Astros unveil new renovations at Minute Maid Park

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The Houston Astros hosted a grand opening of Minute Maid Park's renovated center field Wednesday afternoon.

Since removing the iconic Tal's Hill, the Astros now have room to add more seats and more experiences for Houston fans.

The Astros are really excited about offering a more fan-friendly experience at Minute Maid. One of the new experiences will be that fans will be able to shag balls at batting practice.

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Below are other must-sees in center field when you visit Minute Maid Park this season.

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There is a new center field Astros Authentics location where you can purchase game-used merchandise. From baseballs and bats to lineup cards and game-worn uniforms, this should be a huge winner for sports fans.

The Astros Street Art Display, located in Home Run Alley, is sure to become a selfie hotspot. Houstonians will find themselves in awe of how local artist Franky Cardona captured Astros' history.

FOOD ALERT: Shake Shack will be open on the main concourse for lovers of ballpark burgers and signature shakes. Torchy's Tacos has a new location at the mezzanine level and will offer such favorites as the Trailer Park and Fried Avocado tacos. And for all you health nuts, FiveSeven Market will have healthy treats for you.
The Budweiser Batter's Eye Bar, Budweiser Brew House, Champions Pavilion, Lexus Field Club all function as areas suitable for ticket holders to hold events and experience. The Budweiser Batter's Eye Bar is a standing-room-only, general admission bar area for a limited number of ticketed fans. The Budweiser Brew House is a bar-style atmosphere where you are going to need tickets to mingle. The redesigned Champions Pavilion is for group functions, outings and events.

Lastly, the Lexus Field Club is perfect for entertaining guests before, during and after games.

Other major renovations in Minute Maid Park's center field are a new Uber pick-up and drop-off area. Uber will be able to pick-up and drop you off just outside the center field gate on Crawford Street.

The Astros' season kicks off Monday with opening day against the Seattle Mariners, so get to the ballpark early to check out all the latest additions.

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