Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Home of the Texas Rangers
Experience the Park Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Fan Guide
Soak up the Scene at Rangers Ballpark
Rangers Ballpark opened in 1994 as part of the trend of retro ballparks: facilities with all the skyboxes and modern conveniences fans today expect, but with a nod to the past in architecture that emphasized brick and exposed steel and subtle ballpark quirks (yes, that’s an office building in center field overlooking the field). And they mostly got it right. It’s a pretty park and the sightlines are good, and there’s plenty to see and do when you want to talk a stroll… and given the Texas summer heat, you likely will.
If you’re looking to get out of the heat, there are two clubs that are open to all ticket holders: The Rawlings All American Grille, with three bars and restaurant seating overlooking right field; and the Diamond Club, located on the concourse, Section 5 (left and centerfield), with a great view of the playing field.
For kids, it’s always fun to arrive early to watch batting practice and get in line in hopes of snagging an autograph. Rangers players seem pretty accommodating, occasionally tossing batting gloves to the kids, signing autographs and sometimes nodding and waving as they hear their names called.
During the game, young fans can head over to the Coca Cola Sports Park, an area behind center field. The park has four or five interactive games including a Wiffle Ball Park. The area also has picnic tables for extra room while eating and misting sprays to cool big and little fans down during the hot Texas summer.
The coolest and most interesting spot in the park, though, is the Legends of the Game Museum, which has over 100 items on loan from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, with additional exhibits on Women in Baseball, the Negro Leagues and an interactive learning center. The museum is located behind the right-field bleachers, and tickets are 50 % off during games. On non-game days the price is $12 for adults and includes a ballpark tour.