Baseball fans agree: a trip to Houston isn’t complete without watching an Astros game at Minute Maid Park. In 2000, this downtown jewel replaced the team’s previous stadium, the Astrodome. Minute Maid Park is Houston’s first retractable-roofed stadium, featuring a natural grass playing field where up to 40,963 spectators can watch a game. Even with such modern innovations, the stadium still retains the atmosphere of great ballparks from baseball's classic Golden age. Can’t make a game? There are morning daily tours where visitors get to see the facilities up close with stops at Union Station, the broadcasting booth, press box, dugout, scoreboard, and bullpen.
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