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Best games and sporting events this month: August 2021

By July 26, 2021December 22nd, 2021Sports events
Courtesy of the Houston Texans

Swing for the fences and grab a seat (or watch from your home) at these games and sporting events taking place in Houston in August 2021.

This month, football takes center stage in Houston, a hometown fighter heads to the Octagon, the Astros host the Hall of Fame and the Texans return to the field.

We’ve rounded up the main highlights from this month’s sports schedule, but you can find more on the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 12 Games and Sporting Events This Month: August 2021

  • Houston Dash vs. NJ / NY Gotham FC at BBVA Stadium | Sunday August 1 – Star forward and ex-Dash striker Carli Lloyd, Gotham FC come to town tied with Houston in the standings. Tickets range from $ 12 to over $ 50, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park | From Thursday August 5 to Sunday August 8 – Enjoy the Hall of Fame weekend in this four-game series with the Twins. Special celebrations spotlight the weekend’s games, including giveaways to the first 10,000 fans such as a Lance Berkman replica jersey and minifigures. Tickets range from around $ 15 to over $ 175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Times vary.
  • UFC 265: Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane; Amanda Nunes vs. Juliana Peña at Toyota Center | saturday 7 august – Derrick Lewis of Houston competes for the interim UFC Heavyweight Championship against No. 3-ranked Ciryl Gane. In the main co-event, UFC Featherweight and Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes, is looking to defend her title against No. 6 ranked Julianna Peña. Tickets range from $ 90 to over $ 500, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Undercard events start at 5:15 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Colorado Rockies at Minute Maid Park | Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 August – Score an Astros tote bag at Dollar Dog Night (Tuesday), or be one of the first 10,000 to walk through the doors Wednesday for a Topps Card giveaway. Tickets range from around $ 15 to over $ 175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Tuesday 7:10 pm; Wednesday 1:10 p.m.
  • Houston Dash vs. Washington Spirit at BBVA Stadium | Friday August 13 – A week after women’s soccer closes at the Olympics, the Dash will welcome a Spirit team hungry to return to the playoffs. Tickets range from $ 12 to over $ 50, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • Southern Star Brewing Co. 5K in Conroe | Saturday August 14 – Starting and ending at the Conroe Brewery, this 5K event offers a great way to get the blood flowing in the morning, followed by a post-race party with tacos, music, a finishing drink and two beers free. Registration is $ 60 after Saturday, July 31 at 7 a.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Colorado Rapids at BBVA Stadium | Saturday August 14 – The Dynamo are looking to move up the playoff table against a tough Colorado team. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • AEW Dynamite at the Fertitta Center | Wednesday August 18 – The University of Houston site hosts the touring wrestling event, broadcast live on TNT. Although the wrestlers are not confirmed to appear, the All Elite Wrestling roster includes legends like Sting, Matt Hardy and Chris Jericho. Tickets range from $ 50 to $ 225, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park | From Friday August 20 to Sunday August 22 – This three-game weekend series includes freebies for the first 10,000 fans, such as a Kyle Tucker Batting Bobblehead, Zack Grienke or an Alex Bregman replica jersey. Tickets range from around $ 15 to over $ 175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Times vary.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. FC Dallas at BBVA Stadium | Saturday August 21 – The third of four rivalry games between the 2 MLS teams will see the series return to Houston for a summer evening kickoff. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • Harlem Globetrotters at the Fertitta Center | saturday 28 august – The magic of basketball returns when the Harlem Globetrotters return to play at the University of Houston’s Fertitta Center for two games of hoop magic. Tickets range from $ 23 to $ 135, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • NFL Preseason: Houston Texans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NRG Stadium | saturday 28 august – The Texans return to the pitch at NRG Stadium in their final preseason game, facing Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by Tom Brady. Tickets range from $ 59 to over $ 165, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
Courtesy of Harlem Globetrotters

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Longtime Houstonian Justin Jerkins oversees all manner of events in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as the editor of 365 things to do in Houston.