Play Ball! Tips for Where to Park, Eat and More at a Texas Rangers Game
As the Texas Rangers get ready to say goodbye to Globe Life Park at the end of the season, here’s a few of our favorite tips and suggestions for the last season at the old ballpark!
Tips for getting cheap seats
Coca Cola Family Packs on select days includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks and 2 Kid’s Zone tickets. Prices are $76 for Upper Reserve and $120 for Lower Reserve.
Dr Pepper allows you 40% savings on tickets by presenting a Dr Pepper can at the ticket window, or entering the promo code Dr Pepper when you are buying online. Offer is valid Sunday – Thursday through July except on excluded games.
Gametime is my new go-to for cheap tickets, where you can purchase tickets as low as $2, plus some online fees.
Check out the MLB Texas Rangers site, Ticket Technology, for more information.
Shaded Seats are as important as cheap seats during the summer heat! Here’s a few tips for games! Right Field, 1st baseline seats offer the best shade, or check out Rate Your Seats for the best up to date information on seats with shade and unobstructed views.
Before the Game
Make a full day of it!
The Rangers Gates normally open 2 hours before Game Time for night games, and 1.5 hours before the afternoon games. The teams are usually taking batting practice, and will sign autographs up to 45 minutes before the game starts, so be sure and bring your ball to be signed!
A Pregame Experience can be purchased allowing for early admission to the park to watch batting practice from the Commissioner’s Box, as well as a mini-tour,
If it’s your first time to Globe Life Field, or you’re just wanting to say goodbye, this is a great time to take a tour of Globe Life Park! See the press box, dugout, and tunnels under the stadium or take a unique Clubhouse Tour! Tours are offered year round.
Parking is $20/car, and there is some off-site parking available, also.
There is also a Parking Map on the MLB Texas Rangers website.
Six Flags Parking lot is often used by Six Flags Season Passholders to park for FREE, or consider spending the day before the game at Six Flags, making the most of your parking dollar!
The Hilton Hotel Arlington and the Arlington Sheraton (I love the outdoor pool at the Sheraton) offers FREE shuttles to both Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, as well as Texas Live, Six Flags and other local destinations. The bright red Arlington Trolley is just as much fun to ride as it is to wave to when you see it riding down the street!
Humperdinks Restaurant and Brewpub has a shuttle service that runs before and after the game.
We’ve been to a few tailgating parties at the Ballpark, which are always a good time! I never knew you could reserve a large tailgating area, with tables, private restrooms and more! Click HERE for some rules
What to Eat
Globe Life Park offers some amazing, unique eats!
Smokehouse 557 offers a Triple B which combines brisket, bacon and bologna topped with sweet baby ray’s bbq sauce.
All You Can Eat Porch Seats offer all you can eat chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, peanuts, popcorn and soft drinks. They begin serving as soon as the gates open, and last 2 hours after the official game start time, so you want to come early if you hope to get in as much as possible! It’s Section 246 through 252.
What you can bring with you
Soft sided collapsable coolers with no plastic inserts are allowed. No glass, cans or alcohol can be brought in. You can bring plastic water and soda bottles, snacks and even sandwiches!
If your seats are in the sun, you’re going to want to bring some sunscreen, but make sure it’s a lotion or stick, spray sunscreen isn’t allowed.
I like to bring a small pack of baby wipes, because our hands are always sticky after eating in the stands, and it’s such a walk to the restroom!
My kiddo loves the Kid’s Zone, with fun climbing structure, video games and it’s air conditioned! At 11, he doesn’t stay near as long, but still enjoys it!
Take a break from the game at the Kid’s Zone, a fun place for kids! Entry is $5/child, and last from the beginning of the game to the 8th inning! They sell food and drinks, and have tables inside.
Entrance to the Kid’s Zone is FREE during the 5th inning, when Ranger the team mascot is there for photo ops with his youngest fans!
You can also have a birthday party in the Kid’s Zone anytime during the year!
After the Game
If you leave and find yourself with a dead battery, the Texas Rangers have people to help you get a jump start. Just find a parking attendant to help you!
Texas Rangers Baseball at Globe Life Park
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington
Click HERE to visit their website.
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