Minute Maid Park, also known affectionately as the Juice Box, is home to the MLB’s Houston Astros, and is located at 501 Crawford Street in Houston, Texas. But if you’re looking to catch a game when baseball season starts in March, you won’t just have to buy a ticket — you’ll need to figure out parking as well.
To make things easier on you, we’ve put together this handy guide on top places to park for Houston Astros games. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about official lots, public parking options, public transportation, and more.
Official Minute Maid Park Parking
Minute Maid Park offers a number of official parking options, with prices that will vary depending on lot location and when you pay for your parking. Here’s a quick breakdown of the stadium’s official lots, how much they cost, and how you’ll access them:
|Lot||Location||Pre-paid tickets||Game day tickets|
|Diamond Lot||closest official parking option||$9||$10|
|Lot A||across the street from the South Diamond lot||$35||$50|
|Lot B||Accessible from St. Emanuel or Charters Street,||$35||$50|
|Lot C||Accessible from St. Emanuel or Bastrop Street||$9||$10|
|Lot D||Accessible from Congress Street||$9||$10|
- Diamond Lot. The closest official parking option, prices range from $9 for pre-paid tickets and $10 on game day.
- Lot A. Located across the street from the South Diamond lot, prices range from $35 for pre-paid tickets and $50 on game day.
- Lot B. Accessible from St. Emanuel or Charters Street, prices range from $35 for a pre-paid ticket and $50 on game day.
- Lot C. Accessible from St. Emanuel or Bastrop Street, prices range from $9 for a pre-paid ticket and $10 on game day.
- Lot D. Accessible from Congress Street, prices range from $9 for a pre-paid ticket and $10 on game day.
Accessible parking is available in Lot A (28 spaces), Lot B (8 spaces), and Lot C (29 spaces). For more information about accessibility features at Minute Maid Park, check out the Astros’ Access Guide for Guests with Disabilities.
2. Public Parking Nearby
If you prefer public parking options, you’ll have plenty to choose from. In general, we recommend avoiding metered street parking, as it’s extremely easy to get ticketed in the downtown area. Here are some cheap, convenient public parking options near Minute Maid Park:
|Parking Facility||Price||Distance||Walking Time|
|803 Fannin St. – Parking Garage||$15||0.5 miles||10 minutes|
|314 La Branch Street — Garage||$5||0.3 miles||5 minutes|
|870 Clay St. (1400 Travis St.) – Church Lot||$5||0.9 miles||18 minutes|
|1415 Travis Street — Filly Lot||$5||1 mile||20 minutes|
|1515 San Jacinto St. – Athens Hotel Lot||$7||0.8 miles||17 minutes|
|703 Fannin St. – Star Garage||$14||0.4 miles||7 minutes|
|111 Travis St. – Dooley Lot||$8||0.5 miles||11 minutes|
3. Parking Alternative: Public Transportation
If you’re looking to avoid the stress of parking entirely, public transportation can be a great option. Houston’s light rail system is cheap, easy to use, and convenient, offering several routes that will take you right to Main Street, which is only 6 blocks from Minute Maid Park.
If you’re taking the purple or green line, you’ll stop at the Contention District Capitol stop. If you’re taking the red line, you’ll exit at Preston Station. For more information about routes, visit the Houston Metro’s website.
It’s All Fun and Games! What to Do and Where to Stay
It’s not just about sports — Minute Maid Park hosts a wide variety of entertainment events, including concerts. Plus, the food and restaurant scene in downtown Houston is pretty hard to beat. Below, we’ll give you some tips on what to check out, and where to stay when you’re visiting.
Games & Concerts
For more information about when to see a Houston Astros game, you can check out the Astros’ Official Schedule. For more information about which concerts are being held at the stadium and when, take a look at the stadium’s performance calendar.
Where to Buy Astros Tickets
You can learn more about specialty tickets on the Astros’ ticketing page. You’ll most likely be buying your tickets on StubHub, where you can get some great deals. If you’re really trying to save some cash, you can also check out SeatGeek, a ticket comparison site that will help you find the cheapest available tickets.
Tailgating is not allowed at Minute Maid Park — but that doesn’t mean it’s hard to grab a drink or a bite. There are plenty of great bars and restaurants in the area, including:
- Home Plate Bar & Grill
- Eighteen Twenty Lounge
- HTX Fan Tavern
Best Food Nearby
There’s a ton of incredible food in Minute Maid Park, from Texas Smoke to club level restaurants like The Urban Bistro. If you’re looking to grab a bite before heading inside, there are also plenty of great restaurants in the area, including:
- Biggio’s, a sleek sports bar with excellent brisket and massive TVs.
- The Grove, home of excellent burgers and fine cocktails.
- Xochi, a contemporary Mexican gem.
- The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation, for old-fashioned margaritas.
- Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, a modern steakhouse.
Where to Stay
There are a number of hotels in the downtown Houston area that can be a great place to stay if you’re trying to be close to Minute Maid Park. It can also be a good idea to grab an AirBnB in Downtown Houston — you can often save money while staying incredibly close to the stadium.
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