Texas Rangers to Host Chicago Cubs in 2024 Season Opener at Globe Life Field on Thursday, March 28

Rangers will also host Arizona, Cincinnati, New York Mets, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington in interleague play

July 13th, 2023

Arlington, Texas – The Texas Rangers will host the Chicago Cubs in the 2024 regular season opener at Globe Life Field on Thursday, March 28. The complete 2024 schedule was announced today by Major League Baseball.

The Rangers will also host the 94th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday, July 16 at Globe Life Field. It marks the second time that the club will stage MLB’s Midsummer Classic and first since 1995 at The Ballpark in Arlington.

This will be the 31st time in 53 seasons that the Rangers have opened at home, the second straight and the seventh occasion in the last nine years. It will mark the second time the Rangers have played the Cubs on opening day as the club dropped a 12-4 decision on March 28, 2019, in the final opener at Globe Life Park in Arlington, the only other occasion on which Texas began the regular season as early as March 28.

Texas has played a National League team in its first game of the season on four previous occasions, all at home in the last ten seasons, the others being 2014 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies at Globe Life Park in Arlington (L, 10-14), 2020 against Colorado in the first regular season game at Globe Life Field (W, 1-0), and 2023 versus the Phillies at Globe Life Field (W, 11-7).

Following the three-game Chicago series, March 28-31, the Rangers begin their road schedule with three contests at Tampa Bay, April 1-3. The club returns to Arlington for a seven-game homestand with Houston and Oakland, April 5-11. Texas will play 19 of its first 32 games at home through May 2.

The road schedule includes a traditional doubleheader on Wednesday, May 8 at Oakland, one of two scheduled regular twinbills in the Majors in 2024. The last scheduled doubleheader for the Rangers was a day-night twinbill on September 12, 2022, at Miami, which was necessitated by the revised 2022 schedule due to the offseason labor situation. Prior to that, the last scheduled doubleheader for Texas was a split twinbill on May 27, 2013, at Arizona. The last traditional doubleheader (one admission) on the Rangers’ original season schedule took place on August 16, 1991, at Cleveland Stadium.

In 2023 Major League Baseball introduced a balanced schedule for all 30 clubs for the first time since interleague play was introduced in 1997. As a result, the Rangers’ 2024 schedule will feature the following:

Division Games: 52 total games (26 at home and 26 on the road) against four A.L. West Division opponents. That will include 13 games each versus Houston, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland, and Seattle.

Intraleague Games: 64 total games (32 at home and 32 on the road) against the other ten American League teams. The Rangers will play seven games each against Baltimore, Chicago White Sox, Detroit, and Minnesota, and six games apiece versus Boston, Cleveland, Kansas City, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay, and Toronto.

**Interleague Games: 46 total games **(23 games at home and 23 on the road) against the 15 National League teams. Texas will meet Arizona four times in a pair of home and home two-game series and the remaining 14 NL clubs three times each. The Rangers will host three-game series with the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati, New York Mets, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington and play three-game road sets at Atlanta, Colorado, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. It will mark the first time the Rangers have hosted Cincinnati and played at St. Louis since 2016.

Texas closes the 2024 regular season with a six-game roadtrip to Oakland and the Los Angeles Angels, September 24-29.

Game times for the 2024 schedule will be announced at a later date. The complete 2024 schedule is attached.