For their current home ballpark, see. [31] These renovations included: It was announced on December 5th 2018 that the stadium's lower stands would undergo extensive renovations once the XFL's Dallas Renegades moved into the stadium in 2020.

"Rangers expand, move up construction of 'Texas Live! [26], With a combination of the park's design and the many good hitters who played for the Rangers during the team's tenure in the park, the Rangers recorded fairly high home run totals.

For a couple of years in the 2000s, the Rangers had the "T" from the Texas Rangers logo mowed into the grass. The other modern retractable-roof ballparks like Chase Field, T-Mobile Park, Minute Maid Park, and Miller Park were built several years later.


Since 2013, the UT Arlington baseball team annually hosts one game in the stadium every March.[45]. In December, Six Flags announced that they would be moving their headquarters into the outfield office complex in 2020 into the offices formerly occupied by the Rangers.[22]. [21], On September 29, 2019, after the Rangers' last home game against the New York Yankees, home plate was removed and transferred to the new park.

The new ballpark is located across the street just south of Globe Life Park in Arlington, the Rangers' former home ballpark. On December 3, 2010, the Rangers announced that extensive renovations to the stadium would be made and ready for the 2011 season. [52] This was previously held at AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) from 2010 to 2013. The Rangers chose to build a retro-style ballpark (Retro-classic, or Retro-modern), incorporating many features of baseball's Jewel Box parks. The stadium was the home of the Dallas Renegades of the XFL. [16] It will open as early as the 2020 season. The numerous nooks and crannies in the outfield fence are a reminder of Ebbets Field. Officials said the storm damaged windscreens in left field and caused damage to a small portion of the left field roof. The Ballpark in Arlington, which was later known as Ameriquest Field, Rangers Ballpark, and ultimately Globe Life Park in Arlington, was the team’s home from 1994-2019. On June 17, 2019, a tornado with estimated strength of EF-1 touched down in Arlington near Globe Life Park. However, it has a few distinct features of its own. Globe Life Field is a baseball park in Arlington, Texas. [28], Despite being hailed as a wonderful venue in its infant years, articles in The Dallas Morning News began to suggest that the ballpark would have been better served by having a dome or retractable roof – much like Minute Maid Park, the home of the Houston Astros – due to the often oppressive heat that settles over Texas in summer during baseball season, with temperatures on the field being in excess of 110°.

[37] Rangers team president Nolan Ryan said the height of the railings exceeds the requirement of the building codes but said the team would do "whatever it takes" to ensure the safety of the fans;[40] on July 20, 2011, the Rangers announced they would raise all railings in the front of seating sections to 42 inches. A roofed home run porch in right field is reminiscent of Tiger Stadium, while the white steel frieze that surrounds the upper deck was copied from the pre-1973 Yankee Stadium. In 2020, it was retrofitted for use as a football and soccer facility. ... MLB fans are ripping the new $1.1 billion Rangers stadium for its soulless exterior. Globe Life Field is the third home park for the Texas Rangers. The redevelopment would have retained the ballpark's outfield office complex, the facade, and most of the concourse would have been re-purposed. Both houses of the Texas Legislature unanimously approved the public purpose of the ballpark, and Texas Governor Ann Richards signed it all into law. Using authority granted to it by the city, the ASFDA seized several tracts of land around the stadium site using eminent domain for parking and future development.[9]. [32], On April 11, 1994, the first game at the ballpark, Hollye Minter, who was posing for a picture while intoxicated, fell 35 feet over a railing in right field, fracturing several bones and causing the team to raise the height of the railings. [43][44], It hosted the 2002 and the 2004 Big 12 Baseball Tournament.

Also, the design of the upper deck left it one of the highest in baseball. Originally built as a baseball park, it was home to the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball and the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame from 1994 until 2019 when the team vacated the stadium for Globe Life Field. [8], As part of the deal, the city created a separate corporation, the Arlington Sports Facilities Development Authority (ASFDA), to manage construction. The largest crowd to watch a Rangers baseball game was on October 30, 2010, when 52,419 fans watched Game 3 of the 2010 World Series against the San Francisco Giants. — Texas Rangers (@Rangers) December 4, 2019 In addition, there will be a distance marker in left field at 334 feet from home plate to recognize Nolan Ryan’s #34. In 1996, the Rangers hit 221 home runs. The first official game was on April 11 against the Milwaukee Brewers. They eclipsed 200 again in 1998 (201), 1999 (230), 2001 (241), 2002 (230), 2003 (239), 2004 (227), and 2005 (260, four short of the all-time record of 264 by the 1997 Seattle Mariners). [13] The new air conditioned stadium will feature a retractable roof,[14] which many argue could increase stadium revenue from those who would otherwise not want to sit in the heat during games as the season progresses throughout the hot Texas summer, in particular those that occur in the afternoon.

