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Spring means baseball and Opening Day for the Texas Rangers is March 31, 2014. at 1:05 p.m. against the Phillies.

Be sure to secure tickets before heading out to the ballpark because many games sell out. That happens when your team was in both the 2011 and 2010 World Series Championships. Maybe we'll win the big one in 2014!

Here's a handy guide so you can enjoy your Texas Rangers.

A Little History: Rangers Ballpark at Arlington

A general view during player introductions before Game One of the American League Division Series between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.
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It's Texas-big and we all know you "Don't Mess with Texas." Back on April 1, 1994, the Texas Rangers started playing at their new field, Rangers Ballpark at Arlington. The beautiful baseball-only facility serves as the centerpiece of a 270-acre complex. It's a state-of-the-art facility with a 49,170 open-air seats. It's definitely high tech -- but with lots of tradition too. Texas architecture is featured throughout the facility from the outer facade to the Lone Stars in the concourses and on the seat aisles. So don't mess with Texas!

The playing surface of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is natural grass consisting of Bermuda Tifway 419. The sod was grown on a farm in Granbury, Texas.

On February 5, 2014, the name was officially changed to Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Location

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Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is located a quarter mile southeast of the old Arlington Stadium site at the corner of Randol Mill Road and Ballpark Way (formerly Stadium Drive). Parking lots and the other complex features surround the park. Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and the entire complex is easily accessible from Interstate 30, which is adjacent to the north side of the site. Nolan Ryan Expressway, constructed in honor of baseball's all-time strikeout king, runs north to south on the west side of the ballpark and serves as a major access road through the complex.

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011

Getting to the Ballpark

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is located at 1000 Ballpark Way, just south of Interstate 30. Highway improvements to the I-30 corridor and progress on new roads in the Arlington entertainment district mean that various streets and/or lanes may be temporarily closed and different routes may be preferred throughout the season. Before you depart depart for Rangers games, be sure to check for the latest information by calling the Rangers Parking Hotline for immediate assistance at 972-PARKING.

The Arlington Entertainment District Trolley provides route-based trolley service to Rangers Ballpark for each home game of the 2012 season. Service begins 1½ hours before the game start time with return service to hotels immediately following the game.

Tickets

Tickets for home games may be purchased by calling 972-RANGERS, online or in person at a ticket office or kiosk.

Individual ticket mail order forms may be obtained by calling 972-RANGERS or by writing: Texas Rangers Ticket Office, P.O. Box 90111, Arlington, TX 76004-3111. Children 13 and under are eligible for reduced price tickets in certain areas of the ballpark and children under 36 inches may be admitted free, but must occupy a ticket holder's lap.

The First Base Box Office is the primary box office for all ticket transactions. Open 9 a.m. until two hours after game time on game days. The West Box Office located between First Base and Home Plate Gate is a secondary location that can assist a few hours before game time.

Children (age 13 and younger) are eligible for reduced price tickets in certain areas of the ballpark, and children under 36 inches tall may be admitted free of charge, but must occupy a ticket holder’s lap.

July 4th & 5th Fireworks

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In 2013, after the Texas Rangers play (and hopefully beat) Seattle on July 4th and the Astros on July 5th, stick around for a fantastic fireworks show. Go to the game or listen to the Rangers on TV or the radio for start times because you never know when it may go into extra innings. Game time each night is 7:05 p.m. Is there anything better than baseball, hot dogs and fireworks?

Firework displays also on July 19, August 16 and 30, September 13 ad 27, 2013. Let's hope for another World Series appearance so we can see even more fireworks.

Birthday Parties at the Ballpark

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Bring 10 or more friends and be the special guests of the Texas Rangers for your next birthday. Everyone at the birthday party receives a game ticket, $5 in food and beverage vouchers good at concession stands, and kids 13 & under will receive a Kids Zone wristband. Reserve your party online or by calling 972-RANGERS, ext. 3.

The Rangers are more than happy to recognize your birthday or anniversary during home games. There is a fee for inclusion and space is limited. For information, call 972-RANGERS. Advance purchase is required.

Dollar Hot Dog Night

One of the best times to catch a Rangers game is on Dollar Hot Dog Night.

The 2012 season Dollar Hot Dog Nights are:

  • May 16
  • May 30
  • June 13
  • June 27
  • August 1
  • August 22
  • August 29
  • September 12
  • September 26

Birthday Parties at the Ballpark

Celebrate your little All-Star's birthday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Watch baseball bloopers as you eat and open presents. Take a guided tour of the ballpark. Enjoy time in the Center Field Sports Park playing whiffle ball. Each child in attendance receives a party favor from the Rangers to take home and remember the fun they had at the ballpark. Please call 817-273-5099 for additional information or to book your party.

Bring Your Cameras

Yes you can! Cameras and video equipment are permitted in Rangers Ballpark. Flash photography, video reproductions and equipment that might interfere with another guest's enjoyment of the game are prohibited.

All-You-Can-Eat Seats

Really like ballpark food? Purchase tickets in the upper home run porch and enjoy all your favorite ballpark foods for one low price served in the air-conditioned Home run Porch Grill for every home game. That's right. Unlimited hot dogs, nachos, grilled chicken sandwiches, peanuts, popcorn and soft drinks on the cheap. Tickets: 972-Rangers.

Helpful Info: Designated Driver Program, Resale of Tickets

Designated Drivers/Good Sport Program. Fans 21 years or older, with a valid driver's license, may sign a pledge card agreeing not to drink alcoholic beverages during the game and accepting responsibility for driving the other members of their group home safely. Pledge cards are available at Guest Relations. Guests completing these cards are entered into a drawing for free Texas Rangers merchandise.

Resale of Tickets. By City of Arlington ordinance, the resale of tickets is not permitted within the Arlington Entertainment District. This includes Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, as well as all surrounding grounds and parking areas. Tickets maybe resold online through StubHub, the official Fan to Fan ticket marketplace for the Texas Rangers.

2010 World Series Photo Gallery

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It was a dream year. For the first time ever, the Texas Rangers made it to the World Series. They were defeated in Game 5 by the San Francisco Giants. But 2011 is a new era and team owner Nolan Ryan has some great things in store for fans.

Don't miss NBC Sportscaster Newy Scruggs' Viral Video in SF.

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