Baseball season is in full swing, and the world feels different to the Texas Rangers faithful fans on game days as we make the pilgrimage to Globe Life Park. The smell of hot dogs, the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, the 7th inning stretch…aaaahhhhhhh.

Simply put, it’s the most wonderful time of the year in Arlington, TX (you just sang that in your head, didn’t you?) —and as always, you can count on us to help you get the most from your Rangers outings to Globe Life Park (and every game watched at home or at your favorite sports bar) a bit more convenient and lots more fun!

Here are 9 things a true Rangers fan already knows:

ONE: Join the Rangers Republic

If you like great deals and free stuff, the Rangers Republic is the rewards program for you. So go on, join up already…

TWO: Dugout Dirt

The headphones make it look like you’re just blocking out the rest of the world while you work, but in reality you’re staying connected to all-things Rangers with the Dugout Dirt and MLB.Com Extras podcast series. (Go ahead and subscribe. We won’t tell your boss.)

THREE: Free Rangers Newsletters

This a great resource for the busy Rangers fan who needs direct-to-inbox Rangers news, info on ticket specials, upcoming promotions and more.

FOUR: Ballpark Events

Globe Life Park in Arlington is more than just the place where Captain and team hang their hats. The ballpark, considered one of the most architecturally cool ballparks in the country, offers a host of year round events. Previous events have included Yoga in the Outfield, the Fan Sleepover and event a Mascot Clinic! What's coming this year? See for yourself at their ever-changing online calendar.

FIVE: Find cool things to do in Arlington before or after the game

If you’re taking the time off for a vacation in Arlington, TX—or just planning some playtime in your own backyard—you can upgrade your Rangers outing with any number of cool things to do for kids, couples, groups and more. BONUS TIP: Download a FREE Arlington, TX Visitors Guide for more ideas before and after the game.

SIX: Got gear?

As in Texas Rangers gear, that is. No matter if you’re an Opening-Day-Only 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.

SEVEN: Got stats?

Impress your friends and family with the latest stats and facts about your favorite Rangers players in this sortable guide, straight from the Texas Rangers website. BONUS TIP: If you’re a newsy type, you’ll want to check out ESPNs’ Texas Rangers Report  and these updates from the Texas Rangers Newsroom.

EIGHT: Accessibility services

Among the services provided for Rangers fans with special needs are assisted-listening devices, mobility accommodations, closed captioning, and courtesy cart service. Rangers fans using wheelchairs also have access to seating throughout the park, often paired with “companion seats” that allow friends or family members to join you for the game. Contact 817-273-5131 or for information, or visit the Guest Relations Center (located behind home plate on the main concourse) the day of the game.

NINE: Texas Rangers fan photos

You can keep the spirit of the Texas Rangers with you all year long (and create a pretty swank office, living room or wo/man cave to boot) with these stunning, professionally-shot images of game-defining Rangers moments from this season and years gone by.

Who’s ready for another great season? ((Points to self)) Now, armed with these cool tips, you’re all set too!   #LoneStarGrit

Check out additional ways to amp up your fun while in Arlington:

10 Texas Rangers Hacks For Opening Day

23 Must Try Arlington restaurants

Additional Events in Arlington

Globe Life Park tour tickets