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Minute Maid Park
"The Juice Box"

Minute Maid Park
Location 501 Crawford Street
Houston, Texas 77002
Broke ground November 1, 1997
Opened March 30, 2000 (Exhibition)
April 7, 2000 (Regular Season)
Owner Harris County-Houston Sports Authority
Surface Grass
Construction cost $250 million
Architect HOK Sport
Former names Enron Field (2000-2002)
Astros Field (February 2002- July 2002)
Tenants
Houston Astros (MLB) (2000-present)
Capacity
40,950 (2000)
Dimensions
Left Field - 315 ft (96 m)
Left-Center - 362 ft (110 m)
Left-Center (deep) - 404 ft (123 m)
Center Field - 435 ft (133 m)
Right-Center - 373 ft (114 m)
Right Field - 326 ft (99 m)

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The ballpark was Houston's first retractable-roofed stadium, protecting fans and athletes from Houston's notoriously humid weather as its predecessor, the Astrodome, did, but allowing fans to also enjoy outdoor baseball, something they couldn't do in the Astrodome. The ballpark also features a grass field, compared to the Astrodome's artificial AstroTurf, which was generally disliked by professional baseball players. The largest entrance to the park is inside what was once Houston's Union Station, and the left-field side of the stadium features a train as homage to the site's history. The train moves along a track on top of the length of the exterior wall beyond left field whenever an Astros player hits a home run, or when the Astros win a game (the engine's tender, traditionally used to carry coal, is filled with giant oranges in tribute to Minute Maid's most famous product, orange juice). The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-02-04, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... A union station or union terminal is a train station where tracks and facilities are shared by two or more railway companies, allowing passengers to connect conveniently between them. ... It has been suggested that Local trains be merged into this article or section. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... A British tender locomotive Fuel tender from one of Union Pacifics turbines. ... Binomial name (L.) Osbeck Orange—specifically, sweet orange—refers to the citrus tree Citrus sinensis (syn. ... Minute Maid is a product line of beverages, usually associated with orange juice, but now extends to soft drinks of many kinds, including Hi-C and Fruitopia. ... Orange juice is sometimes artificially colored to match the color of orange rinds. ...

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Previous names

The ballpark was first christened as Enron Field on April 9, 1999, with naming rights sold to the Houston energy corporation in a 30 year, $100 million deal. Astros management faced a public relations nightmare when the energy corporation went bankrupt in the midst of one of the biggest corporate scandals in American history in 2001, and they bought back the remainder of Enron's thirty years of naming rights for $2.1 million, rechristening the ballpark as Astros Field on February 7, 2002. The field was unofficially known as "The Field Formerly Known As Enron" by fans and critics alike, in wake of the Enron scandal. On June 5, 2002, Houston-based Minute Maid, the fruit-juice subsidiary of Coca-Cola, acquired the naming rights to the stadium for 28 years at a price exceeding $100 million. Enron Creditors Recovery Corporation, formerly Enron Corporation, is a defunct U.S. energy company based in Houston, Texas. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... Enron Corporation Enron Corporation is an energy trading and communications company based in Houston, Texas that employed around 21,000 people in mid-2001 (before bankruptcy). ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... June 5 is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Minute Maid is a product line of beverages, usually associated with orange juice, but now extends to soft drinks of many kinds, including Hi-C and Fruitopia. ... The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world. ...


During its days as Enron Field, it was also dubbed "Ten-Run" or "Home Run" Field due to its cozy left-field dimensions. In keeping with this theme while paying homage to its current sponsor, the nickname "The Juice Box" is colloquially used today. // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ...


