New Rangers Ballpark

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New Rangers Ballpark
Location Arlington, Texas
Owner City of Arlington
Operator Texas Rangers
Capacity 42,000-44,000[1]
Construction
Broke ground TBD
Opened 2021 (proposed)[1]
Construction cost $1 billion[1]
Architect TBD
Tenants
Texas Rangers (MLB)

The New Rangers Ballpark is a proposed baseball park that would be located in Arlington, Texas for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball.[1]

On May 20, 2016, the Rangers announced that they would vacate Globe Life Park in Arlington for a stadium to be built in Arlington, Texas. The new stadium will be constructed in a public/private partnership and have a retractable roof.[2]

The Rangers cited hot weather as the reason fans don't attend games at Globe Life Park. The current ballpark is prone to high temperatures and rain delays and therefore the Rangers are proposing their new ballpark be constructed with a roof. If approved, the new ballpark would be constructed right next to the current ballpark.

In 2008, the NFL's Dallas Cowboys managed to move to a retractable roof stadium due to the frequent hot weather in the city. The venue opened in time for the 2009 season. [3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mosier, Jeff (May 20, 2016). "Rangers new stadium plans unveiled; find out what it will cost and timeline for its construction". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved May 25, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Rangers, Arlington announce new ballpark". MLB.com. May 20, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Dallas Cowboys, Stadium Info, stadiumsofprofootball.com<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>