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A Sneak Peek of Globe Life Field

Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com was recently given an exclusive tour of Globe Life Field — the new home of the Texas Rangers.  Mock’s in-depth rundown of the progress of stadium construction includes 19 photographs.  The new field is scheduled to host its first game on March 23, 2020, when the Rangers play an exhibition against the St. Louis Cardinals.  Read article and view photos here.

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Rangers New Ballpark 72% Complete, Latest Renderings Released

The Texas Rangers have released a huge gallery of renderings of the new Globe Life Field, which is 72% complete and slated to open in spring 2020.  Read more and watch video hereView renderings gallery here.

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Globe Life Field: An Intimate Construction Update


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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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Texas Live! Groundbreaking Set for November

Texas Rangers LogoThe decades-long hope for development next to the Texas Rangers ballpark is expected to finally happen by Opening Day 2018.  The Rangers announced Tuesday that groundbreaking on Texas Live! is set to begin in November.  Read more here.

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Rangers Promise to Repurpose Old Ballpark, If Voters Say Yes to New One

Texas Rangers LogoWith an election on a $1 billion retractable-roof stadium for the Texas Rangers less than two months away, the ballclub and city leaders want to clear up rumors about backroom discussions on repurposing the old stadium while maintaining its charm.  Read more here.

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Arlington Council Expected to Formally Call for Ballpark Special Election Today

Texas Rangers LogoThe City of Arlington (TX) could move one step closer Tuesday to building a new home for the Texas Rangers.  The city council is set to decide whether or not to hold a special election on November 8 for voters to decide on the construction of a new ballpark.  Read more here.

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Proposed Rangers Ballpark: Details Emerge

Texas Rangers LogoThe proposed $1 billion Texas Rangers stadium has been described by some as a “sweetheart” deal full of valuable giveaways benefiting the baseball team.  Here’s a breakdown of the various proposals — with a few new details:  Read more here.

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50-50 Ballpark Split in Arlington?

Texas Rangers LogoCity of Arlington (TX) officials have touted a “50-50” private-public partnership to build a proposed $1 billion retractable roof stadium for the Texas Rangers, but some are arguing it’s really 80-20.  Watch news report here.

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Rangers Ballpark Plan Approved by Council, Voters Will Decide in November

Texas Rangers LogoArlington city council members unanimously voted Tuesday night in favor of the proposed tax plan to fund approximately half of the $1 billion baseball stadium plan announced last week.  The measure now heads to Arlington voters for consideration in November.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Vote Tonight on Rangers New Ballpark Proposal

Texas Rangers LogoArlington city council members will vote Tuesday night on the proposed tax plan to fund approximately half of the brand new $1 billion baseball stadium plan announced last week.  If council members support the plan, it would go to a vote of the citizens for final approval in November.  Read more here.

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Arlington, Rangers Announce Plans for New Retractable-Roof Ballpark

Texas Rangers LogoCity leaders and Texas Rangers officials formally announced Friday afternoon their plans to extend the Rangers’ stay in Arlington by building a retractable-roof stadium adjacent to the existing one. The city and team would share the cost evenly, with the Rangers responsible for overruns.  Read more and view renderings here.

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New Ballpark for Rangers?

Texas Rangers LogoIndustry sources have confirmed published reports the city of Arlington has scheduled a news conference on Friday for an “important economic development” that could involve a new retractable-roof ballpark for the Texas Rangers.  Read more here.

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Rangers to Install New Video Board, Replace Foul Poles

Texas Rangers LogoThe Texas Rangers on Thursday revealed plans for a new video board atop the office space in left field at Globe Life Park for 2016 to give fans sitting in right field a chance to follow along with what for years has been shown above them on the primary video board.  Read more and view rendering here.

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Rangers, Arlington Consider $200 Million Development

Texas Rangers LogoThe city of Arlington and Texas Rangers are considering collaborating on a $200 million mixed-use development near Globe Life Park.  Read more and view rendering here.

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Time Ripe for Rangers Move to Downtown Dallas?

Texas Rangers LogoShould the Texas Rangers move from Arlington to Dallas? According to two local news outlets, yes, they should. Both D Magazine and Texas Monthly look directly at the team’s current location as the culprit for this season’s poor attendance, and see a move to downtown Dallas as an obvious fix.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Quirks: Globe Life Park’s Office Space

Sports IllustratedTexas Rangers LogoIn a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Globe Life Park’s office space.  Read more and view photos here.

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Rangers Buy More Property Around Ballpark

Texas Rangers LogoBallpark Parking Partners, controlled by the owners of the Texas Rangers, have bought 17.6-acre Stonegate Pines mobile home park south of Globe Life Park from former team owner Tom Hicks.  Hicks bought the land in 2007 as part of his plan for the $600 million Glorypark development on parking lots around the stadium.  Read more here.

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Rangers Ballpark Now Globe Life Park

Texas Rangers LogoThe Texas Rangers on Wednesday announced a naming rights deal for Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.  The stadium will now be known as Globe Life Park in Arlington.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Upgrades on Tap for UTA

UT Arlington Mavericks LogoClay Gould Ballpark, home of the University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks baseball team, is getting a few upgrades, including a new speaker system, video board, a padded outfield fence and a picnic area along the third baseline.  Read more here.

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Rangers Ballpark Getting More Upgrades

Texas Rangers LogoFor the fourth consecutive offseason, the Texas Rangers are making major renovations to the Ballpark in Arlington (TX).  In addition to securing Jack Daniels as the sponsor for the new Diamond Club, improvements include replacing over 1,000 seats in the Upper Level Suites, overhauling the suite kitchen behind the press box and installing LED lighting on the relief panels on the Continue reading

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