Grab a ticket and some popcorn for our picks to the top games and sports events across Houston in January 2022.
This month brings the end of the road for the Texans, but also the return of the Chevron Houston Marathon just in time for its 50th anniversary.
Elsewhere, the Rockets play host to some of basketball’s biggest stars (including a certain three point–shooting machine), and the LSU Tigers and monster trucks will each get a shot to run rampant at NRG.
We’ve rounded up the top highlights of this month’s sporting schedule, but you can find more on the 365 Houston calendar.
Top 10 Games & Sports Events This Month: January 2022
- Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets at Toyota Center | New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1 – The Rockets face the reigning MVP, Nicola Jokic, and his Denver squad at a New Year’s Day faceoff. $14 and up, but you may find some better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- 2022 Texas Bowl: Kansas State Wildcats vs. Louisiana State University Tigers at NRG Stadium | Tuesday, January 4 – The annual Houston bowl game brings some of the biggest teams of Big 12 and SEC conferences to the gridiron at NRG. This year, the LSU Tigers line up against the Wildcats from Kansas State. $29 and up, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks at Toyota Center | Friday, January 7 – The squad faces rivals from up North, led by Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, and honors the voice of the Rockets’ broadcasts across several decades on Bill Worrell Night at Toyota Center. $19 and up, but you may find some better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium | Sunday, January 9 – The 2021 regular season comes to a close for the Texans, who will face off against rivals from the top of their division, the Titans. $36 and up, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.
- Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at Toyota Center | Sunday, January 9 – Feel the force as the Rockets take on the Timberwolves on Star Wars Night. Enjoy special themed entertainment from a galaxy far, far away and snap a photo with characters walking the concourse. $10 and up, but you may find some better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers at Toyota Center | Monday, January 10 – [Please note this game was rescheduled from Monday, January 24] Joel Embiid and the Sixers arrive in Houston for an inter-conference clash on the Toyota Center hardcourt. $15 and up, but you may find some better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- We Are Houston 5K at McKinney & Crawford Streets in Downtown | Saturday, January 15 – While the Chevron Marathon is booked up for the 2022 season, a special 5K course can help runners get that finish line feel on the morning before the big event. Registration is $45. 8am.
- 50th Annual Chevron Houston Marathon in Downtown | Sunday, January 16 – Though you might not be able to lace up for Houston’s signature run event, you can still celebrate the runners as they pound pavement from Downtown through the city’s districts like Montrose, Medical Center, the Galleria, Memorial Park, and back again to finish at Avenida de las Americas. Check out the marathon course and find your spot to cheer on thousands of participants. 7am.
- Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | Saturday, January 29 – Watch as 12,000-pound monster trucks hit soaring heights in a rip-roaring display of motorsport mania. Additional shows will take place the following weekend on Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6. $20 and up, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center | Monday, January 31 – Steph Curry, who recently became the league’s all-time leader in three pointers made, headlines a night in which one of the best teams in basketball graces the court at Toyota Center. $50 and up, but you may find some better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
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