A wide shot of a crowded soccer stadium
The Cougars return to the gridiron for a new college football season in September | Courtesy of Houston Cougars Athletics

Grab a ticket and some popcorn to our picks for the top games and sporting events in Houston in September 2022.

Temperatures may be cooling off, but Houston sports are heating up in September as the Texans and college football kick off their seasons as the Astros, Space Cowboys, Dash and Dynamo wrap up theirs.

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

The 12 best sports games and events this month: September 2022

  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11 – The Astros host Shohei Ohtani and the Angels for the last time this season in a weekend that features a Justin Verlander 90s jersey giveaway, a Kyle Tucker jersey and a First Responders Day commemorative coin to snatched for the first 10,000 fans. $12 and up. Times change.
  • 9/11 Heroes Run at Houston City Hall | Saturday, September 10 – Since 2007, the Travis Manion Foundation has taken to the streets in 9/11 commemoration to honor the legacy of first responders and service members. Registration starts at $35, with various levels of support and registration available. 8 o’clock in the morning.
  • Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium | Sunday, September 11 – The Texans open the 2022 NFL season at home against division rivals from Indy. $69 and up. noon.
  • Houston Dash vs Angel City FC at PNC Stadium | Sunday, September 11 – Los Angeles’ new expansion franchise makes a stop in Houston for the second-to-last home game of the year. $12 and up. 6 in the afternoon.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. New England Revolution at PNC Stadium | Tuesday, September 13 – A Revs team vying for playoff position in the East arrives in H-Town for one of the final home games of the season. $14 and up. 19:30.
  • Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park | Thursday, September 15 to Sunday, September 18 – This four-game series opens with Teacher Appreciation Night, followed by Hispanic Heritage Weekend with special jersey giveaways, fireworks, a sugar skull, a street party and more. $23 and up. Times change.
  • Houston Cougars vs. Kansas Jayhawks at TDECU Stadium | Saturday, September 17 – After opening the college football season on the road, the Coogs head home for their first on-campus opponent. $15 and up. 3 in the afternoon.
  • Bentley Cup at Houston Polo Club | Sunday, September 18 – The new polo season kicks off for the fall, featuring a world-class polo match with a parade of players, live music, a champagne sharing at halftime and a best-dressed competition. 35 dollars; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2 to 20 guests range from $89 to $895. 5 in the afternoon.
  • Sugarland Space Cowboys vs Albuquerque Isotopes Constellation Field | Tuesday, September 20 to Sunday, September 25 – The Space Cowboys host their final home game of the season when Albuquerque comes to play. Enjoy discounted drinks, fireworks on Friday, a donation of Lance McCullers, Jr. bobblehead and more, all week long. $7 and up. Times change.
  • Houston Cougars vs. Rice Owls at TDECU Stadium | Saturday, September 24 – The Bayou Bucket is ready when these two historic rivals hit the gridiron on the campus of the University of Houston. $15 and up. Time TBA.
  • Houston Dash vs. OL Reign at PNC Stadium | Saturday, September 24 – The Dash’s final home game of the regular season comes in late September, just as the team prepares for its first playoff push. $12 and up. 19:30.
  • Houston Astros vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park | Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28 – The Astros open their final home stretch of the regular season, facing the Diamondbacks on back-to-back nights. In addition to Dollar Dog Night on Tuesday, all fans in attendance on Wednesday will receive a replica Yuli Gurriel AL Champion ring. $12 and up. 19:10.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye on all kinds of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as editor-in-chief of 365 Things to do in Houston.

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