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Top games and sporting events this month: May 2021

By April 28, 2021February 8th, 2022Sports events
Alex Bregman leads the bases after a home run | Courtesy of the Houston Astros

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

This month brings the final home games of the Houston Dash and Rockets, while the ‘Stros and Dynamo continue to roll into their first seasons. Plus, the UFC returns to Toyota Center for a marquee title shot.

We’ve rounded up the main highlights of this month’s sports calendar, but you can read more about the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 11 sports games and events this month: May 2021

  • Houston Dynamo FC versus Los Angeles FC at BBVA Stadium | Saturday May 1 – Dynamo continues to roll into its third game of the season, hosting an LAFC team with championship aspirations. Tickets range from $48 to over $180, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 2:30 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center | Saturday May 1 – Battling to make the playoffs, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors will travel to Houston for a Western Conference matchup. Tickets range from $43 to over $450, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace.6:30 p.m.
  • Houston Dash vs. Portland Thorns at BBVA Stadium | Sunday May 2 – The Dash will close out the group stage of the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup, facing top-flight Portland Thorns FC. Tickets start at $10. 6:30 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks at Toyota Center | Sunday May 2 – The New York Knicks, who will make the playoffs, will stop in Houston for a game that will see plenty of young talent on display. Tickets range from $23 to over $350, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers at Toyota Center | Wednesday May 5 – Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons arrive in Houston to face the Rockets in one of the final home games of the season. Tickets range from $35 to over $600, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park | From Friday 7 May to Sunday 9 May – George Springer returns to Houston with his new ball club, the Toronto Blue Jays, for a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. The weekend giveaways include an Altuve ALCS MVP bobblehead, a replica 2019 AL Champions ring, and a Mother’s Day face mask available Sunday afternoon. Hours vary.
  • Houston Dynamo FC versus Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Stadium | Wednesday May 12 – Swing by BBVA Stadium for a weekday kickoff featuring Dynamo and rivals Kansas City. Tickets range from $28 to over $100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers at Toyota Center | Friday May 14 – The Rockets’ final home game of the season is coming up and the visiting Clippers, led by Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, will make a rocky start to a tumultuous year. Tickets range from $29 to over $450, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 8 p.m.
  • UFC 262 at Toyota Center | Saturday May 15 – Ranked contenders fight for the vacant UFC World Lightweight Championship belt when No. 3 Charles Oliveira and No. 4 Michael Chandler head to the downtown octagon. Tickets range from $200 to over $6,000, but you can find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. 5:30 p.m.
  • Houston SaberCats vs. Old Glory DC at Aveva Stadium | Saturday May 22 – The SaberCats have an opportunity to climb the standings when they take on mediocre Old Glory DC, who have struggled to get off to a good start this season. Tickets start at $15; $8 for 8 to 15 year olds. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park | Tuesday May 25 and Wednesday May 26 – Circle this one on your calendar as the Dodgers come to town for a contentious two-game series in what has become an intense rivalry. Tickets range from around $15 to over $175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Hours vary.
Christian Wood defended by the Los Angeles Clippers | Photo: Robert Seale; courtesy of the Houston Rockets

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