ABOUT BIG LEAGUE WEEKEND
H-E-B Big League Weekend is a two-game major league baseball exhibition at the iconic Alamodome. The participants in the 2014 edition of Big League Weekend are the state’s two MLB representatives, the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros. The games will be played on Friday, March 28th (7:05PM) and Saturday, March 29th (1:05PM). Individual game tickets available now.
Over 75,000 fans packed the Alamodome earlier this year when the Rangers hosted the San Diego Padres for two games. It was the first baseball event in the building’s 20-year-history.
Turning the Alamodome into a baseball facility is no easy task. Ryan Sanders Baseball collaborated with AstroTurf last year to build a 133,000 square-foot custom field for the Alamodome floor. In addition to the turf, 300 cubic yards of dirt was brought in for the base around the infield. Custom dugouts, bullpens, netting and walls were also installed.
Other exciting changes were announced in regards to the field and overall fan experience, involving slight modifications for the second year. Bullpens, which were previously hidden in the two South End tunnels, will now be located down the first- and third-base lines. The entire field will be moved slightly towards center field so that fans on the third-base line have a better view. Additional lighting is also being installed by the Alamodome to brighten the corners of the field.
HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON
While the baseball games anchor Big League Weekend, Ryan Sanders Baseball also has other special activities planned around this year’s event. The first of those is a “Hall of Fame Luncheon” on Thursday, March 27th. The luncheon will include several Major League Hall of Famers and well-known former Rangers and Astros. More information and details on the luncheon will be available soon.
SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Another new element is the “Big League Weekend Sports Collectible Show,” hosted by Sports Collectibles of Houston. Located on the South End Club Level of the Alamodome, collectors and fans can buy and sell sports cards, autographs and memorabilia with dealers from all over the Southwest.
The show also offers free appraisals, so fans can find out what their old sports items are worth. Many one-of-a-kind collectibles—including items from Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and other sports legends—will be on display.
Admission to the Sports Collectibles Show is free with a game ticket each day. For more details call 713-721-0075.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When are the games?
Friday, March 28th at 7:05pm and Saturday, March 29th at 1:05pm.
How much are tickets?
Tickets prices range from $10 - $95.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Friday tickets can be purchased here, Saturday tickets can be purchased here, over the phone at 1-800-745-3000, or in-person at the Alamodome box office Monday-Friday from 10am - 5pm.
How do I print my parking pass?
A hard copy of your parking pass will be mailed to the address you provided during the online order process.
What dugout will each team have?
The Rangers will be on the first base side, Astros on the third base side.
Are there suites available to rent?
Want to watch the games in style? Email email@example.com to reserve your suite today.
Is there a discount for large groups?
Group pricing is available for groups of 50 or more. To place your group order, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does (SS) mean?
Denotes the Astros will have a split squad for Saturday's game.
What time do the parking lots open?
Parking lots will open at 2 pm on Friday and 8 am on Saturday.
Is tailgating before the game allowed?
Tailgating is permitted in the Alamodome parking lots with a valid Big League Weekend parking pass. Lot B is the main tailgating lot. Vehicles without a Big League Weekend parking pass will not be allowed into the parking lot. A complete list of tailgating rules and regulations can be downloaded here.
What time do doors open?
Doors will open two and one-half hours before game time each day. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to watch batting practice, infield workouts and pre-game ceremonies.
Can I bring my camera to the games?
Video cameras and flash cameras are allowed in the Alamodome provided the cameras do not have professional lenses extending over five inches.
Who will be the home team?
The Rangers will be the home team for both games.
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