Grab a ticket and some popcorn for our picks for the best games and sporting events across Houston in October 2022.
The Astros in October are a fairly familiar sight in Houston, and this year is no different as they head into the playoff opener.
Plus, just a few blocks away, the Dash enters its first-ever playoff series in mid-October. But this month is also a fresh start as the Rockets begin their 82-game season.
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 games and sporting events this month: October 2022
- College Football: Houston Cougars vs. Tulane University at TDECU Stadium | Saturday October 8 – The green wave hits Bayou City and the Coogs will look to defend their territory. $8.50 and up. 6 p.m.
- Houston Dynamo FC vs. LA Galaxy at PNC Stadium | Sunday October 9 – In Dynamo’s final game of the season, fans can grab a Hector Herrera bobblehead or take part in a ticket package that includes a Latino Heritage scarf. $20 and up. 4 p.m.
- ALDS 2022: Houston Astros vs. TBD at Minute Maid Park | Tuesday October 11 and Thursday October 13 – The ‘Stros kick off another playoff series, hosting a Wild Card winner to be determined for Games 1, 2 and 5, if necessary. Tickets start at $35, but you can find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Hours to be determined.
- ChildAdvocates Superhero Race at CityCentre | Saturday October 15 – This annual run through CityCentre encourages participants to enter their favorite superhero contest and have a go at a 5K, while raising money for Child Advocates, an organization that helps provide support, medical aid and mental health to children in the care system. Registration is $35 for the 5K; $20 for Kids K. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Houston Dash vs. Kansas City Current at PNC Stadium | Sunday October 16 – For the first time ever, the Houston Dash is honoring the playoffs and fans can pack PNC when they enjoy $7 tickets, dollar hot dogs and $3 beers for a special 7-1 night -3 to EaDo. $7 and up. 4 p.m.
- 6th Annual Hess Houston Corporate 5K at Memorial Park | From Tuesday 18 October to Thursday 20 October – The annual three-night corporate teambuilding event has hundreds of companies represented by their employees heading to Memorial Park for a 5K that typically sells out each year. Stick around for a post-race party that includes free food and Saint Arnold beers with a live band, raffle prizes and more. Registration is $40 and up. 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center | friday 21 october – A young Rockets team that includes first-round pick Jabari Smith, Jr. will open the 2022-23 NBA season by taking on Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies on the court. $25 and up. 7 p.m.
- Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | Saturday October 22 – Watch 12,000 pound monster trucks soar, flip and crash around NRG Stadium when the traveling show returns to Houston. $20 and up. 7 p.m.
- Fall Classic at the Houston Polo Club | Sunday October 23 – The annual Fall Classic sees pros take to the field for a world-class polo match that also includes a parade of players, live music, a champagne divot kick and halftime, and a contest for the best straw cowboy hat. $35; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2-20 guests range from $89-$895. 4 p.m.
- Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz at Toyota Center | monday october 24 – The Rockets face the Jazz in their second home game of the season on Filipino Heritage Night, which honors Houston’s Jalen Green, as well as Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson, the only active Filipino players in the NBA . $15 and up. 7 p.m.
- Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium | Sunday October 30 – On the eve of Halloween, the Texans will be looking to right ship this season against their oldest rivals, the Titans. $69 and up. 3 p.m.