College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field Will Open 2021 Season With a Bang

The first annual College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas looks to be in for a treat to start the year, after what was the longest offseason in memory. The field contains six top 12 teams from premier college baseball conferences, all of which expect to end their seasons in Omaha year after year.

Globe Life Field, home of the MLB’s Texas Rangers, hosted 30 home games for the Rangers without fans, and then hosted the 2020 National League Division and Championship Series and the 2020 World Series with limited fans. Now, it will look to host these six college baseball teams and their fans, limiting capacity to 14,000-15,000 people. This will be some local fans’ first opportunities to experience Globe Life Field and Sean Decker, the Texas Rangers Executive Vice President, Sports & Entertainment “can’t wait to welcome all college baseball fans to Globe Life Field starting February 19th.”


Going forward, all eight Big 12 Conference baseball schools will participate in at least one of these tournaments between 2021 and 2025 against SEC and Pac 12 conference teams. Setting up elite and local competition seems to be a goal of the Texas Rangers.

The retractable roof will allow the games to get played, regardless of the weather that weekend in Arlington. Fans can purchase tickets here or purchase access to watch the action on FloSports.


There will be scouts galore at this tournament, which features eight players from the Top 50 College Draft Prospects, and plenty of exciting, down-to-the-wire games.


The Games


Friday, February 19

11:00am – #8 Mississippi State vs. #12 Texas

3:00pm – #5 Ole Miss vs #9 TCU

7:00pm – #6 Arkansas vs. #3 Texas Tech


Saturday, February 20

11:00am – #9 TCU vs. #8 Mississippi State

3:00pm – #3 Texas Tech vs #5 Ole Miss

7:00pm – #12 Texas vs. #6 Arkansas


Sunday, February 21

11:00am – #8 Mississippi State vs. #3 Texas Tech

3:00pm – #5 Ole Miss vs #12 Texas

7:00pm – #6 Arkansas vs. #9 TCU


See the rest of the Opening Day schedule here.

Thanks for stopping by! Follow us on Twitter and on Instagram to keep up with all of our content!