Today marked another milestone in the construction of Globe Life Field, opening in March as the new home of the Texas Rangers: Installation of the first exterior Globe Life Field sign.
Marked by a public ceremony, the first sign was installed on the North Plaza Entrance, measuring 13’6’’ tall by 108’ long. Exterior sign installation will continue on all sides of the facility over the next few weeks.
With overall construction on the new ballpark now 90 percent completed, we’re seeing most major aspects of of work entering the final stages. For instance, field concrete work is 60 percent complete, and clay installation will begin next week. Similarly, seat installation is 85 percent complete on the main concourse and 55 percent complete on the upper seating bowl. A total of 30,000 seats have been installed up to this point. Upon completion, Globe Life Field will hold the capacity for 40,300 seats.
On the roof, installation of ETFE panels on the retractable portion of the roof is 40 percent complete. Construction of all ETFE panels, which will allow natural light to flow throughout the facility, will be completed in mid-February.
Internally, The lower concourse is 95 percent complete, including all clubs, suites and concession areas on this level. Installation of interior signs is underway throughout the ballpark, including seating sections, concession stand branding, and directional signage.
The Rangers are scheduled to play exhibition games at the ballpark against the St. Louis Cardinals on March 23 and Rangers minor leaguers on March 24, before facing the Los Angeles Angels in the regular-season home opener on March 31. HKS is the design architect on the project, with Manhattan Construction Company serving as construction manager.
Photos courtesy Texas Rangers.