The franchise value of the Houston Astros has seen a surge over the past five years, reaching 1.65 billion U.S. dollars, which corresponds to the average franchise value in MLB. In 2017, the team generated about 347 million U.S. dollars in revenue. The operating income of the Astros for that season amounted to 77 million U.S. dollars.
More than 2 million people attend games of the Houston Astros each season at Minute Maid Park in Downtown Houston, Texas, which has been the home for the team since 2000. The average regular season attendance reached over 36 thousand in 2017 and has been on the rise since 2012. The average ticket price for games of the Houston Astros has increased over the past few years, amounting to over 40 U.S. dollars for the 2018 season. The team’s Twitter and Facebook accounts have over one million fans/followers each.