Some interesting spots you may want to check out before the game include the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame Area which is open year round. Mid to late 20th century American baseball artifacts and photographic collection including baseball uniforms, balls, equipment, playing cards and photographs depicting the history of the baseball. Also, The Center Field Sports Park, open 2 hours before game time, is a fan interactive area located in Vandergriff Plaza that includes a Wiffle Ball Park, Tee-Ball Cages, Speed Pitch, Temporary Tattoos, Mojo Pitching Cage, and picnic tables.
Food and Drink:
The Bullpen Grill at The Diamond Club is worth checking out. The Bullpen Grill offers an unparalleled view of the field with four-star cuisine to boot. Anyone with a game ticket may dine before the game through the second inning in a spectacular four-tiered facility. Great for an upscale pre-game meal.
As for other concessions, we recommend the Sweet Baby Rays for some great Texas BBQat sections 115 and 134 as well as the Lone Star Burrito and Tacos at Section 123. If you’re really hungry, try the ½ pound hot dog near section 17. They have dollar dogs on Wednesday nights, but rumor has it you can find them every night if you go to the kiddie area in centerfield, which also sells less expensive bottled water.
Section 335 is designated as a non-alcohol section, but if alcohol does interest you, check out Beers of the World (Sections 11, 138, and 325) serving local brews along with some good imports like Dos Equis and Red Stripe. Beers of Texas at Section 131, serves up our favorite Shiner Bock Black, among others.
The Texas Rangers offer All You Can Eat Seats in the Upper Home Run Porch for every game, although it may not be worth the price if you’re looking for something other than standard ballpark fare. Some seats on the visitors side are not under any shade, which can be brutal under the Texas sun, so watch out!
Open since 1994, Rangers Ballpark (formerly The Ballpark in Arlington and Ameriquest Field) has an attractive granite and brick exterior and many design features based on other parks such as Tiger Stadium, pre-1973 Yankee Stadium, Comiskey Park, and Fenway Park. Texas architecture is also accentuated thoughout most noticeably in the Lone Stars in the concourses and seat aisles. In 2011, the park got a few modern upgrades such as new HD Video Boards and a new scoreboard on the left field wall.
The ballpark is in a very suburban area in between Dallas and Fort Worth, and there aren't a ton of exciting things do in the immediate area pre or post game, although Six Flags over Texas is across the way. With the recent opening of the new Cowboys Stadium across the street, more bars and restaurants are popping up in the neighborhood, although it's hard to walk to many of them. Luckily many establishments offer parking and a shuttle to the game, such as the restaurants in the Lincoln Square Shopping Center (only $3 roundtrip and with pick up locations at Boomer Jack's and Sherlock's). For details on these and other places nearby be sure to check out our "Before & After the Game" map.
Getting There and Parking:
Driving is really the only practical way to the game, and the park is right off I-30 - a straight shot from Dallas. General parking is available for around $12-$16 usually and surrounds the area. Parking passes are available for advance purchase online. Consider what is most important to you -- a quick trip between your parking space and the ballpark gates or quick arrival and departure from the parking lot (park closer to major roads in this case.)
Consider the direction you will depart Rangers Ballpark: To Dallas: Lots D, C, F, and G provide the easiest departure toward Dallas on I-30 To Fort Worth: Metro PCS A Lot and Lots M, H, and N are the most convenient from which to head west toward Fort Worth To Highway 360: Academy Sports + Outdoors B Lot and Lots C and D provide the easiest route for departing via Highway 360
In addition, check out our parking links on our exterior map as there are many other lots not run by the stadium, which you can book in advance online on your computer or phone. You can book Stadium Parking Lot 1 online through us, and it's one of the closest to the park. Also, GNS Foods Parking is usually around $10 or Arlington Downs Tower is $11 - both are on our map and will direct you to our affiliate Parkwhiz as well. They are a little further away but they are also easier to navigate in and out of, allowing you to avoid some of the more heavy traffic closer to the park.
Be sure to also check out our "Info Inside the Stadium"" section for some great suggestions once inside the park.