There’s something right about a summer evening and baseball, and we’re lucky to have an amazing, family-friendly venue for it in our backyard. The Round Rock Express, a Triple-A team affiliated with the Texas Rangers, plays home games at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. The games are fun and the entire family can enjoy a night at the ballpark for less than it costs to go to the movies.
The ballpark itself is great. It was built with families in mind, including a “Fun Zone” area that includes a playscape, full basketball court, bungee trampoline, rock climbing wall and more. Several activities are free while others cost a small fee — or you can purchase a $10 wristband for unlimited access to all. It’s entertaining for the kids and gives them the opportunity to do things they don’t normally get to do.
There’s Nothing Like the View From the Cheap Seats
Tickets are reasonably priced in the ballpark, and there are tons of promotions for discounts on tickets, food and other activities. Upcoming examples include a Nolan Ryan Bobblehead Giveaway, Bud Light Friday Fireworks and H-E-B Kids Day. For a complete schedule of promotions click here.
My family went recently for “Strike Out Hunger” where the donation of two H-E-B canned goods each got us all in to the lawn seats for free. I have to say, there really are no bad seats at the Dell Diamond. In fact, if my kids could have picked this would have been it! We sat directly behind the dugout, and the kids were entertained rolling down the grassy hill.
Round Rock Express games are not only great for families, but make wonderful corporate or other group outings. They offer plenty of options and packages. For something different groups can reserve a swimming pool that overlooks the field. Swimming and baseball at the same time — not a bad combo in this August heat!
In addition to the game, there are plenty of things going on in the stadium. Spike, the lively dog mascot, entertains the crowd by posing for pictures and signing autographs. There are interactive games and of course plenty of concessions. Peanuts and cracker jacks, naturally, but also pizza, buffalo wings, ice cream, local beer and many of other options. Or another bonus is the The Salt Lick’s second location, which is located adjacent to the field. It’s not Driftwood, but there’s something right about BBQ and baseball in Texas. Stop by before or after to extend the fun.
If you haven’t made it to the Dell Diamond this summer there’s still time! The Round Rock Express is in town through August 19th, then again the 28th through September 1st.