In Game

When the funding for a new baseball stadium was approved in 1991, the city of Arlington and the Texas Rangers chose to build a retro-style ballpark, modeled after some great stadiums already in majors. They pulled inspiration from Fenway (out-of-town scoreboard built into left field wall), Tiger Stadium (roofed home run porch in right field), and the pre-1973 Yankee Stadium (white steel frieze surrounding the upper deck). With its touch of ballparks from baseball’s past and the touch of Texas that was incorporated in its inception, The Ballpark in Arlington is a great field to catch a game.

If you’re looking to take a home run ball or two home with you from the ballpark, sitting in the right field corner presents the best opportunity. This park is very friendly to left-handed hitters, and the wall in right is shorter in height than across the rest of the stadium. Moving towards the center from right field, in the power alley presents another great seating option, right behind the bullpen. This gives you an up-close look at what a major league pitch looks like, and you can also hear the distinct pop of the catcher’s mitt when he takes a fastball in the sweet spot.

Moving in to center field, you’ll notice the large balconies of the home run porch which is a great spot to sit for day games rather than some of the lower seats in the sun, or in the upper decks of the stadium as the area is covered and often air-conditioned and features all you can eat seats where you can pick up the usual ballpark essentials at the grill located in the Home Run Porch itself.  

Things to check out

Texas Rangers Hall of Fame Museum

Take some time before the game to see the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame Museum in right field. The museum features artifacts from all throughout Rangers history is a must-see for Rangers fans and baseball fans, so stop by and check it out before the game starts.

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Nolan Ryan Statue

Located in center field, the Nolan Ryan Statue pays tribute to one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history as well as one of the most important figures in Rangers history. Even if you’re not a Rangers fan, you’ll want to stop and take a picture with the statue of this all-time great.

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Texas 24 Stand

The Texas 24 Stand will treat you to the real MVP of the ballpark...the most valuable pretzel. This behemoth of bread weighs in at 3 pounds, comes with honey mustard, cheese, and cinnamon roll icing as dipping sauces and is available in Section 127 where you can also find other gargantuan food items such as the 2 foot long Choomongous steak sandwich, and a 2 foot long Texas Chili Dog fittingly named the Boomstick.

Unusual Drink Options

One of the more intriguing aspects of The Ballpark in Arlington is not only their unique food choices but the beverages as well. In section 15 you can find yourself some Keg Wine, and in section 46, they offer fans frozen beer. Yes, a beer slushy. You can’t beat that in the Texas heat. They, of course, offer the usual Bud Light and other baseball classics but be sure to venture out a little bit and try something unique The Ballpark in Arlington has to offer.

Greene’s Hill

Greene’s Hill is a sloped section off of turf located behind the center field fence and serves as a batter’s eye. Look to Greene’s Hill after every Rangers home run as you’ll see the Rangers Six Shooters running a giant Texas flag around the hill.

Rangers Pro Shop

If you’re looking to pick up a souvenir from your trip, stop by the Rangers Pro Shop in center field. The shop features all kinds of gear meaning you won’t leave empty-handed.

Captain

The Rangers mascot Captain can be seen entertaining fans throughout the game. The mascot is especially popular among children, so if you see him stop by and give him a high five.

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Chuck Morgan

The Rangers PA announcer Chuck Morgan has been the voice of The Ballpark in Arlington for years and is a big part of any Rangers game day. Listen for Morgan’s calls throughout the game as he’ll surely keep you entertained.

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Rangers Six Shooters

The Rangers Six Shooters entertain the crowd with dance routines and promotions. Keep an eye out for these talented young ladies as you wouldn’t want to miss their performances.

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Dot Race

Probably the least inspired mascot race in the majors, the Dot Race takes place during the middle of the sixth inning.

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Fight Songs

  1. Cotton Eye Joe

    [Chorus x 2]
    If it hadn’t been for Cotton-Eye Joe
    I’d been married long time ago
    Where did you come from where did you go
    Where did you come from Cotton-Eye Joe

    [Chorus x 2]
    If it hadn’t been for Cotton-Eye Joe
    I’d been married long time ago
    Where did you come from where did you go
    Where did you come from Cotton-Eye Joe

    He came to town like a midwinter storm
    He rode through the fields so handsome and strong
    His eyes was his tools and his smile was his gun
    But all he had come for was having some fun

    [Chorus x 2]
    If it hadn’t been for Cotton-Eye Joe
    I’d been married long time ago
    Where did you come from where did you go
    Where did you come from Cotton-Eye Joe

    He brought disaster wherever he went
    The hearts of the girls was to hell broken sent
    They all ran away so nobody would know
    and left only men cause of Cotton-Eye Joe

    [Chorus x 2]
    If it hadn’t been for Cotton-Eye Joe
    I’d been married long time ago
    Where did you come from where did you go
    Where did you come from Cotton-Eye Joe

    [Chorus x 2]
    If it hadn’t been for Cotton-Eye Joe
    I’d been married long time ago
    Where did you come from where did you go
    Where did you come from Cotton-Eye Joe

    If it hadn’t been for Cotton-Eye Joe
    I’d been married long time ago
    Where did you come from where did you go
    Where did you come from Cotton-Eye Joe

  2. Ode to the Texas Rangers

  3. Texas! Rangers! Chant

    Texas! Rangers!

    Texas! Rangers!

    Texas! Rangers!

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