The Houston Astros are going all in on promotions for the month of May and all months this year, after 2020 didn’t allow fans in the ballpark. While 2019 came with a lot of accomplishments and memorable moments, it makes sense that the Astros will have an abundance of promotions for fans.
Most of these promotions will be released multiple times through the season. This is in part to fans missing out on in person attendance in 2020 and promotions driving up sales in a time where some fans might be skeptical of going to high-attendance outings.
The Astros May promotional schedule *may* have you buying more tickets.
With the new addition of add-on items to tickets in the past few years, the Astros are starting it quick with a Mother’s Day Hat and Necklace that requires an additional purchase. This will be an option all weekend of May 7-9, so spoil your mother.
As the anticipated return of George Springer has been halted by injury, the Toronto Blue Jays’ series will come with a Jose Altuve ALCS MVP bobblehead to the first 10,000 fans on May 7. While the 2017 MVP is holding his beloved trophy, this bobblehead would’ve been awesome in a home series with the New York Yankees. May 7 also comes with Pregame Happy Hour, Friday Night Fireworks and Astros After Party.
The Blue Jays series is jammed pack, as the promotional team anticipated a big turn out for Springer and Mother’s Day. On Saturday, May 8, 2019, AL Champion replica rings will be given out to the first 10,000 fans along with another Astros After Party, which are held in the Gallagher Club. To top off Mother’s Day weekend, pink Astros masks will be given out to the first 5,000 fans on Sunday, May 9.
Here is something every fan should add to their ticket on May 11 against the Los Angeles Angels: Cristian Javier’s coffee stain shirt. While the young gun dominated after spilling a coffee on himself pre-game, the Astros are benefiting off a funny moment in team history.
The right-hander dealt against the Angels last month on YouTube TV, so it’s in good spirits to release the shirt against the AL West foes. Every Tuesday home game also comes with the coveted Dollar Dog Night.
Then comes the Lone Star Series, while this made up rivalry ends in a silver boot, Yordan Alvarez’s 2019 Rookie of the Year bobblehead will be given out to the first 10,000 fans on May 14. This is a reoccurring promotion, as the big left-hander smashes a home run with his award at his feet. With Pregame Happy Hour and Friday Night Fireworks topping it off, this series looks fun to attend.
Altuve’s bobblehead will make another appearance to the first 10,000 fans on May 15, and then Alex Bregman’s intentional walk bobblehead that goes to the first 10,000 fans will grace Sunday’s Princess Day, which comes with an additional purchase.
On May 28, Carlos Correa will make his bobblehead debut for 2021 with his ‘Can You Hear Me’ stance to the first 10,000 fans. Bregman and Alvarez’s bobbleheads will be back as a promotion on May 29 and 30, as they also celebrate Orbit’s birthday.
To close out the month, a Memorial Day Hat Add-On Package is available on May 31.