Rangers, Diageo enter into agreement for new restaurant at Rangers Ballpark

Arlington, TX -- The Texas Rangers and Diageo have entered into a multi-year agreement that includes the naming of the new restaurant/sports bar at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, it was announced today.

Captain Morgan Club is a climate-controlled restaurant/sports bar located in the first floor space of the office building complex in left-center field. The two-level facility will offer table and bar seating for approximately 230 guests and contains over 9,000 square feet. Captain Morgan Club will be open to all ticketed fans before, during and after Rangers home games.

“The Texas Rangers are very pleased that Diageo has extended its partnership with the team on this new facility,” commented Rangers Executive Vice President, Business Partnerships and Development Joe Januszewski. “Diageo has been a great partner for more than a decade with their branding of the Cuervo Club and its new identity with Captain Morgan Club continues an outstanding association. We look forward to working with Diageo for many years to come.”

“The new Captain Morgan Club will provide fans with an unparalleled experience at Rangers Ballpark,” said Tom Herbst, Director of Marketing, Rums at Diageo. “We look forward to building on the strong partnership between two great teams – and introducing Rangers fans to some of our newest Captain Morgan offerings.” 

Captain Morgan Club will provide a unique experience for Rangers fans. The facility will include a full scale bar with a wide variety of Diageo branded products as well as a two-story dining area overlooking the playing field with floor to ceiling glass. A full a la carte menu will be offered including burgers, salads, sandwiches, and BBQ fare. 

Fox Sports Southwest and 103.3 FM ESPN will have studios in Captain Morgan Club, and will have live pre and post-game show programming from the facility. Operated by the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington concessionaire, Sportservice, Captain Morgan Club is also expected to be open for select non-gameday events and will also be available for special event rental when the club is on the road and in the off-season.

Diageo, one of the world’s leading premium drinks business, has been a Texas Ranger corporate partner since 1999 and has had naming rights to the season ticket holder Cuervo Club since it opened in 2001.

In addition to Captain Morgan Club, the Rangers’ extensive offseason upgrades to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington include the construction of a 12,000 square-foot plaza area with multiple food and beverage options and other amenities, a Batter’s Eye Club, and indoor Kid’s Zone. In addition, the areas that previously contained bleacher seats have been reconfigured with Outfield Plaza seating and the visitors bullpen has been moved. The entire project, which encompasses more than 55,000 square feet in centerfield and the office building first floor, is expected to be completed by the first week in April.