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3/4/2013 12:03 P.M. ET

2013 Astros Single Game Tickets on sale Monday, March 4

Inaugural AL Season to Feature Attractive New Opponents, Special Promotions, Events and Return of Social Media Nights

Single game tickets for the Houston Astros 2013 regular season go on sale Monday, March 4 at 10 a.m. Fans can also purchase season tickets, group tickets and reserve nightly suite rentals, which are available now. These offers provide great value for the best seats and biggest games. Catch the most exciting games of the season- including Opening Night vs. the Texas Rangers on March 31- with the 7-Game Ticket Package which starts at $101. To purchase tickets and for information on pricing, call 1-877-9ASTROS or visit www.astros.com/tickets.

Early in Spring Training, the Astros have been one of the most exciting teams in baseball with a 4-2-2 record, which is third-best among Grapefruit League clubs. Houston, which has one of the youngest rosters in the Majors, leads all AL Grapefruit League teams in batting average (.316), runs (53) and home runs (13).

The Astros move from the National League to the American League, which was a mandatory requirement of Major League Baseball, is the first of its kind in history. As a result of the move, every team in baseball will visit Houston in a span of two seasons (2012-13). The Astros will host the intrastate rival Texas Rangers for 10 games in 2013, including what will be MLB's exclusive Opening Night game on Sunday, March 31.

Other new and attractive opponents include the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, featuring old-nemesis Albert Pujols, Rookie of the Year Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton, and the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, two of baseball's most storied franchises. The Astros will also host the defending AL Champion Detroit Tigers, featuring AL MVP Miguel Cabrera and slugging first baseman Prince Fielder.

The 2013 home schedule is filled with a variety of promotions and events for fans of all ages to enjoy. Below is a first glance at what fans can look forward to during the upcoming inaugural American League season.

Big and Bright Friday Nights
Friday nights are back, and they're bigger and brighter than ever! Every Friday night home game this season will feature your Astros wearing the new orange alternate home jersey, and include the return of the ever popular Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Marathon Oil Corporation. Once a month,
10,000 fans will receive a "Big and Bright Friday Night" t-shirt featuring a new design monthly.

Gate Giveaways
Gate giveaways are back and better than ever in 2013 with the inclusion of the Houston Astros new brand! New logos and colors are featured on most given away this season, including Inaugural American League West baseballs, featuring the new AL West rivals, a mini bat, umbrella and more. A Jose Altuve bobblehead will feature the second baseman in our primary home uniform set, with the base of the doll highlighting his 2012 All-Star selection. The Astros returning mascot, Orbit, will be featured in his first "bobble-belly", in which the doll will wiggle from the hip, rather than the head. All three (3) home jerseys will be featured as giveaways this season, including the white, orange and blue/rainbow batting practice jersey.

Pink in the Park
Pink in the Park Week, dedicated to bringing awareness to breast cancer research, is back for its fifth season in 2013. This week (May 7-May 12) will feature pink elements throughout the stadium, and pink items in an effort to creatively display the club's commitment to the cause. Items include a pink cosmetic bag set (May 10), a pink cap (May 11) and a pink canvas tote bag (May 12).

Faith And Family Night
The Astros are pleased to announce the return of Faith and Family Night at Minute Maid Park! Join us for a night of fellowship, outreach, and celebration on Saturday, July 20 as Tenth Avenue North takes the stage for an uplifting postgame concert. Prior to the concert, fans will have the opportunity to hear from a member of the Astros team as they give their personal testimony. To purchase tickets today contact the Astros group line now at 713-259-8500 or email groupsales@astros.com. For more information, visit Astros.com/faithandfamily.

Additional Events
Some additional events for fans to enjoy include:

Future Astros Days: As a part of the premier youth sports program in Texas, the Astros are helping to get kids off the couch and participate in youth sports! Taking place at Minute Maid Park on April 21 and May 5, the program will culminate with the Future Astros parade featuring approximately 5,000 youth baseball players.

Bayou Bash: Join the Astros for a Cajun celebration with our 6th Annual Bayou Bash on Saturday, May 25! Enjoy crawfish and Cajun music at this pregame event taking place on the plaza on Crawford Street.

Summer Youth Days: The ballpark doesn't get much louder than when over 5,000 kids attend a game from summer camps all over Houston! Summer Youth Days will take place on June 20, July 24 and August 12.

Heroes Night: Each year, the Astros come together with organizations across the greater Houston area to recognize the true heroes of our community. Military servicemen and women, police and fire, first responders and EMS are all recognized in a memorable pregame celebration on Friday, September 13.

