Houston is re-positioning itself as a sports destination
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 Dynamo 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 are now the only MLS team with a soccer-specific stadium in a Downtown. The new 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 22-member Rockets Power Dancers perform energetic routines for the adoring crowd.
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.
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