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Combining the essence of an old-time ballpark with amenities of a state-of-the-art one, Minute Maid Park is one of Houston's most iconic buildings. The stadium opened to the public in 2000. It was the first time since 1964 that a major league baseball team was to play on natural grass outdoors in Houston. Another first was achieved when a 242-foot high, retractable roof was added to the top of the stadium. The stadium is often referred to as the crown jewel in the stunning Houston skyline. This is because the city is extremely proud of the innovative technology used for the stadium's construction. The retractable roof allowed fans to enjoy open-air baseball for the first time in 35 years. Along with the installation of a real grass field, Minute Maid Park regained the classic ballpark stadium look.
While touring the city, baseball fans may choose to take a tour to learn more about the ballpark. During the experience, knowledgable guides share some fascinating history about the Houston Astros ballclub. Interestingly enough, Minute Maid Park is the third ballpark that the Astros have called home. The overall seating capacity in the ballpark is 40,963. Minute Maid Park is located in the heart of downtown Houston. Cover image via Flickr by Roy Luck (CC BY 2.0).