Many of the park's lower sections, mostly on the third base side, were removed to make room for the rectangular field which sits horizontally when viewed from behind the home plate. The stadium was designed by the Driehaus Prize winner and New Classical architect David M. Schwarz of Washington, D.C. [36] The cause of death was identified as blunt force trauma. The stadium has a large number of obstructed-view seats. A broadcast booth and two booths for football coaches were built in the renovated lower suites and two new auxiliary locker rooms were built on the service level. The Dallas Jackals of Major League Rugby plan to begin play at the stadium in 2021. It was named after former Arlington mayor Richard Greene in November 1997.

The stadium was designed by the Driehaus Prize winner and New Classical architect David M. Schwarz of Washington, D.C. The Home Plate was inserted into place by Richard Greene (then Mayor of Arlington), Elzie Odom (Head of Arlington Home Run Committee and later Mayor of Arlington), and George W. Bush (former part Rangers owner, later Texas Governor and President of the United States). A four-story office building encloses center field with a white steel multilevel facade similar to the facade on the roof. North Texas SC, a USL League 1 team also announced they would play at the renovated stadium. The Rangers severed their relationship with Ameriquest on March 19, 2007, and announced the park would be renamed Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. New seats were then be added to where the ballpark's outfield once lay. Unlike most batter's eyes, fans were allowed to run onto the hill to catch a home run. Two levels of luxury suites occupy spaces behind sliding glass doors above and below the club tier.[24]. complex. [18], Unlike Arlington Stadium, Globe Life Park was not demolished. On September 30, 2011, Cooper threw out the ceremonial first pitch to honor his father before Game 1 of the 2011 ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays. Since 2020, it is the home ballpark of the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). The out-of-town scoreboard (removed in 2009 and replaced with a state-o… [35], On July 7, 2011, firefighter Shannon Stone, from Brownwood, Texas, was attending the Rangers game against the Oakland Athletics with his six-year-old son, Cooper, when outfielder Josh Hamilton threw him a ball, as he had asked. [15] The ballpark was passed with a 60% favorable vote. [33] Reaching for it, he flipped over the railing and fell 20 feet, head-first, onto the concrete behind the out-of-town scoreboard in left field. The inscription on the statue reads "In memory of Shannon Stone and dedicated to all fans who love the game".

It was originally designed as a picnic area for fans but the Rangers never initiated that policy. [10], Globe Life and Accident Insurance Company, a subsidiary of McKinney-based Globe Life,[11] bought the naming rights for the facility on February 5, 2014. [34] The game was stopped for 15 minutes while paramedics treated him. [33] He was conscious and talking as paramedics tended to him, but he died en route to the hospital. [17] The first phase, dubbed "Rangers Republic", would be a two-level venue with multiple restaurants and providing interactive games and authentic memorabilia; the second phase is the Live! The out-of-town scoreboard (removed in 2009 and replaced with a state-of-the-art video board) was built into the left-field wall—a nod to Fenway Park.

Voting for the new ballpark began on November 8 (the same day as the 2016 presidential election) for residents in the city limits of Arlington. [5], In April 1989, Rangers owner Eddie Chiles sold the team to an investment group headed by George W. Rangers fans can browse the full Globe Life Park Stadium Guide or check out how other MLB stadiums measured up on our MLB Stadium Guide page. Currently the only active tenant is North Texas SC of USL League One, who are FC Dallas's reserve team. [37] The Rangers Foundation set up a memorial fund for Stone's family.[39].
[19] On December 5, 2018, city officials announced that Globe Life Park would become the new stadium for the Dallas Renegades of the new XFL,[20] beginning with the league's debut in 2020. [12], On May 20, 2016, the Rangers announced that they intend to move from Globe Life Park to the new Globe Life Field, beginning with the 2020 season.

[6] The aging Arlington Stadium was outdated and did not have amenities that helped make other baseball franchises more profitable. The stadium has three basic seating tiers: lower, club and upper deck. It was constructed as a replacement for nearby Arlington Stadium and opened in April 1994 as The Ballpark in Arlington.