be located on Texas Avenue, between Caroline Street and Austin Street (lookup Houston Area Urban League Org on Google Maps).

View from Crawford St, walking to the Atrium Gate @ Texas Avenue Entrance. astrosparking

View from Crawford St, walking to the Atrium Gate @ Texas Avenue Entrance. astrosparking


Entrances

So far I have only entered through the Atrium Gate @ Texas Avenue, which has 5 security gates with the right-most gate as a no bags lane. If you were to enter through the 1st Base Gate, there are 10 security gates.

The Atrium Gate @ Texas Avenue

The Atrium Gate @ Texas Avenue

Astros main Team Store right next to the Atrium Gate

Astros main Team Store right next to the Atrium Gate

The 1st Base Gate has 10 security entrances

The 1st Base Gate has 10 security entrances


Bobbleheads