My Travels – MLB Stadiums: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas Rangers (September 26, 2013)

Our last MLB trip for 2013 was our Lone Star Trip to the great (debatable) state of Texas. We packed up our Mazda and headed to Dallas for the first stop of our excursion: Globe Life Park in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers. We stayed with my aunt and uncle and made the trek to the ballpark through the teeth of rush-hour traffic.

It was a great game with the division rival Los Angeles Angels in town. We cheered on the home team as Jurickson Profar went yard at the end of the game for the walk-off win. I’m a big fan of Globe Life Park and if you’re heading there for a game, you should keep this info in mind…

  • We found parking on the northeast side of the ballpark for around $15. The way was only about 4-5 blocks away in distance. Traffic wasn’t too bad going to the game, but you definitely want a good exit strategy for after the game.
  • If you’re staying near the ballpark, you can catch the Arlington Trolley for free.
  • If there’s one thing the Rangers know how to do well, it’s food. There’s BBQ, Southern fried food, sweet tea, ballpark food, and a hot dog over two feet long! It’s called the Boomstick and will set you back $26.
  • I’m a fan of the Globe Life Park entrance. It captures the Texas spirit, which seems impossible given the every-growing ego of the Lone Star State. The brick work and black iron gates give a very classy look to the stadium.
  • There’s a reason we went to Texas in September: it’s Texas! You will fry your ever-lovin’ brain out braving 115 degree weather in July. Don’t be dumb; go on the opposite ends of the baseball season.
  • We didn’t get to see the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame because it was closed for a private event. I hear it’s nice though.
  • It’s Texas: you’ll hear “Deep in the Heart of Texas” more than you want, which is around oh, once.
  • If you’re into amusement parks, Six Flags over Texas is right next door to the ballpark. Shhh… you’re welcome.

We had a great time in Dallas and said our goodbyes as we headed off to our next stop: Houston! Twenty-seven ballparks down, only three more to go! In honor of Texas’ big-ness, here’s an oversized picture of us outside Globe Life Park.

Jon and Kara at Rangers Ballpark

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