Oct 17, 2022 - News

Metro Houston will fix sign that points to Enron Field

Jay points to a sign that says "Enron Field" in downtown Houston

The things you see on a bike ride. Photo: Jay R. Jordan/Axios

The days of Enron Field are long gone, but a wayfinding marker in downtown Houston would have you believe otherwise.

Driving the news: I was on a bike ride along Austin Street last week when I spotted a Metropolitan Transit Authority guidepost denoting Enron Field was nearby.

Yes, but: Enron Field hasn't been in Houston's lexicon for nearly two decades.

  • Sugar Land-based Minute Maid inked a 30-year deal in 2002 for naming rights to the Astros' new downtown ballpark after Enron Corp. went belly-up amid a financial scandal.

What they're saying: "We do have a team that works to update signage across our 1,300-square-mile service area as property names change due to a switch in corporate sponsorship or some other reason," Metro spokesperson Tracy Jackson tells Axios. "Apparently, we missed one."

  • Jackson says the sign will soon be replaced with one pointing toward Minute Maid Park.

💭 My thought bubble: Jackson said old signs are often sent to be recycled, but I think this one should come home with me.

  • Who wouldn't want a piece of Houston history hanging in their living room?

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