🔒 VIP tickets and more are up for grabs in this Trans-Siberian Orchestra sweepstakes
If you’re ready to rock this holiday season, this is the sweepstakes for you. KPRC 2 Insiders have a chance to win VIP tickets to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s 2022 Winter Tour. The multi-platinum, progressive rock group is performing at the Toyota Center on Dec. 29.
Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band coming to Toyota Center on Valentine’s Day 2023; Tickets go on sale this month
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will kick off their 2023 international tour with 31 performances across the United States, with a stop in Houston at the Toyota Center on February 14, 2023.
Harry Styles implementing COVID-19 safety protocols for ‘Love On Tour’ concert entry, including Houston show
Harry Styles fans wishing to attend the Grammy Award-winning artist’s upcoming “Love On Tour” will be required to present proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to enter the concert.
Former Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown named HBSE CEO, re-unites with 76ers’ Daryl Morey
There will be a Houston Rockets reunion in Philadelphia sports leadership with Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) announcing Tad Brown as their new CEO, meaning he’ll oversee properties including both the the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA and the New Jersey Devils of the NHL, as well as the Prudential Center.
Coby White scores 24, Bulls hand Rockets 8th straight loss
HOUSTON, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 22: Coby White #0 of the Chicago Bulls shoots a lay up ahead of P.J. Tucker #17 of the Houston Rockets during the third quarter of a game at the Toyota Center on February 22, 2021 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. During that second burst, Houston missed four shots, two of which were air balls, and had a turnover. Rockets: Oladipo missed his fourth straight game.
The Houston Rockets and Second Servings of Houston hosting “Thanksgiving’s On Us” food distribution
HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets and Second Servings of Houston are hosting a “Thanksgiving’s On Us” food distribution tomorrow, just outside of the Toyota Center at 1317 Austin Street. There’s an increased number of families affected by food insecurity and hunger. This marks the third food distribution between the Houston Rockets and Second Servings of Houston. Those interested in donating to help Houstonians in need this Thanksgiving can text SERVINGS to 50155. All donations will go toward Second Servings’ mission to fight hunger and reduce food waste in Houston.
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The Houston Rockets and Second Servings of Houston hosting “Thanksgiving’s On Us” food distribution | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: November 18, 2020, 5:11 pmThe Houston Rockets and Second Servings of Houston are hosting a “Thanksgiving’s On Us” food distribution tomorrow, right outside of the Toyota Center. This contactless event is free, and open to the public from 10am – 12pm.
5 things for Houstonians to know for Tuesday, Nov. 3
Here are things to know for Tuesday, Nov. 3:1. Election Day guide: Everything you need to know before heading to the polls Nov. 3The Harris County Clerk has set up a “frequently asked questions” section on HarrisVotes.com where you can get lots of answers to common voting questions. Instead of 10 drive-thru locations, the Toyota Center will be the only drive-thru voting center available in Harris County on Election Day because of the new order. Here are some Election Day freebies, discounts and deals to look out forBesides deciding on the next president, voting has some other perks. You may want to take advantage of some of those Election Day deals Tuesday.
Drive-thru voting locations to be limited to Toyota Center only in Harris County on Election Day
HOUSTON – A federal judge issued an order to uphold Harris County drive-thru voting but stated that the tents being used to house most drive-thru voting centers will not qualify as “buildings,” which are required for Election Day polling locations. Instead of 10 drive-thru locations, the Toyota Center will be the only drive-thru voting center available in Harris County on Election Day because of the new order. In order to allow for drive-thru voting on Election Day while ensuring that all votes will be counted, the only drive-thru voting center on Election Day will be at Toyota Center. Woodfill said he would immediately appeal the decision, accusing Harris County officials of using their office to help Democrats win Tuesday. Harris County had originally offered 10 drive-thru locations as an option for its nearly 5 million residents amid worries of spreading the coronavirus.
MTV, Houston Rockets roll out the red carpet for first-ever Vote Early Day in Houston
HOUSTON – The Harris County Clerk’s Office partnered up with the Houston Rockets and MTV for the inaugural Vote Early Day at the Toyota Center on Saturday. Over 800,000 Harris County voters have gone to the polls. We still have a week left of early voting," Turner said. The last day for early voting in Texas is Friday, October 30. Election Day is November 3.
