The Texas Rangers continue to see progress on the construction of Globe Life Field, their upcoming retractable-roof ballpark.
Currently scheduled to open in time for the 2020 season, Globe Life Field will replace Globe Life Park as the home of the Rangers. Ground was broken for the project last September, and steady progress has been made in its construction over the last several months.
On Wednesday, several Rangers executives led a tour that showcased the latest steps in the construction process. While it is still early in the construction phase, there could be a notable development around the corner, as excavation that started last summer should be completed within the next few weeks. More from The Dallas Morning News:
The excavation work that started in late summer should wrap up in the next two to four weeks or so. Other than a vague diamond-like outline that surrounds a pit that’s hundreds of feet deep in places, the site doesn’t look much like a stadium.
“But it’s certainly exciting to watch it go up,” [Rangers executive vice president of business operations Rob] Matwick said.
A red crane roughly marks the spot where home plate will be in the ballpark that Arlington voters approved in November 2016. Texas Live, the $250 million mixed-used entertainment complex going up next to the new ballpark, is further along in construction.
According to the Morning News, structural steel should begin to rise at the site in a year. The 2020 opening would make Globe Life Field the first new ballpark to open for a major league team since Atlanta’s SunTrust Park debuted in 2017.
Rendering courtesy HKS and Texas Rangers.
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