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  Minute Maid Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Minute Maid Park is a baseball stadium in Houston, Texas that opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros.
On June 5, 2002 Houston-based Minute Maid, the fruit-juice subsidiary of Coca-Cola, acquired the naming rights to the stadium.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minute_Maid_Park   (581 words)

 Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission Metrodome : Next Generation of Sports Facilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although Minute Maid Park has had an identity crisis since opening in 2000, it has become known as one of the best ballparks in the country with its classic fa├žade of brick and limestone.
Minute Maid Park was eventually financed by $180 million in tax revenue from a two-percent hotel tax and a five-percent rental car tax.
Minute Maid Park further celebrates Houston's historic ties to the railroad through a 57-foot, 24-ton replica of a 19th-century steam locomotive that runs on an 800-foot track located above left field.
www.msfc.com /nextgen_baseball_minutemaid.cfm   (543 words)

 Minute Maid Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Minute Maid Park was opened for the 2000 season and hosts the home games of the National League Central’s Houston Astros.
The park is asymmetric and the deepest part of the field measures 436 feet.
Minute Maid Park is also the first field in the Major Leagues to feature a closed-captioning board for the hearing impaired.
www.probaseballvenues.com /minute_maid_park.htm   (221 words)

 Minute Maid Park - Houston Astros
Minute Maid Park is a bandbox of a ballpark with two distinct personalities depending on whether its retractable roof is open or closed.
With the roof open, Minute Maid Park is one of the premier ballparks in baseball, featuring unobstructed downtown views of the nation’s fourth largest city.
Despite their capital investment, Minute Maid orange juice is not available at the ballpark, although their brand of lemonade is. And since Minute Maid is a subsidiary of Coke, the cola of choice in Houston is obvious.
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 Minute Maid Park - Houston, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I visited Enron Field (now Minute Maid Park) on a hot Sunday afternoon, and was quite thankful for the air conditioning.
My biggest complaint with the layout of the park is the placement of the press box on the first level, thus taking away many good seats and obstructing the view from the concourse.
Parking near the ballpark is somewhat limited and expensive - expect to pay $10 or more to park close.
www.ballparkreviews.com /houston/houston.htm   (319 words)

 Ballpark Digest -- Ballpark Visits -- Minute Maid Park / Houston Astros
Minute Maid Park is on the northeastern edge of downtown Houston, adjacent to the city's convention center and Toyota Center, the home of the NBA's Houston Rockets.
Curiously, Minute Maid Park doesn't seem to be quite as impressive an undertaking as the Astrodome, at least when you approach it from downtown Houston.
The roof does dominate the proceedings at Minute Maid Park: after a while you get used to its rather massive presence (and these photos tend to minimize its impact, as opposed to when you're there in person), but everything is larger than life in Texas, and Minute Maid Park is no exception.
www.ballparkwatch.com /visits/minute_maid_park.htm   (1712 words)

 BallparkTour.com - Minute Maid Park
The roof at Minute Maid Park retracts completely off the ballpark to reveal the largest open area of any retractable roofed baseball stadium in existence.
A total of 50,000 square feet of glass in the west wall of the retractable roof give fans a view of the Houston skyline, even when the roof is in the closed position.
Minute Maid Park is the first major sports facility to feature a closed-captioning board for the hearing impaired.
www.ballparktour.com /Astros.html   (931 words)

 Clem's Baseball ~ Minute Maid Park
It was the cheapest of all the retractable dome stadiums, and the total cost was apparently held down by the relatively small total area of the roof, made possible by the cozy outfield dimensions.
When the roof is open, the small sections slide under the big one, extending well beyond the north side of the structure where the scoreboard is. When the roof is closed, the two small sections flank the large central roof section, and the west wall (beyond left field) is enclosed by huge panes of glass.
From a player's point of view, Minute Maid Park is clearly a slugger's paradise, favoring both left and right-handed pull hitters.
www.andrewclem.com /Baseball/MinuteMaidPark.html   (1041 words)

