The Ballpark in Arlington
Texas Attractions: The Ballpark in Arlington, also known as "Ameriquest Field at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington"
Address: 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX
Phone: Event and ticket information, (817) 273-5100; tour information, (817) 273-5098
Website: Click here
About The Ballpark in Arlington:
"The Ballpark in Arlington" is the original name of the baseball stadium that serves as the home field of the American League's Texas Rangers. The stadium is the centerpiece of an entertainment complex. The Rangers have tinkered with the name a few times, selling naming rights to the baseball diamond. So now the stadium is often referred to as "Ameriquest Field at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington."
The stadium, which cost $190 million to build, opened in 1994 and seats around 50,000 for baseball games. It is an open-air, natural-grass, baseball-only facility.
The construction material used in building is Texas pink granite. There are 840,000 "Ranger Red" bricks plus "Sunset Red" granite used.
Among the aesthetic touches are 35 cast-stone steer heads and 21 cast-stone stars in the stadium's facade; 4x19-foot architectural frieze sculptures depicting scenes from Texas history in the facade; and 67 sepia-toned murals, 10x9 feet, depicting baseball's greatest players in familiar poses and located outside the luxury suite bays.
The area around the ballpark includes walking trails, shops and restaurants and an amphitheater.
Call the tour info line listed above for details on tour times and prices.
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