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2004 Minute Maid College Classic Sponsored by Hyatt Regency Houston Downtown
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2004 Minute Maid College Classic Schedule
Friday, Feb. 13 Buy Tickets! Saturday, Feb. 14 Buy Tickets! Sunday, Feb. 15 Buy Tickets!
Houston vs. Kansas St. 11am Kansas St. vs Ohio St. 11am Ohio St. vs. Texas Tech 10am
Ohio St. vs. Texas 3pm Houston vs Texas Tech 3pm Kansas St. vs. Rice 2pm
Rice vs. Texas Tech 7pm Rice vs. Texas 7pm Houston vs. Texas 6pm
*Times Subject To Change Astros Fanfest 10am-6pm Astros Fanfest 9am-5pm
To purchase tickets for single day click on the T link next to the day
Click here Buy Tickets! to purchase a three-day tournament pass.

Minute Maid Park will play host to some of the top teams in college baseball again this February with The 2004 Minute Maid College Classic. Held in conjunction with Astros FanFest, the six-team tournament will feature nine games at Minute Maid Park from February 13-15, 2004 and will include the NCAA National Champions from each of the last two seasons.

Hometown schools Houston and Rice, the latter of which won the 2003 national title, return for their fourth year in a field that also includes Texas, Texas Tech, Ohio State and Kansas State. The Longhorns won the 2002 national championship and returned to the College World Series won by Rice last season, while Houston and Ohio State both won regional tournaments and advanced to the Super Regionals in 2003. Rice opens the 2004 season as the number-one ranked team in Baseball America's Top 25, while Texas opens at No. 8. The battle of the last two national champions at Minute Maid Park will be Saturday night (Feb. 14) at 7 p.m.

Astros FanFest also returns with family activities surrounding the Classic. The winter baseball carnival offers fans the opportunity to meet Astros players, play interactive baseball games, participate in baseball clinics, and watch some of the nation's best college baseball teams. FanFest will run Saturday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and the purchase of a ticket for either day's baseball games will be good for admittance into FanFest. A complete lineup of Fanfest activities is available here.

star  Minute Maid College Classic Tickets
Adult General Admission (15 & Up)
Day Price Buy
Friday $12  Buy Tickets! 
Saturday $12  Buy Tickets! 
Sunday $12  Buy Tickets! 
Adult Classic Advance Package $30  Buy Tickets! 
Youth General Admission (4-14)
Friday $6  Buy Tickets! 
Saturday $6  Buy Tickets! 
Sunday $6  Buy Tickets! 
Youth Classic Advance Package $15  Buy Tickets! 
*Students (with valid ID only) daily $6 Box Office
Youths 3 and under Free NA
*available only at the Minute Maid Park Box Office

star   How To Purchase Tickets
Click on a "Buy Tickets!" corresponding to any day of the Minute Maid College Classic to purchase tickets for that day.

Special seating areas are available by contacting Astros Ticket Services at (800) ASTROS2, while all other tickets will be General Admission and good for seating on the Main Concourse only. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are available by telephone through the toll-free number: (877) 9-ASTROS (877-927-8767) or at any of the Astros' regular Houston-area outlets (Fiesta, Foley's, and other Ticketmaster outlets).

star   Fanfest Dates
Saturday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information >>

star   Where To Stay
Hyatt Regency Houston Downtown, preferred hotel of the Minute Maid College Classic, is pleased to offer a $79 rate for deluxe guestroom accommodations of up to four people per room. Transportation to and from the park is included. Book by calling 713-654-1234 or 1-800-233-1234 and ask for the Minute Maid College Classic rate.

star   Executive Suites
May be reserved on an all-day basis or for all nine games. Daily cost is $288 for three sets of 16 tickets. An entire package includes nine sets of 16 tickets for $720. To book, call 713-259-8320. Food and beverage additional, catering by ARAMARK.

star   9 Amigos Patio
$50 per ticket for each game, with the area purchased in its entirety (74-84) or by tables of four ($200). Book by calling 713-259-8320. Food and non-alcoholic beverage included.

star   Roof Deck/Clubhouse/Coke Corner
Tickets for the Roof Deck/Clubhouse and Coke Corner are $10 each. The Roof Deck/Clubhouse accommodates a minimum booking of 75 ($750), the Coke Corner 25 ($250). Catering is by ARAMARK. Book with a call to 713-259-8320.

*Premium area single-game ticket holders are welcome to enjoy the day's other games from General Admission seating in the lower bowl.

star   Groups
There is no limit on the number of tickets purchased at the Minute Maid Park Box Office, but individuals who wish to purchase large quantities by phone may do so by contacting Astros Ticket Services (713-259-8500) between 8:30 and 5:30 weekdays. Mail orders will be filled by the box office staff with a $5 handling charge in effect. GA seating.

star   Champion's Pavilion
The rental fee for Champion's Pavilion on a per game basis is $400. This rental covers the period from 30 minutes before first pitch until 30 minutes after the final out. Champion's Pavilion is perfect for groups of up to 500 and can accommodate 300 for a seated meal. Catering by ARAMARK. Dial 713-259-8955 for details. GA Mezzanine seating.

star   Union Station Conference Center
A rental of $300 covers the two-hour period before first pitch. Groups of 10-120 can be accommodated. These rooms may be geared for meetings, receptions, or sit-down meals. Catering by ARAMARK. Book with a call to 713-259-8955.

star   Diamond Level
Diamond Level seats on a single-game basis are available for $20 each. To reserve, call 713-259-8309. A cash bar will be set up in the Diamond Club. Diamond Level tickets enable patrons to move to GA seating in the lower bowl when their team has completed play.

star   Parking
Advance public parking will be on sale at the Texas Avenue Box Office. Daily parking may be purchased at the entrances of Lots B/C east of Minute Maid Park. Cost is $5 daily.

star   Player Passes
Administered by ticket personnel of each participating school at Windows 29-30 near the South Home Plate Entrance of the ballpark. 100 admissions per team per day.