Top 2023 Sporting Events in State of Texas

TicketCity is based in Austin, Texas so even while we cover the whole country we do pay close attention on the events happening in the Lone Star State. 2023 was a record year for sporting events in Texas, as the combined revenue of those was the highest we’ve seen in over a decade. Below are the top 25 top selling sporting events in Texas from 2023. We ranked these events based on their sales at TicketCity, as well as, their sales across the massive secondary ticket market. There were over 3,300 events considered to determine these top sellers.

Top 25 Biggest Sporting Events in Texas

RankEventTypeDateVenueCity
1Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma SoonersNCAA FootballOct 7Cotton BowlDallas
2FC Barcelona vs Real MadridSoccerJuly 29AT&T StadiumArlington
3Rangers vs Diamondbacks World Series Game 1MLBOct 27Globe Life FieldArlington
4Rangers vs Diamondbacks World Series Game 2MLBOct 28Globe Life FieldArlington
5Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia EaglesNFLDec 10AT&T StadiumArlington
6Dallas Cowboys vs New York JetsNFLSep 17AT&T StadiumArlington
7Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit LionsNFLDec 30AT&T StadiumArlington
8Dallas Cowboys vs New England PatriotsNFLOct 1AT&T StadiumArlington
9Dallas Cowboys vs Washington CommandersNFLNov 23AT&T StadiumArlington
10US Grand PrixF1 RaceOct 22COTAAustin
11NCAA Men’s Final Four (Semifinal Games)NCAA BasketballApr 1NRG StadiumHouston
12Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles RamsNFLOct 29AT&T StadiumArlington
13Astros vs White Sox (Opening Day)MLBMar 30Minute Maid ParkHouston
14Dallas Cowboys vs New York GiantsNFLNov 12AT&T StadiumArlington
15Astros vs Rangers ALCS Game 1MLBOct 15Minute Maid ParkHouston
16Houston Texans vs Pittsburgh SteelersNFLOct 1NRG StadiumHouston
17Real Madrid vs Manchester UnitedSoccerJul 25NRG StadiumHouston
18CONCACAF Gold Cup (Mexico vs Honduras)SoccerJun 26NRG StadiumHouston
19Dallas Cowboys vs Seattle SeahawksNFLNov 30AT&T StadiumArlington
20Texas A&M Aggies vs Arkansas RazorbacksNCAA FootballSep 30AT&T StadiumArlington
21Rangers vs Astros ALCS Game 3MLBOct 18Globe Life FieldArlington
22Texas Longhorns vs Texas Tech Red RaidersNCAA FootballNov 24DKR Royal MemorialAustin
23Texas A&M Aggies vs Alabama Crimson TideNCAA FootballOct 7Kyle FieldBryan
24Rangers vs Astros ALCS Game 4MLBOct 19Globe Life FieldArlington
25NCAA Women’s Final Four (Championship Game)NCAA BasketballApr 2American Airlines CenterDallas
The top sporting events in Texas in 2023 was dominated by Metroplex events with 16 of the top 25 taking place in or around Dallas.

TicketCity CEO Randy Cohen, “Texans across the state love sports. There is a passion here in the Lone Star State that does not exist the same way anywhere else. What other state can have 25,000 fans show up for a high school football game, followed by 100,000 fans on Saturday at a college football game and then another 80,000 fans at an NFL game on Sunday. For 30 years, TicketCity has been helping fans secure tickets to their favorite events and only in Texas do you see that kind of devotion to sports.”


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