Houston Weather at Minute Maid Park
| ||Click on the banner to the left to find out if the latest Houston weather forecast will affect the baseball score. Or learn how you should dress for today’s Houston game at Minute Maid Park, Houston. The $248 million Minute Maid Park, aka Enron Field, opened in 2000. It has a retractable roof and 50,000 square feet of glass in the west wall of the roof, which provides the fans a view of the Houston skyline even when closed. The retractable roof is not closed for the rain; it is used to shade the fans from the 110 degree summer days. It seldom rains in Houston. |
Natural Bermuda grass covers the 2.5-acre playing surface. The park’s defining feature is the deep center field (deepest in MLB at 435 feet) that features a flagpole mounted on a small hill, which is in play.
Even with short distances to the fences in the corners (315/326 feet left and right), Minute Maid Park is a pitcher’s ballpark. ESPN ranks it #28 with regards to giving up runs. As for actual runs scored per game for both teams in 2010, Minute Maid Park ranked #27 with 7.67 total runs scored per game. Coors Field gave up the most runs per game at 10.59.
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