The World Series returned to Arlington over the weekend as the Texas Rangers hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks for Games 1 and 2 at Globe Life Field, and fans flocked to the ballpark in droves.
The Rangers broke the stadium record for attendance at a baseball game twice, with 42,478 fans attending Game 1 and 42,500 attending Game 2. An October 2022 Morgan Wallen concert that drew 43,598 people still holds the park’s all-time event record.
The Rangers won Game 1 on a walk-off home run by outfielder Adolis Garcia in the bottom of the 11th inning on October 27, sending fans into a frenzy outside the stadium.
The crowds from the weekend included several notable guests, such as former President George W. Bush, who used to have an ownership stake in the Rangers.
Former Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, who was a team member during the club’s last World Series appearance in 2011, reflected on what it would mean for them to finally win a title.
“We weren’t able to. Pretty close, but we didn’t get it done,” Beltre told the media before Game 2. “So I think if we win three more games, now I’m not only going to be thrilled for the fans here in Texas, but I’m going to feel like it’s a little weight off of us because we didn’t get it done and those guys did it for us. So I’ll be super happy about it.”
The Rangers hit the road for the series’ next three games, which are currently the only ones guaranteed. The club will be hosting watch parties for all three games at Globe Life Field, welcoming the local fanbase on a $10 first-come, first-served basis for general admission seating. Concession stands and the team store will be open, and there will be raffle giveaways and photo opportunities.
Select lots will offer free parking, and the games begin at 7:03 p.m. CT on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. If both teams win at least one in those three games, the series will return to Globe Life Field for Game 6 on Friday.