Top 5 Games & Sports Events in Houston This Week: September 4 to 10, 2023

Rice Owls football players run onto the field holding a USA flag with blue smoke behind them
The Rice Owls host UH in the Bayou Bucket rivalry on Saturday | Courtesy of Rice Athletics

Snag a seat to these must-see games and sports events around Houston from Monday, September 4 to Sunday, September 10, 2023.

This week, cheer on the ‘Stros as they look to climb the division, see the first ever Mexican college football game on American soil, and watch as the Cougars and Owls take to the field for another installment in their rivalry.

Want to dig deeper on sports happening around H-Town? Find more games and live sports happening all month long in the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 5 Games & Sports Events in Houston This Week

  • Battle Over Texas: Astros Watch Party at Patterson Park | Monday, September 4 | No Cover – It’s getting down to the wire as the regular season winds down, with the Astros and Rangers neck-and-neck for the division championship. You can catch this rivalry battle at Patterson Park in the Heights with drink specials and raffles abound. 2:30pm to 6pm.
  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at Constellation Field | Tuesday, September 5 to Sunday, September 10 – The Space Cowboys welcome the OKC Dodgers for a week-long series of baseball. Highlights through the week include a pup-friendly game on Thursday, Friday fireworks, and giveaways like jerseys and bobbleheads. $9 and up. Times vary.
  • Borregos vs Autenticos Tigres at NRG Park | Friday, September 8 – The first ever ONEFA game to be played on United States soil will see Mexican college football teams the Borregos from Tec de Monterrey and Tigres from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León battle it out on the NRG field. $15 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres at Minute Maid Park | Friday, September 8 to Sunday, September 10 – The regular season is ticking away and the San Diego Padres are coming to town for a quick weekend series, featuring giveaways like a Kyle Tucker bobblehead on Friday, an Astros Hawaiian shirt on Saturday and a challenge coin on First Responders Day on Sunday afternoon. $33 and up. Times vary.
  • Football: UH Cougars vs. Rice Owls at Rice Stadium | Saturday, September 9 – College football returns and it’s a battle for the Bayou Bucket when the Coogs visit the Owls at Rice. $25 and up. 6pm.

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