Top 6 Games & Sports Events in Houston This Week: September 11 to 17, 2023

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The Texans return to face the Colts in the home opener of the new NFL season | Courtesy of Houston Texans

Snag a seat to these must-see games and sports events around Houston from Monday, September 11 to Sunday, September 17, 2023.

This week, the Astros continue to wind down their season, the Coogs face their first Big 12 opponent at home, NRG welcomes the return of the Texans, and Houston Polo’s fall season gets going.

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 6 Games & Sports Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park | Monday, September 11 to Wednesday, September 13 – Tony Kemp and the A’s head to town for a three-game series as the Astros look to wind down the regular season on the right track. Celebrate Hello Kitty Night on Tuesday, or swing by on Wednesday and pick up a Justin Verlander World Series ring. $15 and up. Times vary.
  • Football: UH Cougars vs. TCU at TDECU Stadium | Saturday, September 16 – The nationally-ranked Horned Frogs hop down to H-Town for the Coogs’ first Big 12 opponent of the season. $50 and up. 7pm.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. St. Louis City SC at Shell Energy Stadium | Saturday, September 16 – La Naranja face the top dogs of the Western Conference with playoff seeding on the line. $21 and up. 7:30pm.
  • The 2nd Chance Run at Minute Maid Park | Sunday, September 17 – Starting from inside Minute Maid, this all-ages run honors organ, eye and tissue donors while pounding pavement in Downtown through 5K and 1-mile courses. Runners receive a commemorative shirt, swag bag and event medal. Registration starts at $40 for the 5K, $30 for the 1-Mile. 7:30am.
  • Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium | Sunday, September 17 – The Colts come down to Texans town to tussle as 2023 NFL season gets started in earnest. $60 and up. Noon.
  • King’s Cup at Houston Polo Club | Sunday, September 17 – Polo season is back and the fall is kicking off with the King’s Cup. Enjoy world class polo, a player parade, live music, a Champagne divot stomp at halftime, a special trophy presentation, and delicious Argentine and Brazilian—inspired fare by David Cordúa’s Lymbar. $18 and up; Box seats for 2 to 20 guests range from $100 to $995. 5pm.

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