Globe Life Park in Arlington

Globe Life Park in Arlington
Home of the Texas Rangers, Arlington, Texas
Date Opened: April 11, 1994 Texas Rangers vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Capacity: 48,114
Games Attended: March 31, 2014 Philadelphia Phillies 14, Texas Rangers 10

Location & Accessibility (0-5): 3
Smack dab between Dallas in Fort Worth in the suburb of Arlington sits Globe Life Park, it is adjacent to the grounds of the original Senators Park. Parking was simple with other attractions such as Six Flags and AT&T Stadium being nearby.

Historic Value (0-5): 3
Now the eleventh oldest ballpark in the majors, Globe Life has hosted two World Series (2010 and 2011). Kenny Rogers threw the only Rangers perfect game on July 28, 1994 in a 4-0 victory over the Angels. The Rangers also hosted the 1995 All-Star Game.

Originality (0-5): 4
A classic American ballpark, now one of the oldest in all of the major leagues celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year. The outfield office building and double-decker right field porch add a unique style. The facade is adorned with scenes of Texas and baseball history.

Fans (0-5): 5
Opening day was riot! Standing room only capacity for a team that has been in the playoff hunt the last few years. Everyone we had a conversation with was extremely loyal to the team and seemed to have a high baseball acumen.

Fun Factor (0-5): 3
Ball girls run flags across Greene's Hill in the batters every time the Rangers score. Opening day ceremonies included giant American and Texan flags along with a fly over of antique aircraft. The park is notoriously hitters friendly allowing for many home runs, we saw four. Captain, a mascot palomino horse, roams the grounds.

Concessions & Restaurants (0-5): 3
I didn't notice anything special about food at the ballpark but there were plenty of options throughout the concourse. Margarita's and ice cream were in abundance and I'm sure very popular in the hot Texas summers. The hot-dogs were satisfying and the beer was cold- you can't ask for too much more.

My own Subjectivity (0-5): 4
What surprised me the most about this ballpark was the hospitality, especially to someone wearing the opposing teams hat. A thirteen year season ticket holder even went out of his way to buy me a beer. There was more tailgating than I had ever seen at baseball game as well. It also never hurts to see the Phillies win and an Opening Day grand slam by Jimmy Rollins. Definitely a place to return.

Total Score (0-35)= 25

And here is why I love baseball stadiums!