Spectator Information

HOWDY! Welcome to HOUSTON!

America’s fourth largest city is TEXAS PROUD to be home to the JCC Maccabi Games® & Access! As we open our homes and hearts to the world, we are excited for you to explore our cosmopolitan city complete with world-class dining, arts, pro sports and shopping. We are thrilled to come together and showcase Houston for this momentous community event!

As you enjoy Houston and the JCC Maccabi Games® & Access, please use #houmaccabi to share your experience on social media! Stay up to date and learn about all the fun that awaits you in Houston by finding and following us on Facebook and Instagram at @houmaccabi!

Click here to help guide you during your visit and experience more of what Greater Houston has to offer!


The Houston area has a very tropical climate. It is not a matter of “if” but rather “when” excessive humidity and sporadic thunderstorms will pop up. Please prepare yourselves by staying well-hydrated, wearing sunscreen and hats, carrying an umbrella (for the sun and the rain) and having plenty of patience!

While You're in Houston...

Spectator Passes

All spectators over the age of 5 must obtain a spectator pass to enter opening ceremonies and all venues for sports competitions.

Spectator passes can be purchased and are priced as follows:

  • Kids under 6 = free
  • Kids 6-12 = $18 early bird/ $35 after June 15
  • 12+ = $50 early bird/ $75 after June 15

To purchase a spectator pass, please click here and follow the instructions below.

Create a new account by clicking the green “register” icon on the top right of the page.

  1. Account name: Please enter your LAST NAME followed by DELEGATION NAME. (*If you live in the Greater Houston area, please put Houston Maccabi as your delegation.)
  2. After creating your account, click the red “add registration” icon.
  3. Select YOUR type of participation. If spectator ONLY, please select that option.
  4. Complete the required fields.
  5. Add additional registrations for all individuals in your household attending the Games.


Everyone must wear a credential to enter any JCC Maccabi Games® & Access event. Under no circumstances will anyone without a GAMES CREDENTIAL be allowed to attend any event. There is NO exception to this rule.

Hotels Nearby

Visiting families may choose from the following partner hotels in the area, each of which has a limited room block available. Secure your hotel reservations as soon as possible to take advantage of the special JCC Maccabi Games® & Access room block pricing.

6850 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-796-0080

2222 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-627-7600

Rental Cars

AVIS is pleased to offer JCC Maccabi Games® & Access spectators discounted daily rates for rental car use during their stay in Houston.

BOOK YOUR CAR WITH AVIS TODAY or call Avis General Reservations (800-331-1212) and enter W772132 as the AWD discount code.

Enroll In Avis Preferred for additional discounts.

Frequently Asked Questions

The host community works closely with a wide variety of local, state and federal agencies to determine the security needs for the Games.

Credentials are a visible identification badge for anyone participating in any aspect of the Games. These credentials allow the security team to determine access and help keep our venues secure. They must be worn at all times, no exceptions. If credentials are lost, replacement credentials are available at Maccabi Central.

Spectators are also required to obtain a spectator pass which permits entry into Games venues and opening ceremonies only.

Yes. Events will be held at several sites in the Greater Houston area. Security personnel will ensure participants get to venues and events in a timely and safe manner.