Houston Astros Extend Lease at Minute Maid Park Through 2050
HOUSTON — The Houston Astros have extended their lease at Minute Maid Park, where the professional baseball team has played since 2000, through 2050 following a positive vote by the Houston Sports Authority. The stadium, formerly known as Enron Field, was built in the late 1990s and seats about 41,000 people. The original lease was set to expire in 2030. The terms of the extension call for a $1 million increase in rent beginning this year and running through the remainder of the original lease period, and an additional $1 million increase for the 20-year period ending in 2050. The Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games to win the 2017 World Series.