Rangers announce homestand themes for Astros, Rockies series

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In this photo made Thursday, July 23, 2020, an upper deck view of the new Texas Rangers home baseball stadium named Globe Life Field is seen in Arlington, Texas. The Texas Rangers' new stadium isn't retro and designers wanted the first next-generation ballpark. There is the full-panel retractable roof, the split seating levels offering full views of the ballpark with plenty of natural light. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers return to Globe Life Field tomorrow, on Friday, August 27, to begin a six-game homestand that will conclude on Wednesday, September 1.

The Rangers will face the Houston Astros in a three-game series to open the homestand. Games will be played on Friday, August 27, at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, August 28, at 6:05 p.m., and Sunday, August 29, at 1:35 p.m.

Houston holds a 9-3 advantage in the 2021 Lone Star Series, but the Rangers are 3-0 in the Battle for the Silver Boot at Globe Life Field, sweeping the series from May 21-23. Houston has one more trip to Arlington for four games, September 13-16.

The Rangers will host the Rockies for the second half of the homestand beginning on Monday, August 30, at 7:05 p.m., followed by games on Tuesday, August 31, at 7:05 p.m., and Wednesday, September 1, at 1:05 p.m.

This weekend the Texas Rangers will be participating in Major League Baseball’s Childhood Cancer Awareness initiative. On Friday, August 27, the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation will host Make A Wish North Texas and donate all proceeds from the 50/50 Texas Two Split Raffle to the organization. Additionally, on Wednesday, September 1, all MLB teams, including the Rangers, will wear gold wristbands and jersey ribbon decals in support of children battling cancer.

On Saturday, August 28, the Texas Rangers will host the second and final Bark at the Park event this season. This Saturday’s Bark at the Park, presented by Nylabone, Pet Pride, and Kroger, is sold out. Fans and furry friends that purchased tickets will have a dedicated seating section to watch the game.

Also on August 28, the Texas Rangers Equipment Drive will have its final collection day at Globe Life Field. Fans are encouraged to bring lightly used baseball and softball equipment that will be donated to kids across North Texas, including Texas Rangers Youth Academy athletes. Donations will be accepted from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. outside Globe Life Field at the TXU Energy North Plaza, Southeast, Comerica Northeast, and Toyota Southwest Entrances before the Rangers face the Houston Astros.

On Monday, August 30, the Texas Rangers and Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation will recognize the 65th anniversary of the 1956 Mansfield school desegregation incident. This Civil Rights Movement saw three Black high school students courageously seeking justice and equality in education. The sole surviving member of the Mansfield Three, Pastor Floyd S. Moody, will throw the ceremonial first pitch before Monday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies.

Pastor Moody and the Ministers Justice Coalition of Texas will use the first pitch to spread their message, Project the Positivity, throughout North Texas. Beverly Lightfoot Moody, daughter of Pastor Moody, will sing the National Anthem alongside several members of the Ministers Justice Coalition of Texas choir. All proceeds from the 50/50 Texas Two Split Raffle will be donated to the Ministers of Justice non-profit organization CityEquity.org.

Tickets for the Astros and Rockies series and all 2021 home games can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972.RANGERS, and at the Globe Life Field box office located at the Southeast entrance of the park. For all home games, the Rangers are making certain locations of Globe Life Field “Distanced Seating” sections, with tickets sold in pods of two and four seats to allow for more space between occupied seats.

Ben Scharnberg

Game-by-game highlights of the homestand:

Friday, August 27 vs. Astros – 7:05 p.m. – BSSW

  • Rangers Roots Night: Limited Tickets Available at texasrangers.com/themenights
  • Tarleton State University Night: SOLD OUT
  • Anheuser-Busch Happy Hour, $4 Draft Beers in the Karbach Brewing Sky Porch (5:00 – 7:05 p.m.)
  • First Pitch: Dr. James Hurley, Tarleton State University President
  • National Anthem performed by singer Kiara Mullins
  • 50/50 Raffle proceeds donated to Make A Wish Foundation – North Texas
  • Pre-game recognition of Arlington City Council and AISD


