This is a great time to get out to an Astros game. The team that brought Major League Baseball to Texas has been taking the American League by storm, showing off the skill and firepower that turned Houston into the Crush City and won the 2017 World Series. Astros tickets give you the chance to see for yourself what baseball’s latest sensation brings to the diamond.
Established in 1962 as the Colt .45s, the team joined the New York Mets as the first expansion franchises in the National League after a years-long fight to bring Major League Baseball to the Lone Star State. They found their modern name 3 years later, as the Space Race heated up and they moved into the brand-new Astrodome.
Along with introducing the world to AstroTurf and pioneering the spectacle of baseball under a roof, the Astros featured stars like Nolan Ryan, César Cedeño, and José Cruz. Despite decades of struggles on the field and attempts to move the team, the Astros kept climbing. They brought the World Series to Texas for the first time in 2005, but got swept by the Chicago White Sox, and their last years in the National League featured some of the worst records in the team’s history.
New management and a new home in the American League saw the ‘Stros come rocketing back, becoming the first team to win the pennant in both leagues on their way to win it all. Today, a visit to Minute Maid Park is one of the best things to do in Houston, and you can see for yourself what makes an Astros game an experience you shouldn’t miss.