Lots of activities around the Astros ALCS games on Friday and Saturday


HOUSTON (KIAH) – There will be plenty of activities that Astros fans can take part in in the first two games of the American League Championship Series, Friday and Saturday.

An extremely limited number of tickets are still available for ALCS Games 1 and 2 against the Boston Red Sox. Game 1 is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. Friday and Game 2 is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. Saturday. The roof of Minute Maid Park will be closed for both matches.

For more information on purchasing tickets, visit Astros.com/postseason or call 1-877-ASTROS.

Three hours before each game, there will be a Street Fest hosted by the Astros that will feature live music, food trucks, inflatables, games and more. For more information, visit Astros.com/streetfest.

There are a few art exhibits near Minute Maid Park, including a 20 × 8 foot interactive shipping container painted by Houston-based artist DUAL, while Houston-based artist Sylvia Blanco painted a 8 × 8 foot movable wall wall celebrating the Astros. AL Division series victory over the Chicago White Sox. Both exhibits are on Crawford Street.

Sarah Grace, semi-finalist of Season 15 of The Voice will sing the national anthem of Game 1, while the color presentation will come from the Joint Services Color Guard. Former Astro Josh Reddick will throw the ceremonial first pitch and legendary Houston professional wrestler Booker T will provide the “Play Ball” call.

For Game 2, American Christian R&B and pop-rock artist Tauren Wells will sing the national anthem, while the colors will be presented by the Houston Fire Department Honor Guard. Astros third baseman Gary Pettis will pitch the ceremonial opening pitch for Game 2. Houston native, Texas Longhorn and former NFL quarterback Vince Young will provide the “Play Ball” appeal.

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