28,000 meals distributed as part of Rockets, Second Servings food distribution event
HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets and Second Servings teamed up Thursday to give out thousands of free meals at the Toyota Center. “They’re helping us and I’m helping her.”The Rockets and Second Servings were distributing 28,000 take-home, chef-prepared meals. “It’s all hearty comfort food, delicious meals,” said Kristen Torrez, of Second Servings. Each box contains eight meals and each car gets two boxes -- 16 meals for every family, plus milk, chips, cookies and packaged salads. We’re all in this together.’”The food distribution was set at noon Thursday.
Toyota Center, all other NBA arenas will serve as voting centers for 2020 presidential election
HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets and the Harris County Clerk Office announced Thursday that the Toyota Center will be used as a voting center for the 2020 Presidential Election. Joint NBA and NBPA statement: pic.twitter.com/EFp6fG9oZs — NBA (@NBA) August 28, 2020The Toyota Center will be open to any registered voter in Harris County during early voting from Oct. 13-30 and on Election Day on Nov. 3, seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Toyota Center will follow all the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health guidelines regarding social distancing, according to a press release. “On behalf of the Houston Rockets, and Toyota Center, we are honored to help serve our community by providing a safe and convenient location for Harris County voters for the upcoming Presidential election,” said Doug Hall, general manager and senior vice president of Toyota Center. Hall emphasized how important voting is in today’s environment and thankful the Rockets are able to offer support.
The Houston Rockets will relaunch their NBA season tonight
HOUSTON – Watching sports in 2020 has definitely been a different experience than we’re used to, but at least sports are back! The Houston Rockets are set to restart their NBA season tonight against the Dallas Mavericks at 8 p.m. not from the Toyota Center, but rather the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex at the Walk Disney Resort near Orlando. It’s all part of the health and safety measures the NBA is taking to hopefully keep the players (and the fans) from catching and spreading COVID-19. Of course, not being able to watch the game live is a bummer, but you can still cheer them in your Rockets gear! Lauren Kelly chatted with Kara Infante, (Director of Retail Development & Operations) the Clutch City Dancers, and even mascot Clutch the Bear about what fans can expect form tonight’s game!
The Houston Rockets will relaunch their NBA season tonight | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
The Houston Rockets will relaunch their NBA season tonight | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: July 31, 2020, 3:13 pmThe Houston Rockets are restarting their NBA season tonight against the Dallas Mavericks at 8 p.m. but not from the Toyota Center, rather the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex at the Walk Disney Resort near Orlando. Lauren Kelly has more on what fans can expect from the game.
New COVID-19 antibody testing available at Toyota Center
HOUSTON – A new COVID-19 antibody testing is available in Houston, which has proven to be highly accurate in determining the existence of coronavirus antibodies in a person’s system. Genalyte, a California-based diagnostics company, is offering its SARS-CoV-2 Multi-Antigen Serology Panel at the Toyota Center at 1510 Polk St.Genalyte will begin accepting appointments on Wednesday. Genalyte completed the LDT certification for its SARS-CoV-2 Serology Panel and is completely compliant with all regulations. Genalyte’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared Maverick™ Diagnostic System will expand antibody testing in the fight against COVID-19 with the launch of its SARS-CoV-2 Multi-Antigen Serology Panel. The Genalyte serology test also has a very low false-positive rate—with accuracy exceeding 99 percent, according to Gunn.
This is how big venues, airports in Houston are protecting against spread of coronavirus
HOUSTON – A number of large venues across Houston from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport to the Toyota Center are taking steps to combat the coronavirus. “We know a lot of people travel through our airports, so we really want to emphasize our message, and just to do our part,” said Houston Airport System spokesperson Augusto Bernal. There are eight total coronavirus cases in the Houston area — three confirmed cases and five presumptive positive cases. Here is the official statement from the Toyota Center:The Houston Rockets and Toyota Center have implemented preventive measures recommended by the NBA and local and national healthcare professionals. Toyota Center has enhanced the cleaning and disinfection process of the facility between events.
