Lodgeur Guide: Houston’s Pro Sports Teams

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When it comes to professional sports teams, Houston has some of the best in the country. From basketball, football, baseball, to soccer, Houston has it all. If you’re visiting Houston, then watching a game of your favorite sport can be a great way to experience the city’s culture and entertainment. 

In this blog post, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive guide to all of the Houston sports teams, the venues where they play, where you should park, and where to buy tickets.

Houston Rockets: Making History in the NBA

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The Houston Rockets are one of the most popular basketball teams in the NBA, and they play their home games at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston. 

The Houston Rockets not only offer an unforgettable basketball experience but also hold a significant place in NBA history. They were the first team to go to the finals as a wildcard entry in 1981 and then went on to win back-to-back NBA Championships in 1994 and 1995 under the leadership of the legendary Hakeem Olajuwon. 

The Rockets are also home to some of the most iconic players in the league’s history, including Clyde Drexler, Yao Ming, and James Harden. Their games are a must-see for any basketball enthusiast!

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The Houston Rockets colors are red, black and white. The NBA regular season runs from October through April.

Parking & Light Rail at the Toyota Center

Park in the Tundra Garage, Avenida North Garage, or the 1100 Smith Street Garage. Alternatively, you can take the Houston METRORail (Red Line, Bell Station).

Houston Texans: A True Football Spectacle

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The Houston Texans, since their inception in the NFL in 2002, have quickly become a staple of the city’s sports scene, boasting a dedicated fanbase. They are known for their exceptional tailgating culture, making every home game at the NRG Stadium a vibrant and thrilling experience for fans.

NRG Stadium is located southwest of downtown Houston and also hosts the Houston Rodeo in March. This massive stadium can hold up to 71,795 spectators and is known for its retractable roof and large video screens. 

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The Houston Texans colors are red, white and blue. The NFL regular season runs from September through December.

Parking & Light Rail at NRG Stadium

Park at NRG will run $20-40, and you cannot pay cash. You can take the METRORail Red Line to the Stadium Park station.

Houston Astros: The Heartbeat of Baseball in Houston

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The Houston Astros have made a substantial mark in Major League Baseball, with notable achievements including their thrilling World Series victories in 2017 and 2022. As for Minute Maid Park, it features a unique retractable roof and a nostalgic design, housing an old-fashioned, manually-operated scoreboard which is a nod towards baseball’s rich history. Friday night games usually have a fireworks show!

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The Houston Astros colors are navy, orange and white. The MLB regular season runs from April through September.

Parking & Light Rail at Minute Maid Park

Park at 1509 Congress Street ($20-40) or take the METRORail Red Line to the Preston station.

Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash: the Energy of the Beautiful Game

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The Shell Energy Stadium, shared by the Houston Dynamo (men’s team) and the Houston Dash (women’s team), is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide an immersive fan experience with 22,039 seating capacity, featuring a stunning view of Houston’s downtown skyline. The stadium is the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer to be situated in a downtown area.

The Houston Dynamo holds a unique place in Major League Soccer history, having clinched the MLS Cup in their first two consecutive seasons (2006 and 2007), while the Houston Dash, formed in 2013, has been steadily gaining recognition, particularly after winning the NWSL Challenge Cup in 2020.

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Support the Dynamo and Dash

The Houston Astros colors are orange and white. The Houston Astros colors are orange and white. The MLS regular season runs from February through October.

Parking & Light Rail at Shell Energy Stadium

Park at Shell Energy Stadium Lot C ($20+ cash only) or take the METRORail Purple or Green Line to the EaDo/Stadium station.

Experience Houston’s Sports Culture 

Houston’s professional sports teams offer a world-class viewing experience and should not be missed if you’re a sports fan visiting the city. Purchasing tickets in advance, pre-purchasing parking tickets, and arriving early are some tips to having an enjoyable viewing experience. We hope this comprehensive guide on Houston’s professional sports teams helps you get the most out of the city’s sports culture and inspires you to catch your favorite team.

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