HOUSTON -- For only the sixth time in 35 years, the Astros will open a season on the road when they face the Yankees on April 4 at Yankee Stadium in the 2016 season opener. Major League Baseball released its tentative 2016 regular-season schedule on Tuesday.
The Astros will begin the season with three games in New York (April 4, 6-7) followed by three against the Brewers in Milwaukee (April 8-10) before returning to Houston for the April 11 home opener against the Royals at Minute Maid Park.
• Tentative 2016 Astros schedule
In addition to the Brewers, the Astros will also see former National League Central foes when the Reds (June 17-19) and Cardinals (Aug. 16-17) return to Minute Maid Park for the first time since 2013. The Cubs (Sept. 9-11) will visit for the first time since '12. The Astros will play the Cardinals in St. Louis (June 14-15) and the Pirates at PNC Park (Aug. 22-24).
The Astros will face their in-state rivals, the Texas Rangers, 19 times, with the first of three home series scheduled for May 20-22. The other two three-game sets at Minute Maid Park will be August 5-7 and Sept. 12-14.
Additional highlights from the 2016 schedule include home matchups against the Red Sox (April 22-24), Yankees (July 25-27) and Blue Jays (Aug. 1-4).
Season tickets, group tickets, and individual-game suite rentals are on-sale now for the 2016 season. The purchase of 2016 full-season tickets also guarantees access to 2015 postseason ticket options. Fans can purchase tickets by calling the Astros ticket sales office at 1-800-Astros2 or by visiting www.astros.com.
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.