AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Rangers welcomed a special guest to their stadium on Friday afternoon as they played their final opening day in their current Arlington ballpark.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott joined the Lone Star state’s baseball team for the exciting game day.

Abbott also threw the first pitch of the game, kicking off the team’s final season at their current ballpark in memorable fashion.

The Rangers plan to move into their new home, the Globe Life Field, in 2020. The $1.1 billion stadium, measures at 1.7 million square feet will seat about 41,000 and take up 12 acres of land.