The Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Frisco RoughRiders, just become a hell of a lot more interesting than the Texas Rangers, as they have just announced construction has begun on an astonishing, 174-foot-long lazy river in the outfield. Well, not in the outfield like that stupid hill in Houston, but just beyond the outfield wall.
And wow, does it look tremendous.
However, the enormous, raging river apparently won’t be available to just anyone who suddenly feels inspired to do a crowd-pleasing cannonball — groups of 200 will need to buy out the whole damn thing — but, and this is a big but, people will be able to purchase individual tickets for the experience on what they’re calling “Thirsty Thursdays,” which I’m sure won’t get messy at all.
While this remains unconfirmed, the entire Gronkowski family already has plans on renting this thing out at least 36 times this summer.
Fun Fact: The lazy river will be filled with 68,023 gallons of water and will be eight times larger than the outfield pool at Chase Field, where the D-Backs play. There will also be two open-air cabanas, complete with food and beverage service, one of which has private deck space.
Are we even talking about baseball? No, we’re definitely not. And I suppose that’s the point. People will be coming to this place in droves to either see this thing or swim in this thing.
Seriously, this looks insane.