How to Watch Batting Practice at Globe Life Field [Texas Rangers]


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Watching batting practice gives fans an opportunity to see players up close and personal. Some players use this time to sign autographs and interact with fans. But what about Texas Rangers games at Globe Life Field? Can you watch batting practice at Globe Life Field?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at Globe Life Field, although it’s worth noting that batting practice begins prior to the stadium gates opening, so fans will only be able to see part of batting practice. The official time that Texas Rangers batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly two and a half hours before game time. Typically, batting practice lasts 45-50 minutes per team.

The Rangers will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible.

Globe Life Field gates usually open 90 minutes prior to game time for afternoon games, and 2 hours prior to game time for night games (source). This means for day games, when fans enter the stadium, Rangers batting practice will already be concluded, and the road team will be on the field for their portion of batting practice.

Because gates open 2 hours before first pitch for night games at Globe Life Field, those night games present a much better opportunity for you to catch a glimpse of Rangers batting practice. These gate opening times are subject to change, so reaching out to the Rangers customer service department to verify gate times before you leave is important.

Although batting practice is usually held, it is worth noting that there can be occasional exceptions due to weather or other circumstances. Batting practice time is at the manager’s discretion, but as I mentioned earlier, most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible.

Texas Rangers Batting Practice Time

Can You Watch Batting Practice at Globe Life Field?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at Globe Life Field. As we discussed above, the official time that Texas Rangers batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly 2.5 hours before game time.

The Texas Rangers will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but batting practice usually lasts 45-50 minutes per team.

As we discussed earlier, Globe Life Field gates usually open 90 minute prior to game time for afternoon games, and 2 hours prior to game time for night games. This means for day games, when fans enter the stadium, Rangers batting practice may already be concluded, and the road team will be on the field for their portion of batting practice.

Because gates open 2 hours before first pitch for night games at Globe Life Field, those night games present a much better opportunity for you to watch Rangers batting practice. These gate opening times are subject to change, so reaching out to the Rangers customer service department to verify gate times before you leave is advised.

The main takeaway is that even though, yes, fans are allowed to enter the stadium early to watch batting practice at Globe Life Field, because the gates only open 90 minutes prior to first pitch for afternoon games, you will have a better change at seeing Rangers batting practice during a night game when gates open 2 hours prior to first pitch.

What Time do Gates Open for Batting Practice?

As we discussed above, Globe Life Field gates open 90 minutes prior to game time for afternoon games, and 2 hours prior to game time for night games. It is worth noting that gate times are always subject to change, but most teams stick to normal gate times as much as possible.

After the Rangers complete their portion of batting practice, the road team will take the field and hold batting practice. For more information on stadium gates, visit our Globe Life Field Gate & Parking Guide.

Do You Need a Ticket for Batting Practice?

You will, of course, need a Rangers ticket to be able to enter Globe Life Field and watch batting practice, but you don’t need an additional ticket to be able to watch batting practice.

If you need tickets for an upcoming Texas Rangers game, you can read more by visiting our article that discusses buying tickets at Globe Life Field.


Other Things to do Besides Watching Batting Practice at Globe Life Field

If you are looking for other activities at or near Globe Life Field to do before going to the game, there are a few options you may want to check out.

  • Texas Live! – The Texas Live! mall area is connected to the northwest corner of Globe Life Field, and is a popular place for fans to hang out prior to the game. There are several places to get food and a drink, and there are teams stores in there if you want to shop for Rangers Gear (Rangers stitched jersey info).
  • Photo Spots – Looking for a spot to take a selfie or a family photo before the game? Well, Globe Life Field has several spots located around the stadium dedicated for selfies and other photos. If this is something you might be interested in doing prior to first pitch, you can watch the Rangers’ video that details the best photo spots around the stadium.

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