The U.S. Bankruptcy Court overseeing the sale of the Texas Rangers by Hicks Sports Group ended up almost exactly where it began: with Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan controlling the team, the winners of a bidding process forced by Tom Hicks’ creditors.
We’re not going to get into the specifics here — they ended up raising their bid a little, but not as much as you’d think — but we will pass along the little bit of ballpark news we have to offer.
The big news for ballpark fans: we’ve heard through the grapevine Greenberg and Ryan have been contemplating putting a retractable roof over Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. That would indeed be big news: it would address heat issues both for players and fans. It would also be the first ballpark where a retractable roof was added to an existing ballpark — and if it succeeds in the monstrosity known as Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, then surely other teams will explore it as well.
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