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Top Sports Events in Houston: April 18-24, 2022

The SaberCats battle for position in a crowded Western Conference with a weekend match | Courtesy of Houston SaberCats

Snag a seat to these must-see games and sports events around Houston from Monday, April 18 to Sunday, April 24, 2022.

This week, the Astros finally come home for an H-Town Opening Day, the Dash close out the Challenge Cup, eSports takes over NRG Stadium, and a star-studded charity event dodges, ducks, dips, dives, and dodges in EaDo.

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 7 Games & Sports Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | Monday, April 18 to Wednesday, April 20 – At long last, it’s Opening Day at the ballpark when the Astros make their first home appearance of the delayed season in a three-game series with Los Angeles. Swing by early on Monday to enjoy the Astros Street Fest from 4pm to 6:30pm. $9 and up. Monday and Tuesday 7pm; Wednesday 5:40pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park | Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24 – George Springer returns again to Minute Maid Park along with the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game series highlighted by a 1960s-themed Flashback Friday and Orbit’s birthday on Sunday. $28 and up. Times vary.
  • Run the Grove 5K in Timbergrove Manor | Saturday, April 23 – The annual 5K returns to Greater Heights, helping to raise funds for community parks and future events. $45 in advance; $50 day of race. Kids Fun Run is $25; $30 day of race. 8am. 
  • The Ultimate Most Dopest Dodgeball Charity Challenge at Pitch 25 | Saturday, April 23 – This charity clash at Pitch 25 in East Downtown will see four teams of Houston sports stars and local celebrities dodging, ducking, dipping, diving and dodging to win money for their team’s nonprofit. Hosted by Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching, the teams will be captained by NFL players Whitney Mercilus, Justin Reid, Chester Pitts and DJ Big Reeks. $20; free for ages 5 and under. 1pm to 4pm.
  • Houston SaberCats vs. Toronto Arrows at Aveva Stadium | Saturday, April 23 – The final home game of the month will see the SaberCats sized up against a Toronto squad out of the Eastern Conference. $15 and up. 7pm.
  • League of Legends Mid-Season Showdown at NRG Stadium | Saturday, April 23 & Sunday, April 24 – One of the biggest eSports competitions comes to NRG for back-to-back days of Spring Finals action, pitting North American squads against one another in League of Legends play. Tickets are $120 and up, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 2pm.
  • Houston Dash vs. Racing Louisville FC at PNC Stadium | Sunday, April 24 – The finale of the group stage in the NWSL Challenge Cup will see the Dash host Racing Louisville FC. $12 and up. 5pm.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.