The Texas Rangers unveiled details Wednesday on two clubs at Globe Life Field, providing a preview of the premium areas as ballpark construction winds down.
Construction on the retractable-roof Globe Life Field is approximately 93% complete, putting it on track for its first scheduled event on March 14, just 38 days away. As part of their latest update on the project, the Rangers unveiled details on two sponsored club areas at the ballpark.
Waco-based Balcones Distilling will sponsor the Balcones Speakeasy (rendering above), an exclusive club area behind home plate in The District. Fans who purchase tickets to this space will have all-inclusive food and beverage, domestic and craft beer, wine, and the specialty cocktail of the game.
In addition, the Rangers unveiled the StubHub-branded StubHub Club (rendering above). StubHub Club will be located on the first-base side of the Founders Level, and serve as an exclusive premium space that provides businesses and families with an up-close look at the action on the field. Fans who purchase tickets in sections 15-20 will have access to StubHub Club, which will include all-inclusive food and beverage, domestic and craft beer, and upscale wine.
Along with the unveiling of the club areas, the Rangers provided information on the construction of Globe Life Field, where many of the finishing touches are coming into place. For instance, concrete work for the playing surface was completed last week and infield clay installation concluded earlier this week, setting the stage for installation of the ballpark’s synthetic grass to begin next week. Shaw Sports Turf is providing the surface, which will be installed by Texas-based Paragon Sports Constructors.
The installation of ETFE panels on the retractable portion of the roof is 95% complete, while the construction of all ETFE panels is on track to be completed by the end of the week. Furthermore, over 30,000 seats have been installed at the ballpark. Installation of seats on the main concourse is 85% complete, while the upper seating bowl is 75% complete. When completed, Globe Life Field will offer the capacity for 40,300 seats.
Globe Life Field’s first event will be a concert on March 14 headlined by Chris Stapleton. 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.
Renderings courtesy Texas Rangers and HKS.