Construction at the new home of the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Field, is nearing completion. The team said Thursday that the ballpark is now 90% complete and that roughly 24,000 of the stadium’s 40,300 seats have been installed.
The Arlington, Texas, city council voted to continue its partnership with the MLB’s Texas Rangers, Loews Hotels & Co, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corp., and The Cordish Cos., and is moving forward with an $810 million expansion of Arlington’s Entertainment District.
The Giants announced their new outfield dimensions and where the bullpens will be relocated at Oracle Park, and they framed it not only as a player-safety issue but an enhanced fan engagement.
The Marlins announced that they will be moving a portion of the outfield wall from center field to right-center field closer to home plate. The move comes as the team announces it will install a new synthetic grass surface in partnership with Shaw Sports Turf.
Anaheim’s hometown baseball team would continue playing in Angel Stadium for another 30 years, and the city would sell the stadium and 133 acres around it to a business partnership including team owner Arte Moreno for about $325 million
The kale is out of the bag. The Giants are moving their home and visiting bullpens to center and right-center field and shortening the dimension of the field slightly.
Orioles’ executives, facing the challenge of marketing a team that has lost 100-plus games in each of the last two years, are banking partly on its remaining superstar — its popular stadium — to draw in fans with “major headliner concerts” and other events in the near future.
Globe Life Park begins its conversion process this week, as the former Texas Rangers home is reconfigured into a multi-purpose venue that will host professional football and soccer teams next year.
The City of Arlington may have found a new long-term resident for Globe Life Park once the Texas Rangers move out. According to city documents, Six Flags wants to move its world headquarters from Grand Prairie to the ballpark.
When the Oakland Coliseum opened in 1966, it was hailed as a Brutalist gem that could house two sports in an elegantly simple, circular design.