Janet Jackson to make Houston stop on ‘Black Diamond Tour’
HOUSTON – Janet Jackson has delivered some exciting news for her fans! The pop icon revealed she’s kicking off her “Black Diamond Tour” in June and she’ll be performing in Houston at the Toyota Center on Aug. 7. The show will include new music from her forthcoming “Black Diamond” album. She’s also including a special performance of Rhythm Nation. Tickets will be available to purchase at noon on Thursday.
World’s top fighters prepare for showdown at UFC 247 at the Toyota Center
2 ranked pound-for-pound women's fighter Valentina "Bullet" Shevchenko, facing the top contender, Katlyn "Blonde Fighter" Chookagian. Shevchenko lost to Carmouche at the Bantamweight division in 2010 before defeating her in the Flyweight division in Aug. 2019. Her opponent, Chookagian, is her top contender in the flyweight division and enters this battle on a two-fight winning streak. Texas has a big presence in the women's flyweight division. 7 ranked flyweight Lauren Murphy, originally from Alaska but trains in Houston, takes on Andrea Lee from Atlanta, Texas.
The Who is coming back to Houston; Here is what you need to know
HOUSTON – The Who is coming back to Houston! After their disappointing show in September – when the concert was canceled eight songs in because lead singer Roger Daltrey lost his voice – the band promised they would be back, and they are following through on their word. New information on the Toyota Center website showed that the rescheduled concert will be held on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets start as low as $35 a ticket for seats in the nosebleeds and up to over $1,300 for floor seats, according to the website. The band promised to honor all tickets from the abbreviated show, but the Toyota Center does not have any information about what previous ticket holders should do, or if those tickets will actually be honored. For more information on the concert, tickets or other questions visit the Toyota Center Website or call 1-866-446-8849.
Here are 10 concerts you should know about in Houston in January
We’ve put together a list showcasing some of the concerts around Houston this month. Here’s a look at what’s going on around Houston in January:Gladys KnightJan. 9 -- Arena TheatreGladys Knight performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images For dcp)Morgan Wallen’s Whiskey Glasses Road ShowJan. 10 -- Revention Music Center // House of Blues Houston presented by Cricket WirelessReady to kick off this tour tomorrow night! (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Roddy RicchJan. 24 -- Warehouse LiveHere are more live music venues. Click on the venue to see the schedule.
We’re Clutch City: USPS recognizes Houston, Harris County official says
HOUSTON – Does the United States Postal Service really recognize Houston as Clutch City? “No joke, the US Postal Service officially recognizes 77002, zip code of the Toyota Center, as Clutch City, TX," Hidalgo wrote. “Luckily, our office shares that zip.”The Toyota Center is home to the Houston Rockets as we all know. We also searched zip code 77027, the zip code for the team’s previous home The Summit, now Lakewood Church, and Clutch City did not show up. It seems that by the team relocating to the Toyota Center the new zip code took on the Clutch City name.
TSU athletic director calls fight at basketball game 'tremendous mistake'
HOUSTON – Texas Southern University's athletic director, Charles McClelland, is calling a fight that broke out Saturday at a women's basketball game "a tremendous mistake." Texas Southern announced Monday night the women's basketball team will not participate in the upcoming Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament taking place this weekend at the Toyota Center. The players have also reached out to Southern University and apologized for the behavior. It appears that a player from Southern University committed a charging foul that caused a player from TSU to fall. The women's basketball team from Texas Southern University was playing Southern University from Louisiana for the Southwestern Athletic Conference women's basketball regular-season title when the bench-clearing fight broke out midway through the second half.
Rockets Beat OKC 105-103 to stay alive
HOUSTON – It took every second of the game but the Rockets found a way to beat Oklahoma City and avoid a sweep at Toyota Center after a 105-103 win in Game 4 Monday Night. The Rockets trailed 60-53 at the half but then came out and outscored the Thunder 38-24 in the 3rd quarter to claim the lead. Chandler Parsons led the Rockets with 27 points while Omir Asik added 17 points and 14 rebounds. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 38 points in the loss. Game 5 is Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.