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Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team located in Houston, Texas. They are a member of the Central Division of the National League. Since 2000, they have played their home games at Minute Maid Park, formerly known as Enron Field. Their current majority owner is Drayton McLane, Jr. The Houston-based fruit juice manufacturer Minute Maid owned by The Coca-Cola Company, after whom the Astros' stadium is named, holds a minority stake in the team.  
Astros were established as the Houston Colt .45s in 1962. They changed to their current name three years later, when they moved into the iconic Astrodome, the world's first domed sports stadium. The name references Houston's role as the center of the U.S. astronaut program.

Astros are the oldest MLB franchise to have never won the World Series while remaining in the same city over their history. After heart-breaking playoff losses in 1980, 1981, and 1986, and more playoff appearances in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Astros finally appeared in their first and (to date) only World Series, in 2005 against the Chicago White Sox.

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Houston Astros Florida Spring Training OSCEOLA COUNTY STADIUM
Capacity 5,224
Year Opened 1984
Dimensions 325L, 405C, 325R
Surface Grass
Local Airport Orlando
Tickets on Sale To be announced.
Address 1000 Bill Beck Blvd., Kissimmee.
Directions From I-4, take Route 192 west off of the Florida Turnpike or east off of I-4. The ballpark is 1.5 miles west of the turnpike and two miles east of downtown Kissimmee.

Newly renovated in 2003, Osceola County Stadium has been the spring-training home of the Houston Astros since 1985, when the team shifted spring-training facilities from Cocoa. (This was a shame, as the Astros had a perfect link to Cocoa. Cocoa Beach was the home to Major Anthony Nelson on I Dream of Jeannie, and as you all recall Major Nelson was -- an astronaut!)

The renovations to Osceola County Stadium and Complex, which carry a price tag of $18.4 million, include increasing the stadium capacity to over 5,200 (5,225) with the addition of another 300 seats, and installing all armchair seating, a new press box, and separate major and minor league clubhouses with state-of-the-art training facilities. Other new fan-friendly features include "Autograph Alley" and a party deck for private functions.

The remodeling turned one of the worst ballparks in spring training into one of the best. Though it's still the smallest ballpark in the Grapefruit League, Osceola County Stadium is a very comfortable place to watch a spring-training game.

Spring Training History

The Houston Colt .45s began their history with training camp in Apache Junction, Ariz., in 1962-1963. In 1964 spring training was shifted to Cocoa Beach, where the Astros trained until 1984. In 1985 the Astros moved to their current spring-training home in Kissimmee.

Ballpark History

Osceola County Stadium has been the spring-training home of the Houston Astros since 1985.

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