Mar 21, 2013 09:30 - Regina Falkowski | 1,222 views
You’ve heard practically everything there is to hear about The Lone Star State including that everything is big, from the hats to the belt buckles. Well, so is the baseball.
Buckle Up Folks. It’s Time for a Road Trip!
The best way to experience Texas baseball is actually to get out and enjoy the stadiums and watch some games. Think that won’t take too long? You’re wrong. In fact, you can make a pretty solid trip out of it.
There was a gentleman last year who visited 30 ballparks in just over 20 days. He set an unbroken Guinness record with this feat of fandom. He did this with a combination of trains, planes, and automobiles.
We feel to experience this road trip through; you have to do it in a car.
Start Your Trip in Dallas/Fort Worth
Well, you’re in luck! The Dallas/Fort Worth area has some amazing used car dealers. This is where you’re going to want to start your trip. Texas is the heart of American baseball. When you arrive at Ranger Ballpark, you’ll instantly know you’re in baseball heaven. It’s a towering structure that’s still fairly new having been constructed in 1994. We’ll talk about a stadium that’s 20 years older than that in a minute. After you buy your ticket(s) and head into the park, your jaw will drop. The stadium has the capacity to hold close to 590,000 fans. Like getting right into the action? You’ll be able to feel the whiff of the bat since at most points in the stadium you’re no more than 52 feet away from the field of play.
It’s Not Over
Don’t think for an instant that this road trip is over after visiting Ranger Ballpark. Hop back in the vehicle you picked up from that used car dealer back in Dallas because you’re about to put a good 200 miles on your car as you head down to Austin. What’s in Austin, you ask? Disch-Falk Field. This stadium, located at the University of Texas, is home to the Texas Longhorns.
The longhorns have the best win-loss record of any Title 1 NCAA Division. Disch-Falk Field is a testament to this. Back in 2009, a nearly $30 million renovation to the stadium was completed. Additional box seats at field level were installed. There are close to 20 business “skyboxes”, along with an upgraded sound system and a lighting rig that shows up great on TV.
Parking is a cinch at Disch-Falk Field. There are plenty of areas to park with close access to the stadium, so you don’t have to walk across campus. Keep an eye on the Longhorns this year. If they have another winning season as usual, then you’ll want to get to the stadium early. Sell outs and standing room only crowds of 8 to 10 thousand people are common.