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(photo courtesy Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau)

What’s better than enjoying a nice summer day watching baseball? Watching the game while floating in a lazy river, perhaps. The Frisco RoughRiders are set to host this year’s Texas League All-Star Game at Dr Pepper Ballpark on June 27—pitting teams from the league’s North and South divisions, comprised of the top prospects from the Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, the Kansas City Royals, and five other Major League Baseball teams. The game will mark the third time Frisco has hosted after welcoming sellout crowds of more than 10,000 fans for the event in 2005 and 2009. But this time, the ballpark offers a new amenity: the opportunity to watch the action from a cool vantage point—from an inner tube floating in the stadium’s new $1.5 million Choctaw Lazy River. The 3,000 square foot pool, just beyond right field, is shaped like a figure eight with a gentle current and holds more than 68,000 gallons of water. It’s a whole new ballgame.

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