Features

The stadium is known for being particularly hitter-friendly down the lines, especially in left field where it is only 315 ft (96 m) to the Crawford Boxes, though the wall there is 19 feet (5.8 m) tall. In a challenge to home run hitters, Drayton McLane's office windows, located in the old Union Station and directly above the Crawford Boxes, are made of glass and marked as 442 ft (135 m) from home plate. In contrast to the ease of hitting a home run to the Crawford Boxes, it is quite difficult to hit a ball out in center field. Fielding is a challenge there as well, due to the 90-foot wide, 30-degree incline grade, known as Tal's Hill, for team president Tal Smith, an element taken from Crosley Field and other historic ballparks (in a bit of gallows humor, the hill is also known as the "Grassy Knoll"), and the flagpole in play, an element taken from Yankee Stadium (before its remodeling in the mid-70's) and Tiger Stadium among others. The difference is that the Crosley Field "terrace", which was half as steep at 15-degrees, was necessitated by the difference in elevation between field level and street level, while Tal's Hill is purely decorative. Both structures have been held in equal disdain by the respective outfielders who have had to patrol those areas. This hill has caused some of the most replayed catches in recent baseball history, and plenty of controversy as well. Lance Berkman said, "If the ball rolls onto the hill, it's not steep enough to roll back, so you have to go get it. Then there's the chance of running into the flagpole that's on it and getting hurt.” Fans started an online petition to remove the hill and flagpole, the petition has since been discontinued. The Crawford Boxes are a special section of seating in Minute Maid Park, the home of the Houston Astros. ... Drayton McLane, Jr. ... Talbot Smith (born September 27, 1933, in Framingham, Massachusetts) is the president, baseball operations of the Houston Astros of American Major League Baseball and a longtime executive in the game who has also been a consultant on salary arbitration cases to MLB clubs. ... Image:Http://www. ... Dealey Plaza (Warren Commission exhibit #876) Dealey Plaza (IPA pronunciation: ), in the historic West End district of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA), is infamous as the location of the John F. Kennedy assassination on November 22, 1963. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Tiger Stadium with football configuration. ... William Lance Berkman (born February 10, 1976 in Waco, Texas) is a Major League Baseball player for the Houston Astros. ...


A concourse above Tal's Hill features the "Conoco Home Run Porch" in left-center field that is actually over the field of play, and features a classic gasoline pump that displays the total number of Astros home runs hit since the park opened. ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is an international energy company with its headquarters located in Houston, Texas. ...


In 2004, the Astros launched Wi-Fi throughout the ballpark, allowing fans to use the Internet while attending a game for a fee. In addition, the ballpark is the first major sports facility to have a closed captioning board for the hearing impaired. Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi was originally a brand licensed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to describe the embedded technology of wireless local area networks (WLAN) based on the IEEE 802. ... A commonly-used symbol indicating that a program or movie is closed-captioned. ...


The visiting team's bullpen is housed entirely in the exterior left field wall, next to the Crawford Boxes, making it one of the few bullpens in Major League ballparks to be completely indoors. Although windows in the outfield fence offer a view into and from the bullpen, its entrance is actually built into the side of the Crawford Boxes.


In 2006, the Chick-fil-A cows were unveiled on the foul poles, saying EAT MOR FOWL, and the cows have Astros caps on. Anytime an Astros player hits the pole, the fans in attendance get a free chicken sandwich from Chick-Fil-A. Chick-fil-A (IPA pronunciation: ) is a fast-food restaurant chain headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in chicken entrees. ...


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Major events

  • On July 13, 2004, Minute Maid Park hosted the 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which the American League won 9-4.
  • On October 9, 2005, Minute Maid Park hosted the longest postseason game in Major League Baseball history, both in terms of time and number of innings. The Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-6 in a game lasting eighteen innings, which took 5 hours and 50 minutes to play. [1]
  • On October 25, 2005, Minute Maid Park hosted the first World Series game ever played in Texas, and the longest World Series game ever played, which the Astros lost to the eventual World Series champion Chicago White Sox 7-5 in 14 innings; this game lasted 5 hours and 41 minutes. [2]

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Ballpark firsts

Statistic Person(s) Date
First Ceremonial First Pitch Ken Lay April 7, 2000
First Hit Doug Glanville (Philadelphia Phillies), single to right April 7, 2000
First Astros Hit Craig Biggio, single to center April 7, 2000
First Double Rico Brogna (Philadelphia Phillies) April 7, 2000
First Astros Double Craig Biggio April 8, 2000
First Triple Tim Bogar April 8, 2000
First Home Run Scott Rolen (Philadelphia Phillies) April 7, 2000
First Astros Home Run Richard Hidalgo April 7, 2000
First Grand Slam Thomas Howard (St. Louis Cardinals) April 11, 2000
First Astros Grand Slam Ken Caminiti May 9, 2000
First Cycle Luis Gonzalez (Arizona Diamondbacks) July 5, 2000
First Astros Cycle Jeff Bagwell July 18, 2001
First Winning Pitcher Randy Wolf (Philadelphia Phillies) April 7, 2000
First Astros Winning Pitcher Mike Maddux April 8, 2000
First Save Wayne Gomes (Philadelphia Phillies) April 7, 2000
First Astros Save Billy Wagner April 8, 2000
First Shutout Minnesota Twins 2-0 June 7, 2000
First Astros Shutout 3-0 over the Chicago Cubs July 22, 2001
First No-Hitter --- ---
First postseason game 7 - 4 loss to the Atlanta Braves October 9, 2001