Dog Day at Minute Maid Park: Bring man's best friend to Dog Day at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, September 15 and see your Houston Astros take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at 1:10 p.m. Activities will include a dog zone, vendor expo, a Pooch Parade around the warning track, and more.
All promotional items and special events are subject to change, and as the season proceeds, new items and events may be added to the schedule. Fans can visit www.astros.com for the most recently updated schedule.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.astros.com, at the Minute Maid Park Box Office on Texas Avenue or by phone toll free at 1-877-9ASTROS (1-877-927-8767). Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster retail centers in all Fiesta and select Macy's, H-E-B, F.Y.E., Wherehouse Music and Ritmo Latino stores during regular store hours.

Astros Social Media Night is back for the 2013 season. Social Media Night is a special experience and ticket package for online Astros fans. Priced at $30 per ticket package, Social Media Night includes: batting practice (begins at 4:30 p.m.); Field Box II seating (choose your seat online, first come, first served); Social Media Night t-shirt; exclusive pre-game fan in the FiveSeven Grille (begins at 5:30 p.m., cash bar provided), featuring the Astros mascot, Orbit, and an Astros staff or team member. Social Media Night tickets will be available for purchase on Monday (Mar. 4) as well at 10 a.m. on Astros.com or on the Astros Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/Astros. The first two Social Media Nights available for purchase are: Friday, April 19 (Astros vs. CLE) at 7:10 p.m. and Thursday, May 9 (Astros vs. LAA) at 7:10 p.m. As a special addition, during each Social Media Night, attending fans will be entered to win the chance to attend the Astros post-game press conference and represent the team as the @Astros fan correspondent for the night. Astros season ticket holders will have a unique opportunity to also participant in Social Media Night as an added value to our season ticket package. Season ticket holders can reserve their spot for Social Media Night by contacting their ticketing representative or contacting the Astros season ticket office at: 1-877-9ASTROS.

List of 2013 Astros Promotions and Events
3/31 Schedule Magnet (United) 40,000 fans
Opening Day Street Fest
4/5 Big and Bright Friday Night Shirt (Waste Management) 10,000 fans
Big and Bright Friday Night Fireworks (Marathon Oil Corporation)
4/6 Inaugural American League West Baseball (Champion Energy Services) 10,000 fans
4/19 Astros Mini Bat (Coca-Cola) 10,000 fans
Big and Bright Friday Night Fireworks (Marathon Oil Corporation)
4/20 Jose Altuve Bobblehead (Xfinity) 10,000 fans
4/21 Astros Green Grocery Tote Bag (The Methodist Transplant Center) 10,000 fans
5/2 Astros Gym Bag (Methodist Hospital System) 10,000 fans
5/3 Big and Bright Friday Night Shirt (Xfinity) 10,000 fans
Big and Bright Friday Night Fireworks (Marathon Oil Corporation)
5/4 Astros Umbrella (HEB) 10,000 fans
5/5 Los Astros T-Shirt (Goya) 10,000 fans
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
5/10 Pink Cosmetic Bag Set (Methodist Cancer Center) 10,000 fans
Big and Bright Friday Night Fireworks (Marathon Oil Corporation)
Pink in the Park
5/11 Pink Cap (Methodist Cancer Center) 10,000 fans
Pink in the Park
5/12 Pink Tote Bag (Methodist Cancer Center) 10,000 fans
Pink in the Park
Mother's Day
5/24 Koozie (Anheuser-Busch) 10,000 fans
Big and Bright Friday Night Fireworks (Marathon Oil Corporation)
5/25 Bayou Bash
6/6 Draft Party at Minute Maid Park
6/14 Big and Bright Friday Night Shirt (Methodist Hospital System) 10,000 fans
Big and Bright Friday Night Fireworks (Marathon Oil Corporation)
6/15 Orbit Bobblebelly (Coca-Cola) 10,000 fans
6/20 MLB Network Giveaway- Drawstring Bag (MLB Network)
6/28 Big and Bright Friday Night Fireworks (Marathon Oil Corporation)
6/29 Replica Jersey #1 (Champion Energy Services) 10,000 fans
7/16 All-Star Watch Party
7/19 Big and Bright Friday Night Fireworks (Marathon Oil Corporation)
7/20 Faith and Family Night, featuring Tenth Avenue North
8/9 Big and Bright Friday Night Shirt (Insperity) 10,000 fans
Big and Bright Friday Night Fireworks (Marathon Oil Corporation)
8/10 Inaugural American League West Baseball (Dahill) 10,000 Fans
8/23 Big and Bright Friday Night Fireworks (Marathon Oil Corporation)
8/24 Replica Jersey #2 (Coca-Cola)
8/30 Big and Bright Friday Night Fireworks (Marathon Oil Corporation)
8/31 Replica Jersey #3 (Methodist Hospital System)
9/13 Big and Bright Friday Night Fireworks (Marathon Oil Corporation)
9/14 Faith and Family Night
9/15 Dog Day at Minute Maid Park
9/27 Big and Bright Friday Night Fireworks (Marathon Oil Corporation)
9/28 Hispanic Heritage Night
9/29 Team Poster (Houston Chronicle)

*All giveaways and event dates are subject to change.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.