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Sports in Houston

NRG Stadium, home of the Texans

NRG Stadium, home of the Texans

Minute Maid Park, home of the Astros

Minute Maid Park, home of the Astros

BBVA Compass, home of the Dynamo, Texas Houstonern football, and Dash

BBVA Compass, home of the Dynamo, Texas Houstonern football, and Dash

Toyota Center, home of the Rockets.

Toyota Center, home of the Rockets.

The City of Houston and the Houston metropolitan area has a rich sporting culture and the area residents are active in many spectator and participant sports. Spectators attend events including teams from four major professional sports teams and collegiate sports. Participants enjoy activities from running in Memorial Park to sailing on Galveston Bay and Clear Lake. A number of other sports are also available, including nearly a dozen fencing clubs, ranging from recreational clubs to elite competitive organizations.


Major league sports

Houston has seven professional major league teams: the Houston Astros (MLB), Houston Texans (NFL), Houston Rockets (NBA), Houston Dynamo (MLS), Houston Dash (NWSL), Scrap Yard Dawgs (NPF), and Houston SaberCats (MLR) . Houston does not have an NHL team.

The Astros won the 2017 World Series for the first World Series win in franchise history. In 2006, the Dynamo won the MLS Cup in their first year after moving from San Jose, California, and in 2007 became the first MLS franchise since 1997 to repeat a championship. The Rockets won back-to-back NBA titles in 1994 and 1995. The Dawgs won the NPF championship for the first time in 2017.

Minute Maid Park (home of the Astros) and Toyota Center (home of the Rockets) are located in Downtown Houston—contributing to an urban renaissance that has transformed Houston’s center into a day-and-night destination. Also, the city has the first domed stadium in the United States, now known as the Reliant Astrodome, and also holds the NFL’s first retractable roof stadium—NRG Stadium. Other facilities for major league teams in Houston include BBVA Compass Stadium, a soccer-specific stadium. Scrap Yard Sports Complex (home of the Dawgs) is located north of Houston in Woodlands, TX. Constellation Field (home of the SaberCats) is located southwest of Houston in Sugar Land, TX.

Professional major league teams
Houston TexansNFLFootballNRG Stadium2002071,644
Houston AstrosMLBBaseballMinute Maid Park19621 (2017)31,628
Houston DashNWSLSoccerBBVA Compass Stadium201407,000
Houston DynamoMLSSoccerBBVA Compass Stadium20062 (2006, 2007)20,117
Houston RocketsNBABasketballToyota Center19672 (1994, 1995)16,672
Scrap Yard DawgsNPFSoftballScrap Yard Sports Complex20161 (2017)4,000
Houston SaberCatsMLRRugbyConstellation Field201807,500

Minor league and semi-pro sports

Houston EnergyIWFLWomen’s footballThe Rig20003 (2000, 2001, 2002)
Houston PowerWFAWomen’s footballGuy K. Traylor Stadium20100
Sugar Land SkeetersALPBBaseballConstellation Field20101 (2016)
Houston DucksDTFAAmerican footballTBD20121 (2017)
Texas ColtsTBDAmerican footballLindsey Lyons Sportsplex20052 (2014, 2016)
Houston AcesUWSWomen’s soccerHouston Baptist University20120
Houston XperienceABABasketballLone Star College-Kingwood20110
Houston Roller DerbyWFTDARoller derbyBayou Music Center20050
Houston Bounty HuntersNDLDodgeballTBD20090
Houston HornetsUSARLRugby League FootballTBD20110
Houston VenomMLRHIn-line hockeyTBD20130
Houston Dutch LionsNPSLSoccerWoodforest Bank Stadium20110
Houston Hurricanes FCTPSLSoccerLutheran Houston Academy20120
Houston LonestarsUSAFLAustralian rules footballTBD20050
Houston WarriorsUBABasketballTBD20100
Houston SpiritUBLBasketballTBD20080
Houston Houston SelectWPSLWomen’s soccerSan Jacinto College20070
Regals SCANPSLSoccerPrimavera Soccer Complex20091 (2013–14)
Houston InfernoBBAWomen’s basketballDelmar Fieldhouse20130
Houston SparksWBCBLWomen’s basketballTBD20130
Houston Horned FrogsCBDLBasketballTBD20140
Sugar Land LegendsABABasketballWheeler Fieldhouse20120
The Woodlands StrykersTCLBaseballThe Woodlands Christian Academy Stadium20120
Bayou WarriorsUBABasketballTBD20120
Houston VanityUWFWomen’s American footballTBD20140
Houston Lady OilersWAFLWomen’s American footballTBD20120
Lady Houston PanthersLAFLWomen’s American footballKick’s Indoor Soccer Stadium20120
Texas Lady JaguarsSSFLWomen’s American footballTexas Indoor Soccer Arena20141 (2015)
Houston GuardiansDCIDrum and Bugle CorpsTBD20120
Houston HotshotsPASLIndoor soccerNorthwest Indoor Sports20150
The Woodlands WildcatsUSWFLWomen’s American footballWoodforest Bank Stadium20160
Houston Mud TurtlesUSAUUltimate FrisbeeTBD20160
Texas WolverinesNABLBasketballWheeler Field House20170
Houston FCPDLSoccerSan Jacinto College20170
Houston OutlawsOWLOverwatchBlizzard Arena20170


College sports

TDECU Stadium

Rice Stadium

Four Division I college athletic programs play within the city of Houston, and a fifth is located in the metropolitan area. A new venue, TDECU Stadium, opened in 2014 on the University of Houston campus at the former site of Robertson Stadium. Other college sports facilities in Houston are Hofheinz Pavilion and Rice Stadium.

NCAA Division I programs
SchoolNicknameMajor VenuesConference
University of HoustonCougarsTDECU Stadium, Hofheinz PavilionAmerican (FBS)
Rice UniversityOwlsRice Stadium, Tudor FieldhouseC–USA (FBS)
Houston Baptist UniversityHuskiesHBU Stadium, Sharp GymnasiumHoustonland (FCS)
Texas Houstonern UniversityTigersHealth and Physical Education ArenaSWAC (FCS)
Prairie View A&M University
(in Prairie View)
PanthersBlackshear Stadium, William Nicks BuildingSWAC (FCS)

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