IN FLIGHT - NOVEMBER 01: Aerial view of Rangers Ballpark from the DirecTV Blimp prior to Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

Aerial view of Rangers Ballpark (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON (KRLD) — Opening Day at the Ballpark in Arlington is a little more than a week away and the Rangers have announced changes to their tailgating rules.

Tailgating will now be restricted to the grassy areas around the Ballpark only — not in the parking spaces. Officials say they’re not trying to keep fans from tailgating but want to make it easier for fans coming to the games to find parking.

The team opens the 2013 MLB season on Sunday night at the Houston Astros. The team’s home opener will be on Friday, April 5, as the Rangers host the Los Angeles Angels.

A complete rundown of the team’s tailgating rules can be found here.

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