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Old 11-14-2008, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Default Minute Maid Park

Hello guys!

Forgive me but I just need to post it here cause the most Houstonians probably look into this section than any other section

I need to know something about the Minute Maid Park. We will be going there on Sunday to the Madonna Concert and I have no idea where to park.
I am sure there will be huge crowds all around the Minute Maid Park and I won't be able to find parking. What am I gonna do then?
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Katy,TX
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Sorry, but I am not too familiar with the workings of downtown. I can offer this though. You should be able to park further away from the park and ride the train up. Someone will probably chime in with more accurate details. You can start researching that option though.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
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http://houston.astros.mlb.com/hou/ba...directions.jsp

Now, here's the key: ARRIVE EARLY.

Depending on where you're coming from, you might take the previous poster's suggestion and drive in to the Astrodome area and take the rail downtown.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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There will be no problem at all. Downtown Houston is deserted on Sunday. There will be street parking (which is free) along with dozens of street lots, averaging $5 or less. Remember that downtown gets an influx of 400,000 workers a day M-F, so handling 35,000 on a Sunday is no problem.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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Ditto. Forget the train BS. There's tons of room downtown on weekends. It's a ghost town. Street parking is legal and there are a bazillion pay lots all around there. Just park somewhere and walk. You can't exactly miss the park.
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:08 AM
 
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Oh, but taking the rail into downtown isn't that bad at all.
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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But why? You can just park a couple of blocks away.
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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yeah park a few blocks away. take one of those pedicabs, they look fun
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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Hello guys!

Forgive me but I just need to post it here cause the most Houstonians probably look into this section than any other section

I need to know something about the Minute Maid Park. We will be going there on Sunday to the Madonna Concert and I have no idea where to park.
I am sure there will be huge crowds all around the Minute Maid Park and I won't be able to find parking. What am I gonna do then?
You can certainly take the rail and make a day out of it (stop and get food, visit museums, etc.) before getting in downtown. Otherwise, there will be plenty of on-street parking and parking lots around Minute Maid park.

You may want to consider visiting Discovery Green park, which is close to Minute Maid. Despite what people here say, there actually has been an increase of activity on that side of downtown with opening of the park and other retail.
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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Now there's a novel concept. Take the rail and do something before going to the concert.

Yes, it's the weekend, and there's more parking than there would be on a weekday, but the closer to the ballpark you are the more you're going to pay. There are people who do this. The pictures in that Astros game link were taken on a Sunday afternoon in April. The rail is only a few blocks away. Mainly, I hate driving downtown under any circumstances.
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