Houston is a city that loves sports, from professional to college to interscholastic to personal. Year-round, the weather lends itself to sports, and Houstonians take advantage of it.
Sports fans are right at home with Houston's professional teams. Amateur sports are popular too, with a full slate of leagues. Many sports programs start at the elementary level and run through college.
Houston fans have many choices when it comes to watching professional teams:
In basketball we have the Houston Rockets, two-time NBA champions.
In women's basketball we have the Houston Comets, four-time WNBA champions.
In hockey we have the Houston Aeros of the AHL.
In soccer, we have the 2006 MLS champions the Houston Dynamo
The Rockets, Comets, and Aeros moved to Toyota Center, which opened in Fall 2003, near the Convention Center and Convention Center Hotel
In baseball we have the Houston Astros, who've played at Minute Maid Park since March 2000.
Houston's NFL team, the Houston Texans, held their first game in August 2002 in Reliant Stadium.