- Staff Reporter
Arlington, TX–The Texas Rangers’ final homestand ever at Globe Life Park in Arlington will take place from September 24-29 with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. The Rangers and Yankees will play in the final series ever, Friday and Saturday, September 27-28 at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday, September 29 at 2:05 p.m., which will be Texas’ 2081st and final regular season game at Globe Life Park. The ballpark has been the Rangers’ home since April 1994.
Updated information about the final series can be found below.
TICKET AVAILABILITY: All reserved seats for the final game on Sunday, September 29 have been sold except for scattered singles and obstructed view seats. Standing room only tickets for the finale are also on sale.
Reserved seats remain for the games on Friday and Saturday, September 27-28. There are also good seats remaining for the penultimate series at Globe Life Park with the Red Sox, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 24-25 at 7:05 p.m. and Thursday, September 26 at 1:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972RANGERS, or at the Globe Life Park first base box office.
Globe Life Park suites are also available for rental for all games on the final homestand except Sunday, September 29.
THE FINAL FRIDAY: The Rangers and Yankees open the final series at Globe Life Park on Friday, September 27 at 7:05 p.m. The final T-Mobile Friday Fireworks show will feature video highlights of the great moments at Globe Life Park that include the television and radio play-by-play calls. Prior to the game, the Rangers are expected to honor the organization’s 2019 minor league award recipients. Globe Life Park Era All-Time Team members Colby Lewis and Mike Napoli will be signing autographs in the New Era Alumni Alley from 6:00-6:45 p.m. Rangers third base coach Tony Beasley will sing the National Anthem on Friday.
TURN OUT THE LIGHTS: The Rangers’ final night game at Globe Life Park is scheduled for Saturday, September 28 at 7:05 p.m. All fans entering the park that night will receive a TXU Energy 2010 A.L. Pennant Scoreboard Replica that shows the right field video board after the final out of Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the Yankees. Country western legend Charley Pride will sing the National Anthem on Saturday. Globe Life Park Era All-Time Team members Hank Blalock, Neftali Feliz, and Ivan Rodriguez will be signing autographs in the New Era Alumni Alley from 6:00-6:45 p.m.
A special ceremony to turn out the lights for the last time will take place after the final out. That will be followed by a TXU Energy Postgame Fireworks show that will be a salute to baseball in Texas and will feature several musical surprises.
THE LAST CHAPTER: The Rangers and Yankees play at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday, September 29 in the Texas franchise’s final game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. All fans entering the park will receive a commemorative Globe Life Park Final Game T-Shirt. The pregame festivities will include on-field recognition of longtime season ticket holders and the Rangers’ entire front office. The Star Spangled Banner will be performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, which accompanied the late internationally renowned pianist Van Cliburn in the playing of the National Anthem at the park’s first regular season game on April 11, 1994.
A very special ceremony will follow the final game. Returning members of the Texas Rangers Globe Life Park Era All-Time Team (see below) will first be introduced at their respective positions on the field. Following the introduction of the All-Time Team and the “final pitch”, the Rangers will dig up home plate at Globe Life Park in Arlington and transport it across the street for a ceremonial installation at the new Globe Life Field. Home plate will be moved in a parade between the two parks with participants including the Globe Life Park All-Time Team, Rangers ownership and front office employees, City of Arlington officials, and several musical groups.
The parade will leave Globe Life Park through the east loading dock before going west on Road to Six Flags, south on Ballpark Way, and west on Randol Mill Road to the North Plaza at Texas Live!, where home plate will be carried into Globe Life Field. Fans can watch the parade along the route or on the Globe Life Park video boards. The ceremony will replicate the event from October 3, 1993, when home plate made the move from Arlington Stadium to The Ballpark in Arlington
GLOBE LIFE PARK ERA ALL-TIME TEAM: The 24 members of the Globe Life Park Era All-Time Team were selected in on-line fan voting conducted by the Dallas Morning News in July with candidates limited to Rangers who played in the Globe Life Park era from 1994 to the present time. Two players were selected at each position with six outfielders being picked. On the pitching side, two righthanded and two lefthanded starters as well as one closer are being honored. Finally, the Morning News included candidates from various positions for one Fans’ Choice selection.
National Baseball Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez led all players by receiving 97.8% of the votes at catcher. He was followed by Adrian Beltre (94.3% at 3B), Josh Hamilton (91.0% at OF), and Kenny Rogers (89.3% at SP).
Fans attending the Yankees series will have the opportunity to have photos taken with cardboard cutouts of select members of the All-Time Team.
DR PEPPER ALL-TIME TEAM LUNCHEON: Select members of the All-Time Team will participate in the Dr Pepper All-Time Team Luncheon on Friday, September 27 at the new Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX, which is located across from Globe Life Park in Arlington. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. There are a few tickets remaining, and information is available at texasrangers.com/foundation. Players confirmed to attend at this time include Elvis Andrus, Shin-Soo Choo, Neftali Feliz, Rusty Greer, Colby Lewis, David Murphy, Mike Napoli, Rafael Palmeiro, Ivan Rodriguez, and Michael Young. Other participants will include Rangers Hall of Famers Tom Grieve and Eric Nadel.
Article sourced from provided press release.