What to Know: Texas Rangers’ March 29 Home Opener
By Office of Communication
Posted on March 27, 2018, March 27, 2018


It's baseball season once again in The American Dream City!

The Texas Rangers' 47th home opener begins at 2:40 p.m. Thursday, March 29, versus the Houston Astros. But before you head out to Globe Life Park in Arlington for food, fun and baseball, here are some important things fans should know:

TICKET AVAILABILITY: All reserved seats have been sold for the 2018 home opener, except for scattered singles and obstructed view seats. Standing room tickets are also available. Tickets can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972-RANGERS and at the Globe Life Park in Arlington first base box office.

PARKING: With the construction of the new Globe Life Field underway, fans should be aware of the following information for the upcoming season:

  • Reserved Parking Spaces (Lots E, J, & L)
    • Parking for Reserved Lots will be the same as prior seasons. However, access to Lot J along Randol Mill Road has moved further east and will be through the J2 entrance.
  • Season Parking Passes (Lots B, C, D, and portions of Lots J & M)
    • Fans with Season Ticket Holder parking can park in any Season Ticket Holder or Cash parking lot, while spaces are available in those lots. Once Season Ticket Holder lots are full, guests can still park in Rangers Cash lots by providing their coupon to the attendant.
  • Cash Parking Lots (Lots F, G, N, R, S, and portions of M)
    • These lots will accept cash, credit cards, prepaid parking passes or Season Ticket Holder coupons for access. Please note that Lots C and D will be available only for season parking in 2018.
  • AT&T Stadium Lot 4
    • On Opening Day, AT&T Stadium Lot 4 will open at the same time as all Rangers lots for game day parking. Attendants will accept Season Ticket Holder parking coupons, or cash, credit cards and prepaid parking passes. Other AT&T Stadium Lots could be used on Opening Day, based upon demand.

SHUTTLE BUSES: The Rangers will offer Shuttle Bus service from remote parking lots to Globe Life Field on both the north and south sides of the ballpark. Northside Lots will be picked up at marked stops along AT&T Way, Road to Six Flags and in Parking Lot F.

Southside Lots will be picked up in Lot R, near the R2 entrance, plus make stops at AT&T Stadium lots which are open.

ADDITIONAL PARKING: Six Flags Over Texas, the Arlington Convention Center and entrepreneurial lots in the Entertainment District are also expected to offer parking on Opening Day. However, since these parking lots are not controlled by the Texas Rangers, fans should contact those entities to understand hours of operation, prices and any other rules or regulations. Texas Rangers parking coupons are not accepted on these lots.


  • Advanced Purchase General Parking: $18.00
  • General Parking: $20.00

UBER begins its third year as the Official Rideshare Partner of the Texas Rangers. The Uber Pick Up and Drop Off area for 2018 is again the Camry Lot D where signage will be posted.

CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH: Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred will escort 10-year-old Audrey Robledo, and 13-year-old Benjamin King, to the mound to participate in the ceremonial first pitch. The two Dallas area youth are participants in the new Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex presented by Toyota in West Dallas.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: The Star Spangled Banner will be sung by Texas country singer-songwriter Kyle Park. The Austin native writes and produces his own music while performing more than 175 shows per year with his band. The National Anthem will be preceded by a live performance of Texas, Our Texas by Joel Lagrone. Park will also sing God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch.

FLYOVER: Following the National Anthem, there will be a flyover of planes from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, Texas.

SALUTE THE FLAG: The colors will be presented by the Sheppard Air Force Color Guard from Wichita Falls. A large United States flag will be unfurled in centerfield by U.S. Air Force service members from Dyess AFB in Abilene; Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls; the USAF 344th Recruiting Squadron in Arlington; and the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth.

MORE ACTIVITIES: In addition to the introductions of the Astros and Rangers, members of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame will also be introduced pre-game on-field. All fans, 21 years of age and older will receive a Rangers Budweiser Opening Day Magnetic Schedule as they enter the park.

TIMELINE: Globe Life Park in Arlington cash parking lots will open at 9:30 a.m. and ballpark gates will open at 11:30 a.m. for the home opener. The Rangers encourage fans to arrive early on Thursday. As was instituted in 2015, all fans will be required to undergo Major League Baseball mandated metal detection screening before entering the ballpark.

NEW CONSTRUCTION OBSERVATION DECK: The Rangers have added an area on the upper right field concourse that overlooks the construction sites of Globe Life Field and Texas Live! The observation deck will provide a great opportunity for fans to follow the construction progress all season long. The area will be in operation from the time the Globe Life Park gates open for each game.

KIDS OPENING NIGHT: The Rangers will host the Astros in the season's first night game on Friday, March 30 at 7:05 p.m. It will be Kids Opening Night with the first 7,500 youngsters, 13 and under, receiving a Denny's Rangers Players Calendar. Following the game, there will be Friday Fireworks presented by TXU Energy.

REST OF SERIES: The Rangers and Astros will play on Saturday, March 31 at 3:05 p.m. and Sunday, April 1 at 2:05 p.m. On Saturday, the first 15,000 fans entering Globe Life Park receive a TXU Energy Adrian Beltre Home Run Counter Bobblehead. April 1 is the season's first Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday with $1 ice cream products for youngsters, 13 and under. Good seats remain for the final three games of the Astros series.

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