Sep 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Fans hold signs after Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (not pictured) gets his 211th hit of the season during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Minute Maid Park
When you think of what the team should be able to do, they’re going to be fun to watch. Even the more pessimistic outlooks to the season have them finishing around .500 this year. But Houston has something now that they haven’t had in quite some time: a talented team that will be able to be seen on TV.
Yes they were on TV the last couple of years, but not for a lot of people. This is going to help the fan base in a big way. The die hard fans were going to follow no matter what, but this is huge for the casual fan. When they see the team is winning a lot more often, they’re going to want to witness it in person. They’re going to show up with friends and family to have good time.
And when the team keeps winning, the fans will keep going. We can remember how loud and packed Minute Maid Park was in it’s early years, especially during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Even the 2006-2008 seasons had a good crowd where there was a clear home field advantage. Those days are about to happen again, and when the roof is closed with the team winning, Minute Maid Park is one of, if not, the loudest stadium in all of baseball.