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In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... Timothy Paul Bogar (Born October 28, 1966) in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a retired Major League Baseball infielder. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American baseball player, who currently plays at third base for the St. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard José Hidalgo [e-DAHL-go] (born June 28, 1975 in Caracas, Venezuela) was a Major League Baseball right fielder. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the sport of baseball, a grand slam is a home run hit with all the bases occupied, thereby scoring 4 runs - the most possible on a single play. ... Thomas Howard (born December 11, 1964 in Middletown, Ohio) is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kenneth Gene Caminiti (April 21, 1963 – October 10, 2004) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. ... Luis Gonzalez is a common personal name that can refer to different people: Luis Gonzalez: a MLB outfielder who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jeffrey Robert Bagwell (born May 27, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who spent his entire major league baseball career with the Houston Astros. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... In Major League Baseball, a win (denoted W) is generally credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when they last took the lead. ... Randy Wolf (born August 22, 1976 in Canoga Park, California) is a left handed pitcher on the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mike Maddux, older brother of Greg Maddux, is a major league baseball pitcher. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... Wayne Gomes (born January 15, 1973 in Hampton, Virginia), is a retired professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1997-2002. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Edward Wagner (born July 25, 1971 in Tannersville, Virginia) is a American Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the New York Mets. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In team sports, in American English, a shutout (a clean sheet in football) refers to a game in which one team prevents the opposing team from scoring. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960... 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Sports other than baseball

While primarily a baseball venue Minute Maid Park can adequately host sports such as American football, soccer, and both codes of rugby. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... A BCRFC match at Boston College Rugby football, often just rugby, may refer to a number of sports descended from a common form of football developed at Rugby School in England United Kingdom. ...


Its debut as a soccer venue happened during the 2006 edition of the CONCACAF Champions Cup. The stadium hosted the first leg of the quarterfinal between Portmore United of Jamaica (the "home" team) and Club América of Mexico. Portmore United effectively sold the rights to their home leg (Portmore's usual home stadium is the 2,000 seat Ferdi Neita Sports Complex in Portmore, Jamaica) to an American sports marketing company who placed the tie in Houston hoping to attract Mexican-Americans to the match. 12,988 (a "home" record for Portmore) saw America run out 2-1 winners with goals from Christian Gimenez, and Aaron Padilla after Remeel Wolfe had given the CFU side a shock lead. The 2006 season of the CONCACAF Champions Cup club tournament is in the qualifying phase. ... Portmore United F.C. (Hazard United prior to 2002) is a Jamaican soccer team who currently play in the Wray and Nephew National Premier League. ... For other uses, see América Football Club (disambiguation). ... Ferdi Neita Sports Complex is a multi-use stadium in Portmore, Jamaica. ... Portmore is a coastal city in southern Jamaica in Saint Catherine Parish, southwest of Kingston. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Christian El Chaco Giménez (born February 1, 1981 in Chaco, Argentina) is an Argentinian soccer player who currently plays for CF Pachuca in Mexicos professional league, the Mexican First Division. ... Aarón Padilla Mota (born August 13, 1977) is a Mexican soccer forward who currently plays for Club América in the Primera División de México. ... The Caribbean Football Union, often referred to by the acronym CFU, is the nominal governing body for Caribbean football. ...


References

  • Astros Nation - Your Houston Astros Fan Information Source
  • Minute Maid Park: Facts and Figures. Accessed May 24, 2006.
  • Ballpark Digest Visit to Minute Maid Park
  • Ryan, Jeff. "Dangers of the diamond: TSN picks the nine biggest ballpark obstacles—from the brightest lights to the most unusual landscaping—in the majors - Baseball", The Sporting News, 2003-07-21. Retrieved on 2007-02-28. 
  • Google Maps Aeriel View of Minute Maid Field

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Notes

  1. ^ Ortiz, Jose De Jesus (October 10, 2005) "A win like no other" The Houston Chronicle
  2. ^ Ortiz, Jose De Jesus (October 26, 2005) "Astros lose heartbreaker at bitter end" The Houston Chronicle
  • Astros Nation - Your Houston Astros Fan Information Source
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Astrodome
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