Globe Life Park in Arlington

stadium in Arlington, Texas, USA

Globe Life Park in Arlington is a stadium in Arlington, Texas. From its opening in 1994 until 2019, it was a baseball park that was home to the of the Major League Baseball team called the Texas Rangers. The ballpark replaced the old home of the Rangers, Arlington Stadium. It closed as a baseball park in October 2019, after which the Rangers moved across the street to a retractable-roof stadium, Globe Life Field.

Globe Life Park in Arlington
The Ballpark
The Temple
The Globe
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Globe Life Park in Arlington
Former namesThe Ballpark in Arlington (1994–2004)
Ameriquest Field in Arlington (2004–2007)
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (2007-2014)
Location1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, Texas 76011
Coordinates32°45′5″N 97°4′58″W / 32.75139°N 97.08278°W / 32.75139; -97.08278Coordinates: 32°45′5″N 97°4′58″W / 32.75139°N 97.08278°W / 32.75139; -97.08278
Broke groundApril 2, 1992
OpenedApril 1, 1994
OwnerArlington Sports Facilities Development Authority
OperatorRangers Baseball Express
SurfaceInfield: Y2 Zoysiagrass
Outfield: Tifway 419 Bermudagrass
Construction costUS$191 million
($323 million in 2020 dollars[1])
ArchitectDavid M. Schwarz Architectural Services, Inc.
HKS, Inc. (architect of record)
Structural engineerWalter P Moore/Datum[2]
Services engineerDunn Consulting Engineers[3]
General ContractorManhattan Construction Company
Capacity48,194[4]
Record attendance52,419
Field dimensionsLeft Field Line - 332 feet (101 m)
Left Center - 390 feet (119 m)
Deep Left Center - 404 feet (123 m)
Center Field - 400 feet (122 m)
Deep Right Center - 407 feet (124 m)
Right Center - 377 feet (115 m)
Right Field Line - 325 feet (99 m)
Backstop - 60 feet (18 m)
TenantsTexas Rangers (MLB) (1994–2019)
Dallas Renegades (XFL) (2020–present)
North Texas SC (USL 1) (2020–present)
Globe Life Park in Arlington

After the Rangers moved out, the stadium was rebuilt for football and soccer, and soon gained new tenants in both sports. In football, the Dallas Renegades, a team in the revival of the XFL, started play there when the league started February 2020. In soccer, North Texas SC, a team that plays in the third level of U.S. soccer, USL League One, will start play at Globe Life Park in March 2020. The latter team, the reserve team of Major League Soccer's FC Dallas, had played its first season of 2019 at FC Dallas' home of Toyota Stadium in another Dallas–Fort Worth suburb, Frisco.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2008". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  2. Sports Projects - Datum Engineers
  3. Walker Engineering - Sports & Entertainment
  4. Texas Rangers on the Forbes MLB Team Valuations List




SourcesEdit

  • Green Cathedrals, by Philip J. Lowry