Astros reveal newly-renovated center field at Minute Maid Park
HOUSTON – Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane and president of Business Operations Reid Ryan were on deck for a grand opening of the newly-renovated center field at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros are sure the new additions to the ballpark will enhance the fan experience.
“Jim Crane had a vision for enhancing the fan experience at our ballpark,” Ryan said. “Today, we were proud to have that vision come to life. The new center field area is a spectacular addition to Minute Maid Park that we know our fans will thoroughly enjoy.”
Highlights of the Astros' additions are most likely a Torchy’s Tacos and Shake Shake.
The Lexus Field Club level of seating is unique to Houston's ballpark and the Budweiser Brew House and the Budweiser Batter’s Eye Bar are also sure to provide a new experience for fans.
Below is a complete list of the attractions fans will find in the newly-renovated center field area at Minute Maid Park:
Astros Authentics: The new center field Astros Authentics location is the fans’ direct source to game-used merchandise from baseballs and bats to lineup cards and game-worn uniforms.
Astros Street Art Display presented by PPG Paints: Located in Home Run Alley, the Astros Street Art Display presented by PPG Paints is an opportunity to bring some of Houston’s amazing local artistry into the ballpark. The mural represents the Astros past, present and future and ties into the 2017 #EarnIt campaign. The graffiti artwork was designed and painted by local artist Franky Cardona using PPG paint products.
Budweiser Batter’s Eye Bar: Situated directly above the Batter’s Eye in center field, the Batter’s Eye Bar features 20 Season Ticket Holder seats as well as a standing-room-only, general admission bar area for a limited number of ticketed fans to enjoy.
Budweiser Brew House: Located next to the Astros bullpen and just above the Lexus Field Club, this premier destination features a bar-style atmosphere where fans can mix and mingle without missing any of the action. For tickets in the Budweiser Brew House, please contact the Astros Group Sales team at 713-259-8030 or group email@example.com.
Budweiser Patio: The new and improved Budweiser Patio offers a captivating view of the ballpark with an exclusive area reserved for groups. The updated patio area also features USB ports between every seat, keeping fans charged and connected all season long.
Champions Pavilion: The redesigned Champions Pavilion is the perfect setting for group functions, outings and events. Guests will find improved video and audio options in this more intimate environment. Champions Pavilion is situated behind the escalator on the Mezzanine Level just outside Torchy’s Tacos.
Elevator and escalator: The newly-installed elevator near the Budweiser Batter’s Eye Bar can access various levels including the Lexus Field Club. The new escalator transports guests from the Main Concourse near Shake Shack to the Mezzanine Level near the entrance to Champions Pavilion. The elevators at Section 156 operate as they have in the past and will be staffed to provide optimal service between the Main Concourse and the Mezzanine Level as well as the Coca-Cola Front Porch.
FiveSeven Market: The FiveSeven Market offers a wide variety of fresh and packaged food and beverage items, including a wide assortment of salads, fruit cups and vegetable cups. Fans can also pick up last-minute candy snacks and energy drinks.
Lexus Field Club: Before, during and after the game, this premium space provides a one-of-a-kind experience and is perfect for entertaining guests or rewarding employees. Besides a field-level view of the game, the Lexus Field Club features a variety of amenities, including food and non-alcoholic beverages, access to a premium cash bar and the exclusive experience of being able to view Major League batting practice on the field. Contact the Astros Premium sales team at 713-259-8350 or PremiumSales@astros.com for tickets and more information.
Shake Shack: With a reputation for fresh, high-quality food, Shake Shack opens its newest location in center field on the Main Concourse. The ballpark menu includes Shake Shack classics like the ShackBurger, SmokeShack, ‘Shroom Burger, Shack Stack, Chick ‘n Shack and Hot Dog. Fans can finish off the order with Shake Shack’s signature Shakes and Concretes.
Torchy’s Tacos: An award-winning Texas favorite for more than a decade, Torchy’s Tacos offers great food with a local flavor. The new center field Mezzanine Level location offers some Torchy’s favorites including the Trailer Park, the Beef Fajita, the Fried Avocado, and of course, the famous Green Chili Queso and Chips.
Uber pick-up and drop-off: The new Uber pick-up and drop-off location, located just outside the center field gate on Crawford Street, increases options and convenience for fans getting to and from the ballpark and provides easy access to all of the new center field attractions.
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