The cost of taking the entire family to the ballgame can add up really quickly. Unfortunately, the Astros do not offer discount tickets for children, although those 2 and under are admitted free if they sit on the lap of an accompanying adult.
The Minute Maid Squeeze Play
area is located near sections 132 and 133 and the Right Field Gate, and is one of the better play areas for children that we've seen at a Major League ballpark. In addition to a giant climbing structure, there are a number of baseball-themed games, and some nice photo-ops with cutout players and a few other items. My sons would strongly recommend visiting this area before (and during) the game. If you think you will need to go to this area during the game to get the wiggles out, you may want to consider getting seats near here. Although the roof is generally closed and you don't need to worry about being in the sun, if the roof happens to be open, most of the seats in the sections located around this area would be in the shade.
Field Box 129-134
Seats here run around $40 in general and are located on the lowest/field level.
Power Club 233-236
These seats run about $50 each, but some come with $15 concession credit (food or souvenirs). When purchasing these online, you may want to verify what you are actually getting. The view is nice, and the concessions seem a little less crowded on this level.
Terrace Deck 328-338
These go for about $30 each, and offer the best combination of view, price, and proximity to the play area. Although on the uppermost level, the 300-level sections comprise the first 10 rows of this level. 400-level seats are just a little too high for my taste, especially with the roof closed; the echo and the roof above tend to give me a claustrophobic feeling. But the lower rows of this level provide a decent birds-eye view of the game without breaking the bank (as also discussed in the Best Value
Astros - Section 328
Note: Section view photo is approximate.
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