FRISCO, Texas (June 5, 2017) - Many of the brightest stars in Double-A descend on Dr Pepper Ballpark for the 81st Texas League All-Star Game presented by McAfee on Tuesday, June 27. Fans are invited to join the festivities, including the All-Star Gala the night before and the All-Star Game FanFest presented by Texas Mahindra Dealers and Sephora on game day.
The All-Star Gala is Monday, June 26 (7-10 p.m.) at Gilley's Dallas (1135 S Lamar St) and a limited number of tickets are available. RoughRiders season ticketholders have an exclusive presale opportunity starting Monday, June 5 at 11 a.m., with any remaining tickets going on sale to the public Wednesday, June 7 at 10 a.m.
FanFest leads up to the All-Star Game on Tuesday, June 27, with gates to Dr Pepper Ballpark opening at 3:30 p.m. FanFest features live entertainment from Dallas-based country singer/songwriter Adrian Johnston, plus fans can collect All-Star player autographs and watch batting practice. Inflatables and other activities will be available for kids.
The Celebrity Softball Game starting at 5:15 p.m. follows FanFest, and features local media celebs and professional athletes with ties to Dallas-Fort Worth area franchises. Rosters for the Celebrity Softball Game will be released at a later date.
After the pregame festivities wrap up, first pitch of the Texas League All-Star Game is at 7:05 p.m. Following the game, fans are invited to enjoy fireworks presented by Park Place Lexus.
Tickets for the Texas League All-Star Game and an All-Star Flex Pack, along with RoughRiders single-game tickets and season tickets, are available at RidersBaseball.com, (972) 731-9200 and the RoughRiders Ticket Office.
The Texas League All-Star Game, hosted by the RoughRiders for the third time, will pit the top prospects from the league's North and South divisions. The South will be represented by the RoughRiders (Texas Rangers), Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros), Midland RockHounds(Oakland Athletics) and San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres). The North will feature the Arkansas Travelers (Seattle Mariners), Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Kansas City Royals), Springfield Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals) and Tulsa Drillers (Los Angeles Dodgers).
Recent standout players from the Texas League All-Star Game include current Rangers Elvis Andrus, Martin Perez and Ryan Rua as well as some of baseball's great young stars, such as Mike Trout , Nolan Arenado , George Springer and Mike Moustakas . The RoughRiders had seven players selected to the All-Star Game last season with outfielder Ryan Cordell claiming MVP honors.
TEXAS LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Monday, June 26
- All-Star Gala (7-10 p.m.) at Gilley's Dallas (1135 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215)
Tuesday, June 27, Dr Pepper Ballpark
- All-Star Game FanFest presented by Texas Mahindra Dealers and Sephora (gates open 3:30 p.m.)
- Celebrity Softball Game (5:15 p.m.)
- Texas League All-Star Game presented by McAfee (7:05 p.m.)
- Postgame Fireworks presented by Park Place Lexus
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.