Name that park: For Astros, it's Minute Maid

Updated: June 5, 2002, 3:05 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Punctuated by fireworks and a locomotive steaming across its outfield track carting oranges, Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane re-christened the Astros' stadium Minute Maid Park on Wednesday.

The Minute Maid Co. is based in Houston and since 1960 has been a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co.

"They are a very stable company and this was a big part of our decision," McLane said. "They have the values and commitment to the public but they also have great financial security."

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