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Greenberg, Ryan land Rangers — will ballpark changes be in the offing?

Texas RangersThe 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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Greenberg, Ryan land Rangers — will ballpark changes be in the offing?

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. One change potentially on the horizon: a major change to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

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.

Share your news with the baseball community. Send it to us at editors@augustpublications.com.

Subscribers to the weekly Ballpark Digest newsletter see features before they're posted to the site. You can sign up for a free subscription at the Newsletter Signup Page.

Join Ballpark Digest on Facebook and on Twitter!