Top 12 Games & Sports Events This Month: May 2022

Jeremy Peña and the 'Stros take to the field with fun giveaways in May | Courtesy of Houston Astros

Grab a ticket and some popcorn for our picks to the top games and sports events across Houston in May 2022.

The month of May brings many fun giveaways to Minute Maid Park, plus the Dynamo and Dash get into the swing of their seasons, UH baseball closes out a strong year at the plate, the SaberCats aim for the playoffs, and much more is on the way to stadiums around town.

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

Top 12 Games & Sports Events This Month: May 2022

  • Houston Dash vs. San Diego Wave at PNC Stadium | Sunday, May 1 – The Dash return to the pitch for their NWSL regular season home opener, taking on the league’s latest expansion franchise, San Diego Wave, which features US soccer legend Alex Morgan. $15 and up. 6pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park | Thursday, May 5 to Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 – Former manager AJ Hinch returns to Houston for a four-game weekend series that includes giveaways like a Jose Altuve 1970s rainbow jersey on Friday, an Altuve bobblehead on Saturday, and an infinity scarf on Mother’s Day afternoon. $15 and up. Times vary.
  • Ponies & Petals Cup: Mother’s Day at Houston Polo Club | Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 – Pony up for a special Mother’s Day match, complete with Best Ladies Hat Contest, plus door prizes, expert announcing, a Champagne divot stomp at halftime, and live flamenco guitar music. Individual courtyard tickets are $32.50; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2 to 20 guests range from $89 to $895. 5pm.
Throw on your most decorative hat and hit the polo grounds for Mother’s Day | Courtesy of Houston Polo Club
All Elite Wrestling descends on Fertitta Center with a doubleheader event | Courtesy of AEW
Run Houston! returns to Clear Lake in late May | Courtesy of Run Houston!

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.