HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros will increase security measures at Minute Maid Park beginning Friday, the team announced Thursday.

The Astros said the increase security will begin at Friday night s game against the Cleveland Indians.

The team says security at Minute Maid Park has and will continue to be a top priority.

The Astros will continue to work with the Houston Police Department, as well as state and federal authorities to ensure the safety of fans.

If you re heading to the ballpark, the team asks that you allow extra time because of the increased security that will be in place.

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