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Randy McIlwain, NBCDFW.com
The city of Arlington may not be home to the Commissioner's Trophy but it is celebrating the $1.3 million in economic impact from hosting the World Series.
Fox Sports Southwest and the City of Arlington will host a Rangers Rally on Lot J on the west side of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington at 6 p.m.
From the Texas Rangers press release:
Rangers Rally will feature appearances and remarks by Managing Partner and CEO Chuck Greenberg, President Nolan Ryan, General Manager Jon Daniels, Manager Ron Washington, and a number of the players from the 2010 American League Champions.
City of Arlington Mayor Dr. Robert Cluck and other city officials will also participate along with Rangers Captain, the Rangers Six Shooters, and other special guests. Large video screens will be showing highlights of the 2010 ride to the World Series, and other features are also planned.
The Rangers Rally is free and free parking will be available in Rangers Lots A, B, C, M and N and Cowboys Stadium Lot 4. The parking lots open at 2 p.m.
A note to fans, Nolan Ryan Expressway between Road to Six Flags and Randol Mill Road will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Arlington Economic Impact
The Giants may have taken the Commissioner's Trophy back to San Francisco, but the winner of the World Series may just be the City of Arlington.
The city estimates each of the eight playoff and World Series games brought approximately $1.2 million to Arlington.
The World Series run was an unexpected cash windfall between the NBA All-Star Game in February 2010 and Super Bowl XLV in February 2011.
Thanks to the national prime time exposure, amateur sports teams are talking about bringing tournaments to Arlington.