Austin Sporting Events & Local Teams

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Austin is known for its outstanding collegiate facilities, but take a closer look and you'll see that we're more than just an award-winning college town. We proudly house first-class facilities for a variety of sporting events from triathlons and BMX to roller derby and Formula 1, you name the sport and we can host it.

At the Austin Sports Commission our mission is to generate economic impact by attracting sporting events and sports-related meetings to the greater Austin area thereby enhancing quality of life for all residents. Just take a look at some of the events we're hosting this year and have hosted in the past. 

Runner crosses the finish line at the Austin Marathon in austin texasCredit Ed Sparks, courtesy of the Austin Marathon.

3M Half Marathon
Join more than 7,000 runners in Austin for the 3M Half Marathon, a fun and fast stand-alone half marathon boasting one of the fastest 13.1-mile courses in the country. Enjoy a point-to-point course with mostly downhill running that takes runners past some of Austin’s finest locations and finishes downtown near the Texas State Capitol.

Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K presented by Under Armour
One of the country's premier races attracts nearly 17,000 participants from around the world. Events surrounding the marathon include a 5K, live music, finish line festival and beer garden.

ATX Open
The ATX Open is the only professional tour-level tennis tournament held annually in Austin. The WTA 250 tournament will be held in 2024 at Westwood Country Club, February 24 - March 3. As part of the Hologic WTA Tour, the ATX Open is one of 50-plus events and four Grand Slams, spanning six continents, and nearly 30 countries and regions, reaching a global audience of over 700 million.

NASCAR EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix
Race fans will experience another unforgettable weekend of NASCAR in Austin, Texas when the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS) return to Circuit of The Americas (COTA) March 23-24, 2024. The action-packed NASCAR at COTA weekend will Keep Austin Wheeled with the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix on Sunday preceded by the NASCAR Xfinity Series 250 and XPEL 225 on Saturday.

San Anotonio Spurs I-35 Series
The I-35 Series is back in Austin, Texas at with two San Antonio Spurs hosting two home games at the Moody Center on March 15th and 17th. The San Antonio Spurs I-35 Series is part of the team’s vision to purposefully engage and celebrate their entire Spurs following from Mexico to Austin.

Woman tossing tennis serve in the air with focused crowed in the background.Courtesy of ATX Open.

AVP Beach Volleyball Austin Open
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the incredible AVP action when beach volleyball heads to the Lone Star State for the Austin Open. Aside from the action on the court, the tournament features food and drink stations, music, and much more family-friendly activities.

MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix 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.

NCAA D1 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships
The best college athletes in the nation will meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium, as the University of Texas plays host to both the 2019 and 2020 Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships. This is the first time UT has hosted the event since 2004, when it drew over 14,000 fans on the final day of competition.

Copa America Tournament
June - July
One of the longest-running and most prestigious soccer tournaments is coming to Austin. Of the 32 total matches, two matches are set to be hosted at Q2 stadium.

PBR Team Series - Austin Gambler Days
An action-packed team bull riding competition features the most exciting 8 seconds in sports featuring some of the world's best bull riders and the local Austin Gamblers.

FIA World Endurance Championships (Lone Star Le Mans)
As the only World Endurance Championships round taking place in North America, watch as the world's most extreme, top-performing cars go head to head in a six-hour-long endurance race at Circuit of The Americas. 

Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
Formula 1 is back in Austin this November for another edition of the United States Grand Prix! World-class racing and entertainment from music superstars combine for the can’t-miss party of the year at Circuit of The Americas.

NASCAR vehicles lined up in front of COTA's Grandstand.
NASCAR at COTA. Courtesy of NASCAR.

National Amateur Disc Golf Tour National Championships
October - November
Watch over 500 athletes from all over the United States compete for the National Champion title at eleven different locations across Austin, Texas.

Rogue Fitness Invitational
The fourth annual Rogue Invitational was once again held in the greater Austin, Texas area at Dell Diamond, with three days of competition.

Thanks Fore Giving Topgolf Tournament
Thanks Fore Giving is an annual fundraiser benefitting the Visit Austin Foundation and Austin Sports Commission.

CONCACAF Nations League Quarterfinals
Q2 Stadium will host the CONCACAF Nations League Quarterfinals as the U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT) takes on Trinidad & Tabado at 7:30 p.m. on November 16, 2023.

UFC Fight Night
UFC Fight Night is making its way to Austin on December 2, 2023, as the race for the lightweight title heats up with a rare double match-up. Spectators will experience an action-packed night with Beneil Dariush taking on Arman Tsarukyan, and Dan Hooker taking on Bobby "King" Green.

Past Events

  • Concacaf Gold Cup Semi-Finals
  • FIFA World Cup Qualifier
  • Kickball365 National Championships
  • Liga MX Friendlies
  • NCAA DI Men’s Basketball 1st & 2nd Rounds
  • NCAA DI Swimming & Diving Championships
  • NCAA DI Women’s Basketball Regional Rounds
  • Pro Pickleball Association Austin Open
  • Red Bull Flugtag
  • Rogue Fitness 20.1 Crossfit Open
  • The Spring League
  • UIL State Championships: Baseball, Softball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer (April and June 2022)
  • UIL State Tournament: Boys Golf & Girls Golf (May 2022)
  • UIL Swimming & Diving State Meet (February 2022)
  • UIL Track & Field State Meet (May 2022)
  • United States Australian Football League National Championships
  • United States Ismaili Games
  • USA Diving Winter Nationals
  • USA Dodgeball Elite National Championships
  • USA Football International Bowl
  • USA Taekwondo National Championships
  • USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Boys Championships
  • World Golf Championships–Dell Technologies Match Play
  • X Games

Austin Sports Teams

Not only have we hosted an array of events, Austin is also known for its variety of options when it comes to local teams, click the button below to check out our line-up.