Stadium tours in Arlington reopen under social distancing guidelines

The coronavirus has closed down entertainment venues across the country, but as the state of Texas slowly reopens residents are finding new ways to enjoy their leisure time. For sports fans, the closures have made watching and supporting their favorite teams from the stands impossible. Despite cancellations of live sporting events, Globe Life Field and the AT&T Stadium are offering modified tours to enjoy this summer.

The much-awaited Globe Life Field, the new home of the Texas Rangers, finished construction in early March. A major feature of the field is the retractable roof, which makes the experience more comfortable for players and fans. The modern design includes large arches that overlook the field and a roof that offers plenty of natural light. The field also boasts shadowbox jersey displays that can be seen from the north entrance.

The ballpark will not be allowing the public to watch games in person anytime soon, but fans can still enjoy the new field. Globe Life Field opened its doors to the First Look Tours on June 1st and will run through the end of July. The event will give fans an exclusive look at the field before the first games of the season take place. To follow social distancing rules, tours are allowing only small groups at a time. Tickets are available here and the prices are as follows:

  • Adults – $25
  • Seniors – $22
  • Youth – $15

The Texas Rangers would have already been on the field, but the 2020 Major League Baseball season has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

The AT&T Stadium announced that it would be offering its own tours, which began on Monday as well. VIP Guided Tour tickets are available to buy here and prices are as follows:

  • Adult – $32
  • Seniors and children – $27

The educational, self-guided, and art tours are currently unavailable, but the new modified tours, according to the AT&T website, are being conducted in groups of 10 or less. Additionally, tour guides are to wear face coverings, and guests are being encouraged to wear them as well. Visitors can expect to see areas such as the private suite, the field, and locker rooms. While concession stands are to remain closed, the Pro Shop will be open for guests. The Dallas Cowboys’ first home game of the year is set to take place on Saturday, August 22.

Arlington is a growing city and the new Globe Life Field will bring more events, games, and gatherings to the Entertainment District.

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Nayeli Lopez
Nayeli Lopez
Nayeli is a Senior at the University of Texas at Arlington studying Marketing and Management. She has a passion for the arts including photography and music and she likes learning and trying new things. One of her goals include starting her own small business one day. You can usually find her listening to Kpop or checking out a new restaurant around her Fort Worth hometown