FRISCO, TEXAS (November 18, 2016) - The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, today announced, in conjunction with Toys for Tots, that the club will host its inaugural "Winter Wonderland" at Dr Pepper Ballpark on Friday, December 9 from 4:00-10:00 p.m. The free-to-attend, open-to-the-public event will feature caroler and appearances from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and fans can drop off unwrapped toys to donate to Toys for Tots.
Like last year, fans can bring unwrapped toys to the home plate gate, where Marines with Toys for Tots will help fans unload their donations. Anyone who brings a toy will receive 10% off at the Riders Outpost.
New this year, however, is that the gates of Dr Pepper Ballpark will open to the public for this festive event. At the Winter Wonderland, fans can take carriage rides (from 5:30-7:30 p.m.), hear the Vocal Magic carolers sing (from 5:00-8:00 p.m.), and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, accompanied by their reindeer (from 5:30-7:30 p.m.). Beginning at 6:30, RiderVision, the state-of-the-art video board at Dr Pepper Ballpark, will screen Christmas classics.
During the event, concessions stands will sell $1.00 beers, Dr Pepper products, hot dogs, nachos, chips, popcorn, cracker jacks, coffee, and, of course, hot chocolate. Both the Primrose Schools and RoughRiders playgrounds will be open along with inflatables and more.
The 2017 Frisco RoughRiders season begins on April 6, when the RoughRiders host the Springfield Cardinals at Dr Pepper Ballpark. For all 2017 ticketing information, including tickets for the Choctaw Lazy River and ticket packages for the 2017 Texas League All-Star Game at Dr Pepper Ballpark on Tuesday, June 27, fans can visit RidersBaseball.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (972) 731-9200, or stop by in-person to the RoughRiders Ticket Office.
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg and Scott Sonju. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing over $7 million in wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including the new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The improvements made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Elvis Andrus, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, Nelson Cruz, and C.J. Wilson as well as current Rangers stars Derek Holland, Rougned Odor, and Mitch Moreland. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Nathan Barnett at (972) 334-1976 or via e-mail at Nathan@RidersBaseball.com.