The $18 million renovation of the Houston Astros Minute Maid Park included improved seating options, resulted in a total of three new bar locations, four additional food locations and a premium group seating area at field level, creating the first and only field-level seating area available at Minute Maid Park. Work also included the addition of an elevator and escalators to improve fan access between levels and some revisions to the playing field. The seating capacity of Minute Maid Park remained essentially the same, with improved visibility for fans to enjoy the game from center field.
The big goals of the project were opening up the Concourse for better pedestrian movement, increasing the viewing aperture between the Concourse and Mezzanine Levels, so the Concourse doesn’t feel so “cave-like”, and making the Mezzanine easily accessible from the Concourse Level. The renovation also entailed improving the fan experience by through the use of gathering areas with A/V capabilities while paying tribute to history of Tal’s Hill.