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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Opening day for the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys baseball team is just over a week away, and the Wonder Boys will start the 2013 season in style, opening the season by playing four games in the Astros in Action D-II Invitational at Minute Maid Park in Houston, the home of the Houston Astros.
Minute Maid Park opened during the 2000 season, when the Astros moved from the Houston Astrodome. Since its opening, the park has hosted the 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and the 2005 World Series. The park boasts the second-largest scoreboard in Major League Baseball, at 54 feet high and 124 feet wide.
Arkansas Tech will open play on Friday, Feb. 1, opening play with a 7 p.m. game against Tarleton State. Saturday's game will be played at 1 p.m. against Incarnate Word, Sunday's 4 p.m. game will be played against Central Missouri, and Monday's finale will be played at 10 a.m. against Incarnate Word.
Other participating teams include Abilene Christian, Arkansas-Monticello, and Texas A&M-Kingsville. Four games will be played daily, at 10 a.m. and 1, 4, and 7 p.m. Games may begin up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start.
Individual game tickets will be sold at Section 112 Advance Ticket Window throughout the event, while daily admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and students, and admission is free for children two years and under. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster or by visiting www.astros.com. The box office will open at 8:30 a.m. daily on game days. Diamond Club parking is $10, while Lot A $5. Both lots are open to the general public.