Our 7 Favorite Sporting Events in Texas

When it comes to sports in the Lone Star State, you either go big or go home. Whether you’re coming to Texas for a big game or simply taking advantage of Friday night lights after a day of meetings, the Lone Star State is the place to play.


1. Brigham Young vs. LSU


Sep. 2, 2017

Who will bring their A game to H-town? Head down to NRG Stadium to find out who will take home crown!

Stay: The Westin Galleria Houston


2. Texas vs. Texas Tech Football Game


Nov. 24, 2017

Who will win the Chancellor’s Spurs this year? The Texas-Texas Tech rivalry started in 1928, with Texas leading 50 games to 16. But maybe 2017 is Tech’s time to take it home at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium.

Stay: The Westin Austin Downtown

UT Stadium

3. AAA Texas 500

Fort Worth

Nov. 5, 2017

Head to the Texas Motor Speedway for the eighth race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series — and see the race portrayed in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby in real life.

Stay: Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel


4. Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Chargers Thanksgiving Day Game


Nov. 24, 2017

Every year, the Dallas Cowboys rush AT&T Stadium to host one of the NFL’s three Thanksgiving Day games. While the past two annual games have resulted in “L”s, Cowboys fans have high hopes for 2017.

Stay: Sheraton Arlington Hotel

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5. Texas v. OU


Oct. 14, 2017

The longtime rivals battle it out once again at the Cotton Bowl stadium in mid-October. With a fierce 100 year-old rivalry, we’ll see who takes the win back to their home turf.

Stay: The Westin Galleria Dallas


6. MotoGP™Championship


Spring 2018

Circuit of The Americas, the first dedicated Grand Prix facility in the United States, will showcase the best in motorcycle racing this spring on a posh, 20-turn course.

Stay: W Austin

Circuit of the Americas

7. Valero Texas Open

San Antonio

Apr. 16-22, 2018

The third-oldest tournament in the PGA TOUR, the Valero Texas Open is a San Antonio spring mainstay. Find a spot on the AT&T Oaks Course — designed by Greg Norman and Pete Dye — at TPC San Antonio.

Stay: The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio

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8. Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars


Sep. 10

Playing on their home turf at NRG Stadium, the Texans are gearing up for another strong season against the Jaguars.

Stay: The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria


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