Ring Out the First Pitch at a Texas Rangers’ Baseball Game!
July 29, 2017 | Arlington, TX
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1) What should I wear to this event?
2) Is there an age limit to enter the event?
3) What are my parking options getting to the event?
4) What can/can’t I bring to the event?
5) What if it rains?
6) How will I receive updates?
7) Is there mobility assistance for those ringing?
8) Are their mobility assisted seating options available?
9) Is my registration/ticket transferrable? or Can I update my registration information?
10) What if I need extra park entry tickets for friends and family after I have placed my order?
11) What if I have season tickets to the Texas Rangers?
What should I wear to this event?
Ringers: You will wear your souvenir t-shirt that you will pick up at check-in. Remember to wear comfortable soft-soled, closed-toed, closed-heeled shoes as you will be standing during rehearsals and walking out on the baseball field as part of this event. Shoes with cleats, heels, or wheels are not permitted as they will cause damage to the field. You can wear any color gloves you like or not wear them at all. You are welcome to wear whatever style of pants or shorts you would like. You may wish to review the Rangers’ Fan Code of Conduct for their clothing requirements and modesty requirements.
Friends & Family: You may wish to review the Rangers’ Fan Code of Conduct for their clothing requirements and modesty requirements.
We ask that all clothing be clean and free from holes.
Pro Tip: Sunglasses will be allowed on the field. Rangers’ caps or visors along with solid color caps/visors will also be allowed on the field only if medically necessary. Because of television rights, we are unable to allow other branded hats or headwear on the field. Large hats will not be allowed because of the limited space available on the field. All hats are welcome at the afternoon rehearsal.
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
Ringers under 16 must have a parent, legal guardian, or chaperone accompany them on the field. Parents, legal guardians, and chaperones much have their own ringer ticket.
What are my parking options getting to the event?
All attendees arriving prior to 4:00 pm are to park at Lot C at the request of the Rangers organization. Their lots don’t normally open up until 4:00 pm, but the Rangers are opening this lot early just for us. Parking is $17 for each vehicle and $40 for a bus/RV/vehicle-with-trailer; all fees are paid directly to the lot attendants. They will have one courtesy cart operating prior to 4:00 pm. Pre-game courtesy carts will be for attendees and small cases only. Groups with large amounts of equipment are asked to drop off their equipment at the North Lawn before parking.
If you park in a private lot (gray lots), there will be no courtesy cart service.
Please make sure that all cases and bells are at North Lawn for rehearsal prior to 4:50 pm. Street closings will occur around 5:00 pm. No equipment drop offs will be allowed after 4:50 pm as it may restrict general traffic flow.
Registration/Drop Off is the pink star
Parking Lot C is the pink arrow
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Please bring all handbells required for your participation and cases for storage. Music stands will not be allowed on the field. Area 9 and the Texas Rangers will not be providing any equipment for this event. The Rangers have informed us that we will be required to return all instruments, cases, and other equipment to our vehicles after ringing the national anthem; no equipment or cases can be stored in the stadium during the game for security purposes. Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers, nor Area 9 assumes any responsibility or liability in the event of damage to or loss of any equipment. Area 9 recommends that you have your equipment adequately insured.
Remember to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated!
Firearms or weapons of any type are strictly prohibited at this event by the venue.
What if it rains?
We will ring the national anthem rain or shine. Please bring ponchos or rain coats for yourself to stay dry and a towel to dry off your handbells should they get wet. Please remember that handbells can get wet as long as you dry them off within a reasonable amount of time. If you choose not to attend the event due to rain, you are still responsible for collecting your t-shirt(s). Area 9 will not be mailing t-shirts to anyone not collecting these items unless postage is paid by the registrant.
How will I receive updates?
We will provide all ticket holders with major updates via e-mail and updates here on the event website. Those with Ringer tickets will get a few additional updates and reminders via e-mail. We have a special text message system in place this year to help us communicate with Ringers the day of the event. (standard text messaging rates apply; see carrier for details)
Pro Tip: If you are registering a group of people, please remember to provide each individual’s preferred e-mail address and mobile phone number so they can receive any updates directly in their inbox and on their mobile device. (standard text messaging rates apply; see carrier for details)
Is there mobility assistance for those ringing?
Globe Life Park does have a mobility assisted option to help a limited number of ringers reach the field more easily. However, all ringers must be able to walk on and off fo the field without assistance. Please e-mail our event team if you need this assistance.
Are their mobility assisted seating options available?
Globe Life Park does have a mobility assisted seating option to help ringers and friends and family enjoy the game in comfort. Remember to check the box for each registrant who will need this seat type. These seats are limited; Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers, and Area 9 cannot guarantee that mobility assisted seating will be available at the time your ticket is ordered.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable? or Can I update my registration information?
Friends & Family Ticket Holders: You can certainly transfer your ticket to anyone else your wish; however, you will not be able to update the name on file with the Rangers. Remember that all sales are final.
Ringer Ticket Holders: You can transfer your ticket and t-shirt to anyone you wish; however, you will not be able to update the name on file with the Rangers or with Area 9. You will not be able to alter the t-shirt size. Remember that all sales are final.
What if I need extra park entry tickets for friends and family after I have placed my order?
Those wishing to sit together as a large group must place ONE order for all tickets in that group. We have no mechanism to allow for individual orders to be seated together this year. Please adjust your group registration process accordingly.
What if I have season tickets to the Texas Rangers?
Scroll through the registration options and select the season ticket holder registration so you can register with Area 9 for field access and all of the other benefits of ringing the anthem. Remember to bring your season ticket with you!
Friends and family wishing to utilize their season tickets may absolutely do so without needing to register with or notify Area 9.
Registration Closes July 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Area 9 and the Texas Rangers’ organization reserves the right to cancel this event if the number of registrations is deemed insufficient. Area 9 reserves the right to return registrations prior to the deadline if capacity per the Texas Rangers organization is reached.