What to Know Before Visiting Toyota Center in Houston

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Toyota Center currently serves as the home arena for the Houston Rockets. There are certain policies and procedures you will want to be aware of beforehand, as well as arena gate and parking lot locations for easy entrance.

In this article we will discuss:

  • What to bring to Toyota Center for a Game
  • Can You Buy Tickets at Toyota Center?
  • Toyota Center Gate Information
  • How to Park at Toyota Center
  • Does Toyota Center Take Cash?

What to Bring to Toyota Center for a Game

If you are going to an NBA game, planning ahead is always important. Below is a list of things you might need to bring, and you will want to make sure you are complying with any security protocols the stadium has:

  • Reserved Parking – Purchasing a parking pass in advance can help reduce hassle on gameday. However, there are parking options near the arena that allow you to pay on site. This is where you can learn more about parking options.
  • Stadium Approved Bag – If you have a bag, make sure it is approved. Most types of bags are not approved. There are exceptions for small bags that meet certain size requirements, and there are also exceptions for certain types of medical and parental bags. This is where you can read more about approved bags for Toyota Center.
  • Cashless Payment – Bringing alternate forms of payment other than cash is advised.
  • Noise-Canceling Headphones – Stadiums can get very loud, and noise-canceling headphones may be needed.

Toyota Center Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Toyota Center ticket page (click here). If the event is sold-out, you will need to use online ticket brokers like Ticketmaster, StubHub, or Vivid Seats to purchase tickets.

If you wish to visit the Rockets box office in person, the main ticket office at the Toyota Center is located on the north side of the arena, near the intersection of La Branch Street and Polk Street. Click here to view this area.

Toyota Center Mobile Tickets

As of this year, Toyota Center uses digital, mobile tickets for events. If you do not have a smartphone, it would be best to contact the ticket office and let them advise you on how to proceed. This is where you can view the contact information for Toyota Center.

If you use digital tickets, be sure to have your phone fully charged when you leave for the event. It’s also important to download your tickets in advance of the event (if possible) in case there is limited cellular service in the vicinity of arena.

Click here to learn more about purchasing Houston Rockets tickets. Downloading the official AXS mobile app can help with digital ticketing needs (learn more).

Toyota Center Gate Information

Toyota Center has several main public entry points around the exterior of the arena. Below we have listed the location of some of the most popular public entry points (click on the entrance to learn more).

To read more about Toyota Center Entry Gates (including VIP entry points), visit our Toyota Center Entrance Guide.

How to Park at Toyota Center

These are two of the most popular ways to purchase a parking pass for Toyota Center:

  • Buy a Parking Pass from online ticket brokers like Ticketmaster, StubHub, and Vivid Seats.
  • Use parking apps like SpotHero or ParkWhiz to reserve a nearby parking spot.

Toyota Center does have a parking garage operated by the arena called the Toyota Tundra Garage. It is located directly south of the arena and has 2500 total parking spaces. There are also several lots and garages located near the arena that offer public parking (but are not controlled by the arena itself).

To read more, visit our article that discusses parking at Toyota Center.

Toyota Center Contact Info

This website (sportsfanfocus.com) has no affiliation with the Toyota Center, the Houston Rockets, the NBA, or any of the events hosted at this facility.

Any information is provided “as is” with no guarantee of completeness, meaning much of this information is subject to change, and although we do our best to keep these guides updated, we can’t guarantee accuracy at all times. For all official information, we urge you to contact the Toyota Center staff. Contact information is below:

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