FRISCO, Texas (May 22, 2017) - An eight-game homestand for the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, ends today with a midday matchup against the Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros). First pitch from Dr Pepper Ballpark is set for 11:05 a.m.
Today is also Education Day with children from area school districts taking part in learning activities at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Gates for all home games open an hour before first pitch (90 minutes early for Founders Members).
The RoughRiders embark on a six-game road trip beginning Tuesday at Northwest Arkansas before returning to Dr Pepper Ballpark for six games from May 30 to June 4. The Riders will face Northwest Arkansas and Arkansas three times each on the homestand.
Single-game tickets, season tickets, special ticket packages and tickets for the Texas League All-Star Game on June 27 are available at RidersBaseball.com, (972) 731-9200 and 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. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing nearly $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a 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 upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.