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Ballpark Game Plan: Texas Rangers & Globe Life Field

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Field: Globe Life Field

Official Site:

Year Completed: 2020

Capacity: 49,170

Covered: Yes – retractable

Mascot: Rangers Captain (a horse)

The Game We’ll See: Tuesday, August 1: White Sox vs. Texas Rangers (see all 30 here!)

Parking & Transportation:

While the Rangers’ website claims parking is easy, Ball Park Savvy warns parking can be challenging if the Cowboys are also playing that day. All parking is cashless, and parking can either be purchased online through the MLB Ballpark app or at the lot. Tailgating is allowed, with some restrictions.

Oversized vehicle: Parking for oversized vehicles is in Toyota Camry Lot D off of Arlington Downs Road. Parking for RVs is $100 for the game, but the price of parking allows you to stay until the next morning at 9:00 a.m. For night games, the lot is open 2.5 hours before game time, and the gates open 2 hours before game time.

Driving a Lexus? You can get free parking. Just be sure to visit the Dallas-Fort Worth Lexus Dealership before the game for a window decal.

Stadium Tours:

Game day tours are 90 minutes long, and tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost is $50 for adults and $35 for youth ages 4 to 14. While they don’t guarantee a glimpse of batting practice, it is included if the team is on the field. When they are, visitors will watch from the first two rows above the dugout.

General Information:

Bags: Globe Life Field does not allow bags over 16” x 16” x 8” in size. Backpacks are prohibited unless they are single-compartment drawstring bags that do not exceed the size requirements. Coolers of all sizes are prohibited. Unfortunately, storage for oversized items is not available.   

Food & Beverages: Each fan may bring in one factory-sealed, clear plastic bottles of water no larger than one liter. The stadium also allows fans to bring in food that is in a clear, plastic bag no larger than one quart in size. Again, the limit is one bag per guest.

Cashless transactions: All transactions are cashless.

Signs: Signs are permitted, but may not be made of wood or metal, or mounted on poles or sticks.

Foul Balls: Nothing is noted in the Guest Guide regarding foul balls.

Cameras: Lenses longer than 8 inches, monopods, tripods, and selfie sticks are prohibited.

Gates: Gates open 1.5 hours before game time for afternoon games, and 2 hours prior to first pitch for evening games.

Umbrellas: Not mentioned.

Where to Sit:

Ball Park Savvy and Best Ballpark Seats both recommend the Infield Mezzanine, sections 108 – 120. Best Ballpark Seats adds that the best value seats are in the Outfield Mezzanine, sections 139 – 142.

The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip argues that Globe Life Field  is one ballpark where first level tickets are necessary. The upper seats in the higher levels are a long distance from the action, making it hard to see.

Baseball Road Trips notes that, like many other teams, the Rangers allow fans to upgrade their seats through the MLB Ballparkd app. However, you have to purchase your tickets through the team for them to be eligible.


  • You can order food and have it delivered straight to your seats using the MLB Ballpark app.
  • The trademark dish is the Brisket Eggrolls.
  • Their signature hot dog is the Broomstick Dog, a 24-inch-long chili cheese dog with grilled onions and jalapenos. Grab forks and knives – this will feed several people!
  • The most popular items in a recent Facebook Ballpark Chasers group chat seemed to be the Boomstick Burger (another 24” long meal for a crowd), the Boomstick Hotdog, and Hurtado BBQ Birria Tacos.
  • Outside the ballpark, many fans recommend Texas Live and its famous 24-inch Texas dog.

First Time Visitors:

According to fans on Reddit, Guest Services on the main concourse level will give you a first game certificate.


You can only ask players for autographs during batting practice, and they cannot sign anything after 45 minutes before the start of the game. Extensive use of netting down both baselines means that most balls don’t end up in the stands. For visitor autographs, you might have luck in sections 27 to 29 if a player is willing to sign a baseball and toss it up.

Other Stadium Tips & Highlights:

If you are 21 or older and have a valid driver’s license, you can sign up for the Designated Driver Good Sport Program. In exchange for pledging not to drink alcohol during the game and driving your group home safely, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a Texas Rangers Gift Card. The sign up is near Guest Service locations on the Main Concourse (Section 101) and Upper Concourse (Section 228).

On Tuesdays, the Rangers host Family Fun Tuesdays. Players are available for autographs, and there are discounts on ticket prices, parking, food and drinks. For more information, go to There are several other great programs for kids (and parents). Check out “Jr. Rangers Club,” “Kids,” and “Mothers’ Room”  in the Ballpark Guide.

Tailgating is allowed in most parking lots, except A, B and T. The tailgating must happen on the grassy areas around the parking lots, and not in the parking lots themselves.

One Facebook Ballpark Chaser noted that the “Voice of the Rangers,” Chuck Morgan, generally does a meet and greet with fans before and after every game. He sometimes even gives a tour of his booth!

There are some life-size bobbleheads in the upper concourse, along with pictures of Rangers history. Statues of Nolan Ryan and Pudge Rodriguez stand on the north and south sides of the park, respectively.

The Rangers have retired five numbers, in addition to number 42:

  • 7- Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez
  • 10 – Michael Young
  • 26 – Johnny Oates
  • 29 – Adrian Beltre
  • 34 – Nolan Ryan
  • 42 – Jackie Robinson (retired by the MLB)

The team honored their five retired numbers in an unusual way. The dimensions of the ballpark were altered when they built the stadium to honor the team’s retired jersey numbers. You can find the details here.