Traveling 'Stros: What you should know as a fan following the Astros in the playoffs

HOUSTON – As the Astros continue the journey to defend their title as World Series champions, fans are searching for tickets to help cheer them on.

On Wednesday morning, tickets for the American League Championship Series sold out in a matter of minutes.

What you need to know:

  • Game 1 of the ALCS is Oct. 13 at 7:09 p.m.
  • Cheapest flight round trip from Houston to Boston on Southwest Airlines is about $823.
  • Tickets for the ALCS sold out within three minutes, but third-party websites like Seat Geek and Stub Hub have tickets ranging from $120 for standing room.

Nguyen Le owns his own Farmers Insurance agency and also has a real estate company in southwest Houston.

He’s originally from Vietnam, but came to America in the ‘70s. Since then, he’s been a die-hard Astros fan.

“I’ve been rooting for them for close to 40 years,” said Le. “Baseball is one of those sports where it allows old dudes like me to remain like a kid.”

He’s a season ticket holder and gets first dibs for tickets to the playoffs.

In 2017, Nguyen attended all 18 playoff games and this year has been following the Astros as they played in the ALDS.

“We were in Cleveland, and so after we clinched Monday, I bought airfare to Boston and New York and I hedged my bet, but when Boston clinched, I canceled the New York trip,” said Le. “I came home last night and told my wife, 'Oh, I’ll be in Boston this weekend.'”

Le is giving away tickets to ALCS games through his Instagram page - agswin.