Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, opened in 2000 and is located in downtown Houston. The ballpark was Houston’s first retractable-roofed stadium, protecting fans and athletes from Houston’s notoriously humid weather as did its predecessor, the Astrodome, but also allowing fans to enjoy outdoor baseball during favorable weather. (source: Wikipedia)
In its decade plus years of existence, the ballpark has also hosted events other than Astros’ home games. Artists that have played concerts at the venue include Madonna, Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney.
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Located in downtown Houston at Union Station, Minute Maid Park was built to reflect Houston’s historical relationship with the railroads and features a vintage, full-sized locomotive that runs along 800 feet of track on the left-field wall. Minute Maid Park beautifully incorporates modern conveniences like a retractable roof, yet exudes a truly classic atmosphere complete with red brick masonry and natural grass.