Astros to host Craig Biggio Hall of Fame celebration at Minute Maid Park today

Celebration to begin this afternoon at 5:00 p.m.

ASTROS TO HOST CRAIG BIGGIO HALL OF FAME CELEBRATION FOR ALL HOUSTON ASTROS FANS AT MINUTE MAID PARK TODAY

Celebration to begin this afternoon at 5:00 p.m.

                                                                                                               

WHO:                   Houston Astros Hall of Famer Craig Biggio

                                Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane         

                                Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan

                                Astros Executive Advisor and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan

                               

WHAT:                The Houston Astros are celebrating the career of the first-ever Houston Astros player to make

                                the Hall of Fame, Craig Biggio, with the entire city of Houston this afternoon. Craig Biggio will

                                have the opportunity to thank the fans for all of their support throughout his career as a

                                Houston Astro, and we will re-live some of his greatest moments in Union Station Lobby in

                                Minute Maid Park.

 

WHEN:                Today, Friday, January 9

                                2:00 p.m. - free parking opens in Astros lots A, B and C

                                3:00 p.m. - Atrium and Team Store open

                                4:00 p.m. - Doors open to Union Station Lobby

                                4:45 p.m. - Media availability for Craig Biggio in the Depot above the Team Store

                                5:00 p.m. - Celebration begins

 

WHERE:              Union Station Lobby, Minute Maid Park

                                501 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77002

 

INFORMATION:

The Craig Biggio Hall of Fame celebration is a free event open to the public.

 

Fans will enter the ballpark through the Atrium entrance on Texas between Crawford and Jackson.

 

Limited space is available in the Union Station Lobby, however all fans will be granted access into the ballpark. Overflow seating will be available in sections 105 - 109. A live stream of the event will take place on El Grande (video board).

 

Arrive early to watch footage from some of Biggio's iconic games on El Grande and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win Biggio autographed items. (Raffle will take place prior to 5:00 p.m.)

 

Select concession stands will be open, as well as the Team Store with special Biggio Hall of Fame merchandise for sale.

 

PLEASE NOTE: fans will not have the opportunity to receive autographs from or take photographs with Craig Biggio or any other players.

 

No outside food or drink allowed.

 

-ASTROS-