Arlington Stadium, 1976: First-Ever Ballpark Nachos
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Arlington Stadium hosted the first-ever appearance of ballpark nachos.
Univ. of Texas at Arlington Digital Archives
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Frank Liberto of San Antonio created the cheese sauce that made nachos possible in a concession-stand setting.
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The legacy of Arlington Stadium's nachos continues at Globe Life Park.
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A variety of toppings are available in addition to the classic cheese sauce and jalapenos.
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A baroque version of nachos requires a replica batting helmet to contain its bounty.
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Nachos are a kid-friendly item, too.
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Vegan nacho fan? The Rangers have you covered.
The Texas Rangers might still be searching for a World Series title after 44 years, but fans can take pride in the fact that Arlington Stadium hosted the first-ever appearance of ballpark nachos, the kind with cheese sauce. A concessions company from San Antonio created the stadium sensation in 1976. The restaurant version of the dish, now a staple of Tex-Mex cuisine, traces its origin to 1943 in Piedras Negras, Mexico.