If you’re in the market for unique, exciting sporting events in Austin, we have your go-to list with nine of the best sporting events and competitions this fall. Whether you are a visitor looking for a live, thrilling event to attend or a local with a hunger for action, look no further!
Credit Austin FC.
9/4/21 - 11/26/21 (select dates)
University of Texas Longhorn Football
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
College football season is in full swing this fall; here in Austin, that translates to wearing your burnt orange with pride, admiring the beloved Bevo, attempting to spot an electrified Matthew McConaughey in the stands and, of course, cheering on the Longhorns as they take the field.
10/1/21 - 10/3/21
MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas
Circuit of The Americas
Austin’s long-standing motorcycle heritage, coupled with COTA’s cutting edge racing facility, ensures that audiences can expect a jam-packed weekend of world class two-wheeled excitement on-track alongside an incredible schedule of off-track entertainment. In addition to the Moto2 and Moto3 classes, MotoAmerica brings its signature brand of star-spangled motorcycle racing to the track, filling out a stacked lineup of the world's greatest motorcycle riders.
10/2/21 - (select dates)
Austin FC Home Matches
Austin FC, the 27th club in Major League Soccer is making waves in the local and national soccer scene. From the legendary co-owner and Minister of Culture, Matthew McConaughey, leading chants to the club’s work within Austin's local soccer community, all eyes are on the Verdes. Don't miss an opportunity to experience the electric atmosphere inside Q2 Stadium.
FIFA World Cup Qualifier, USMNT vs Jamaica
Q2 Stadium in Austin will play host to the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup Qualifying match this October against Jamaica. The event will be the first time the U.S. Men’s National Team plays a World Cup Qualifier in the state of Texas.
Courtesy of National Amateur Disc Golf Tour.
Nitro Circus is an explosive, high-adrenaline action sports spectacular starring the best athletes in FMX, BMX, Skate, Scooter and more. Witness Nitro’s thrill-loving daredevils brave the world’s largest jumps and attempt the craziest stunts on contraptions you never imagined could fly! These real-life action heroes are sure to inspire fans of all ages as they push the limits with record-breaking attempts every night.
10/15/21 - 10/17/21
United States Australian Football League National Championships
Onion Creek Soccer Complex
The largest Australian Football event of the year (and the biggest Australian football tournament in the world!), the United States Australian Football League (USAFL) National Championships brings together clubs and teams from across America to compete for the Men’s First through Fourth Division titles and Women’s First and Second Division titles. 40+ teams and 1,000 of the nation’s best “footy” players will head to Austin this fall.
10/22/21 - 10/24/21
Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix
Circuit of The Americas
The pinnacle of motorsports is returning to Texas for a three-day celebration of speed and sound! The Formula 1 USGP provides an action-packed experience that fuses world-class racing with major championship implications. There's no shortage of star power off-track as global superstars Twenty One Pilots hit the Super Stage on Friday night and international icon Billy Joel gives a post-race performance on Saturday night.
10/28/21 - 10/31/21
National Amateur Disc Golf Tour (NADGT) National Championships
Multiple Disc Golf Courses throughout Austin
The NADGT National Championships will bring together the best amateur disc golfers from across the country. With more than 1000 players, on up to 10 courses around the city, the tournament is expected to have the largest cash payout in disc golf history.
10/29/21 - 10/31/21
The third annual Rogue Invitational will take place at Dell Diamond with three days of competition this October. The CrossFit competition will feature some of the biggest names in the sport. Past competitors have included many former CrossFit Games champions, including the reigning Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on Earth, Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey. This competition will be held in partnership with CrossFit.