HOUSTON - The Astros begin their series with the Yankees on Friday, and sports fans are asking those age-old questions: How am I going to get tickets, where am I going to park or stay, and what is it going to cost? Here's the answers.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets are sold out at the Minute Maid Park box office. There are websites listing tickets for sale online like StubHub, Vivid Seats and SeatGeek. Prices are around $100 and the most affordable tickets are standing room only.
How much is parking?
There are a number of parking lots surrounding the ballpark. The closer the parking spot to the ballpark, the more expensive it will likely be for drivers. Parking has reached $100 a spot during some of Houston’s biggest sporting events. Lots fill up quickly on game day so get out there early. Officials said the Park Houston app is also a good resource to find your parking spot.
How do I know if the parking attendant is legit?
Houston police said legitimate parking attendants will be wearing a vest and company identification. They said thieves sometimes pretend to be parking attendants, collect your cash and leave you in a pickle.
Are there any road closures?
Police said the only road near Minute Maid Park that will be closed is Crawford Street between Texas and Congress avenues. However, drivers should expect lane closures on other streets around the stadium.
What are some of my other transportation options?
Fans can use ride-sharing services like Uber, carpool, get a cab or use public transportation. METRO officials suggested checking ridemetro.org or calling 713-635-4000 for public transportation information. Some restaurants or hotels also offer shuttle service.
How much are hotels in the area?
A search online for hotels less than a mile away from Minute Maid Park shows the least expensive option at $119 per night at a four-star hotel.
Are there any safety tips for fans?
Police said drivers should lock their valuables in the trunk of their cars before they park. They said people who notice anything suspicious should call 713-884-3131 or call 911 if it is an emergency.
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