Sports In Austin, Texas
A guide to the various professional and amateur spectator sports offered in Austin, Texas, including football, basketball, baseball and hockey.
Austin, Texas offers a great variety of spectator sports that are sure to please aficionados of football, basketball, baseball and hockey. Those looking for the exciting action of professional and college sports will not be disappointed upon their visit to Austin. Fans of college football, college basketball, college baseball, minor league baseball, and professional hockey all can find something here.
The University of Texas’ Big 12 team, the Longhorns offer exciting Division I football. Darrel K. Royal Memorial stadium plays host to some of the best Division I college football teams from around the country. The beautiful stadium which is located in the heart University of Texas campus, seats 80,082 and boasts a perfect setting for college football fans.
The University of Texas’ Big 12 team the Longhorns offers action-packed Division 1-A men’s basketball action. The Longhorns play at the Frank Erwin Center located on the University of Texas campus at 1701 Red River. Every March the Erwin Center plays host the NCAA Men’s Final Four Tournament South Regional Semifinals where the best teams in college basketball collide in their quest to be crowned National Champions.
The city of Round Rock which is located 15 minutes north of Austin is the home of the AA farm team for the Houston Astros. The Express are part of the Western Division of the Texas League. Round Rock’s team plays at the Dell Diamond which seats 7,415 fans. If coming from Austin the easiest way to get to the ballpark is to go Interstate 35 and take exit 253 (Highway 79) and travel east for 3 and a half miles. The stadium is located on the left side (north side) of Highway 79 directly adjacent to Old Settler’s Park. Austin also offers Men’s Division 1-A NCAA baseball with University of Texas’ Longhorns. The Longhorns play at Disch-Falk Field located on the University of Texas campus. The field is named after legendary UT coaches, Billy Disch and Bibb Falk. The field’s maximum seating capacity is 7,000.
Austin also boasts a professional hockey team. The Austin Ice Bats who are in the Eastern Division of the Western Professional Hockey League, offer fast-paced action sure to please hockey fans. The Ice Bats play at the Travis County Expo center on FM3177.