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Minute Maid Park & Toyota Center (J-196)


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MINUTE MAID PARK:  Formerly The Ballpark at Union Station, Enron Field, and Astros Field, Minute Maid Park is a ballpark in Houston, Texas, United States that opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros.

The ballpark was Houston's first retractable-roofed stadium, protecting fans and athletes from Houston's notoriously humid weather as its predecessor, the Astrodome, did, but allowing fans to also enjoy outdoor baseball; something they couldn't do in the Astrodome. The ballpark also features a grass field, compared to the Astrodome's artificial AstroTurf, which was generally disliked by professional baseball players. The largest entrance to the park is inside what was once Houston's Union Station, and the left-field side of the stadium features a train as homage to the site's history. The train moves along a track on top of the length of the exterior wall beyond left field whenever an Astros player hits a home run, or when the Astros win a game. The engine's tender, traditionally used to carry coal, is filled with giant oranges in tribute to Minute Maid's most famous product, orange juice.

TOYOTA CENTER:  Houston Rockets (NBA) (2003–present) Houston Aeros (AHL) (2003–present) Houston Comets (WNBA) (2003–2007)

The Toyota Center is an indoor arena located in downtown Houston, Texas. The arena is home to the Rockets of the National Basketball Association, the principal owners of the building, and the Aeros of the American Hockey League.

The arena can seat 18,300 for basketball, 17,800 for hockey, and 19,300 for concerts. The price for courtside seats to a Rockets game in the new arena were raised by as much as 50% compared to prices in the team's old home, while upper-deck seat prices were lowered. It has 2,900 club seats and 103 luxury suites, and the 2,500-space Toyota Tundra garage is connected to the arena by a private skybridge.

Unused 5" x 7" jumbo size chrome postcard.

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