HOUSTON ASTROS CELEBRATES OPENING DAY ON THURSDAY

Fans encouraged to celebrate Go Astros Day for Thursday’s opening game in Oakland

HOUSTON (KW39) While the Astros are on their. prepare Opening day Game on Thursday night in Oakland (9:07 p.m. CT first pitch), Astros fans across town are encouraged to party Go Astros Day and show her Astros pride that Thursday April 1st by posting a photo of themselves in Astros gear on their social media accounts with the hashtag #ForTheH.

The Astros are also asking local businesses, schools, community leaders, organizations, and Astros fans to celebrate Go Astros Day by wearing Astros clothing and accessories, rocking their Astros clothing, decorating their buildings in Astros colors, and their Astros – Proudly flaunt creatively on Thursday. The Astros say a big thank you to them City of Houstonthat will light up The town hall and the city’s airports and bridges in Astros colors on Thursday.

A great place to find Astros merchandise is The Astros Team Store at Minute Maid Park, which is open 9 am-5pm CT this week. To celebrate the opening day, the Astros Team Store will have extended opening hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the opening day. Also this week, Astros social accounts will be running fan-friendly promotions where fans will have the opportunity to win gift cards for the team Save. Follow @Astros for a chance to win.

Another way to show your Astros pride is to visit select Academy Sport + Outdoor Locations. This week, select Houston-Area Academy stores are offering free Astros Yard Signs while stocks last. No purchase required. For more information on participating stores, see Astros.com/YardSigns. One of your yard signs will be displayed at home, take a picture of your sign and share it on social media using the hashtag #ForTheHSweeps for a chance to win Astros tickets to an upcoming game.

On Thursday, the Astros and Karbach organize a happy hour for the opening day Karbach Brewery from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The happy hour offers specials for food and drinks, a live DJ, raffle prizes, a live broadcast from Astros Radio Home, SportsTalk 790, and an appearance by Orbit and the Astros Shooting Stars.

Orbit and the Astros Shooting Stars will be active in the city this week, with selected surprise and joy performances planned in different locations. Orbit and the Shooting Stars will be available this week, especially on Thursday, for media hits for virtual or personal interviews. To schedule an interview with Orbit and the Shooting Stars, please email Steve Grande (sgrande@astros.com) and Richard Tapia (rtapia@astros.com) in Astros Communications and Marketing.

While the Astros opening is underway, Astros fans can celebrate the opening day celebrations twice with the Home opener scheduled for Thursday, April 8th vs. Oakland. Single game tickets are available for the Home Opener and all Astros home games in April and can be purchased online at Astros.com/Tickets or call 1-877-9ASTROS (1-877-927-8767) toll-free.

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