Austin Sports Teams
Ask any Austinite about their favorite sport and you'll hear about everything from football to fútbol and from roller derby to cycling. It's no secret that this is a sports town. Find out how to experience our world-class sporting events:
AUSTIN BLACKS RUGBY
The Austin Blacks Rugby Club was founded in the spring of 1967, the first club in the Southwestern United States. ARC has since gone on to record many other rugby “firsts” in the years following the inaugural match: 1969, hosted the first tournament; 1971, founding member of the Texas Rugby Union; 1978, became the first rugby club in the United States to purchase its own grounds; 1985 built a clubhouse and is still one of only two rugby clubs in the United States with their own clubhouse and grounds. The Austin Blacks play semi-professionally in Divisions 1, 2 and 3.
Austin FC is the first top-division major professional sports franchise in Austin, kicking-off it’s first Major League Soccer campaign in the 2021 MLS season. The new, privately-financed Q2 Stadium, located just south of The Domain, was completed in June of 2021.
The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) claims Austin as its newest location for a PBR Team Series team, the Austin Gamblers. The PBR Team Series is a new league featuring the world's top bull riders who will compete in games from June through November.
AG Rugby is a professional rugby union team that was founded in 2017 and competes in Major League Rugby. The team plays a 16-game season and seven of those games are played at Bold Stadium at Circuit of The Americas.
Huns Rugby Fields
The Huns Rugby Football Club was founded in 1972 as one of the first rugby clubs of its kind in Central Texas. Currently competing on the semi-professional level, the Austin Huns were the first Austin team to win the U.S. Division 1 National Championship, in 2017. The club plays home games at Huns Field from January to May.
The Austin Sol is a professional ultimate franchise in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). Their goal is to harmoniously blend the spirit of Austin - friendly, musical and uniquely weird the with athletic sportsmanship that defines ultimate. The team plays home games at various locations around Austin from April through July.
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
The Austin Spurs are the NBA Gatorade League team owned and operated by the 5-time World Champions San Antonio Spurs. 2012 and 2018 NBA G-League Champions, the Austin Spurs play home games from November through March in nearby Cedar Park.
Tickets: 512-236-8333 or austin.gleague.nba.com
AUSTIN VALKYRIES WOMEN'S RUGBY
Huns Rugby Fields
The Valkyries have been Austin’s premiere women’s rugby club since 1991. The team provides a competitive and social environment that allows players to express physicality and personality through sport. As a competitive team, the Valkyries field a very talented and experienced side that consistently earns selection to the National Championship tournaments. The team plays professionally in Division 1 and 2.
CENTRAL TEXAS WOLFPACK
Kelly Reeves Stadium
The Central Texas Wolfpack is a public safety football team that competes in the NPSFL. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the team aims to raise money for their designated charities and build camaraderie between various agencies in central Texas. Each game day is centered around the idea of holding an event for the community to rally together and support public safety personnel, while these professionals showcase fitness and skills on the field.
FC AUSTIN ELITE
Round Rock Multipurpose Complex
Founded in 2016, FC Austin Elite is a member of the United Women's Soccer league (UWS), a second-division pro-am women's league. The team aims to provide high level local and collegiate players the opportunity to train in the off season and to provide an exciting soccer experience for the Austin area.
ROUND ROCK EXPRESS
The Round Rock Express is the AAA minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros. The team plays a 140-game schedule from April through September in Round Rock, north of Austin.
Tickets: 512-255-2255 or roundrockexpress.com
TEXAS ROLLER DERBY
Palmer Events Center
TXRD is an Austin Original Banked Track Roller Derby league that has been wowing crowds since 2001. The five-team league hosts monthly and bi-monthly bouts, January-October, as well as invitational games and scrimmages.
Austin Sports Center
Austin Texas Rollergirls is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity amateur sports organization dedicated to playing and promoting the sport of Women's Flat Track Derby.
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
The Texas Stars Hockey Club is the AHL affiliate to the NHL Dallas Stars. They play in the state-of-the-art Cedar Park Center. The puck drops from October through April.
Tickets: 512-GOSTARS or texasstars.com
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS LONGHORNS
UT Austin Campus
Across all sports, the University of Texas at Austin teams have earned 51 national championships since 1949 and have claimed more Big 12 Conference titles than any other school since the league began in 1996.