Professional Sports in "Clutch City"
Get Your Game On in Houston
On the field or on the court, Houston's home teams offer year-round competition and high-energy action for loyal sports aficionados.
BATTER UP Root for the home team at downtown’s beautiful Minute Maid Park, where a retractable roof affords guests open-air seating on beautiful Houston evenings and air-conditioning on hot summer days. IN TRAIN-ING Enter the stadium through the Crawford side of the park, where guests can see the original pillars that made up the old Union Station. PRIME PERCH Snag a seat in the Crawford Boxes—the 2,500-seat section jutting onto the left field corner—for a chance to snag a home run ball.
SET PLAY Join other diehard fans as they bleed orange and cheer on two-time MLS champs at the brand-new BBVA Compass Stadium. WARM UP Get there early for pre-game tailgating complete with giveaways, live music and food and drinks. IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD With the completion of the BBVA Compass stadium, the Dynamo and Dash are now the only MLS/NWSL team with a soccer-specific stadium in a Downtown. The venue also rounds out a dynamic "stadium district" that includes the Astros' Minute Maid Park and Rockets Toyota Center.
TIP-OFF Watch the Rockets take on the competition at the less-than ten-year-old Toyota Center. Downtown’s 18,300-seat indoor arena has 103 luxury suites for VIP ticket holders. POST-PARTY Pay a premium for courtside seats and get access to the super-exclusive Lexus Lounge, where Oprah, Beyoncé and Shaq have all been known to play after the game. COURT CANDY During half-time, watch the 14-member Rockets Power Dancers perform energetic routines for the adoring crowd.
The SaberCats, one of seven teams in the newly-formed Major League Rugby (MLR) league, made its home in Houston in 2018. The team began its inaugural home season January 2018 and play at AVEVA Stadium.
GAME ON Cheer on the Texans with other die-hard fans at the 71,500-seat NRG Stadium. The indoor/outdoor venue features natural grass and a retractable roof, ensuring guests a cool, air-conditioned venue on hot Houston days. PRE-PARTY Here, tailgating is just as important as the game. Gates open four hours prior to kick off. Bring your best grilling skills and an appetite. MUST-HAVE FAN FLARE A red-and-blue foam coozie and Texans tee.
The Houston Roughnecks is one of the eight original teams of the XFL, a fan-first football league that began in 2020. The Roughnecks play in a 10-week regular season complete with 11-on-11, 100 yard games that boast common sense rule changes and minimized downtime.
Overwatch esports team, the Houston Outlaws, play at the Revention Music Center in Downtown Houston.
SEVEN INNING STRETCH Drive just outside of Houston and cheer on Sugar Land's very own ALPB professional baseball team, the Skeeters. The Skeeters play at Constellation Field, a family-friendly open-air field complete with the Children's Memorial Hermann Play Land. COOL OFF The Play Land includes a variety of jungle gym equipment and slides, a carousel and a splash pad. ADULTS ONLY The stadium is adult-friendly too with a Bud Light Ice House providing a happy hour opportunity for spectators looking to grub down and drink up during the game.