Two SABR 44 panels to be held at Minute Maid Park in special ballpark session

A special treat is in store for SABR 44 attendees this summer in Houston.

On Saturday, August 2, SABR Convention attendees will have the opportunity to visit Minute Maid Park for an exclusive ballpark session with Houston Astros executives and players.

Before the Astros’ 6:05 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays, two SABR 44 panel discussions will take place inside the ballpark. Guest speakers and more details will be announced soon.

Purchase of SABR 44 conference registration AND a game ticket will be required to attend this special session in the Champions Pavilion. Registration for the 2014 SABR Convention will be available at beginning in February.

SABR 44 will be held July 30-August 3, 2014, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston.

Because of this special arrangement with the Astros for Saturday night’s game, the SABR 44 Trivia Contest semifinals and finals will be moved to Friday night. The Awards Luncheon will still take place on Friday afternoon and the Donor Breakfast on Saturday morning, as usual.

For more information on SABR 44, visit

Originally published: January 9, 2014. Last Updated: April 16, 2020.