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The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team, a member of the National League Central division. The club was formed as the Houston Colt .45s in Houston, Texas, in 1962. The team moved into the Astrodome in 1965 and renamed to the Huston Astros. The current home stadium of the club is the Minute Maid Park, located in Downtown Houston. The capacity of the facility is 40,967 seats, including 4,774 club seats and 63 luxury suites.
Early this year the owner Jim Crane has announced a series of sweeping changes - lowering ticket prices, allowing fans to bring food and drink into Minute Maid Park, there could be changes to team colors, uniforms and logo.
The Astros won the National League pennant in 2005. The club owns six Division titles (West Division titles - 1980, 1986; Central Division titles - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001).
The manager of the team is Brad Mills. The coaching staff includes: Mike Barnett (Batting Coach), Doug Brocail (Pitching Coach), Bobby Meacham (First Base Coach), Dave Clark (Third Base Coach), Joe Pettini (Bench Coach), Craig Bjornson (Bullpen Coach), Stretch Suba (Bullpen Assistant), Javier Bracamonte (Bullpen Catcher), Michael Elias (Special assistant) and Dan Radison (Special assistant).
The Huston Astros Active Roster includes the players:
Pitchers - 58 Fernando Abad, 68 Juan Abreu, 67 David Carpenter, Paul Clemens, Rhiner Cruz, Jorge De Leon, 66 Enerio Del Rosario, 52 Sergio Escalona, 30 J.A. Happ, 64 Lucas Harrell, Arcenio Leon, 59 Wilton Lopez, 41 Jordan Lyles, 37 Brandon Lyon, 39 Brett Myers, 20 Bud Norris, 62 Aneury Rodriguez, 43 Fernando Rodriguez, 51 Wandy Rodriguez, 65 Henry Sosa, Kyle Weiland, 53 Wesley Wright;
Catchers - 15 Jason Castro, 55 Humberto Quintero, Chris Snyder;
Infielders - 27 Jose Altuve, 16 Matt Downs, Marwin Gonzalez, 23 Chris Johnson, Jed Lowrie, 38 Jimmy Paredes, 29 Brett Wallace;
Outfielders - 19 Brian Bogusevic, 11 Jason Bourgeois, Jack Cust, 45 Carlos Lee, Fernando Martinez, 14 J.D. Martinez, 1 Jordan Schafer, 8 J.B. Shuck.
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The Minute Maid Park is located in
Houston, USA at
501 Crawford Street,
Minute Maid Park (sometimes called The Juice Box) is located in downtown Houston, Texas. It is built in the same location of the famed Union Station, a railroad depot that opened in 1911, and some of the original structure is still present and implemented into the ballparks largest entrance, which is located near left field. It originally opened as The Ballpark at Union Station on March 30, 2000, but was renamed Enron Field on April 7, 2000, just in time for opening day of the regular season after the failed energy giant accrued naming rights for 30 years with a whopping $100 million dollar deal! On February 7, 2002, after the notorious Enron crash, the park bought back the naming rights for the remainder of the term for a mere $2.1 million dollars and renamed the ballpark Astros Field until Minute Maid bought naming rights for 28 years for approximately $170 million dollars! The facility was specifically designed and built for the Houston Astros MLB baseball team to move into and out of the decaying, yet iconic, Astrodome. Other than professional baseball, the park is capable of hosting football, soccer, rugby and concerts.
Minute Maid Park played host to the 2004 MLB All-Star Game on July 13, 2004. It was also the location of the 2006 CONCACAF Champions Cup soccer match between Portmore United and Club America on February 22, 2006. The ballpark is the location of the Houston College Classic, an annual college baseball tournament in February. On November 16, 2008, Madonna performed there and brought in a crowd of 41,498 people. Rachael Ray held a mass wedding between 40 couples that were unable to get married after Hurricane Ike. Taylor Swift also performed at the ballpark on November 5, 2001, bringing in 42,000 fans.
Minute Maid Park is a state of the art facility featuring a retractable roof, the first stadium in Houston to have one, 63 luxury suites and 4,774 club seats, with a grass playing field and unique design with an inclined surface known as Tal's Hill with a flagpole protruding from the grass at the farthest position from home plate in the back of center field. When a home run is hit by an Astro or when they have won a game, a train runs the length of the ballpark on the left field side that is visible through glass with a tender filled with giant oranges. The park capacity is 40,963 seats and has held, with standing room, 43,836 baseball fans on April 5, 2010, the season Opening Day. It was built at a cost of $250 million dollars.
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