About Toyota Center
After many years of trying, in 2003 the Houston Rockets finally moved into their new home, the Toyota Center. The arena is located in downtown Houston, less than a mile away from Minute Maid Park, the home of the Astros. At different times, the Rockets have shared the Toyota Center with a minor league hockey team, as well as the WNBA’s Houston Comets, but the Rockets are currently the only full-time tenants. Of course, the Toyota Center has also hosted countless concerts, several UFC fights, and other events.
Best Places to Sit at Toyota Center
At Toyota Center concerts, the best place to sit is usually floor seating, which is the best way to get as close as possible to the performer. Of course, seats on the side of the stage in sections 105-108 will also get you close to the stage, albeit at an elevated angle. Finally, sections 113, 114, 417, and 418 are best if you’re looking for a straight-ahead view of the stage. These seats won’t be that close to the stage, but they’ll provide a great angle to watch the show.
For a Toyota Center sporting event, nothing can beat courtside seats, especially since they come with special access to clubs and lounges. Passionate fans will also want to consider section 114, which is known as the home of the Red Rowdies. Of course, visiting fans will want to avoid this section at all costs. Finally, some of the cheapest Rockets tickets that still offer great views are in sections 409 and 426. These sections will be elevated, but they will be the middle of the court and provide a great view of the action.
Tips for Visiting Toyota Center
Before the game, try to find the time to check out Legend Lockers at section 414, which features replica lockers of Rockets legends. It’s a great place to learn about the history of the franchise. Not far away is Memorial Hermann Sky Court, which is a great place for kids, with games, face painting, and a make-a-sign station. The Rockets Dance Team and mascot Clutch also sign autographs here 45 minutes prior to the game if you arrive early enough.
Food to Try at Toyota Center
There are a few options for getting something to eat in the area around the Toyota Center, but there are plenty of good options inside as well. Rather than a regular hot dog, save your appetite for a half-pound steak dog, which is 10-inches of Angus beef topped with potato salad and chopped brisket. For something a little lighter, there's the bacon mustard dog. Meanwhile, the arena offers multiple varieties of both burgers and wings, not to mention nachos that can come with either prime rib or lobster. Fancy, huh?
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Toyota Center located?
The Toyota Center is located in downtown Houston, Texas.
What kind of events does Toyota Center host?
Toyota Center events include basketball games, concerts, and even some awards shows.
Which team is playing at Toyota Center?
The arena is home to the Houston Rockets.
Where can I park for free at Toyota Center?
The Toyota Center is connected to a 2,500 space parking garage that's open to the public and available on game day. Parking in the Toyota Center during events is $15.
What is the seating capacity of Toyota Center?
Toyota Center events can host up to 19,000 fans.
Who owns Toyota Center?
The Toyota Center is owned by the Harris County Houston Sports Authority.
How do I get to Toyota Center using public transport?
Fans who prefer to avoid the hassle of parking can catch the MetroRail red line to Toyota Center events. The rail will drop you off right near the Toyota Center, making reaching events extremely easy.