Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Capacity: 49,170 Opened: April 1994
Is everything bigger and better in Texas? Find out for yourself with a trip to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
What makes this stadium unique?
The outside of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington looks like a giant fortress. The park is completely enclosed and despite the humid weather, lacks a dome. The park is heavily influenced by some of baseball’s most famous “box” parks. Yankee fans will recognize the white frieze that lines the upper deck and the arched windows in the outside façade will make White Sox fans reminisce about old Comisky Park. Texas flavor is added with cast-stone carvings of steer heads and Lone Stars throughout the park. Murals of Texas scenes adorn the outside arches. In the Vandergriff Plaza statues of Tom Vandergriff and Nolan Ryan welcome fans into the park. Once inside, fans can enjoy the Rangers’ history through the Walk of Fame or at the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame. Greene’s Hill, a grassy slope in center field serves as the batters’ eye. The Rangers’ “T” logo is actually mowed into it, not painted. Fans should be advised that this is one of the hottest parks to catch a game, so take precautions. Also, the upper deck is the furthest away from baseball action in MLB’s history.
Dining and Nightlife
Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill
Maverick Bar & Grill
Parking is $25 and tailgating is permitted in the 15 lots around the stadium. Valet parking is available and is actually complimentary for Lexus drivers. The Arlington Entertainment District Trolley runs an 1 ½ before the game and after to area hotels. For more information on this, fans should contact their hotel.
|Weekend for Two|
|Knights Inn Arlington (2 Nights)||$112|
|Tickets (2 Grandstand Reserve Tickets)||$16|
|Breakfast Complimentary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Chuychanga: Chuy’s Special, 2 Texas Margaritas)
Saturday Lunch (Bodacious BBQ: 2 Combo Platters, Banana Pudding, Gallon of Sweet Tea)
Saturday Dinner (Mavericks Sports Grill: Crispy Chicken Po’ Boy, Crispy Chicken Wrap)
Pre-game at Mavericks Sports Grill (6 Drinks)
|Free Shuttle to Game from Mavericks||$20|
*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.