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Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford St.
Houston, TX
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Retractable Roof Policy
The Astros are required to follow all MLB policies in effect for retractable roof stadiums. In accordance with MLB policy, the following guidelines must be followed:
  • The decision as to whether a game begins with the roof open or closed rests solely with the home club.
  • If the game begins with the roof open:
    • It shall be closed only in the event of impending rain or other adverse weather conditions. The decision to close the roof shall be made by the home club, after consultation with the Umpire Crew Chief.
    • The Umpire Crew Chief shall notify the visiting club, which may challenge the opening of the roof if it feels that a competitive imbalance will arise. In such an event, the Umpire Crew Chief shall make a final decision based on the merits of the challenge.
    • Once the roof is closed during a game, it shall not be reopened.
  • If the game begins with the roof closed:
    • It may be opened when, in the opinion of the home club, the climatic environment has reached a level where fan comfort and enjoyment will be best served by opening the roof to the natural atmospheric conditions. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the following guidelines should be applied opening the roof during a game.
    • The roof may be opened only once during the game.
    • The Umpire Crew Chief will be notified at the commencement of the inning that the roof will be opened at the inning's conclusion.
    • The Umpire Crew Chief shall notify the visiting club, which may challenge the opening of the roof if it feels that a competitive imbalance will arise. In such an event, the Umpire Crew Chief shall make a final decision based on the merits of the challenge.
    • The opening of the roof shall only commence between innings.

Minute Maid Bag Policy (A-to-Z from Minute Maid Park Website)
  • In compliance with MLB and Astros security policies, all bags, purses and containers will be searched prior to entry. Guests entering Minute Maid Park may also be subject to inspection by random metal-detection wand. There are no lockers available outside of the ballpark to secure items not allowed inside, nor can any items be held by security staff members. Items that are not permitted in the ballpark and are surrendered to security will not be stored or returned. To ensure fan safety, the Houston Astros reserve the right to refuse admittance of any item deemed hazardous, suspicious or offensive.
  • Fans should be prepared to open their bags for inspection and may be asked by security staff to shift and possibly remove the contents. Non-approved bags will be denied entry into the stadium and fans will be asked to return the bag to their vehicle or dispose of it.