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

  1. Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill

    Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill

    1350 E. Copeland Road
    Arlington, TX
    76011

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    Hooters fans with rejoice with this Texas alternative. Bikinis does it bigger and better with the waitresses wearing bikini tops and serving up comfort food and Texas charm!
  2. Maverick Bar & Grill

    Maverick Bar & Grill

    601 E Main St.
    Arlington, TX
    76010

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    For those looking for cheap domestic beer, look no further than Maverick’s on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Dollar domestic drafts and a free shuttle to the stadium with food purchase, score!
  3. Boomerjack’s Grill

    Boomerjack’s Grill

    522 Lincoln Sq
    Arlington, TX
    76011

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    Many Ranger fans frequent BoomerJack’s before and after games for the Happy Hour All Day Every Day, hearty servings, and patio seating.
  4. Bodacious Bar-B-Q

    Bodacious Bar-B-Q

    1206 East Division Street
    Arlington, TX
    76011

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    Best ribs and BBQ in town! Bodacious Bar-B-Q is a must when visiting Arlington. Hours are limited- Monday 11-3 pm, Tuesday-Saturday 11-7 pm, and closed Sunday.
  5. Chuy’s

    Chuy’s

    4001 Bagpiper Way
    Arlington, TX
    76018

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    No trip to Texas is complete without a Tex-Mex meal and Chuy’s won’t disappoint. Wash it all down with a Texas Martini!

 

Transportation/Parking

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)
$0
$51
$45

$17

$30

Free Shuttle to Game from Mavericks $20
Total $291

*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.

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