Published May 22, 2018
It’s no secret baseball is America’s pastime, and there’s nowhere that celebrates it quite like Arlington at Globe Life Park for a Texas Rangers game. As a sportswriter and someone who’s had baseball in her blood since birth, I pride myself on the number of MLB ballparks I’ve visited over the years, which allows me to share some cool and unique aspects of different stadiums. Here are five reasons you should head out to a ball game in Arlington this summer.
Major League Baseball is stepping up their food game, and Globe Life Park is leading the pack with their unique (dare we say, Instagram-worthy) food options (they even have a vegan stand!). Favorites include The “Boomstick,” a 7-pound chili dog topped with Texas state flags as décor, “The Triple B,” a meaty combo of bacon, brisket, bologna and barbecue sauce served on a bun. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t miss the “7th Inning Cinnamon Roll,” a deep-fried roll smothered in raspberry sauce.
Obviously Rangers fans are hoping for fireworks on the field ending in a WIN, but Friday nights are a fun excuse to head to Arlington for the post-game fireworks show. It doesn’t matter where we sit during the game, we always move closer for a better view once the game ends. Nothing says summertime like a baseball field and some fireworks!
Baseball teams are notorious for fun promos and theme nights, adding to your list of reasons to catch a Rangers game this summer. Personally, I don’t need extra incentives to spend the day watching baseball, but if you’re a Star Wars fan, don’t miss Star Wars Night (8/31), Woodstock (8/16) or Space Night (7/12).
Easily one of the most accessible sporting venues around, Globe Life Park offers plenty of parking options including self-park (pre-paid for $18 or general for $20), valet, Uber (pick-up and drop-off location is in Camry Lot D) and more. If you’re staying at a participating Arlington hotel, many offer complimentary shuttles, so ask the front desk. (Use this parking map to navigate the construction this season, and if you’re a fan of Twitter, #RangersParking and #RangersValet are helpful for real-time game day parking info).
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