Astros Press Release
Astros take on New York Yankees in 2014 season opener
Fun-filled street festival and on-field pregame ceremony kick off festivities on Tuesday, April 1
HOUSTON, TX - The Astros are gearing up for another spectacular Opening Day as they take on the New York Yankees on Tuesday, April 1. The game will be broadcast on CSN Houston at 6:10pm CT, and can also be found on the Astros flagship radio station, 790 KBME AM and our Spanish flagship station KLAT 1010 AM.
13th ANNUAL OPENING DAY STREET FESTIVAL
Before all of the action starts on the field, the Astros will kick off Opening Day festivities with the 13th Annual Opening Day Street Festival, with special thanks to Budweiser, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Crawford Street. This year's festival once again has no admission charge and will have a fun, upbeat atmosphere that will include live music performed by the Scooter Brown Band on the Budweiser stage, an interactive vendor expo, local food trucks, drinks, prizes and activities for all ages. Fans will also be treated to a rock wall, mechanical bull riding, face painters, caricature artists, bungee runs, a dunk tank and more. Astros mascot Orbit will also be in attendance, getting fans pumped up for the 2014 season. All activities and appearances are subject to change.
OPENING DAY PREGAME FIELD CEREMONIES
The Astros Opening Day Pregame Field Ceremonies are jam-packed with guest appearances, kicking off with a special flag ceremony featuring 150 Astros Season Ticket Holders. The famed Budweiser Clydesdales will also take the field in grand fashion to deliver a ceremonial game ball to Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow, and the NiXg Skydiving and Entertainment team will also make an unconventional entrance to deliver the ceremonial first pitch ball. Country music legend Clay Walker will perform the National Anthem and return to the field for God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch.
Information on purchasing Opening Day tickets or tickets to any Astros home game can be found at www.astros.com/tickets or by calling 1-877-9ASTROS.
As they enter their second season in the AL West, the Astros will host several of MLB's toughest competitors, including division rivals Mike Trout and the LA Angels of Anaheim, the Oakland Athletics, Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners and Lone Star Series foes the Texas Rangers. Also coming down to Houston are former Astro turned manager Brad Ausmus, Miguel Cabrera and the AL Central Champion Detroit Tigers; former NL rivals the Atlanta Braves and the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox.
OPENING DAY SCHEDULE - TUESDAY, APRIL 1
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: 13th Annual Opening Day Street Festival on Crawford Street
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Pep Rally featuring Reid Ryan, emceed by Robert Ford, on the Budweiser Stage
3:00 p.m.: Gates open to the main concourse
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Pep Rally featuring Astros players, emceed by Steve Sparks the Budweiser Stage
4:00 p.m.: Full ballpark access to the public
5:30 p.m.: Pregame field ceremonies begin
6:10 p.m.: New York Yankees at Houston Astros
Postgame: Special classic rock-themed Opening Day fireworks display, presented by Marathon Oil Corporation