FRISCO, TEXAS (December 13, 2016) - The Texas Rangers Winter Caravan makes its way back to Dr Pepper Ballpark, the home of the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, on Saturday, January 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Rangers players and coaches, collect autographs, and enjoy a day of free, family fun and festivities at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Scheduled to appear from the Rangers are manager Jeff Banister and players Elvis Andrus, Robinson Chirinos, Chi Chi Gonzalez, A.J. Griffin and Tanner Scheppers. Each will be available for a free public autograph session from Noon to 1 p.m. at locations around the ballpark.
The FanFest portion of the event will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. In addition to the yearly autograph session with select Rangers players (12:00-1:00), this year will continue last year's new tradition of making the Caravan stop a more family-friendly experience. Fans can play catch on the field and kids can run the bases of Dr Pepper Ballpark as well as enjoy inflatables (weather permitting), airbrush artists, and the Primrose and Deuce playgrounds. Of course, Riders mascots and team dog Brooks will be attendance as well!
Ballpark concessions will also be available for purchase with select $1 food specials, including $1 beer, hot chocolate, coffee, Dr Pepper Products, hot dogs, and more.
The Riders Outpost, the RoughRiders team store, will be open during the event, with specials on select merchandise. Additionally, fans who wish to purchase ticket packages for the 2017 season may do so during the FanFest.
Returning for a second year is the popular "Rangers Caravan VIP Autograph Session & Brunch," a private, ticketed event in the JCPenney Club from 10:30-11:45. For $50, fans will enjoy a private autograph session with the Rangers players in attendance and a brunch featuring mimosas and bloody marys. Proceeds from ticket sales for the Rangers Caravan VIP Autograph Session & Brunch will benefit the RoughRiders Foundation, which supports programs and organizations in the local community. Availability is extremely limited for this event, and tickets last year sold out quickly.
~ PLEASE NOTE~ The Rangers Caravan VIP Autograph Session & Brunch is now SOLD OUT, but make sure to join us for your FREE opportunity to meet Rangers players, collect autographs, and enjoy a day of festivities at Dr Pepper Ballpark with the Rangers Caravan Fanfest (FREE to the public)!
Texas Rangers Winter Caravan
10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28
10:30 a.m.: Dr Pepper Ballpark gates open to public
10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Rangers Caravan VIP Autograph Session & Brunch (SOLD OUT)
11:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.: Media availability with Rangers Players/coaches, RoughRiders execs
10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: FanFest on the field and in the concourse (free and open to public)
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: Autographs from select Rangers players (free and open to the public)
7300 RoughRiders Trail
Frisco, Texas 75034
Select Texas Rangers players, RoughRiders mascots and more!
All FanFest events are subject to change pending weather. The Rangers Winter Caravan is presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, 105.3 FM The Fan, Fox Sports Southwest, TXA 21/KTVT 11 and Univision Radio KFLC 1270 AM.
Season ticket packages and group and hospitality offerings for the 2017 season can be reserved by calling (972) 731-9200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Single-game tickets will go on sale to the public at a later date.