 Minute Maid's ode to Crosley
Minute Maid is good, especially for a moveable-roof stadium.
Minute Maid's is the train on the stretch of track that extends high above the left-field wall.
Minute Maid - The Juice Box rates an 8.0, because of the chili 'n nachos, the build-your-own burrito and the Shiner Bock Beer.
reds.enquirer.com /2002/07/14/red_minute_maids_ode_to.html   (1274 words)

 Minute Maid Park: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batting...
The reliant astrodome, formerly just "the astrodome", is a domed sports stadium in houston, texas, and is part of the reliant park complex....
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....
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 Houston Astros - Minute Maid Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Minute Maid Park opened on April 7, 2000.
In June of 2002, The Minute Maid Company signed a 28 year, $100 million naming rights agreement to rename the stadium Minute Maid Park.
The most prominent part of MInute Maid Park is a 20 degree slope hill in centerfield called Tal's Hill.
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 Democratic Underground Forums - Enron Field becomes Minute Maid Park
Houston-based Minute Maid Co. agreed Wednesday to pay the Astros an estimated $170 million over 28 years for naming rights to the team's 3-year-old downtown ballpark plus an array of other advertising and marketing opportunities.
The Minute Maid Co., known foremost for orange juice, has been a subsidiary of the Coca-Cola Co., based in Atlanta, since 1960.
Minute Maid moved its headquarters to Houston in 1967.
www.democraticunderground.com /duforum/DCForumID35/23096.html   (168 words)

 Houston Astros : Ballpark : Minute Maid Park
A jewel in the crown of the majestic downtown Houston skyline, Minute Maid Park has become a welcome home for the Houston Astros and has ushered in a new era of Major League sports in the city.
Check out all the important facts, figures and firsts for Minute Maid Park.
Minute Maid Park Conference Center features Sixteen meeting rooms to seat eight to 125 people.
houston.astros.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/hou/ballpark/index.jsp   (276 words)

 Minute Maid Park Information from Ticket Solutions
Minute Maid Park is located at 501 Crawford Street on the northeast end of downtown Houston.
Situated near the George R. Brown Convention Center, the ballpark is located one block west of U.S. 59 and is bounded by Congress Avenue on the north, Texas Avenue on the South, Crawford Street on the west and Hamilton Street on the east.
At Minute Maid Park you will find several items with a distinctive Texas flair, including bar-b-que, over-size hot dogs, and grilled Italian sausages.
www.tickets4u.com /info-minutemaidpark.asp   (507 words)

 ESPN.com: Houston Astros Stadium
Minute Maid Park, with its cutting edge technology and classic architecture, has provided "The City of Destiny" a ballpark that will open a new chapter in the history of the city, and the national pastime.
The stadium, which opened in 2000, has a retractable roof and 50,000 square feet of glass in the west wall of the roof that provides the fans a view of the Houston skyline, even when closed.
Minute Maid Park also boasts the first closed-caption board for the hearing impaired.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/teams/stadium?team=hou   (126 words)

 Minute Maid Park : Houston Astros Stadium
Minute Maid Park’s short left field dimensions (caused by the Crawford Boxes), translate into home runs and center field is a challenge to even some of baseball’s best outfielders due to a hill and a flagpole in play.
Minute Maid Park’s climate control capability made it an ideal host for the 75th annual All Star Game in 2004.
Minute Maid Park is located in downtown Houston at 501 Crawford St. The light rail system drops passengers off on Main Street, just six blocks from Minute Maid Park.
www.buyselltix.com /mlb/stadium/astrosStadium.php   (718 words)

 Minute Maid Park -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 (the engine's tender, traditionally used to carry coal, is filled with giant oranges in tribute to Minute Maid's most famous product, frozen orange juice).
Astros management faced a public relations nightmare when the energy corporation went bankrupt in the midst of one of the biggest business 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".
In 2002 Houston-based Minute Maid, the fruit-juice subsidiary of Coca-Cola, acquired the naming rights to the stadium.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Minute_Maid_Park   (517 words)

