Snag a seat (or watch from home) at these must-see games and sports events around Houston from Monday, May 3 through Sunday, May 9, 2021.
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Top 4 Games & Sports Events in Houston This Week
- Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers at Toyota Center | Wednesday, May 5 – Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons land in Houston to take on the Rockets in one of the final home games of the season. Tickets range from $35 to over $600, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 7pm.
- Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park | Friday, May 7 to Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9 – George Springer returns to Houston with his new ball club, the Toronto Blue Jays, for a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. Giveaways through the weekend include an Altuve ALCS MVP bobblehead, a replica 2019 AL champions ring, and a Mother’s Day face mask available Sunday afternoon. Times vary.
- College Baseball: UH Cougars vs. Cincinnati Bearcats at Schroeder Park | Friday, May to Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9 – Watch as the Coogs play their final home series of the regular season, featuring four games (including one doubleheader) against the Cincinnati Bearcats. Tickets start at $15; $10 for ages 12 and under, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Times vary.
- Ponies and Petals Cup at Houston Polo Club | Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9 – Near Memorial Park, the Houston Polo Club returns to the pitch for a special Mother’s Day match, featuring two teams competing for the Ponies & Petals Cup. Plus, awards will be handed out for the ladies’ best hat contest, along with door prizes, a halftime Champagne divot stomp, the McDugald-Steele pony hops, and more. Tickets start at $15. 5pm.
Social Distancing & COVID-19
As we enter into the vaccination phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts still advise that we have a way to go before we achieve herd immunity and can safely resume pre-pandemic activities. In the meantime, you can remain vigilant in protecting yourself against the coronavirus by continuing to wear face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces, and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.
While the Governor of Texas has lifted mandatory mask orders and capacity limits, most businesses are still requiring face masks to enter and enforcing reduced capacity. Familiarize with your destination’s policies ahead of time and please respect their public safety precautions.
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