NEWS Biggio's sport bar to open in November in new Marriott Marquis

Today, the Marriott Marquis Houston announced a partnership with Houston Astros All-Star Craig Biggio to open Biggio’s, a two-story sports bar to debut November 2016.

Just steps from the Houston Astros home field, Minute Maid Park, Biggio’s will pay homage to the baseball legend through showcasing memorabilia from the sports star, as well as offering patrons giant flat screen TVs to enjoy the game, a large craft beer selection including many local brews from Houston’s best breweries, and a selection of crowd-pleasing menu items. The high energy bar will be the place for Houstonians and visitors alike to catch all the sporting action throughout the year.

A second baseman and catcher who played his entire career from 1988 through 2007 for the Houston Astros, Craig Biggio in January became the first of the Astros to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In his career, Biggio tallied 3,060 hits, which ranks 21st in all-time in Major League history and 11th all-time among right-handed hitters.

Beloved by local fans, Biggio earned a reputation during his time in the majors for being a tough and scrappy player, winning the Hutch Award in 2005, given to the player who best shows competitiveness and never gives up.

Biggio is also the recipient of two prestigious community service awards, including the  Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, which honors the Major League Baseball player who combines outstanding play on the field with devoted work in the community and the  Branch Rickey Award, which is also given annually to an individual in Major League Baseball in recognition of his exceptional community service.

“For nearly 30 years, Houston has been my home town, and I am honored to partner with the Marriott Marquis to bring Biggio’s to the city,” said Craig Biggio. “It is really a dream to open a first-rate sports bar just steps away from my second home, Minute Maid Park, with an esteemed partner like Marriott.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Houston legend, Craig Biggio,” said Scot Cotton, general manager of the Marriott Marquis Houston. “Biggio’s will be a premier Houston destination for sports, a good drink, and a great meal.

The Marriott Marquis Housotn, the city’s newest hotel, opens in November 2016, adding 1,000 new guest rooms, over 100,000 square feet of meeting space and Houston's largest ballroom to the city. A one-of-a-kind Texas-shaped lazy river, rooftop infinity pool, and special events pavilion overlooking Discovery Green Park, establish the property as a cosmopolitan oasis in the heart of downtown. The hotel also features a full- service spa and fitness center, great room lobby, and six food and beverage outlets, including two specialty restaurants. 


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