El Paso is one of the largest cities in the country with no major professional football, basketball, hockey or baseball teams. However, sports fans need not despair. The University of Texas at El Paso has some excellent Division I teams that have won many NCAA championships. Its football games are the most popular and kick off in the Sun Bowl Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 52000 for all the Miners fans in the city. The Don Haskins Center, with 12000 seats, is home to the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

There are also some independent league teams in El Paso that have recently started; the Cowboys (baseball) and Rhinos (junior hockey) both began playing in 2006, while the soccer-playing El Paso Patriots have been around since 1997. They currently play in the newly-built Patriot Stadium, which seats 3000.

Other large arenas include the Cohen Stadium (capacity of nearly 10000), used by the El Paso Diablos Minor League Baseball team, and the El Paso County Coliseum, which was built in 1942 and used for a long time by the El Paso Blizzards ice hockey team, which played in the CHL. However, the 6000-seat arena is mostly used for concerts now. There is a Socorro Athletic Complex used by the city’s many high schools for football matches.