Texas Rangers Opening Day traffic and schedule information

Texas Rangers Opening Day traffic and schedule information

Credit: WFAA

Final preparations are made for Texas Rangers Opening Day 2014 at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

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by WFAA.com and the Texas Rangers

WFAA.com and the Texas Rangers

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 31 at 12:28 PM

SCHEDULE:

10:15 a.m.-Rangers Batting Practice
11:15 a.m.-Phillies Batting Practice
12:43 p.m.-Rangers Introductions
12:51 p.m.-National Anthem by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
12:56 p.m.-Ceremonial First Pitch by Greg Maddux
1:05 p.m.-Game time, Phillies vs. Rangers

TRAFFIC: As North Texas prepares to cheer the Texas Rangers on to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, WFAA.com is working to make sure you beat the traffic -- even if you’re not going to the game.

With the gates opening at 10 a.m., News 8 traffic reporter Shane Allen is anticipating congestion on I-30 westbound east of SH 360 and I-30 eastbound west of SH 360. Backups should be expected on SH 360 northbound south of I-30. This may clear and not add to the normal Arlington lunch rush hour at noon, but any accidents could cause residual delays past noon.

Reverse flow backups on I-30 away from SH 360 and on SH 360 away from the Ballpark should be expected starting at 3:30 p.m. and lasting through the normal evening rush hour. If you’re taking I-30 or SH 360 in and around Arlington, expect 10 minutes to be added to your commute home. Use Division and W. Pioneer Pkwy as alternates east and westbound.

To help alleviate the heavy traffic coming to Globe Life Park, the westbound T-Ramp to Legends Way/Baird Farm Road on I-30 will be open from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Monday. The eastbound T-Ramp will be open to I-30 from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for traffic leaving the game.

PARKING INFO: The Globe Life Park in Arlington cash parking lots will open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday. The Rangers will offer cash parking in the AT&T Stadium Lots 12-13 (southwest of the A Lot) as well as the regular cash lots. In addition, Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, and the Arlington Convention Center will be offering cash parking in their lots on Monday.

AT&T Way will be closed between Randol Mill Road and Cowboys Way during the Philadelphia series due to preparations for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at AT&T Stadium the following weekend. As a result, parking will not be available in AT&T Stadium Lot 4 on opening day.

Globe Life Park in Arlington gates will open at 10:00 a.m. on opening day.

TICKET SITUATION: The home opener is a complete sellout. The Rangers and Phillies conclude the series with 7:05 p.m. games on Tuesday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 2. Good seats remain for both games on texasrangers.com.

LINEUP:

Opening Day Lineup
LF Choo
SS Andrus
1B Fielder
3B Beltre
RF Rios
DH Moreland
C Arencibia
CF Martin
2B Wilson

SP Scheppers

MORE ACTIVITIES: Rangers Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez will participate in the first ball ceremony prior to first pitch. Following the National Anthem, there will be a flyover of vintage warbirds from the Cavanaugh flight Museum in Addison. Country recording artist Neal McCoy will sing God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch. All fans, 21 years of age and older will receive a Rangers Budweiser Opening Day Magnetic Schedule as they enter the park.

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