Houston, Texas (KTRK) – Fans outside waited hours all night for a chance to meet their favorite Houston Astros after their huge World Series victory.
DICK’S Sporting Goods is hosting two fan meetups on Wednesday, but in order to secure a chance to participate, fans lined up hours in advance.
Fans brought lawn chairs, blankets, and air mattresses to make the wait easier. Some slept outside the store, while others waited in excitement.
Designated hitter Yordan Alvarez will meet the fans from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Baybrook DICK location at 18650 Gulf Freeway.
Pitcher Cristian Javier has its own meet and greet from 4:30-6pm at the DICK store located at 24600 Katy Freeway.
PREVIOUS REPORT: Astros’ Yordan Alvarez and Christian Javier meet the fans on Wednesday at DICK’S Sporting Goods
But in order to meet any of the Stros, fans must be among the first in line at 9 a.m. at each location. Only the first 225 people will receive a wristband that secures their spot for this evening’s meet and greet.
At the Baybrook Mall DICK location, there appeared to be at least 200 people in line before 7am
“Did you miss school today?” ABC13’s Charlie Edcity asked a young fan. “No, I still have to go to school,” he said.
“Man! Can’t you escape from school?” Charlie asked. “Well, I was at the parade,” he said. “So that was the day I missed.”
“I was in Baybrook Mall eating. I passed by to see if people were here, and there was already a line of people,” said William Smeltz. “So did you say, stop the car. I’m getting out?” Charlie asked.
“I said, ‘Stop the car,'” Smeltz said. “I’m done. I’m staying here.”
Charlie asked a fan how the bathroom situation works while waiting in line and he said one thing – “Just keep it.”
Only DICK branded baseballs, free cheer cards, and select autograph merchandise are allowed at meet and greets. No outside elements will be allowed.
If you haven’t slept outside of a DICK shop all night, don’t worry. You have more chances to meet the Stros!
READ MORE: Astros’ Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker met the fans at Academy Sports + Outdoors this week
The Sports + Outdoors Academy announced Tuesday that it will be hosting three in-store meet-and-greets in the Houston area with three of your favorite players – Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker.
Left winger Kyle Tucker will meet the fans on Wednesday from 6-7:30pm at the Academy’s Bunker Hill site. The address is 9734 Katy Freeway.
A meet-and-greet for third man Alex Bregman is scheduled for Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Academy in Meyerland. The address is 8715-AW Loop S.
Finally, second baseman Jose Altuve will meet the fans Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Pasadena Academy, located at 4627 East Sam Houston BKYS.
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