If you have a giddy spring in your step and an insatiable desire to hum "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," you aren't alone. Here in the American Dream City, we are all counting the minutes until Texas Rangers Opening Day where we can reunite with our Rangers Nation brethren to enjoy the Dot Race, ballpark nachos and six glorious months of sunshine and America's pastime to follow.
Simply put, it’s the most wonderful time of the year in Arlington, TX—and as always, you can count on us to help you get the most from your Rangers outings with these “hacks” (tips, tricks and information) to keep organized and knock your Globe Life Park fun meter out of the park:
ONE: Globe Life Park App
There’s an app for this, that, and plenty more for Rangers fans, and it’s worth downloading if you like free rewards, access to your online tickets, interactive ballpark maps and lots of other helpful Rangers 4-1-1.
TWO: Get the lowdown on Rangers parking
Keep up with latest-greatest street closures, lot-specific directions, and parking instructions for season ticket holders via the Rangers’ robust parking website. BONUS HACK: Want to roll up to the game in style? Check out Globe Life Park’s valet parking option—and stay current with up-to-the-minute Game Day valet parking updates here. ANOTHER BONUS HACK: If you’re staying at a participating Arlington hotel, you can skip parking altogether when you ride the Arlington Trolley.
THREE: Got gear?
As in Texas Rangers gear, that is. No matter if you’re a once-a-year kind of fan or your blood bleeds Rangers red, you can purchase everything you want or need in the way of Rangers apparel, gifts and more, either online or at Globe Life Park.
Are you a Rangers fan on a budget? Have no fear, your favorite team’s got you covered with family packs, daytime game discounts, Fireworks Fridays and more special ticket offers. BONUS HACK: Can’t make the game after all? No seating available in your favorite area? You can safely buy or sell your Texas Rangers tickets on StubHub.
FIVE: The 20-Game Plan
Another budget-friendlier ticket option for the fan who can’t quite justify the cost of Texas Rangers season tickets. The 20-Game-Plan offers savings on gate prices, access to prime seats, and three pro-rated, preset plans that include 16 games and guarantee the same seat at every game—or, you can create your own 20-game plan using the Fan's Choice option.
Vendors shouting “Cold beer!”, the electric “crack” when bat meets ball, and the favorite songs of your favorite players. There’ nothing quite like the sounds of a Texas Rangers game, and you can re-live favorite moments (and get yourself in a Game Day frame of mind) with this groovy little resource that lets you discover and download player walk-up music.
Whether you’re pre-planning out a winning Game Day experience or you’re already in your seat, the Rangers’ interactive map makes it easy to find ATM machines, restrooms, merchandise vendors and more.
EIGHT: Rangers tailgating tips
So you don’t know the maximum size allowed for a tailgating vehicle, how long you can tailgate after a game, or how to reserve a tailgating space in advance? No worries. This comprehensive Rangers tailgating guide has all the deets you need to pre- and-post-game party like a pro.
NINE: Texas Rangers tour and hotel packages
Hey, anyone can just go to a game and go home. Sheesh, that’s easy. But rock stars know how to put together a VIP Rangers package that also includes a behind-the-scenes Globe Life Park tour—a hotel stay— AND visits to other Arlington attractions. (Tip: These are great deals, so book sooner than later to increase your chances of getting the best option.)
Round up your posse and head the Globe Life Park for an afternoon or evening of fun, excitement, and memories that are guaranteed to last. (And Boomsticks. Don’t forget the Boomsticks.) Lodging and ticket discounts for 10 or more available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.