The Texas Rangers are one of the most popular sports teams in the Lone Star State. The team originally played in Washington, D.C. and was known as the Senators. In 1972, the Rangers moved to Arlington and began a new era of professional baseball in Texas. 1994 was the first year in the club's new stadium, The Ballpark at Arlington, which instantly gave the team one of the most modern facilities in the Major Leagues. The Rangers won division titles in 1996, 1998 and 1998, but it wouldn't be until the late 2000s that the squad really hit their stride. In 2010 and 2011, the Rangers were one of the best teams in baseball and played in the World Series each season. Coming off that success, the Rangers are one of the most dangerous teams in the American League and have the motivation to get back to the Fall Classic and capture the franchise's first title.
2016 Texas Rangers Season Preview
It was a tale of two seasons a year ago for the Texas Rangers. The Rangers came into the season with hopes of another run at the World Series, but quickly saw injuries to stars Yu Darvish, Andrian Beltre, and Martin Perez, pull the club into the AL West Basement. But a trade for Cole Hamels, and an unbelievable run in the 2nd half of the season, put the Rangers back into the playoffs, and a few outs away from the ALCS. The 2016 Rangers will hope that their injury plague is behind them, and the return of Yu Darvish midway through the season, will help put the club back into the playoffs. Much of Texas’s stellar bullpen is back in 2016, headlined by Jake Diekman, and Sam Dyson, and the Rangers still have one of the top infields in baseball with Adrian Beltre, Mitch Moreland, and Rougned Odor. Look for the Rangers return to the top half of attendance in 2016, and for Texas Rangers tickets prices to return to 2011-12 levels.
Check out our Texas Rangers Season Preview History page for previews of previous Rangers seasons.
Texas Rangers Baseball at Globe Life Park Address: 1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, TX 76011
The Rangers play their home baseball games at a target="_blank" href="/arlington-tickets/globe-life-park-tickets.html">Globe Life Park, which is located at 1000 Ballpark Way in Arlington, Texas. The capacity is just over 48,000 fans and there are over 5,000 club seats and 100+ luxury suites. The ballpark is full for most weekend series, particularly during the Summer months. Paid parking is readily available just outside the stadium. TicketCity is great source for Texas Rangers tickets for all games.
Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
The Rangers and Angels are AL West rivals who annually battle each other to win the division. Over the past fifteen years, the two squads have won the AL West 9 times. The rivalry has intensified recently as a couple prominent former-Rangers, CJ Wilson and Josh Hamilton, signed free agent contracts with the Angels. The verbal sparring and hard-fought battles on the field has made this into one of the top rivalries in baseball. Don’t miss a game whenever the Angels are visiting Globe Life Park.
Rangers vs. Houston Astros
The cities of Dallas and Houston have long debated which is the “top city” in Texas, so it’s only natural that their representative ball clubs now both compete in the American League West division. The games between the Rangers and Astros have been dubbed the Lone State Series or Silver Boot Series.
Texas Rangers in the World Series, American League Championship Series and MLB Playoffs
After some quiet early years in Arlington, the Rangers were in the fixture in the postseason during the late 1990’s and again today. The Rangers have twice played in the World Series and came within one strike of winning in 2011. The Rangers have won the AL West a handful of times and earned a wild card berth to the postseason in 2012.
Texas Rangers Event Guide
How long does it take to drive from Dallas to the Globe Life Park?
Just over 20 minutes if there is only light traffic. Construction or congestion on I30 can increase that time. We recommend heading to the ballpark 1 to 1.5 hours prior to first pitch to allow time for traffic & parking.
Where is the best place to park at Globe Life Park?
Cash parking lots are located just outside the ballpark. General parking typically costs $15.00 per game. There is also a limited supply of valet parking spots, which cost $40.00 or more per game.
Does my child need a ticket to attend a Rangers game?
Children under 36 inches tall may be admitted free of charge, but must sit in an adult’s lap during the game.
Is there a family section for Rangers games?
Section 335 is the designated no alcohol section.
Where are best places to eat before a Rangers game?
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is located 3 minutes from the ballpark. In Arlington, Pappasito’s Cantina and Plucker’s Wing Bar on Bagpiper are both fun place to eat & grab a cold drink. If you venture into Dallas, try the Mexican food at Mi Cocina. Only about a 2 minute drive from the stadium is Humperdinks. Humperdinks is a salt of the earth sports bar that often offers shuttles to and from the stadium before and after the game. It is a great place to park, eat, enjoy some drinks and take a ride to the game.
What is the best concession food at Globe Life Park?
Try the Captain Morgan Club for best variety of food. Ryan’s Express offers the best burgers.
Where is the best place to sit at a Rangers game?
There is no one answer to which are the best seats, because everyone prefers something different. At Globe Life Park the Lower Infield seats and Lexus Club seats provide some of nicest views. The Outfield Plaza seats near Greene’s Hill offer a fun, affordable view of the action. Seats down the 1st baseline get shade first during late afternoon or evening games.