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Astros Using 'Thirsty Thursday' Campaign for Rest of Season to Boost Attendance at Minute Maid Park

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 09:  Michael Brantley #23, George Springer #4 and Josh Reddick #22 of the Houston Astros celebrate after a 3-2 victory against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 9, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Houston Astros v Baltimore Orioles | Greg Fiume/Getty Images

The Houston Astros have seen their attendance rise over the last seven seasons, but haven't reached the three million mark since 2007.

As if a 10-game lead in the division (and a sleepy September) wasn't enough to get fans to come out, perhaps there's a simple solution to the problem.

Yes, cheap beer will definitely do the trick! On Tuesday, the Astros announced draft beers on tap will be half off during every Thursday home game for the rest of the 2019 season.

With studs like Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Gerrit Cole on the roster, you wouldn't think fans would need this extra jolt. But if you can quench a thirst while racking up strikeouts, you might as well, right?

August 22 will be the first of four straight Thursdays featuring Astros home games, thanks to some bizarre scheduling quirk. Houston's High Single-A team the Fayetteville Woodpeckers have done Thirsty Thursdays throughout their season, and it brought about enough success that it received a call to the big leagues.

Even though top prospect Seth Beer has since departed in the Greinke trade, he's left a long-standing legacy on the franchise.

Back when the Astros were in the NL, they ended the 2012 season dead last in home attendance among NL teams. Since their move to the AL in 2013, their ranking in attendance has gone up each season, all the way to third in 2018.

Currently fourth among the AL teams, they hope to continue their impressive run on top of the attendance leaderboards with a little bit of liquid courage thrown in.