The Texas Rangers today announced Monday, April 17, as the date they’ll unveil their City Connect uniforms which the team will wear every Friday home game at Globe Life Field this season, beginning Friday, April 21, when they host the Oakland Athletics at 7:05 p.m.
The Texas Rangers Grand Slam Team Store is set to open at 9:00 a.m. on April 17 and is the exclusive Metroplex venue for the City Connect collection until April 21.
Fans can also purchase the City Connect collection at MLB.com, the Nike app and Nike.com, NewEra.com, Stance.com, and the MLB Flagship Store in New York City.
Fans that head to Globe Life Field for the City Connect collection Monday morning can enjoy free samples from Hurtado Barbeque and Golden Chick outside the Grand Slam Team Store on the Globe Life Field North Plaza until supplies last. Additionally, fans will have photo opportunities on the plaza with several of the new uniform design features.
Fans are invited to park in Tundra Lot B and enter the Grand Slam Team Store from the North Plaza entrance.
The Nike MLB City Connect Series launched in 2021 and was formed to celebrate the connection between the specific club and its city. The Rangers are one of six MLB teams set to join the City Connect Series in 2023.
Along with debuting the uniforms on Friday, April 21, the Rangers will wear them again the following night against the Athletics. The Saturday night game is the only non-Friday game they will be worn in 2023.
The April 21 date is of great significance for the Texas Rangers franchise. The team played its first-ever game at Arlington Stadium on April 21, 1972.
On the 21st, a pair of promotions presented by Globe Life highlights the uniform debut as the first 30,000 fans take home the commemorative City Connect Program giveaway and the first 15,000 collect the City Connect-themed Marcus Semien Bobblehead giveaway. The Semien bobblehead is the first of a three-part City Connect bobblehead series also featuring Corey Seager on Friday, May 19, and Jacob deGrom on Friday, June 16. Additionally, as part of the Rangers Poster Series, a City Connect edition poster designed by DFW artist Chris Perez will be available for purchase at the Authentics kiosk behind section 134.
The team is partnering with a pair of Dallas-Fort Worth art venues for City Connect launch parties on April 21 and 22.
Fans are invited to ArtPark Trinity Groves (331 Singleton Blvd, Dallas) from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. on the 21st, where the City Connect collection will be available for purchase, and Rangers fans will be treated to a special guest appearance by National Baseball Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez, who will take pictures and sign autographs (one per person) from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
On the 22nd, the launch party moves to the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival (Corner of Main Street and E 2nd Street, Fort Worth) from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. The City Connect collection will be available for purchase, and Rodriguez will be present for pictures and autographs (one per person) from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Similar to the 21st, the first 30,000 fans will take home the commemorative City Connect Program giveaway, presented by Globe Life, on Saturday, April 22, and the first 10,000 fans will receive the Arlington Stadium Replica giveaway, presented by Coca-Cola.
Tickets for all remaining home games during the 2023 season can be purchased at rangers.com, by phone at 972-RANGERS, or at the Southeast Box Office at Globe Life Field.
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