The Texas Rangers are starting their final homestand at Globe Life Park, their home for the past 26 seasons. Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com interviewed longtime members of the Rangers family to learn their favorite memories of the ballpark. Their thoughts are in this article, originally penned for USA TODAY Sports Weekly. Read more here. He also provided a timeline of the biggest events in the ballpark’s history. Read more here.
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The Texas Rangers have revealed details for the ceremonies planned around the team’s final series at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Sept. 27-29, against the New York Yankees. Read more here.
WWE mogul Vince McMahon’s spinoff group Alpha Entertainment has announced the eight franchises for the second incarnation of the XFL, which is scheduled to begin play in 2020. Among the eight inaugural franchises: one that will call Globe Life Park in Arlington (TX) it’s home. Read more here.
When the city of Arlington (TX) and the Texas Rangers announced their joint plan to build a $1 billion stadium, the fate of Globe Life Park immediately came into question when it should have been a foregone conclusion. Read more here.
The 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.
With 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.
The 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.
The 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.
At Texas Rangers games this season, fans will find a new stand called State Fare, a tribute to famous items fried at the State Fair of Texas, including the Fried S’mOreo and chicken-fried corn on the cob. Read more and view photos here.
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In 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.
The Texas Rangers plan to unveil new crazy menu items at Globe Life Park this summer, including Texas Poutine Potato Chip Nachos (Poutine Nachos), Bacon Waffle on a Stick, the two-foot long Kaboom Kabob, The Tanaco “Nacho Average Taco,” the Korean Bulgogi Beef Sandwich, and debut of the Retro Hot Dog Cart. Read more and view photos here. Read press release here.
Ballpark 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.
As we posted a couple of weeks ago, a fan’s complaint spurred the Texas Rangers and new ballpark naming-rights partner Globe Life to change the signage at Globe Life Park, formerly Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The new signage has been installed and available for viewing. We think Globe Life got a little taken on the switch. Read more and view photos here.
With a new ballpark naming right deal in place, Dallas Morning News staff writer Evan Grant ponders whether this is the start of a 20-year anniversary celebration for the Texas Rangers’ home, which opened in 1994, or the start of a countdown toward a possible exit when the club’s lease (and, coincidentally, the sponsorship deal) ends in 2024? Read more here. Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.