World Series Champs!
Texas Rangers parade in Arlington will celebrate first-ever World Series title
In news you may have heard, the Texas Rangers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in five games, winning the first World Series Championship in franchise history.
Now it's time to celebrate: Bring on the merchandise, bring on the parade.
According to a release, the Rangers team and staff will return to Texas on Thursday, November 2, in the late afternoon. Due to space and security issues, there will be no public celebration planned on Thursday upon the team’s return.
On Friday November 3, the City of Arlington will honor the Texas Rangers first World Series Championship with a parade and ceremony.
The parade will take place in the Arlington Entertainment District and will be open free of charge to all fans. The parade is expected to begin at 12:15 pm with the entire team expected to participate.
Following the parade, there will be a public ceremony in the North Plaza outside Globe Life Field adjacent to Texas Live!. The ceremony will include remarks by Rangers’ executives, manager Bruce Bochy, and Rangers’ players. Bally Sports Southwest will provide complete broadcast coverage of the parade and ceremony.
A map of the parade route on the MLB website shows the parade will do a big loop around Globe Life Field, Loews Arlington Hotel, and Choctaw stadium.
It starts at Parking Lot A, then
- heads north on AT&T Way
- east on Nolan Ryan Expressway/Road to Six Flags
- south on Ballpark Way/Stadium Drive
- then west on Cowboy Way, returning to Lot A
There's a parade viewing area on the Globe Life Field campus, with video screens, across the street from Lot C.
Parking lots are open but the entire parade route will be closed to through traffic.
The Grand Slam Team Store at Globe Life Field stayed open until 3 am on November 2 so that fans could start buying up Rangers World Series Championship merchandise. The store will be open all day Thursday from 9 am-10 pm.
The Rangers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks four games to one in the World Series, winning game 5 5-0. Shortstop Corey Seager was named World Series MVP after hitting three separate two-run homers in the series, and scoring the winning run in the final game.