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Texas Rangers Ballpark: A Walk-off Homerun any Way you look at it

Updated on May 28, 2012

Rangers Ballpark

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The Rangers Ball Park has Heart

Texas Rangers Ballpark is the jewel of Arlington. Sure Jerry's house is huge but Ranger's Ballpark has heart. It is up close and personal. The fan's feel it. The players feel it. Take a look around and see what is happening inside and within eye-site of the park. The cost of a ticket is very reasonable. Often the promos received are worth the price of the ticket. This weekend it was a concert by "Casting Crowns" which was free with the price of the ticket as well as a little backpack with the team logo on it.

Casting Crowns Concert at the Ballpark

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Casting Crowns Concert

Everyone now recognizes Josh Hamilton, the player who had a second chance in life and is making good as a ball player and as a Christian. Yes, he has messed up now and then, but haven't we all? Josh has been a spokesman for his Christian faith and I imagine he has been instrumental in helping to get at least one great Christian concert each year at the park. The concert was excellent and well attended. One member of the group sang the U.S. National Anthem to open the ball game.

Enjoying the Casting Crowns Concert

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My husband and I at the Casting Crowns Concert
My husband and I at the Casting Crowns Concert
My husband and I at the Casting Crowns Concert | Source
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The View from Around the Ballpark

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The Cowboy's Stadium: Jerry's HouseSix FlagsThe Sheraton  Hotel and The Arlington Convention CenterHurricane Harbour in the DistanceThe Arlington Visitor Information Center
The Cowboy's Stadium: Jerry's House
The Cowboy's Stadium: Jerry's House | Source
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Six Flags
Six Flags | Source
The Sheraton  Hotel and The Arlington Convention Center
The Sheraton Hotel and The Arlington Convention Center | Source
Hurricane Harbour in the Distance
Hurricane Harbour in the Distance | Source
The Arlington Visitor Information Center
The Arlington Visitor Information Center | Source

The Rangers Ballpark has an amazing view of the cities' local attractions. You can see a clear view of everything from the Cowboys Stadium; Six Flags and Hurricane Harbour, to the Convention Center, the Visitor Information Center, some major hotels and the lake.

Views from Inside the Rangers Ballpark

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The Star-Telegram Picnic AreaBaseball AlleyRangers Merchandise KioskGroundscrew wetting down the InfieldThe Centerfield Suites and Sports ComplexThe Rangers Field and Fans
The Star-Telegram Picnic Area
The Star-Telegram Picnic Area | Source
Baseball Alley
Baseball Alley | Source
Rangers Merchandise Kiosk
Rangers Merchandise Kiosk | Source
Groundscrew wetting down the Infield
Groundscrew wetting down the Infield | Source
The Centerfield Suites and Sports Complex
The Centerfield Suites and Sports Complex | Source
The Rangers Field and Fans
The Rangers Field and Fans | Source

Inside the park, you will find stores selling Ranger's gear, restaurants, food kiosks, a sports area for the children, a picnic area, and suites in addition to the regular seating.

The Fans

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Flex Cam FansI think he is a Rangers fan?Rangers Fan with Promo Backpack
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Flex Cam Fans | Source
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I think he is a Rangers fan?
I think he is a Rangers fan? | Source
Rangers Fan with Promo Backpack
Rangers Fan with Promo Backpack | Source

Rangers fans are fun, exciting, and exude enthusiasm. We are currently working on a record breaking number of sellout games at the Rangers Ballpark. What's not to like. We have a great park, wonderful food, a good price and a super team. How can you beat three back to back home runs one day and a walk-off home run in the 13th inning the next?

It is almost impossible to pass up food at the ballpark. You can go in cheap if you have a family and the finances are tight. The park allows you to bring in food and drinks from outside, as long as their are no cans or glass jars. They will inspect your bag. However, if you have the funds, try out some of the food. They get quite creative with brats that appear to be about 2 feet long and are covered with all kinds of creative toppings, huge pretzels, and ribs or brisket. The diamond club serves up a great buffet. If you get reservations shortly before the start of the game, you can spend the game with a great view and dinner.

The Food, Oh the Food

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Popcorn Anyone?Cotton Candy Hee..ah!Power AidCheck out those nachos.A tall drinkHot dog!Fries with CheeseFunnel Cake
Popcorn Anyone?
Popcorn Anyone? | Source
Cotton Candy Hee..ah!
Cotton Candy Hee..ah! | Source
Power Aid
Power Aid | Source
Check out those nachos.
Check out those nachos. | Source
A tall drink
A tall drink | Source
Hot dog!
Hot dog! | Source
Fries with Cheese
Fries with Cheese | Source
Funnel Cake
Funnel Cake | Source

Finally, The men we came to see, Your Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers - These final photos were all taken at the game but may not portray the exact event captioned.
The Texas Rangers - These final photos were all taken at the game but may not portray the exact event captioned. | Source
Conference on the Mound
Conference on the Mound | Source
The Ozarka Race
The Ozarka Race | Source
It's One, Two, Three Strikes You're out
It's One, Two, Three Strikes You're out | Source
Laying down a bunt
Laying down a bunt | Source
Fans on Their Feet in the 13th and Final Inning
Fans on Their Feet in the 13th and Final Inning | Source
Josh Hamilton at Bat
Josh Hamilton at Bat | Source
Fans in Anticipation
Fans in Anticipation | Source
Josh up to Bat
Josh up to Bat | Source
Fireworks Light the sky after a Walk-off Homerun by Josh Hamilton
Fireworks Light the sky after a Walk-off Homerun by Josh Hamilton | Source
Appreciative Fans.  Thanks for a great game Rangers, Vendors and Rangers Fans. Lenzy
Appreciative Fans. Thanks for a great game Rangers, Vendors and Rangers Fans. Lenzy | Source

The Texas Rangers are a great team, managed by a great coach. It is a privilege to be able to attend a family oriented event in such a great location with people who make it an enjoyable experience. This year we purchased a 20 game ticket so we can get on the short list for post-season tickets. A big thank you to all of the Ranger's team who make this possible. Lenzy

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      Lenzy 

      6 years ago from Arlington, Texas

      Thank you bdegiulio. Boy were you quick getting to this hub. I think it was about 10 minutes at most since I published it. I spent a good part of last night and most of the day today working on it so I am glad you liked it. Thanks. Lenzy

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      Bill De Giulio 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Lenzy, what a great Hub. Your photos are amazing and the food there, wow. I will say that it's great that they allow fans to bring food and drinks into the park. I'm not sure too many other ball parks allow that. But I think that's how it should be. For those going to a game with kids it can get pretty expensive so why not cut them a break and allow them to bring their own? Kudos to the Texas Rangers. And what a year Josh Hamilton is having. Good for him for turning his life around. He's having an MVP season so far.

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