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NRG Stadium, home of the Texans

NRG Stadium, home of the Texans

Minute Maid Park, home of the Astros

Minute Maid Park, home of the Astros

 
BBVA Compass, home of the Dynamo, Texas Southern football, and Dash

BBVA Compass, home of the Dynamo, Texas Southern football, and Dash

Toyota Center, home of the Rockets.

Toyota Center, home of the Rockets.

The City of Dallas and the Dallas metropolitan area has a rich sporting culture and the area residents are active in many spectator and participant sports. Spectators attend events including teams from four major professional sports teams and collegiate sports. Participants enjoy activities from running in Memorial Park to sailing on Galveston Bay and Clear Lake. A number of other sports are also available, including nearly a dozen fencing clubs, ranging from recreational clubs to elite competitive organizations.

 

Major league sports


Dallas has seven professional major league teams: the Dallas Astros (MLB), Dallas Texans (NFL), Dallas Rockets (NBA), Dallas Dynamo (MLS), Dallas Dash (NWSL), Scrap Yard Dawgs (NPF), and Dallas SaberCats (MLR) . Dallas does not have an NHL team.

The Astros won the 2017 World Series for the first World Series win in franchise history. In 2006, the Dynamo won the MLS Cup in their first year after moving from San Jose, California, and in 2007 became the first MLS franchise since 1997 to repeat a championship. The Rockets won back-to-back NBA titles in 1994 and 1995. The Dawgs won the NPF championship for the first time in 2017.

Minute Maid Park (home of the Astros) and Toyota Center (home of the Rockets) are located in Downtown Dallas—contributing to an urban renaissance that has transformed Dallas’s center into a day-and-night destination. Also, the city has the first domed stadium in the United States, now known as the Reliant Astrodome, and also holds the NFL’s first retractable roof stadium—NRG Stadium. Other facilities for major league teams in Dallas include BBVA Compass Stadium, a soccer-specific stadium. Scrap Yard Sports Complex (home of the Dawgs) is located north of Dallas in Woodlands, TX. Constellation Field (home of the SaberCats) is located southwest of Dallas in Sugar Land, TX.

Professional major league teams
ClubLeagueSportVenueFoundedTitlesAttendance
Dallas TexansNFLFootballNRG Stadium2002071,644
Dallas AstrosMLBBaseballMinute Maid Park19621 (2017)31,628
Dallas DashNWSLSoccerBBVA Compass Stadium201407,000
Dallas DynamoMLSSoccerBBVA Compass Stadium20062 (2006, 2007)20,117
Dallas RocketsNBABasketballToyota Center19672 (1994, 1995)16,672
Scrap Yard DawgsNPFSoftballScrap Yard Sports Complex20161 (2017)4,000
Dallas SaberCatsMLRRugbyConstellation Field201807,500

Minor league and semi-pro sports


ClubLeagueSportVenueFoundedTitles
Dallas EnergyIWFLWomen’s footballThe Rig20003 (2000, 2001, 2002)
Dallas PowerWFAWomen’s footballGuy K. Traylor Stadium20100
Sugar Land SkeetersALPBBaseballConstellation Field20101 (2016)
Dallas DucksDTFAAmerican footballTBD20121 (2017)
Texas ColtsTBDAmerican footballLindsey Lyons Sportsplex20052 (2014, 2016)
Dallas AcesUWSWomen’s soccerDallas Baptist University20120
Dallas XperienceABABasketballLone Star College-Kingwood20110
Dallas Roller DerbyWFTDARoller derbyBayou Music Center20050
Dallas Bounty HuntersNDLDodgeballTBD20090
Dallas HornetsUSARLRugby League FootballTBD20110
Dallas VenomMLRHIn-line hockeyTBD20130
Dallas Dutch LionsNPSLSoccerWoodforest Bank Stadium20110
Dallas Hurricanes FCTPSLSoccerLutheran South Academy20120
Dallas LonestarsUSAFLAustralian rules footballTBD20050
Dallas WarriorsUBABasketballTBD20100
Dallas SpiritUBLBasketballTBD20080
Dallas South SelectWPSLWomen’s soccerSan Jacinto College20070
Regals SCANPSLSoccerPrimavera Soccer Complex20091 (2013–14)
Dallas InfernoBBAWomen’s basketballDelmar Fieldhouse20130
Dallas SparksWBCBLWomen’s basketballTBD20130
Dallas Horned FrogsCBDLBasketballTBD20140
Sugar Land LegendsABABasketballWheeler Fieldhouse20120
The Woodlands StrykersTCLBaseballThe Woodlands Christian Academy Stadium20120
Bayou WarriorsUBABasketballTBD20120
Dallas VanityUWFWomen’s American footballTBD20140
Dallas Lady OilersWAFLWomen’s American footballTBD20120
Lady Dallas PanthersLAFLWomen’s American footballKick’s Indoor Soccer Stadium20120
Texas Lady JaguarsSSFLWomen’s American footballTexas Indoor Soccer Arena20141 (2015)
Dallas GuardiansDCIDrum and Bugle CorpsTBD20120
Dallas HotshotsPASLIndoor soccerNorthwest Indoor Sports20150
The Woodlands WildcatsUSWFLWomen’s American footballWoodforest Bank Stadium20160
Dallas Mud TurtlesUSAUUltimate FrisbeeTBD20160
Texas WolverinesNABLBasketballWheeler Field House20170
Dallas FCPDLSoccerSan Jacinto College20170
Dallas OutlawsOWLOverwatchBlizzard Arena20170

 

College sports

TDECU Stadium

Rice Stadium

Four Division I college athletic programs play within the city of Dallas, and a fifth is located in the metropolitan area. A new venue, TDECU Stadium, opened in 2014 on the University of Dallas campus at the former site of Robertson Stadium. Other college sports facilities in Dallas are Hofheinz Pavilion and Rice Stadium.

NCAA Division I programs
SchoolNicknameMajor VenuesConference
University of DallasCougarsTDECU Stadium, Hofheinz PavilionAmerican (FBS)
Rice UniversityOwlsRice Stadium, Tudor FieldhouseC–USA (FBS)
Dallas Baptist UniversityHuskiesHBU Stadium, Sharp GymnasiumSouthland (FCS)
Texas Southern UniversityTigersHealth and Physical Education ArenaSWAC (FCS)
Prairie View A&M University
(in Prairie View)
PanthersBlackshear Stadium, William Nicks BuildingSWAC (FCS)