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Major League Baseball Tour 2016 – Globe Life Park

Posted on November 22 2016

Major League Baseball Tour

Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers

out of 30


Flip this card to see the score of the game!


Texas Rangers- 4
Oakland Athletics- 6

Oakland Athletics WIN!



    29,630 fans


    2 hours 44 minutes


    Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas


    96 degrees, cloudy

Did you know?

As we travel from one Major League Baseball stadium to the next, we are really enjoying how each stadium is completely different and has its own character, history, and architecture. Here are a few of the unusual facts about Globe Life Park that we found especially interesting.

Facts Unique to
Globe Life Park

Sound System:

  • There are over 1,200 speakers for the public address system at Globe Life Park in Arlington. They are distributed evenly throughout the park so no fan is more than 75 feet from a speaker.


  • Capacity: 48,114 fans
  • Mascot:
    “Rangers Captain”
  • Stadium opened April 1, 1994

Field Dimensions:

The outfield dimensions are asymmetrical, a feature common to ballparks constructed in the early 20th century. From home plate to the left field foul pole is 332 feet with an increase to 390 feet in the left field power alley. Straightaway center field measures 400 feet, then moves to the deepest point, 407 feet, approaching right center. The Rangers bullpen comes into play in right field as a 381-foot power alley juts out to 377 feet at the right corner of the bullpen. There is again a dramatic decrease in distance in the right field corner as the foul pole sits just 325 feet from home plate.

The outfield fences are eight feet in center and right fields and 14 feet in left. The playing surface is 22 feet below street level.

According to studies done before construction, the prevailing winds are south-southeast. The effect of the wind is greatly reduced by the fact that the ballpark is completely enclosed by a four-story office building in center field. In addition, a giant windscreen, measuring 42 by 430 feet, was installed on the roof of the office building to further minimize the wind.

Our Reflections on the Game

Advice and reflections from the Glanville Team

Thoughts from James

Globe Life Park was OK. It rained right before the game, so there was no warm up, and the stadium needed to be swept and the seats dried as we were entering. It delayed the game, but we got the game in! Even though it rained, it was really hot – like 110 degrees. We are not rating our stadiums on weather, but I really think that Dallas should get a retractable roof like Houston because not only were we hot, but the players shouldn’t play in that heat! Part of the park reminded me of Yankees Stadium with the big white arches, and the overhang roof in homer territory was almost like Tiger Stadium in Detroit. I think that they tried to make this stadium look like the older stadiums. We had great seats and we enjoyed the game, but it was just really, really hot!James

Christie’s Thoughts

Globe Life Park has a retro look but nice large seats. The heat made it difficult to enjoy 3 hours of sitting in 110 degree heat in the evening with no breeze – the air hangs in this stadium. There are lots of cool drinks to be found and ICE to be found, which are needed in order to stay hydrated in the extreme heat. Lots of BIG Texas T’s and famous Texan BBQ and beef – yummy! They get an A+ for having a designated UBER stand and announcing it in the 9th inning. Made it very easy and safe to get out of the stadium and to a secure lineup of waiting UBER vehicles. This wasn’t my favorite stadium and probably in the last 5 of 30 as we will rate them.Christie


Some snapshots from the game.

  • thumbsup
  • water
  • texas
  • sign
  • rake
  • jump
  • hotel
  • field
  • crisp
  • cow
  • base

Thank you for following along! Stay tuned, next we are heading to Cleveland, Ohio to Progressive Field, on July 30th, 2016. See you after!

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