 Technorati Tag: minutemaidpark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Minute Maid Park Seating Chart, Minute Maid Park Tickets, Minute Maid Park Maps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
State-of-the-art Minute Maid Park replaced the aging Astrodome with a stylish, fan-friendly ballpark that still preserves the best of the retro ballpark craze.
As is usually the case with a newly designed stadium, Minute Maid Park seating is snazzy.
The train pays homage to the fact that the stadium was built on a historically significant Houston site—Union Station, which houses Minute Maid Park’s main entrance.
www.gotickets.com /venues/tx/minute_maid_park.php   (675 words)

 Minute Maid Park :: 501 Crawford, Houston, Texas, United States :: Glass Steel and Stone
I n the last ten years of the 20th century, many American cities replaced their baseball stadia with new ball parks.
It can be operated in winds up to 40 miles-an-hour, and is expected to last 730 miles before it must be replaced (about 50 years).
>20 August, 2002 - The new Minute Maid Park center field scoreboard is unveiled.
www.glasssteelandstone.com /US/TX/HoustonMinuteMaidPark.html   (1768 words)

 MOP Squad Sports Baseball - Minute Maid Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Since its opening, Minute Maid Park, has become one of baseballs "crown jewels." In 1995, with the threat of the Astros moving to northern Virginia, a new ballpark had to be built in order to keep the team in Houston.
A clock tower located outside Minute Maid Park, serves as a meeting place for fans.
In June 2002, a deal with The Minute Maid Company was reached.
www.mopsquad.com /baseball/teams/astros/stadium.htm   (510 words)

 Houston Astros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This was a dramatic difference from the Astrodome, which was considered to be an extreme pitchers' park, and likely contributed to the Astros poor 72-90 record, as the Astros' "fly-ball" pitchers began to give up homeruns.
Despite four NL Central division titles in five years, the Astros lost in the first round each year (three times to the Braves) so Dierker was fired and replaced by former Boston Red Sox manager Jimy Williams.
After the Enron scandal made headlines across the nation, the stadium's naming rights were eventually resold to Coca-Cola, which dubbed the park "Minute Maid Park".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Houston_Astros   (5159 words)

 Minute Maid Park Seating Chart - Baseball Tickets
This is a state of the art ballpark with modern features so the protective netting here is not as much of a hindrance as it is in some of the older parks.
Tickets for all events at Minute Maid Park can be ordered online or over the phone.
We are not affiliated with the official box office or Minute Maid Park.
www.tickco.com /choose_seats/baseball/Minute_Maid_park.htm   (485 words)

 CNNSI.com - Baseball - Astros rename stadium Minute Maid Park - Wednesday June 05, 2002 04:08 PM
The Minute Maid Co. is based in Houston and since 1960 has been a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co.
The stadium is built on the site of the old Union Station train depot and the Astros kept that theme in constructing the stadium, including a replica locomotive that tooted out a welcome to the new name with a Minute Maid emblem on its side.
The contract includes naming rights for the stadium, continued rights to sell Minute Maid juices at the ballpark and the Minute Maid Squeeze Play, a play area for children, that already was in place.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/news/2002/06/05/astros_park_ap   (498 words)

 ESPN.com - Page2 - Minute Maid lacks the juice
For example, the sloped hill in the outfield (it's called Tal's Hill after team president Tal Smith, who allegedly added the hill to park blueprints on a whim, expecting it would be taken out before construction)...
Fun stuff to do besides the game: It's called the Minute Maid "Squeeze Play" and that's about right, because it's squeezed in behind fences and walls, like it's on the QT or something.
Wild card: I'm going to dock the park 3 points for the fact that there is no juice in evidence anywhere in a place called Minute Maid.
espn.go.com /page2/s/ballparks/minutemaid.html   (1307 words)

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