We expected a bizarre hot dog — this year, the frank comes doused in Cheetos-infused nacho cheese — as part of the Texas Rangers' new roster of ballpark eccentricities. The too-tall Wicked Pig sandwich with five kinds of pork, six if you count crunchy pork rinds, fits right in, too.
Globe Life Park in Arlington has been home to 2-foot-long hot dogs and 24-inch-long deep-fried brownies. So 'scuse us if we didn't foresee vegan nachos, vegan jerky and a salad as part of the 2016 menu.
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Texas Rangers Unveil New Concessions for 2016 Season
Texas Rangers New Concessions in 2016:
- Wicked Pig - Hawaiian roll layered with pulled pork, thick cut Danish bacon, a split sausage, prosciutto, thick sliced ham, covered in barbecue sauce, topped with coleslaw and pork rinds. Located at the 557 Smokehouse in section 49.
- Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Dog - all beef hot dog topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos infused Nacho Cheese and sprinkled with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos for an atomic kick. Located at American Dog stands in sections 22 and 48.
- Chicken & Donut Skewer - 12-inch skewer of fresh donut holes & fried chicken drizzled with sweet & spicy buffalo honey sauce. Located at Flew the Coop in section 50.
- Ballpark Vegan – vegan-themed portable cart that offers a variety of popular ballpark fare and other healthy options that do not contain any animal bi-products. The menu consists of: Southwest Black Bean Burger, Vegan Nachos, Vegan Hot Dog, Vegan Jerky, Vegan Chili, Vegan Spinach Wrap, Shake It Up Salad, Fresh Cut Fruit and more! Located in section 16.
- Prices vary
- Shake It Up Salad - house made garden salad served in a shakeable cup with a side of dressing to conveniently enjoy on the go. Located at Ballpark Vegan in section 16 and Centerfield Market.
- Jumbo Hot Dog - standard Jumbo Hot Dog in general concessions is now an all-beef Angus Hot Dog sourced from the local Fort Worth based Texas Chili Company. Served at most concessions locations
- Pub Pretzels with Beer Cheese - fresh baked pub-style pretzels served with a house made beer cheese. Located in sections 11, 18, 30, and 327.
- Bahama Buck’s SnoBlast - Riptide Raspberry and Cherry Sublime flavors available. Located at section 11, 23, 30, 37, Centerfield Market, 216, 236, 322, and 338. Also vended in the seats.
- Best Damn Root Beer - an adult version of a childhood favorite.
Captain Morgan Club:
- Bacon and Cheddar Loaded Fries - waffle cut fries topped with sour cream, smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and scallions.
- Smoked Brisket Loaded Fries - waffle cut fries topped with white queso, brisket smoked in-house, grilled onions and peppers.
- Pudge’s Plate - hot pressed panini stuffed with smoked turkey breast, turkey patty, fresh spinach, provolone cheese, and Sriracha aioli.
- Homerun Cheeseburger - four all-beef hamburger patties topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onions on a brioche bun. Served with a pickle spear and waffle fries.
- Mediterranean Wedge Salad - miniature version of the classic with: Romaine Hearts, julienned cucumbers, Roma tomatoes, fried pancetta, feta cheese crumbles and Greek vinaigrette dressing
- Big Texas Club - turkey breast, salami, bacon, pepper-jack cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, chipotle mayonnaise, Texas- sized buns
- Gulf Coast Raw Bar - assortment of seasonal seafood from the gulf coast, featuring fresh crab claws, bay scallops and smoked salmon, served with the traditional condiments.
- Rocky Road Bread Pudding - toasted sweet bread, custard, marshmallows and pecans served with whiskey cream sauce
- Retail will continue to promote a line of products that support the Texas Rangers Manager and 2016 Marketing Campaign - #NeverEverQuit.
- Co-branded merchandise with Star Wars and Marvel Comics
- A new Authentic Jersey and BP Cap will be introduced on-field in 2016.
- New Flex Base uniform from Majestic has been designed in collaboration with MLB and its players. The new uniform gives players optimal freedom of movement, while providing cooling and comfort like never before.
- New BP Cap from New Era features a state outline giving this cap a new look. We have coordinated a social media plan with the Texas Rangers to promote the release of this cap.
- Jordan Spieth Golf Apparel by Under Armour featuring styles he will be wearing on tour.
- Dooney & Bourke – Extended collection including new leather bags and the addition of nylon.
- New Era – Expanding from headwear into accessories including backpacks and duffle bags.
- Coach purses and accessories