WIN A HOLIDAY
San Antonio Golf Trail
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, San Antonio
Minute Maid Park, Houston
Toyota Center, Houston
AT&T Center, San Antonio
Houston Dynamo, BBVA Compass Stadium
San Antonio has your game, whatever it might be. . Whether you're a spectator or participant, the Alamo City is a sports lover's paradise thanks to a full lineup of games and sports-related activities, from hiking to biking to running.
For sports thrills throughout the year, catch some hoop action with the five-time world champion San Antonio Spurs, or watch the WNBA's Stars and San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo hold court at the AT&T Center. The city also offers professional hockey, baseball and soccer, with San Antonio FC playing at beautiful Toyota Field. If you're the one playing, there are more than 50 celebrated golf courses in and around San Antonio, including TPC San Antonio, site of the yearly PGA Tour event, the Valero Texas Open. For runners, there’s the annual Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon in December.
On the field or on the court, Houston's home teams offer year-round competition and high-energy action for loyal sports aficionados. Houston has already secured major future events such as the 2017 Super Bowl.
Add to this Houston's four stadiums all less than 15 years old and some of the newest expansion teams in the NFL and MLS (Major League Soccer). What more could a sports fan ask for? This city has indeed repositioned itself as a sports destination. And this trend will continue!
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.
Got game? San Antonio does. Whether you’re a spectator or a participant, San Antonio is a sports lover’s paradise with sunny skies and a full roster of games and activities. For sports thrills throughout the year, catch some hoop action with the five-time world champion San Antonio Spurs, or watch the WNBA Stars hold court at the AT&T Center.
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 is 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.
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in February is an 18-day event featuring PRCA Rodeo Action, Live Musical Entertainment, Carnival, a family-fair area, livestock and horse shows and sales, shopping at over 650 booths, a Texas wildlife area, and much more.
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.
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 TRAINING: 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.
The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series makes running fun. Each year, more athletes participate in Rock 'n' Roll running events than any other running series in the United States. What started as a simple idea in 1998 – a marathon with bands along the course celebrating each participant – soon transformed the running landscape igniting the second running boom.
Event weekends include a world-class Health & Fitness Expo and culminate with finish line concert featuring the biggest names in music, with past performers including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pitbull, Goo Goo Dolls, All-American Rejects, Flo-Rida, Train and Lady Antebellum.
December 03-04, 2016