Since opening in October 2003, Toyota Center has set a new standard for sports and entertainment, becoming one of the premier live entertainment venues in the nation. Laid over the span of six city blocks, Toyota Center is home to the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Toyota Center also plays host to the nation’s top concerts and touring shows.
Winner of the Allen Award for Civic Enhancement by Central Houston in 2003, “Rookie of the Year” by the Harlem Globetrotters in 2004 and a finalist for Pollstar Magazine’s “Best New Concert Venue" award, Toyota Center welcomed more than 1.5 million fans during it’s first year alone. Toyota Center hosted the Latin Grammys in 2008, as well as two NBA All Star Games in 2006 and 2013. Then, in 2010 Toyota Center became the first professional sports facility in Texas to earn the Silver Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Rockets owner Leslie Alexander was personally involved in the design of this award winning venue. Toyota Center is highlighted by large open windows and some of the most comfortable seats of any arena anywhere. The arena’s playing surface is set nearly 32-feet below street level giving Toyota Center the largest lower level of any arena in the nation. Coupled with the exclusive Lexus Lounge, trendy Woodforest Club, Red and White Bistro’s superior food and service, Toyota Center offers something for everyone making it the hottest spot for sports and entertainment in Houston.