Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tailgaters at Rangers games must have a ticket, according to new rules
Last year the lots were jammed with people who had no intention of going into the game, said a Rangers official.
ARLINGTON In an effort to clamp down on opening day chaos, the Texas Rangers are implementing new rules for tailgating at the ballpark.
Among the changes: Tailgaters must have tickets to the game to gain entrance to the parking lots; they cannot linger in the parking lots past the second inning; and private portable toilets will no longer be available.
Also, leave the deep fat fryer at home.
Rob Matwick, executive vice president of ballpark operations, said the changes, which were in effect last year for post season play, were made “to guarantee that we have parking on our lots for customers who have purchased tickets to the game.”
Last year the lots were jammed with people “who were not going to the game and had no intention of going to the game, were coming and just throwing their own parties,” Matwick said.
That lead to “some over indulgence,” he said. “It can become an issue in terms of crowd control.”
Check out the Rangers’ website for more specifics.
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