How Houston’s sports teams are responding to lifting of capacity limits, mask mandate

HOUSTON – Sports teams and venues in the Houston area seem to be taking a cautious approach after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott decided to lift capacity limits and the mask mandate starting next week.

Here’s how sports teams are planning their seasons.


The Houston Astros open at Minute Maid Park in early April. According to an email sent to season ticket holders, fans will be welcomes back to the stadium in April but in limited numbers. The team said more information about that will be coming in a couple of weeks. Season ticket holders still have their tickets available and have several options to use them, change them, donate them or pause the account. For more information, season ticket holders can call 713-259-8300.


The Houston Rockets have been letting in about 2,500 fans for their games at the Toyota Center. In a statement, Rockets CEO and President Tad Brown said there will be no changes to the current procedures.

“We follow the rules as agreed upon by the NBA and players union,” Brown said in the statement.

Brown said it’s too early to know whether concerts will resume at the Toyota Center.

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