Astros Fun Facts To Get You Ready For The Postseason

October 10th, 2018

If you haven’t heard, Houston is a sport’s town. And our game-changing downtown Houston luxury mid-rise is right in the middle of all the action, boasting a ton of on-site amenities for residents and guests, but none more exciting right now than being next-door neighbors to the World Champs!

Living across the street from Minute Maid Park (MMP) means you’ll experience Astros excitement in your downtown Houston backyard. We offer spacious, luxury apartments with downtown Houston views and some that look right into MMP’s Left Field Entrance, which sports fans love, not to mention our 6th floor Sports Lounge with flat screen TVs and a balcony overlooking MMP.

9 Fun Astros Facts To Get You Game-Day Ready:

1. The entire 2017 offense returned for the 2018 season (with the exception of Carlos Beltran who retired at the end of the season). If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, right?

2. Justin Verlander was the highest-paid Astros player in 2017, making $28M (which equates to $137.2K per inning pitched). Not too bad for the All-Star pitcher.

3. Another popular Astros pitcher is Dallas Keuchel, who became the first major league pitcher to go a perfect 15-0 at home in the 2015 season.

4. Five Astros players made the 2018 All-Star team back in July. Second baseman Jose Altuve is the first Astros player in franchise history to be the top vote getter for the All-Star Game. Altuve started for the American League at second base, and is second member of the Astros to start four games (Craig Biggio was the first).

5. Did you know: only 6 of the 30 MLB teams have a retractable roof? That’s why we don’t ever have to worry about rain delays in Houston. (MLB teams with retractable roofs/domes include: Astros, Blue Jays, Diamondbacks, Mariners, Brewers and Marlins.)

6. Speaking of MMP’s retractable roof, it takes 12-20 minutes to close the roof, and moves back and forth an estimated 160 times a year for a distance of 14.6 miles.

7. The Houston Astros are estimated to be worth $1.65 billion, according to Forbes (which ranks them as the 11th most valuable MLB team).

8. The Houston franchise debuted back in 1962 when they were the Colt .45s.

9. If you’re a fan of Houston’s old school rainbow jersey, did you know it was designed by an advertising agency, McCann Erickson? Read the entire story via ESPN.

If you’re on the hunt for a pre or postgame spot, be sure to check out these downtown Houston happy hour spots from Culture Map (two are our on-site restaurants on the 1st floor, so you don’t have to walk far for good deals and game day vibes!).

Whether you’re a diehard sports fan or not, if you’re looking for a new downtown Houston home, call us today at 713.222.0500 and ask about our leasing specials. We invite you to tour our Houston luxury apartments and you too can be next-door neighbors with Altuve, Springer, Bregman and the rest of the boys.

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