What Sports Teams Does Texas Have?

What Sports Teams Does Texas Have

The Lone Star state is home to thirteen professional teams and is constantly growing as a market, as shown by the recent establishment of franchises such as the Houston Dash and Austin FC. From the Spurs’ five NBA titles to the Cowboys’ five Super Bowl titles, Texas teams have set a winning culture bringing many championships to the state. Now, let’s take a look at all the professional teams based in Texas!

What are the biggest sports teams in Texas?

Below are the professional teams located in Texas:

  • Austin FC
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Dallas Stars
  • Dallas Wings
  • FC Dallas
  • Houston Astros
  • Houston Dash
  • Houston Dynamo
  • Houston Rockets
  • Houston Texans
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Texas Rangers

Austin FC

Sport: Soccer

Stadium: Q2 Stadium

Location: Austin, Texas

Established: 2021

League: Major League Soccer

Championships: 0

Television Network: KNVA

Radio Network: Alt 97.5 FM

Established in 2021, Austin FC is the youngest professional team in Texas. Thanks to an offensive-minded playing style and one of the loudest tifos in the league, “Los Verdes” are becoming one of the main attractions in Central Texas, filling up Q2 Stadium for every home game.

Dallas Cowboys

Sport: Football

Stadium: AT&T Stadium

Location: Dallas, Texas

Established: 1960

League: National Football League

Championships: 5 (1971, 1977, 1992, 1993, 1995)

Television Network: CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network

Radio Network: KRLD-FM

Nicknamed “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys are one of the most iconic teams in the country and one of the biggest sports franchises in the world. The Cowboys are among the winningest teams in NFL history as they are five-time Super Bowl Champions. They play their home games at AT&T Stadium, which holds the all-time NFL attendance record. 

Dallas Mavericks

Sport: Basketball

Stadium: American Airlines Center

Location: Dallas, Texas

Established: 1980

League: National Basketball Association

Championships: 1 (2006)

Television Network: KEGL

Radio Network: Bally Sports Southwest

The Dallas Mavericks have established themselves as a consistent playoff team. Led by German legend and former NBA MVP Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs won their only title in 2011 in one of the biggest upset wins in NBA history. Over the years, all-time greats such as Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, and Luka Doncic have shone on the hardwood of the American Airlines Center.

Dallas Stars

Sport: Ice Hockey

Stadium: American Airlines Center

Location: Dallas, Texas

Established: 1993

League: National Hockey League

Championships: 1 (1999)

Television Network: KTCK

Radio Network: Bailey Sports Southwest

The Stars are one of the oldest teams in Texas, as they were founded in 1967. They share the American Airlines Center with the Mavericks and, just like 2011 NBA Champions, they have won one title, when they defeated the Buffalo Sabres in the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals.

Dallas Wings

Sport: Basketball

Stadium: College Park Center

Location: Arlington, Texas

Established: 1998

League: Women’s National Basketball Association

Championships: 3 (2003, 2006, 2008)

Television Network: Bally Sports Southwest

Radio Network: -

Founded in 1998, the Dallas Wings only moved to the Arlington area in 2016, after relocating from Tulsa and changing their name. The team competes in the WNBA and has won three championships between 2003 and 2008. They are the first professional women’s basketball team in Texas after the Houston Comets were dissolved in 2008.

FC Dallas

Sport: Soccer

Stadium: Toyota Stadium

Location: Dallas, Texas

Established: 1996

League: Major League Soccer

Championships: 0

Television Network: KTXA

Radio Network: KFLC

FC Dallas is one of the original ten members that played in the first-ever MLS season in 1996. In over twenty-five years of history, FC Dallas has made the MLS Cup Finals once (in 2010) and won the Western Conference three times. The “Burn” has also one of the best soccer academies in the country.

Houston Astros

Sport: Baseball

Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Location: Houston, Texas

Established: 1962

League: Major League Baseball

Championships: 1 (2017)

Television Network: FOX Sports Houston

Radio Network: KBME

In 2017, the Houston Astros became the first MLB team based in Texas to win a World Series title after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a dramatic seven-game series. The Astros competed in the National League for fifty years before they moved to the West Division of the American League in 2013, which they have won four times.

Houston Dash

Sport: Soccer

Stadium: PNC Stadium

Location: Houston, Texas

Established: 2014

League: National Women’s Soccer League

Championships: 0

Television Network: AT&T SportsNet Southwest

Radio Network: ESPN 700

In 2013, the Houston Dash became the first women’s professional team to be based in Texas. The Dash play in the NWSL and share their stadium with the MLS team, the Houston Dynamo FC. The team has never won the NWSL Championship, but they were crowned NWSL Challenge Cup champions in 2020.

Houston Dynamo

Sport: Soccer

Stadium: PNC Stadium

Location: Houston, Texas

Established: 2005

League: Major League Soccer

Championships: 2 (2006, 2007)

Television Network: CBS Radio Houston

Radio Network: AT&T SportsNet Southwest

The Houston Dynamo joined the MLS in 2006 and immediately became champions, defeating the New England Revolution on penalties. The “Orange Crush” successfully defended their title in 2007 with another victory over New England. The team shares PNC Stadium with the Dash and is known for one of the most passionate fan sections in the league.

Houston Rockets

Sport: Basketball

Stadium: Toyota Center

Location: Houston, Texas

Established: 1971

League: National Basketball Association

Championships: 2 (1994, 1995)

Television Network: AT&T Sportsnet

Radio Network: KBME

Over their fifty-one years of history, the Houston Rockets have constantly been one of the most entertaining teams in the NBA. From Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson’s years, back-to-back champions in 1994 and 1995, to the twenty-two regular season win streak with Tracy Mcgrady, the Rockets have always put up great basketball games at the Toyota Center.

Houston Texans

Sport: Football

Stadium: NRG Stadium

Location: Houston, Texas

Established: 2002

League: National Football League

Championships: 0

Television Network: CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network

Radio Network: KHOU, KRIV, KRPC

The Houston Texans are the youngest franchise in the NFL, joining the league in only 2002. In those two decades, the Texans have won the AFC South Division six times in the nine seasons between 2011 and 2019. The Texans reside at NRG Stadium, one of the top-ten biggest stadiums in the NFL.

San Antonio Spurs

Sport: Basketball

Stadium: AT&T Center

Location: San Antonio, Florida

Established: 1967

League: National Basketball Association

Championships: 5 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)

Television Network: Bally Sports Southwest

Radio Network: WOAI-AM 1200

With five titles in three different decades, the San Antonio Spurs belong to the top five winningest teams in NBA history. The South Texas team owes its success to legend Tim Duncan and foreign superstars Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, as well as their head coach Gregg Popovich, who holds many major records in NBA coaching history.

Texas Rangers

Sport: Baseball

Stadium: Globe Life Field

Location: Arlington, Texas

Established: 1972

League: Major League Baseball

Championships: 0

Television Network: Bally Sports Southwest

Radio Network: KRLD-FM

After ten seasons in Washington, D.C., the Rangers moved to the Dallas-Arlington area, where they have been since 1972. In those fifty years, the Rangers have won the National League West Division seven times and won the American league twice. The Rangers now play their home games at Globe Life Field, which was inaugurated only in 2020.