The 2023 MLB season is underway, and the Texas Rangers play their first home game on March 30. It marks the team’s fourth season inside Globe Life Field, the blessedly air-conditioned stadium with a retractable roof, where games are comfortable even during summer’s hottest months. The Rangers added some high-profile players to the squad this year, but with more than 100 dining options spread across the stadium, fans will eat well regardless of what transpires between the lines.
Concessions range from ballpark classics like hot dogs and nachos to specialties, including impossibly large items that can feed a whole row. Here’s a breakdown of Globe Life Field’s food and drink offerings, plus where to find them inside the stadium.
What’s New on the Menu
Today’s best ballparks walk the line between quick-serve restaurants and state fairs, with creative options meant as much for Instagram as sustenance. It is most evident at the 24” Stand, where you’ll find the new two-foot-long Boomstick Burger (section 132). This beefy follow-up to the iconic and similarly sized Boomstick Hot Dog sees a massive patty topped with chili, nacho cheese, jalapeños, and crispy onion rings, served on a fresh-baked brioche bun. It costs $35 but feeds up to four people.
The Brisket Croissant at Sweet Baby Rays (sections 3, 123, and 230) involves slices of brisket rolled between layers of croissant dough, baked and topped with a donut-style glaze.
Corn Ribs (sections 3, 121, and 230) feature ears of fresh corn on the cob split into “ribs’’ and then topped with spicy lime crema, cotija cheese, and Tajín.
The Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Pretzel (sections 3, 12, 121, 208, and 233) is a soft Bavaria-style sourdough pretzel dipped in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos dust, aka “Cheetle,” and then coated in crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
The Pizza Dawwg (sections 3, 133, and 214) is a decadent union of two fan favorites that pair a Texas Chili Company all-Angus beef hot dog with a topper of baked and bubbly mozzarella cheese, marinara, and pepperoni.
And to ensure vegans aren’t left out, the PLT Sandwich (section 101) combines balsamic-glazed grilled portabella mushrooms with bibb lettuce, sliced tomato, and vegan mayo.
Traditionalists will still find plenty to eat, as hot dogs, nachos, pizzas, burgers, barbecue, popcorn, ice cream, and other popular foods are readily available in multiple sections throughout the ballpark.
Hurtado Barbecue (section 141) is the official barbecue partner at Globe Life Field and serves brisket elotes, brisket nachos, brisket sandwiches, birria tacos, and beef ribs.
Backstop Burgers (sections 108 and 121) are stocked with cheeseburgers, cheese fries, pretzels, and jumbo hot dogs.
Go Deep Fried (sections 121, 224, and 230) makes corn dogs, hot dogs, fries, and funnel cakes.
Abner Doubledogs (sections 2, 121, 224, and sky box 1-4) has hot dogs, burgers, nachos, peanuts, and popcorn.
Pluckers (section 131) has an outpost on the lower concourse and is your go-to for saucy wings, tenders, and fries.
Scoops (sections 6, 102, and 235) are where you can score ice cream served inside a mini helmet.
Drinks are easy to come by at stands and carts strategically located everywhere you look so you won’t go thirsty. Select bars will pour your beer directly into a tall, baseball bat-shaped vessel, and others serve margaritas in mason jars.
Mobile Ordering and High-Tech Vendors
If you’re worried about missing the on-field action while you trek for snacks, you can stay put and order food and drinks straight to your seat. New this year, Globe Life Field is offering mobile ordering with delivery via the MLB Ballpark app. Scroll through the menus to make your selections, then sit tight until they arrive. Specific options vary depending on where you’re sitting, but you can expect various hot food, snacks, and drinks.
Those who want to stretch their legs can also try a couple of new Express Grill outlets (sections 108 and 124), which are equipped with Amazon’s Just Walk Out and Amazon One technologies, which let you enter and exit without fumbling for credit cards or cash. You might’ve seen this tech employed at DFW, Love Field, and other airports, but at Globe Life Field, you can use it to snag burgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, sausages, corn dogs, beer, seltzers, sodas, and other game day essentials.