Rangers Announce 60-Game Schedule for 2020 Season
Monday, July 6, 2020
Texas Rangers Scheduled To Play Colorado Rockies In First Regular Season Game At Globe Life Field On Friday, July 24
The Texas Rangers are scheduled to play the Colorado Rockies in the first regular season game ever at the new Globe Life Field on Friday, July 24 in the team’s 2020 opener. The complete 2020 60-game schedule was announced today by Major League Baseball.
The Rangers will open the 2020 season with a five-game homestand against N.L. West Division opponents, facing the Rockies on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 24, 25, and 26. The club will then host the Arizona Diamondbacks in a two-game series on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28-29 before going on a six-game, seven-day trip to San Francisco and Oakland.
The Rangers return home on Friday, August 7 for a six-game homestand that features a pair of A.L. West Division foes, the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners. Texas will be at home for 15 of 23 games between August 7 and 30. The club closes the regular season with a four-game series against the defending A.L. champion Houston Astros, September 24-27 at Globe Life Field.
In the abbreviated 60-game schedule in 2020, the Rangers will play 40 games versus A.L. West Division opponents, 20 at Globe Life Field and 20 on the road. That breaks down to three series and ten total games versus each A.L. West team. Texas will face the five N.L. West Division teams for 20 total contests, 10 at Globe Life Field and 10 on the road. That breaks down to eight total series, four home and four road. The Rangers will host every N.L. West club except San Francisco and will play at each N.L. West park except Los Angeles.
2020 game times were also announced today. For home games against Colorado and Houston, the normal game times will be 7:05 p.m. CT for weekday night games, 6:05 p.m. CT on Saturday, and 1:35 p.m. CT on Sunday. For home games against teams in the Pacific time zone (Arizona, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland, San Diego, Seattle), the normal game times will be 8:05 p.m. CT on weekday nights, 6:05 p.m. CT on Saturday, and 1:35 p.m. CT on Sunday. The club will play several weekday getaway games at 3:05 p.m. CT.
Per agreement with Major League Baseball, the Rangers will play 8:05 p.m. CT weekday night home games versus teams in the Pacific time zone with those clubs starting weekday night home games against Texas at 6:05 p.m. PT/8:05 p.m. CT. Please note that these weekday night game times may be adjusted if fans are allowed to attend 2020 Major League games.
Prior to the start of the regular season, the Rangers and Rockies will play a pair of exhibition games at Globe Life Field on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 21-22 with both contests starting at 7:05 p.m. CT.
Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that Major League Baseball anticipates beginning its 2020 regular season approximately one month from today, on July 23rd or July 24th.
The announcement follows confirmation today that the MLB Players Association has accepted the health and safety protocols that will guide MLB’s return to play and that players will be able to report for training by July 1st. The health and safety of players and employees will remain MLB’s foremost priorities in its return to play. MLB is working with a variety of public health experts, infectious disease specialists and technology providers on a comprehensive approach that aims to facilitate a safe return.
MLB has submitted a 60-game regular season schedule for review by the Players Association. The proposed schedule will largely feature divisional play, with the remaining portion of each Club’s games against their opposite league’s corresponding geographical division (i.e., East vs. East, Central vs. Central and West vs. West), in order to mitigate travel. The vast majority of Major League Clubs are expected to conduct training at the ballparks in their primary home cities.
Commissioner Manfred said: “Major League Baseball is thrilled to announce that the 2020 season is on the horizon. We have provided the Players Association with a schedule to play 60 games and are excited to provide our great fans with Baseball again soon.”
If you would like to apply your single game ticket purchase from the months of June, July, August and September toward future Texas Rangers home games, we’d like to thank you by offering you the same number of tickets (up to four) to select non-premier games during the 2020 season.
If you would like to transfer your single game ticket purchase to a credit on your account, and receive the corresponding bonus tickets, click here to start the process.
If you would like to request a refund on your single game ticket purchase, click here to start the refund process with an email that should include the following information:
- Phone Number
- Email Address used to purchase the tickets
- Confirmation Number (found on the email received after purchase of your tickets)
- What method of payment did you use to purchase the tickets? (Credit Card, Cash, or Check – full credit card number is not needed).
If you have an Opening Day ticket from the March 31 game, please hold on to your ticket for a future Opening Day game to be announced.
What if I have tickets to Opening Day at Globe Life Field?
Because our home opener, originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, will not be played on that date, we will be announcing details at texasrangers.com as soon as we have an update.
What is the status of Spring Training?
MLB and the MLB Players Association have suspended all Spring Training operations.
What if I have tickets to the Exhibition Games at Globe Life Field?
Because the exhibition games originally scheduled to take place on March 23 and 24 at Globe Life Field have been cancelled, you will be able to choose a regular-season game with the credit that will be on your account.
What if I bought tickets to games that look like they will be postponed?
Again, stay tuned to texasrangers.com. More details and updated information will be announced on our site.
What if I have digitally forwarded tickets for games that look like they will be postponed?
An official policy on behalf of MLB on rescheduled games and how to handle ticket forwards will be forthcoming and will be announced on texasrangers.com.
Are the box offices at Globe Life Field open?
All Texas Rangers box office locations are closed. If you have questions about Rangers tickets, please call 972.RANGERS. For the latest updates and information, be sure to check this page and follow the Rangers on social media.
What if I currently have or want season tickets?
2021 season ticket information is coming soon. For information regarding the 2020 season, please call 972-RANGERS to learn about your options.
What is the status of Spring Training?
Players and coaches will participate in Summer Camps beginning Friday, July 3.
Opening of regular season to be pushed back
Monday, March 16, 2020
Today Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. conducted a conference call with the 30 Clubs of Major League Baseball. Following last night's newly updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, the opening of the 2020 regular season will be pushed back in accordance with that guidance.
MLB will keep fans updated on decisions regarding plans for the 2020 schedule in the weeks ahead. The Clubs remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins. We will continue to monitor ongoing events and undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts, and urge all baseball fans to follow suit. MLB extends its best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by the coronavirus.
What are the updates with Minor League Baseball?
The majority of players in minor league spring training camps have returned home, and Minor League Baseball has also postponed the opening of their clubs’ seasons.