Astros tickets to go on sale Friday

February 13, 2008 4:06:02 PM PST
Astros single-game tickets for the 2008 Major League Baseball regular season games at Minute Maid Park will go on sale beginning Friday at 9:00am, the team announced Wednesday.Tickets can be purchased at the ballpark box office on Texas Avenue or by phone toll free at 877-9ASTROS (877-927-8767). There is also an option to buy single-game tickets online at www.astros.com, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Astros Ticketmaster outlets in Macy's, Fiesta, select FYE and H-E-B stores, Verizon Wireless Theatre, and Wherehouse Music stores will sell Astros tickets during store hours.

Fans may purchase up to eight tickets per person for the Opening Day contest on Monday, April 7, against the St. Louis Cardinals. The ticket purchase limit for all other games is 19. The complete 2008 Astros schedule can be found on www.astros.com.

Notable games throughout the 2008 season include the weekend series vs. the New York Yankees (June 13-15) and the first visit to Minute Maid Park by the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox (June 27-29). The NLCS Champion Colorado Rockies will also visit Houston for a three-game series on April 18-20. The Lone Star Series against the Texas Rangers takes place June 24-26. The Astros will take on the Chicago Cubs at home on May 19-21 along with two weekend series on July 18-20 and Sept. 12-14.

The Astros will feature several promotional items and theme nights, including a four-piece bobblehead set. The bobblehead set will include outfielder Hunter Pence (Apr. 12), pitcher Roy Oswalt (May 24), and infielder Lance Berkman (Aug. 1). Fans will have the opportunity to vote for the fourth bobblehead by visiting www.astros.com during the month of March. The fourth bobblehead will be featured on Aug. 29. Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio reunite with an interlocking two-piece bobblehead set. The Biggio bobble will be presented on May 4 and Bagwell bobble on May 25. Friday Night Fireworks returns to Minute Maid Park in 2008. The first of 14 fireworks shows will begin at the conclusion of the Astros and Tigers exhibition game on Mar. 28, weather permitting.

As a bonus, fans purchasing their Astros single-game tickets at the Minute Maid Park Box Office between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Feb. 15 will receive one free ticket to the Houston College Classic for every single-game ticket purchased (maximum four free tickets per person, while supplies last). The Houston College Classic, presented by the Houston Chronicle, takes place Feb. 29-Mar. 2.

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