There’s nothing small about Dr Pepper Ballpark, the home of the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Though it’s a minor league park, the level of play and the fan experience are nothing short of big league.
The RoughRiders play down the road from their parent organization, the Texas Rangers, who play their games at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Fans at Dr Pepper Ballpark receive an up close and personal look at the “bright stars of tomorrow” when they watch Texas League action in Frisco.
In the Texas League, the Riders’ 140-game schedule means 70 home games, giving fans in the area nearly a nightly relationship with the ballpark. There are plenty of spots available around the seating bowl between first base and third base. Even the outfield berm seating, located in left-center field and right-center field, can be a beautiful place to relax under the stars on a warm Texas night and enjoy the game.
For those who want to beat the heat, the Choctaw Lazy River sits out in right field, overlooking the entire field of play. Completed in 2016, the Choctaw Lazy River is the largest body of water in a U.S. Sports stadium. Holding more than 68,000 gallons of water, fans have the opportunity to float along the figure-eight shaped pool. In fact, Ballpark Digest named the project the Best Ballpark Improvement (Over $1 million).
Prior to the addition of the Choctaw Lazy River in 2016, RoughRiders’ General Partner and CEO Chuck Greenberg played an integral role in adding a giant 2,763-square-foot HD video board and nearly 2,500-square-feet of new and updated LED board that provides fans with one of the largest digital displays in Minor League Baseball. Those upgrades, along with the Bull Moose Saloon, an open-air sports bar, brand new “Riders Outpost” team store, and much more earned “Best Ballpark Renovation” of 2015 in the Under $6 million category.
With tickets starting at just $7, fans of all ages can walk through the turnstiles and enjoy nightly baseball and exciting promotions. Every day at Dr Pepper Ballpark, something is going on that fans do not want to miss. The week begins with Kids Eat FREE Mondays, continues with Taco Tuesday, Weiner Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, and Postgame Fireworks Friday. On Saturdays, enjoy a postgame concert at the Bull Moose Saloon and then return for Kids Sunday Funday.
The unforgettable theme nights at Dr Pepper Ballpark always have fans buzzing. In 2017, Riders fans were entertained by Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann, at Tribute to Gilligan’s Island Night. Retro Game Show Night with Bob Eubanks, and Tribute to Grease Night with “Frenchy,” Didi Conn, were also smash hits.
Since the inaugural season of baseball in Frisco, when BaseballParks.com called Dr Pepper Ballpark the Best New Ballpark in 2003, Riders fans have been entertained with great play on the field, amazing amenities, and lasting memories. With yearly improvements, new theme nights, and the Texas Rangers of the future, RoughRiders baseball will continue to be the best ticket in town.