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Texas Live! Opens Thursday Night, ‘Going to the Show’ Statue Unveiled

A major development between the Texas Rangers’ ballpark and Cowboys Stadium in Arlington opens Thursday night.  It’s called Texas Live!, a new 200,000-square-foot sports-themed restaurant and entertainment complex.  It’s adjacent to developing Globe Life Field, the new home for the Rangers set to open in 2020.  Read more and watch news report here.  Joining Texas Live! and Globe Life Field is the new “Going to the Show” statue.  Read more and view photos here.

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Excavation Work Nearly Complete for Globe Life Field

The digging and excavation work is nearly done for the Texas Rangers’ new billion-dollar ballpark. Nearly a million and a half cubic yards of dirt have been excavated, with 75 miles of steel rods holding up the retaining walls. The excavation will be complete in two weeks and then the project will enter a new phase.  Read more, watch video, and see photos here.

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Globe Life Field: Grass or Artificial Turf?

One of the final major steps in the construction of the $1.1-billion Globe Life Field is the one causing the most consternation, albeit some 28 months before the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark will open for business in 2020 — Grass or artificial turf?  Read more here.

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Rangers Break Ground on New Ballpark

The Texas Rangers on Thursday held a groundbreaking ceremony for their $1.1 billion retractable-roof stadium that is scheduled to open in time for the 2020 season.  Read more and watch ceremonial first pitch here.  Watch more here.

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Construction of New Rangers Ballpark Gets Underway

A portion of Nolan Ryan Expressway near Globe Life Park will close Aug. 3 as construction of the new Texas Rangers ballpark gets underway, the club announced Monday.  Read more here.

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Refinancing Cowboys Stadium Debt Will Help Fund New Rangers Ballpark

The city of Arlington has formalized a plan to refinance its AT&T Stadium debt to help pay for the city’s half of the new $1 billion retractable-roof stadium for the Texas Rangers.  Read more here.

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Poll: Arlington Voters Split Over Subsidizing New Ballpark

Texas Rangers LogoDespite warnings from city officials that the Texas Rangers could leave town unless the team’s owners get help to build a new ballpark, the latest poll shows Arlington voters are evenly split on spending taxpayer dollars to subsidize construction of a $1 billion, retractable-roof stadium.  Read more here.

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