Saturday, August 28 vs. Astros – 6:30 p.m. – BSSW

  • Texas Rangers Equipment Drive donation collection outside Globe Life Field 3:30 – 6 p.m.
  • Bark at the Park, sponsored by Nylabone, Pet Pride, and Kroger: SOLD OUT
  • Texas A&M University Night: Limited Tickets Available at texasrangers.com/communitynights
  • Anheuser-Busch Happy Hour, $4 Draft Beers in the Karbach Brewing Sky Porch (4:00 – 6:05 p.m.)
  • National Anthem and God Bless America performed by singer Erika King
  • Pre-game recognition of Texas Rangers Youth Academy Whataburger Rising Stars
  • Pre-game recognition of Texas Rangers Youth Academy Youth of the Year, Andrew Reece


Sunday, August 29 vs. Astros – 1:35 p.m. – BSSW

  • Giveaway: Rangers Powder Blue Beach Towel, presented by Whataburger (First 7,000)
  • Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday, $1.00 ice cream for children 13 and under
  • National Anthem performed by Southlake Carroll High School Choir
  • Pre-game recognition of Purple Heart recipients

Monday, August 30 vs. Rockies – 7:05 p.m. – BSSW

  • Texas Tech University Night: Limited Tickets Available at texasrangers.com/communitynights
  • First Pitch: Pastor Floyd S. Moody, Member of the Mansfield Three
  • National Anthem performed by Beverly Lightfoot Moody and guest singers from the Ministers Justice Coalition of Texas choir
  • 50/50 Raffle proceeds donated to CityEquity.org


Tuesday, August 31 vs. Rockies – 7:05 p.m. – BSSW


Wednesday, September 1 vs. Rockies – 1:05 p.m. – BSSW

  • Nolan Ryan Beef Dollar Hot Dog Day
  • National Anthem performed by the Strikeout Kings


After the homestand concludes, on Thursday, September 2, the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation will be hosting its annual golf tournament. Taking place at the Texas Rangers Golf Club in Arlington, 34 participating teams will tee off beginning at 8 a.m. All proceeds from the event will directly impact the Foundation’s mission to support communities in North Texas and beyond. The Texas Rangers Golf Tournament, presented by Jim Ross Law Group is also supported by Bally Sports Southwest and PXG.

Texas Rangers Alumni participating in the tournament includes Mike Adams, Mike Bacsik Sr., Willie Banks, Blake Beavan, Rich Billings, Mark Brandenburg, Jerry Browne, Steve Buechele, Reggie Cleveland, Odie Davis, Steve Dunning, Jeff Frye, Yovani Gallardo, Dillon Gee, Craig Gentry, Benji Gil, Jose Guzman, Larry Hardy, Dave Hostetler, David Hulse, Phil Klein, Pat Mahomes Sr., Leon Roberts, Mike Simms, Kenny Suarez, Ellis Valentine, Todd Van Poppel, DeWayne Vaughn, and Curtis Wilkerson.




  • Masks are recommended for all fans except when actively eating or drinking at their ticketed seats. That includes all concourse areas and when entering Globe Life Field.

  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the ballpark.

  • Globe Life Field is cashless. All tickets will be digital and only credit cards are accepted at concession stands and retail locations.

  • Safe distancing is encouraged in concession lines and retail locations.

  • Outside food is allowed inside of Globe Life Field as long as it is inside a sealed clear gallon sized (or less) plastic bag.  Guests may also bring in a sealed non-flavored water (plastic bottle and under 1 liter).  One bag of food and one bottle of water per ticket will be permitted.  Additional considerations will be made for dietary concerns and infants.

  • All bags and purses must be soft sided and not exceed the Major League Baseball bag-size requirements of 16” x 16” x 8” All backpacks are prohibited, except single-compartment drawstring bags. Exceptions are for those bags that are carried for medical reasons or manufactured diaper bags that accompany infants and young children.  All bags are subject to search before entering the ballpark.

For more information, please go to texasrangers.com or call 972.RANGERS.